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Boston College School of Social Work
Commencement 2017 Awards
  • Matthew L. Pisapia Memorial Award 
    Delaney Brooks
    Shane Nardi-Williams

  • M. Rita Walsh Memorial Award
    Leanne Miller
    Bailey Marshall

  • Helen J. Crowley Memorial Award
    Shantel Jones

  • Leo P. Haley and Rev. John Essien Memorial Award
    Maya Perlmann

  • Academic Excellence Award
    Kathryn Allen
    Skylar Elizabeth Chew
    Sara R. Freedman
    Ian Matthew Roeber

  • Dean's Leadership Award
    Kathryn Allen
    Lazaro Silva
    James Vamboi

Commencement 2017

On Monday, May 22nd, the Boston College School of Social Work celebrated Commencement on the Burns Library Lawn, the first such ceremony under the tenure of Dean Gautam Yadama.  In addition to remarks from the dean, students heard from keynote speaker Eva Millona, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), who spoke on the imperative for students to get involved in helping those who are living in the margins across an increasingly global society.

All of the commencement remarks are available on our YouTube channel. 

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Commencement Speakers Audio Clips


Graduate Voices Videos


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