Boston College School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cal Halvorsen will receive the 2020 Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award presented by the Gerontological Society of America. The award acknowledges outstanding early career contributions in social research, policy, and practice.

Cal Halvorsen

Cal Halvorsen

The award was established in 2009 in honor of Carroll L. Estes, a distinguished gerontological researcher and advocate for the elderly, and a former GSA president.

“Cal Halvorsen’s research examines how people past midlife pursue new or ongoing forms of paid and unpaid work and later-life entrepreneurship,” said BCSSW Dean Gautam Yadama. “He is also breaking new ground through public scholarship to inform the design of social policies for a just society that is inclusive of our older adults. He is most deserving of this award."

The award will be presented in November at the GSA annual meeting in Philadelphia.

University Communications | May 2020