Alumni

BCSSW Alumni

There are many ways to continue to stay connected to the Boston College School of Social Work after graduation. Sharing your expertise through field placement opportunities, offering your guidance for mock interviewing, or committing your whole self to the mentoring program are just some of the great ways for alumni to stay involved.

Connect with Alumni Community

Eagle Exchange is an interactive virtual platform that fosters connections between Boston College alumni to build your professional network, ask career-related questions, find alumni mentors, and more.

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Make a Donation to BCSSW

Please consider a gift toward advancing the mission of the Boston College School of Social Work.

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Read Alumni Newsletter

Keep current on all BCSSW alumni news and notes.

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Request Transcript

Visit the Office of Student Services' website to learn how to receive a copy of your academic transcript.

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Request Verification Letter

To request a verification letter (for licensure), contact Liz Cinquino at mary.cinquino@bc.edu.

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Alumni Resources

Alumni Mentoring Program

The BCSSW Alumni Board invites alumni to sign up by August 1, 2022 for the Alumni Mentoring Program, which runs from September 2022 to June 2023. The program offers a great opportunity for recent graduates to learn from those with more experience, and experienced graduates to share their valuable perspectives and stay connected to the University.

Who Should Participate

Mentors: Alumni who have graduated in 2017 or before

Mentees: Alumni who have graduated in the years 2018 to 2022.

What’s Expected from Mentors

We suggest a minimum of quarterly phone, teleconference, or e-mail communications between mentor and mentee, and find that many pairs communicate informally through texts and e-mails in-between scheduled communications as needed.

In addition, the BCSSW Mentoring Program coordinators provide quarterly articles on timely topics such as mentoring relationship goals, leadership and teamwork, work-life balance, workplace challenges, and career goals. While we supply a suggested agenda for the calls, there is flexibility to use the time however the mentee/mentor choose. We are also available as a resource for mentors as questions arise.

For Questions and to Sign Up

Contact sswalumni@bc.edu with questions.

Career Services

Connect with the BCSSW Career Center whether you are considering/conducting a job search and looking for help with resume review; connecting with alumni or talking with someone about your process; or looking to hire an MSW and want to post a job announcement or participate in our annual Recruitment Fair.

Social Work Job Database

BCSSW Career Services

 

Continuing Education

Boston College Continuing Education (BCCE), in collaboration with the School of Social Work, offers a wide range of programs for licensed social workers and other human-service workers. Programs include workshops, conferences, and certificate programs.

BCCE Programs

 

Volunteer as Mock Interviewer

Mock Interviews take place each spring virtually so soon-to-be graduates can practice their interviewing skills. Help prepare the next generation of social workers by volunteering to conduct a virtual mock interview. This academic year they will be offered March 22-24, 2023.

For more information, please contact Cindy Snell at sswcareerservices@bc.edu.

Boston College Libraries

The Social Work Library services for alumni and the University Libraries services for alumni include borrowing privileges and other resources and services.

BCSSW Alumni Library

University Libraries for Alums

 

Distinguished Alumni Awards

 

Distinguished Alumni Award Criteria

Each year the BCSSW Alumni Board solicits nominations for the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards recognize the significant contributions to the field of social work made by a BCSSW alumni. Two awards are given each year, one to a recent graduate (5-10 years) and the other to an alumnus or alumna 10+ years from graduation.

Criteria for this award can include:

  • Significant contributions that enhance the profession of social work in the larger community.
  • Significant contributions made to social work education.
  • Significant contributions made in the area of public service.
  • Significant contributions to practice issues within the profession.
  • Significant contributions to social policy and change.
  • Significant contributions to the BCSSW students and alumni.
  • A lifetime achievement in the profession of social work.


Nominees must be alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work (MSW or PhD). Current BCSSW Alumni Association Board members and BCSSW employees are not eligible. Both the award winner and the person who nominates the award winner will be invited to attend the annual award ceremony.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Board at sswalumni@bc.edu

Make a nomination for 2023.

Award Recipients

2022

Leslie Dominguez-Santos, MSW’01
Keith Chan, MSW’06 and PhD’13

2021

Charlene Luma ’03, MSW ’05
Charu Stokes-Williams, PhD ’11

2020

LCDR Monique Worrell-Oriola ’03, MSW ’06
Michael Grinnell, MSW ’16, LCSW
Marvin Toliver, MSW ’16, LSW
Josh McNeil, MSW ’15, LCSW
Jesse Wiltey, MSW ’16

2019

Tanya Sharpe, PhD ’07
Lamar Polk, MSW ’09

2018

Mitzi Peterson, MSW ’97
Najwa Sado Safadi, Ph.D. ’12
 


2017

Debra Sosin, MSW ’77
Nick Teich, MSW ’09

2016

Daniel Gill, MSW '06
Judith S. Willison, MSW '87

2015

Colleen Fitzgerald, MSW '11
James A. Martin, MSW '70

2014

Erin McAleer, MSW '05
Amy Vosburg-Casey, MSW/JD '01

 

 

BCSSW Alumni Board

 

The Alumni Board

The mission of the BCSSW Alumni Association is to represent alumni and facilitate their continued commitment and involvement in the activities and direction of the school, the social work profession, and the social welfare field. All alumni are welcome to participate. The Alumni Board’s role is to facilitate the engagement of alumni with the School and act as a liaison between the alumni and the School.

Meetings

Meetings are held monthly Sept-May. Most meetings take place the last Monday of the month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Board meetings are open to all BCSSW alums; if you are interested in attending, please contact sswalumni@bc.edu.

Annual Events

Our signature annual events include a fall networking event, winter Distinguished Alumni Awards event, spring student mock interviewing program, and academic year Alumni Mentoring Program. 

Elections

Elections for open Board and Officer slots are planned for April. Board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve two-year terms. The Board strives to recruit alumni representation to achieve Board diversity. If interested in serving on the Board, please email Alumni Services.

If you have ideas for alumni activities, please reach out to the Alumni Board.

Officers & Directors

 

Officers

President: Takia Myers ’20
Vice Pres.: TBD
Secretary: Paul Heithaus ’06

Board of Directors

Lisa Bello ’97
Jennifer Blewett ’10
Luis Borrero ’10
Melisa Canuto
Mallory Cloke ’13
Marjorie Delille Cassion '17
Abbey Doherty '20
Emily Greising ’07
Madelaine Grimmer ’16
Aliese Lash '17
Takia Myers '20
Katie O’Leary ’18
James Patterson ’14
Amy Saunders ’13
Victoria Tucker ’13
Tricia Weldon ’91
Caitlin White ’13
Monique Worrell-Oriola ’06