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Bishop Timothy Senior, a BCSSW Alum, on Servant Leadership

Bishop Timothy Senior

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Timothy Senior (MSW, MBA ’92) has adopted the mantra of servant leadership throughout his life work, from his role as Secretary of Catholic Human Services in Philadelphia to his current position as the rector of the city’s seminary. Read more on the Blog »

Alumni Profile: Bisrat Abebe, ’05, Assistant Dean of MIT’s Student Support Services

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Alumni board member Bisrat Abebe, MSW/MA in Pastoral Ministry ’05, LICSW, has spent his career providing crisis intervention and support to individuals and families in communities, behavioral health clinics, and hospital emergency room settings. He has held leadership positions at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and the Suffolk County House of Corrections. Today, he is an assistant dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Student Support ServicesRead more on the Blog »


BC Social Work Alumni Association

Alumni Board Members
Alumni Board Members: Front (L-R): Idonia Gaede, Susan Keays, Jenni Myers, Emily Greising, Armando Holguin, Erika Sgambato, Whitney Henderson; Back (L-R): Bisrat Abebe, Heather Slugaski, Allie Anderson, Lisa Heyison, Lisa Bello, Gerardo Garcia-Rios, Jennifer Blewett, Karin Elliott, Cindy Snell; Photo from Emily Greising


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.

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The BC Social Work Alumni Association board is comprised of elected alumni representatives that meet monthly during the school year and partner with the following departments to support services and programs for the School of Social Work:

  • Career Services: November Networking Event, Mock Interviewing, Recruitment Fair, BCSSW LinkedIn Group
  • Continuing Education: Fall and Spring Workshops
  • Admissions & Recruitment: Information Sessions, Graduate School Fairs, Welcome Reception
  • Communications & Events: Alumni Magazine, E-news, Annual Alumni Awards, and other events
  • SSW Executive Board

Board meetings are open and we encourage you to attend to see how you can get involved with SSW as an alum. Meetings are generally the last Monday of the month, 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. For more information, please email Alumni Services at least a week before the meeting date so we can include you in our food numbers and confirm the location of the meeting.

Elections for open Board and Officer slots are planned for April. The Board strives to recruit Alumni representation to achieve Board composition including: varied years of graduation; Clinical and Macro graduates; MSW and PhD graduates; and Alumni whose current field of practice is representative of the current academic concentrations: Children, Youth & Families; Health/Mental Health; Global Studies; and Older Adults. Board Members are elected for up to three-year terms, with one-third of the Board elected annually. If interested in serving on the Board, please email Alumni Services.


President: Emily Greising '07
Vice President: Armando Holguin '05
Secretary: Heather Slugaski, '13

Board of Directors

Allie Anderson '05
Lisa Bello '97
Jennifer Blewett, '10
Jenese Brownhill '07
Kathryn Casey '11
Richard Curcuru '90
Karin Elliott '98
Gerardo Garcia-Rios, '01
Whitney Henderson '11
Lisa Heyison '11
Julie Lima, '98
Jenni Myers, MSW/MBA '09
Elizabeth Ronca '12
Tatiana Schettini '07
Kathryn Tetuan '06

Contact Us

Cindy Snell
BCSSW Alumni Relations
McGuinn 222
Boston College School of Social Work
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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