JANUARY 21, 2016
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession. This year, two awards were handed out during a ceremony held on January 8th at McGuinn Hall, to Daniel Gill, MSW '06, and Judith S. Willison, MSW '87.
Daniel D. Gill is currently employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Maryland Health Care System as a Team Lead in the HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supported Housing) program.
See bio »
Judith S. Willison is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University. She teaches social work practice courses, Dynamics of Diversity and Oppression, and an elective focused on a multisystemic approach to addressing violence. See bio »
Recruiters from across New England were on campus to talk to students about the employment opportunities at their agencies. BC GSSW students and alumni were invited to come and speak one-on-one with area agency representatives and pick up materials and handouts describing their programs.
Over 35 agencies from Massachusetts and Rhode Island attended the annual GSSW Recruitment Fair. Many agencies had recently received or expected to receive funding that would result in social work hiring. Over 100 GSSW students and alumni attended the event.
"We just want to say thank you for inviting us to participate in the BC Social Work job fair yesterday. It was by far the best recruitment fair we have participated in, both from an organizational viewpoint as well as results. The students that we talked with were without exception, well prepared to talk with us, having visited our website before hand, and asked excellent questions that indicated that they were thinking long term career not just getting the first job. Boston College should be commended for the preparation of these future Social Workers."
- Margaret and Ami Swanson from Social Work P.R.N. agency
View a list of recruiters (PDF) who attend this year's Recruitment Fair.