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Distinguished Alumni Honored for 2016

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.
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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 »  

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Events

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Elizabeth Nahar, Director of Sustainability for ChildObesity180

Liz Nahar
Elizabeth Nahar

OCTOBER 3, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Elizabeth Nahar (MSW and MBA '97) currently serves as Director of Sustainability for ChildObesity180, a childhood obesity prevention organization at Tufts University. She focuses on fundraising, strategic planning, and partnership development (not green energy as you might be tempted to think from the title!). Nahar began her career as a clinical social worker with the intention to support families and children as a clinician and eventually as a manager of social services. Since that time, she has worked on family and children's health in a variety of roles and non-profit organizations (including her personal role as a wife and mother of four children), moving steadily away from clinical work towards large scale social change efforts. Since 2006, Nahar has worked with several outstanding scientists, helping to research what creates healthier environments for children, and then working to translate the evidence into real world impact.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.