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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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Diversity + Justice Series Event
Bearing Witness: Reflection on the Emanuel AME Church Shooting

Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover
Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover

OCTOBER 30, 2015
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Open to the entire BC Community

This event, featuring one of the pillars of the African American community in Boston, is designed to engage all students in a conversation around some of the recent events that have challenged our perceptions of race in America, especially the shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover, Sr is the Pastor of The Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church which is interwoven with the rich  history of African Americans in Boston.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover
Rev. Groover received his Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University School of Social Work, respectively. Rev. Groover completed his doctoral work (D.Min.) at the New York Theological Seminary. As pastor of the historic Charles Street African Methodists Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Gregory Groover has a unique perspective to offer to the discussion.  Groover is also deeply involved in the Greater Boston community and has served as the President of the Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA).