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Boston College School of Social Work


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 + Field Education Day

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

As the kick-off event for the school's annual diversity initiative, we are pleased to present a panel of leaders who will discuss how their agencies address the needs of the diverse communities they serve. The theme of this year's Diversity + Justice Speaker Series is Women. 

Field Education Orientation will follow for all students scheduled to begin their First Year Internship in September.

Event Schedule
9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Overview & Introductions
9:30–11:00 a.m. "A Conversation on Powerful Women"
Rev. June Cooper, City Mission
Barbara Thorpe, One Fund Center
Susan Chandler, DOVE
11:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Field Education Orientation
For all students enrolled in Field Education I. Lunch will be provided.