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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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Center for Social Innovation Symposium:
Innovative Solutions through Unlikely Alliances

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MAY 6, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lyons Hall
4.5 CEUs

Register for the Symposium

The Center for Social Innovation, CSI co-directors Professors Stephanie Berzin and Tiziana Dearing, and the BCSSW Macro Student Group are hosting its 2nd annual Boston College School of Social Work Innovation Symposium. The symposium will bring together four leading Boston-area innovators to share what they've learned in an interactive format.

The event is open to students, faculty, alumni, and field supervisors associated with BC Social Work, as well as members of the Boston nonprofit community.

The focus of this year's symposium is “Innovative Solutions through Unlikely Alliances.” It offers an opportunity to explore the role of collaboration in innovative social change via corporate social responsibility, collective impact, and multidisciplinary teams. It also offers the chance to reflect on the challenges and opportunities afforded by collaboration, especially across a diverse range of industries, practices and organizations.


  • Collaborating in Multidisciplinary Teams: Ron Ancrum, Associate Professor, Boston College School of Social Work 
  • Collaborating for Collective Impact: Steve Greeley, President, DCA.
  • Collaborating in CSR: Sheila Peterson, Philanthropy Consultant, Former Vice President Corporate Citizenship, State Street Bank.
  • Panel moderator: John Connors is Owner, Boathouse Group, Inc.

Students in BC Social Work's Macro-Social Innovation and Leadership program are involved in all aspects of the design and delivery of the symposium. CSI plans to make this an annual event designed to explore social innovation as it's applied to a specific problem or set of problems relevant to the field of social work.

Register for the Symposium

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Questions? Please email the Center for Social Innovation.