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GSSW Professor Receives NASW Award

Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, Professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich

JANUARY 31, 2011

Professor Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, Chairperson of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work's Older Adults & Families Concentration, has been chosen to receive the NASW Massachuetts Chapter's Greatest Contribution to Social Work award. This award acknowledges and honors NASW members whose contributions to social work education have been outstanding. Characteristics considered include: creativity, innovation, clarity in presentation, openness to new ideas, fairness, willingness to deal with issues of oppression and discrimination, ability to integrate theory and practice, and expertise in a particular subject area.

Professor McInnis-Dittrich is heralded at Boston College, both on the University level and at the Graduate School of Social Work level, as an outstanding teacher. "Teaching is something I 'discovered' in my professional life, not something I planned on doing. I always remind my own students that teaching is harder than it looks and more fun than you could imagine. I am so honored to be recognized by my colleagues for something I consider to be such a great privilege—shaping the next generation of social workers."

The NASW-MA Chapter Awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center. For more information visit the NASW-MA website.

Read the article in the Boston College Chronicle.