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Alumni Board Members: Front (L-R): Idonia Gaede, Susan Keays, Jenni Myers, Emily Greising, Armando Holguin, Erika Sgambato, Whitney Henderson; Back (L-R): Bisrat Abebe, Heather Slugaski, Allie Anderson, Lisa Heyison, Lisa Bello, Gerardo Garcia-Rios, Jennifer Blewett, Karin Elliott, Cindy Snell.
Dear BC Social Work Alumni,

We hope you are enjoying these final days of summer! As we quickly approach the new academic year we are excited to begin plans for this year's events. Participating in BCSSW Alumni Association activities is a great way to give back and to keep in touch with the school. We would love for you to join us! 
We have created a survey to assess how alumni would like to be engaged and to submit ideas for future programming. One idea is a mentoring program; pairing new and seasoned social work professionals -- let us know your thoughts in the survey
Emily Greising, MSW '07
President, BCSSW Alumni Board
Alumni Board Meetings
The Alumni Board monthly meetings are open and we encourage you to attend to learn how you can get involved with BCSSW Alumni Association.  We meet on the following dates for academic year 2015/16: 9/28, 10/26, 1/25, 2/29, 3/28, and 4/25
Interested or have questions? Please contact: 
Emily Greising, Alumni Board President: 
Fall Alumni Events
Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons
Who: BCSSW Community and their Families (age 5+) 
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Where: 155 North Beacon St., Brighton, MA 02135
What: Help inspect, sort, and package donated goods.
Please register using the code: a0RC000000GnwLw
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
What: This webinar will be led by BCSSW Professor and Alumna, Christina Matz-Costa.
Career Networking 
When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Room 521
What: Annual event for alumni and students. Informal networking and a short panel discussion.
2014-2015 Highlights
Last year we hosted a number of Alumni events:
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations
We invite all BC Social Work alumni to nominate an MSW or Doctoral alum who they feel has made a significant contribution to the profession of social work.
This year we will be presenting two awards:
1. Distinguished Alumni Award 
2. Distinguished Recent Graduate Award (for alumni who have graduated within the last 5-10 years)
NOMINATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
Note: Current BC Social Work Alumni Association Board members and staff are not eligible. Both the award winner and the person who nominated him or her should be able to attend the Diversity Conference & Alumni Awards Event on January 8, 2016.
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The latest edition of the  
BC Social Work Magazine
will be published in mid to late September.
Mark Your Calendars

Encore Boston Network Expo: Experience Makes a Difference:
EBN is a coalition of organizations and professionals dedicated to strengthening our communities by engaging the talents of people in midlife and beyond.
The Expo 2015 at Boston College will: 
  • connect organizations with individuals looking for volunteer or stipend opportunities to give back
  • include dynamic keynote speaker David Campbell, founder of All Hands Volunteers
  • provide, exhibitors, workshops and networking opportunities.
This event is free to the public, thanks to lead sponsors Boston College's Institute on Aging and Hartford Center of Excellence at the School of Social Work and AARP MA.
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
For more information and to register:
Diversity Event and Alumni Awards
January 8, 2016, Nominations due November 1
Mock Interviewing for Graduating Students by BCSSW Alumni
February 24-26, 2016
Stay Connected
BCSSW alumni group: Join the grouto network with alumni, post a job opening, or ask professional advice.

BCSSW Ph.D. alumni group:This online community focuses on connecting Ph.D. alumni, offering and sharing resources with one another, and updating information from relevant social work happenings.

Alumni News

George Williams, SJ, MSW '97, is lucky enough to have found his dream job. His day-to-day, though, might not exactly correspond with the average person's, or even the average social worker's, vision of the sublime.

BCSSW alumni are hard at work to change social policy in spaces around the world, from Boston to Beirut to Beijing, and their influence reaches as high as the White House.