ALUMNI NEWS + NOTES
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Dear Alumni,

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes lots of activities and ways to connect with the BCSSW community.  

Please remember that the SSW Alumni Association Board meets monthly on the following dates: 3/28 and 4/25.  

Meetings are open and we encourage you to attend to learn how you can get involved with BCSSW as an alum. If you're interested in attending a meeting, please email BCSSW Alumni at least a week before the meeting date so that we can include you in our food order and confirm the location. 



Emily Greising, MSW '07


President, BCSSW Alumni Board
Interested in Joining the Alumni Board?

Deadline to apply is April 15th, 2016

If you are an alumnus of the School of Social Work looking to reengage with the school, consider becoming a member of the Alumni Association. It's a great way to give back and stay connected to the school and to other alums.



Visit the Alumni Association webpage for more information.



Currently the Alumni Association is looking to fill two open board spots. The board meets monthly through out the academic year. Board members also participate in various committees and attend events. We look to provide a board that reflects the diversity of our alumni, based on graduation year, concentration, background and experience.



If you, or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity, please email us your current CV, including graduation year and concentration to Armando Holguin

This Fall/Winter Alumni Association Programs

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 in McGuinn Hall, to Daniel D. Gill, MSW '06, and Judith S. Willison, MSW '87.

 View bios, photos and video from Alumni Award Event >> 

Left: Caroline Gill '11 and Daniel Gill '06

Right: Nora Rushford '87, Cindy Gordon '93, Judith Willison '87, and Bisrat Abebe '05

Cradles to Crayons Service Event in September
Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002, with the mission of providing children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life -- free of charge.
BCSSW Alumni Mentoring Program
Thanks to the efforts of Heather Slugaski '13 and Samantha Alves '13, the mentoring program began in January, and now have 10 mentors and 16 mentees enrolled. Mentors are alumni who have graduated in 2005 and earlier, and mentees are alumni who have graduated in 2006 and later. Quarterly email communication is expected (January, April, July, November) with the option to have phone or in-person communication if participants wish. Quarterly check-ins, as well as articles, will be sent by the program coordinators. Some of the mentoring topics will include: goals participants have for the mentoring relationship, leadership & teamwork, work-life balance, workplace challenges, and career goals. The program will run from January-December with the option of participants to continue a more informal mentorship if they would like. The program coordinators are hopeful that this program will run each calendar year in the same format. If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please email BC Social Work Alumni.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Boston Area Alumni and Student Networking

March 10, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cityside in Cleveland Circle
The Student Collective and Alumni Association are hosting a networking event for SSW students and alumni. Please join us for an evening of networking and socializing!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to BCSSW Alumni



NAMI Walk May 14 in Brighton, MA
The Boston College School of Social Work Alumni Association will be walking to raise money for NAMI on Saturday, May 14th. This 5k starts in Artesani Park at 9am and will raise money and awareness about our country's need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people living with mental illness. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are all welcome to join the BC Social Work team for a fun morning connecting with other BC social workers and supporting a cause very relevant to our work. Register to walk with our team or email Kate Casey with any questions. 
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Upcoming Events:
 
BCSSW Recruitment Fair

April 1, 2016

11:00 - 3:00 p.m

Yawkey Center, Murray Room (4th Floor)


All job searching alumni are invited.



NASW-MA Symposium 2016 - MA Schools of Social Work Alumni Reception & Social Work Student Poster Session

April 7, 2016

5:30 - 9:00 p.m

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center Ballroom

  
Pinderhughes Diversity and Justice Lecture

April 13, 2016

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Heights Room, Corcoran Commons


Event in honor of Professor Emerita, Elaine Pinderhughes.





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