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Associate Dean Fortune Named Fellow in her Field 

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 22, 2016) – School of Social Welfare Associate Dean Ricky Fortune was named a 2016 Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). She was honored last week at the Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

Fellows named to the Society are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society by disseminating and translating research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy while promoting a diverse, equitable and just society.

“This is a significant accomplishment for Dr. Fortune and recognizes her valued contributions in social work research and social justice,” said School of Social Welfare Dean Darrell Wheeler. “The faculty, staff and alumni are honored to have Dr. Fortune as a colleague and friend. We join SSWR in celebrating her many accomplishments.”

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School of Social Welfare Associate Dean Anne E. "Ricky" Fortune (Photo by Mark Schmidt) 

Fortune teaches research and social work practice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research is in the areas of task-centered practice, termination of social work treatment, aging and field education. She joined the University at Albany faculty in 1988.

The SSWR Fellowship was established by the Society to honor and recognize individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to SSWR as a scientific society.

SSWR Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in social work research and continue to actively advance the mission of the Society.

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