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School of Social Welfare celebrated its fourth annual Scholarship Awardees and Donors Luncheon on Oct. 29, 2010, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Albany. Over 135 guests had the opportunity to meet and socialize with alumni, representatives of community agencies and organizations, corporate and foundation sponsors, government officials, and current and former faculty and staff. Three new scholarships were announced at the event: Ladan Alomar Scholarship Fund; Internships in Aging Alumni Award and the William S. Rooney Scholarship. Click here for photos of the event.
The Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness at the State University of New York at Albany, School of Social Welfare has received funds to assist in building an infrastructure for the delivery of evidence-based health promotion programs in New York State communities helping those with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, or diabetes to improve their quality of life.
‘The issue is not only the larger number of older people, but with smaller family sizes and family members in long-term careers, there will be more stress on care-givers and care facilities than in the past,’ said Professor Philip McCallion, director of the University at Albany Centre for Excellence in Ageing Services.
SSW Assistant Professor Heather Larkin, SSW MSW Graduate Brooke Beckos, and SSW Doctoral Student Elisa Martin Receive Award for Best Research Paper
Jennifer Courtney, SSW Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fellowship
Jisung (Jay) Park, SSW Doctoral Student Received UAlbany IFW Award
Nam Soon Huh, Ph.D.’97 Appointed Senior Vice President at Hallym University
U.S.-Africa Partnership Summer Study Tour Completes 11th Trip
School of Social Welfare MSW student Heather Rose is a volunteer with a program called Pets Are Wonderful Support, or PAWS. It’s run by the Albany Damien Center, a resource center for those living with HIV and AIDS. Heather is a recent graduate of our School’s baccalaureate program.
The School of Social Welfare honored Sister Maureen for her almost 50 years of historic work to build services and new programs of excellence for the underserved in our region and beyond.
“Abby Ramsarran, a summa cum laude graduate of the University at Albany, is among 10 young professionals selected to participate in the 2010 Fellows on Women and Public Policy program at the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society (CWGCS). Ramsarran’s field placement at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) allows her an opportunity to study the mental health of women and children from immigrant backgrounds.”
SSW Student Kim Moonan to be Honored and Recognized
William S. Hackett Middle School Launches the Time Dollar Program
Associate Service Professor Sandra Austin Collaborates with Faith Based Community to Improve Health
Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness RSVP Program featured in Times Union
Adjunct Professor Michael O’Leary takes SSW Students on a Visit to the State Capitol
Professor Hal Lawson to Receive Slavin-Patti Award
Great Danes Give Back
MSW Students to Assist in Haiti
UAlbany Schools of Public Health and Social Welfare Collaborate for “Conference on Public Health, and Child Welfare: Impact on Society”
SSW Students Honored and Recognized
SSW Assistant Professor travels to Haiti
Mr. Kifle G. Jikamo, from The Addis Ababa University School of Social Work in Ethiopia visits UAlbany School of Social Welfare
Alumna Adela Beckerman, Ph. D. ’90 Honored
Professor Ronald Toseland Selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
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