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News from the University at Albany School of Social Welfare
The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany's Assistant Professor Julia Hastings joins the 2017 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society.
In December the School of Social Welfare celebrated the retirement of Dr. Shirley Jones who has been at the school since 1988. The celebration consisted of SSW Faculty, Staff, Alum and current students. Many expressed sentiments of exemplary service, excellence in teaching, mentorship and offered best wishes.
In an effort to honor it's mission, the School of Social Welfare held several events focused on diversity, equity and inclusion during the semester. Following are some of the events that took place at the school with more scheduled in the Spring 2017.
Alumni Spotlight- Fred Erlich is the Chief Executive Office, Living Resources, an agency that provides growth and opportunities for individuals who are disabled due to birth trauma, accident or illness in a safe and secure environment. Fred graduated from the M.S.W. program at the University at Albany in 1972 and also has an M.B.A.
In the Fall 2016 the School of Social Welfare welcomed Cavanaugh Quick a sex, gender and sexuality educator/advocate who has worked with queer and trans people of color. Cavanaugh is passionate about assisting young people in healthy relationship formation and advocating for people that have been historically exploited and overlooked.
The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany proudly congratulates Estella Williamson a 2016 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) award recipient. Ms. Williamson is an alum of the school and is currently serving as our Assistant Dean/Director of Field Education.
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