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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 was attended by SSW faculty, staff, alumni and current students. Many shared the ways Dr. Jones had touched their lives through exemplary service, and excellence in teaching and mentorship.
In keeping with social work's historic and enduring commitments to further social and economic justice and to serve people who are vulnerable, marginalized, or oppressed, 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 last semester, with more scheduled for Spring 2017.
Fred Erlich is a founding member and current CEO of Living Resources, a Capital Region multi-service agency that assists and supports more than 1,200 people who are disabled due to birth trauma, accident or illness. With strong ties to UAlbany, first as an undergraduate and later as a graduate of both the SSW and School of Business, Fred recently offered some thoughts to current MSW students.
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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