SSW Alumni Network
Thank you for your interest in the School of Social Welfare alumni community. You can remain connected with the school and other alumni, and support current students – your future colleagues!
- Receive the SSW e-newsletter by keeping your contact information updated with the UAlbany Alumni Association.
- Read the latest School of Social Welfare e-news.
- Connect with SSW through Facebook and Twitter.
- Keep us updated on news and accomplishments.
For more information, please contact Alyssa Lotmore at [email protected].
Help a Student in Their Career Path
Connect with Other Alumni
- Connect with the UAlbany School of Social Welfare alumni in the Alumni Facebook Group (Note: The Facebook Group is managed by SSW Alumni)
- Nominate a fellow-alumnus for an Alumni Excellence Award
- Attend an upcoming UAlbany Alumni Event
Connect with a Professor
Visit the School of Social Welfare faculty directory for a list of professors.
Subscribe to the MSW Alumni Listserv for job postings and other announcements from our alumni and community partners.
- Compose a message to: [email protected]
- No subject line
- In the body of the email, type the following: Subscribe MSWSUNYA First Name Last Name
- Send the email
- You will get a response from the LISTSERV with a link to click on. Click on the link, and you are registered.
Pictured: Doris Ramirez-Romero ‘85 ‘87, Yvette Milillo ‘82 ‘84, Sheena MacGregor-Pilz ‘07 ‘08, Alyssa Lotmore ‘07 ‘08, and Kathleen McLean ‘92 at the UAlbany Alumni Day at the Races, July 2021
Student Profiles and Awards
As a student in the School of Social Welfare, you earn more than a degree. You become part of a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our students are doing great things in the classroom and in the community.
2021 University at Albany Lavender Awards
Several members of the School of Social Welfare family were honored with 2021 Lavender Awards. The Lavender awards celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and allied faculty, staff, and students for their work in promoting LGBTQ+ equity at UAlbany. Read more.
The School of Social Welfare has a radio show. The Social Workers Radio Talk Show airs live on UAlbany's WCDB 90.9FM in Albany, NY. Our mission is to use the medium of radio to educate and enlighten our university and extended communities about social work trends and current practices provided by social workers.
Hosted by Dr. Eric Hardiman and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW.
For all episodes, visit the show's website.
For more than 35 years, the Community and Public Service Program (CPSP) has been central to community engagement efforts at the University at Albany. Find out more about this credit-bearing undergraduate community service initiative.
The Liberty Partnerships Rising Stars Program (LPRSP) at the University at Albany was created to address the academic, career, social, and emotional needs of youth, and encourage them to complete their secondary education. Housed in the School of Social Welfare, there are opportunities for both our faculty and students to be involved.
Pictured: Stephanie Wacholder, Katharine Briar-Lawson, and Hal Lawson at the Inaugural Katharine-Briar Lawson Lecture in 2017.
The Katharine Briar-Lawson Lecture
To honor and pay tribute to Dr. Katharine Briar-Lawson, this lecture series is designed to educate the campus and surrounding communities on a broad range of topics related to the research and practice of social work. Currently a professor of social welfare and dean emerita of the School of Social Welfare, Dr. Briar-Lawson has been a leader in social work for over 40 years, spearheading innovative university partnerships with public, private, and non-profit sectors at local, national and international levels. Dr. Briar-Lawson has received multiple awards and honors in recognition of her service to UAlbany, the Capital District, and the social work profession.
Examples include the University at Albany's Academic Laureate Award, the highest honor for a faculty member; the Sage College Award for Higher Education Leader in Character Education; the Outstanding Social Work Dean for Aging from the John A. Hartford Foundation; the National Association of Social Workers' International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award; the Council on Social Work Education’s Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award; and the NASW Social Work Pioneers Award.