Fall 2013 News from the University at Albany's School of Social Welfare

School of Social Welfare Celebration Honors Scholarship Awardees and Donors at 4th Annual Luncheon

School of Social Welfare celebrated its fourth annual Scholarship Awardees and Donors Luncheon, 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.

Haiti One Year Later: UAlbany Students, Faculty, Staff Dedicated to Aiding Recovery

Internationally Known Gerontologist Ronald Toseland of UAlbany Named Distinguished Professor by SUNY Board of Trustees

Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness Receives NYS Funding to Provide Evaluation and Technical Assistance

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.

SSW Professor Philip McCallion Quoted in Singapore Newspaper

‘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.

September News Highlights SSW Student Heather Rose Volunteers at the PAWS program helping out pet owners living with HIV/AIDS

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.

Sister Maureen Joyce received the Distinguished Service Award at the Burton Lecture and Awards Ceremony

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.

Student Abby Ramsarran Selected to Participate in the Center for Women in Government Fellowship

“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.”

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