Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Student of the Year Award
August 2015 marked the debut of an initiative between NASW-MA and the Accredited Schools of Social Work in MA. This month, Smith College School of Social Work rolled out its announcement of the NASW 2015 Student of the Year Award. The award was presented to the student who met the following criteria:
- Had demonstrated exceptional professional commitment and dedication to social work values through student leadership, field practice, and academic projects
- Was active or interested in NASW’s work to strengthen the social work profession
Ms. Sarah Brady, MSW, an active NASW member, received the 2015 Award. At the graduation ceremony on Friday, August 14th, Dean Marianne Yoshioka was congratulated for her ingenuity in bringing this first of its kind award to the Massachusetts academic community. Along with Dean Yoshioka, Peggy O’Neill, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and her team of faculty who judged the nominees for this award were grandly acknowledged by Executive Director Carol Trust, who presented the award.