Congrats to our 2015 Social Policy & Practice Award winners
Authored by: Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.
Faculty & Research, Student Life
It is my great pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s Social Policy & Practice awards. Please join me in congratulating the following individuals:
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY & PRACTICE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS:
The Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to two standing faculty members and two non-standing faculty members in recognition of excellence in teaching and mentoring during the previous year.
Winners of this award are chosen by the Student Policies and Procedures Committee from the pool of five standing and five non-standing faculty with the highest quantitative scores for “overall quality of the instructor” on the course evaluations. The other finalists for this award are: Amy Hillier, Mark Stern, and Allison Werner-Lin (Standing Faculty), and Scott Sherman, Jacqueline Strait, and Steve Wilmot (Non-standing Faculty).
RAM CNAAN AWARD:
This award is presented to a meritorious DSW student who has completed the third year of coursework. The selection is through nomination and voting of the DSW Program faculty.
HAL LEVIN AWARD:
This award is presented to a meritorious student in the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare Program who is continuing the process of completing course work.
RICHARD J. ESTES GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARD:
This award is presented to a graduating student in the Nonprofit Leadership Program who embodies a commitment to social impact, who has a record of academic excellence and who is committed to using their talents and knowledge to make a difference in the world.
EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD:
This award is presented to a meritorious graduating student in the Nonprofit Leadership Program who is nominated by fellow students and has a record of academic excellence and has shown promise in using their talents and knowledge to create positive social impact.
NICOLE GANT ALUMNI COUNCIL LEADERSHIP AWARD:
Edward Scott, Jr.
This award is given to a graduating student who, through their participation in School activities and support of the School’s mission, has been a leader in the SP2 community and contributed to the advancement of the School of Social Policy & Practice during their time as a student.
RUTH SMALLEY AWARD IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE:
Raquel S. Perlman
This award is presented to the member of the Master of Social Work graduating class who, through their writing, participation in class discussions, and experience, has demonstrated an interest in, and a working knowledge of, the international and cultural dimensions of social work practice, and the application of practice to research.
ROSA WESSEL AWARD:
Edward Scott, Jr.
This award is presented to a meritorious graduating student in the Master of Social Work program who is selected on the basis of academic performance and one or more of the following: exemplary student leadership, innovative activities in the field practicum, and exceptional community service.
WILSON-SPIGNER AWARD FOR SOCIAL POLICY EXCELLENCE:
Cheryl Su Ling Sim
This award is presented to a graduating student in the Master of Science in Social Policy program who has a demonstrated record of intellectual inquiry and academic excellence and who is committed to using research to analyze and shape social policy locally, nationally, and/or globally. The award is named in honor of the Reverend Dr. Welford Robinson Wilson II, and his daughter, Dr. Carol Wilson Spigner, the first faculty director of the MSSP program, who have notably increased equity and equality among people who are often forgotten, through research-based change in policy and organizations.
These awards will be presented at the SP2 Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 18. Once again, I invite you to join me in congratulating all of our well-deserving award winners!