2014 BUSSW Alumni Association Awards

The Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association

is pleased to announce its

2014 Alumni Association Award Recipients

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Outstanding Career in the Field of Social Work

This award acknowledges and honors a BUSSW graduate who, throughout her/his career (minimum twenty years), has consistently demonstrated exceptional contributions to the profession and the community-at-large. Nominators are asked to give examples of the nominee’s contributions throughout her/his career in any or all aspects of social work practice including advocacy; clinical practice with individuals, families, and/or groups; education; community organization; administration; program development; research; public policy; and social planning.

SALLY JOHNSON (’78)

Milton, Massachusetts

Clinical Social Worker, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Co-Founder, BABIS (Boston Area Brain Injury Support)

Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Social Work

This award acknowledges and honors a BUSSW graduate whose contributions to social work have been of exceptional value to the profession and the community-at-large. Nominators are asked to give examples of the nominee’s contributions throughout her/his career in any or all aspects of social work practice including advocacy; clinical practice with individuals, families, and/or groups; education; community organization; administration; program development; research; public policy; and social planning.

LISA GOLDBLATT-GRACE (MSW ’94, MPH ’95)

Brookline, Massachusetts

Co-Founder and Executive Director, My Life, My Choice

Outstanding Contributions to the School of Social Work

This award acknowledges and honors BUSSW faculty and staff whose contributions to social work education have been outstanding. It is understood that the nominee has been actively involved in social work education at Boston University through one or more of the following: teaching, supervision, consultation, research, administration, staff support, and/or scholarship. Nominators are asked to give concrete examples of the nominee’s contributions to the School in any or all of the following areas:

a. Social work education in the development of knowledge (through research), the dissemination of knowledge (through teaching), and/or scholarship or administration.
b. Demonstration of exceptional effectiveness, gaining respect and admiration of colleagues, alumni, and/or students.
c. Putting into practice the School’s urban mission and goals.
d. Providing exceptional staff support that benefits the BUSSW community–faculty, staff, alumni, and/or students.

JENNIFER GRAHEK

Framingham, Massachusetts

Online Program Administrator, BUSSW

The Hubie Jones Urban Service Award

This award, which recognizes the many contributions of Dean Emeritus Hubie Jones, acknowledges and honors a BUSSW graduate who actively pursues the urban mission and goals of the School through her/his practice of social work. Nominators are asked to give concrete examples of how the nominee has put into practice the urban mission and goals of the School by furthering social and economic justice; empowering oppressed groups; building on the strengths of children, families, communities, and organizations; demonstrating leadership in a complex multicultural society; demonstrating skills needed to mediate conflicts brought about by social, racial, and economic inequity in the urban environment; and/or by advocating for the recognition of emerging fields of practice and job opportunities for social work professionals.

MOJDEH ROHANI (’99)

Arlington, Massachusetts

Co-Director, Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education (BRIDGE) Program, BUSSW

Associate Clinical Director, Community Legal Services and Counseling Center

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The BUSSW Alumni Association Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Boston University.

Watch for details on the nomination process for the 2015 Alumni Association Awards in spring 2015.