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Dean Emerita Gail Steketee Honored as Professor Emerita

As former dean and professor Gail Steketee celebrated her official retirement from the BU faculty just before this fall semester, the SSW faculty voted overwhelmingly to award her the honorary title of professor emerita. Judith Gonyea, associate dean for faculty affairs, shared the news with Steketee by stating, “This title, More

Professor Julie Springwater awarded NSTDA Career Achievement Award

BUSSW professor Julie Sweeney Springwater has been honored by the National Staff Development and Trainers Association (NSTDA) with their 2018 Career Achievement Award for Exceptional Leadership and Educational Contributions to the Field of Health and Human Services. The NSTDA, a group within the larger American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), is... More

Dean’s Statement on Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings

Good morning to the SSW Community, The recent news surrounding the Senate Hearings on the Kavanaugh nomination can be difficult for many of us to hear, particularly those who are survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse. I want to acknowledge this and try to offer some support and perspective.  Students, More

Marylou Sudders (’78)

BUSSW alumna Marylou Sudders, a fierce advocate for so many who don't have a voice, received Boston University's Distinguished Alumni Award in September 2018. As current Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Sudders leads the largest executive agency in our state government, presiding over MA... More

Spotlight: Dennie Butler-MacKay (SSW ’89)

“Listen for the poetry, notice how you feel, embrace community, and keep seeking clarity on the gifts that are yours alone to give.” Dennie Butler-MacKay, LICSW (SSW ‘89), recipient of the BUSSW Alumni Association’s Outstanding Career in the Field of Social Work Award (2018), reflects on her path from student and... More

USA Gymnastics Names BUSSW’s Julie Springwater to New Board of Directors

  After tapping BU School of Social Work adjunct associate professor and macro chair, Julie Springwater, to its interim board earlier this year, the organization has now named the professor to its newly seated Board of Directors. Springwater brings a macro social work background that includes child welfare policy, workforce development, positive... More