We are pleased to announce that Outstanding Student Awards will be presented to four May 2018 MSW graduates and Outstanding Alumni Awards will be presented to two alumni. Nominations are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 26, at 5 pm.
Outstanding BASW Alumni
This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, service, or leadership in the field of social work. The recipient must have earned their undergraduate degree in social work (BA or BASW) at The University of Akron. Nominators can be anyone.
Outstanding MSW Alumni
This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, service, or leadership in the field of social work. The recipient must have earned their graduate degree in social work (MSW) at The University of Akron. Nominators can be anyone.
Spirit of Social Work Award
This award honors a student who has consistently projects positivity and encouragement to classmates. This student exemplifies core social work values of dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Nominators must be current MSW students.
Outstanding Social Work Student Scholar Award
This award recognizes a student whose qualities and characteristics exemplify outstanding graduate-level academic performance. This student demonstrates excellence in classroom work through critical thinking, excellent written and oral communication, and consistently producing academic work that is beyond expectation. Nominators must be part-time or full-time MSW faculty members.
Outstanding Social Justice Award
This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence in working for social change, an/or serving as an advocate for underrepresented and/or disenfranchised individuals/groups. Nominators include MSW students, faculty members, field supervisors, and faculty liaisons. Self nomination is permitted.
Outstanding Field Student Award
This award recognizes a student who demonstrates excellence in field through professional behavior, initiative, and commitment to ethical values. Nominations must come from a practicum supervisor, faculty liaison, field coordinator or assistant field coordinator.