Highlights from Recent Events
2012 Distinguished Alumni Award
On April 19, 2012, the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work Alumni Association will award the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award to the following:
2012 UBSSW Distinguished Master of Social Work Alumni Award - Cynthia Manne-Siewierski
2012 UBSSW Distinguished Bachelor of Science in Social Work Alumni Award - Ann Brown
Please save the date for this event, which will be held at the Garret Club in Buffalo from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm on April 19, 2012.
Check back for photos/video of the event and for instructions on how to nominate an alumnus for next year's award.
Living Proof: 75 Years of Social Work Red Carpet Premiere
On May 24, 2010, the School of Social Work rolled out the red carpet in celebration of the public unveiling of the documentary, Living Proof: 75 Years of Social Work, on public television station WNED. The event took place at UB’s Allen Hall Theater where interviewees, documentary contributors, and guests had the opportunity to walk the red carpet in style. This documentary was the culmination of a collective effort to document the School’s history, and to collect materials and information that may be on the verge of becoming lost or forgotten. Principal investigators Denise Krause, Susan Green, and staff conducted some sixty videotaped interviews with alumni, former deans, UB presidents, and faculty members. “Living Proof. Reflections on 75 Years of Social Work Education” was produced in conjunction with Odessa Pictures, a Buffalo-based production company.
Friends of the School 2010
On May 7, 2010, the School of Social Work's 75th Anniversary Celebration came to a close with the annual Friends of the School Event. This event included a tree unveiling on both the North and South Campuses and featured one the School’s most recent alumni and Andrew J. Laughlin Memorial Award recipient, Hannah East. Ms. East shared a passionate speech about the future of our school and our profession. Joining the friends of the School were Dean Nancy Smyth, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations Denise Krause, Director of Development Minnie Wyse, and members of the School of Social Work's faculty and staff.
75th Anniversary Gala
The School of Social Work’s 75th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 24, 2009, was a glorious evening of homage to the past, excitment for the future and just plain fun in the moment. More than 250 alumni, faculty, students, friends and family showed how to put the social into social worker. Proceeds from the event went to the 75th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship Fund. Gala co-chairs Bruce Nisbet and Catherine Dulmus and their fellow gala-committee members made it a perfect party.