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2017 Student Success Awards

Each year the VCU School of Social Work recognizes outstanding students who have contributed leadership and service to the school and/or university, and who have otherwise distinguished themselves through commitment and dedication to a particular area of social work. Faculty and students nominate outstanding students to be recognized for the following awards. Honorees are presented with the awards at the school’s annual Student Success Send-off celebration.

 



Black History in the Making Award

Black History in the Making was founded in 1983 by Daryl Dance, Ph.D., the distinguished scholar of African American and Caribbean literature who served as program coordinator during the 1983-84 academic year. Dance established Black History in the Making Award to recognize the achievements of African American students.

2017 recipients

Cortney Calixte

Jelani Drew

Elaine Williams



David N. Saunders Award

The David N. Saunders Legislative Award was established in honor and memory of David N. Saunders, Ph.D., associate professor of social work. The award recognizes Saunders and his commitment to furthering social goals through involvement in the legislative process at all levels of government. Saunders was an active participant in the development of social policy in state and local government, and he was well-known and respected in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.

2017 recipient

Jacqulyn Washington



Elaine Rothenberg Social Work Award

Each year the VCU School of Social Work honors an outstanding student in the B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs with the Elaine Rothenberg Social Work Award. As the dean of the School of Social Work, Rothenberg exemplified the following characteristics: academic excellence, service to the university, community and profession; and exceptional personal qualities of compassion and leadership. One student from each program is eligible for the Elaine Rothenberg Social Work Award.

2017 recipients

Cory Cummings

Helen Rai

Marina Green



Field Impact Award

The Field Impact Award honors students who have had a positive impact on clients and the community through their fieldwork by providing support for individuals, families, groups, organizations, policies or the community.

2017 recipients

Kathleen Bishop

Nora Daly



School of Social Work Leadership and Service Award

Each year the School of Social Work honors graduates in the B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the school, the university and the community.

2017 recipients

Rebecca Carter

Rachel Casey

Kimberly Compton

Caroline Corl

Ksenia Dombo

Casey Jensen

Benjamin Knopp

Kaija Lidd

Rachel Rosenberg

Shell Stern

Chris Ward



School of Social Work Distinguished Service Award

Each year the School of Social Work honors graduates in the B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs who have demonstrated a commitment to exemplary service to the school, the university and the community.

2017 recipient

Audrey-Ann Wright



School of Social Work Social Justice Award

Each year the Social Justice Award is given to a B.S.W., M.S.W. or Ph.D. student who has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to the ideals of social justice through his or her activities while a student in the social work program.

2017 recipient

Cortney Calixte