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Help Put a Distinguished Alum in the Spotlight: Call for Nominations!

Do you know of an alumnus/alumna who deserves recognition for his or her significant contributions to the field of social work? If so, please nominate the alum for the University of Washington School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award 2009.

David Okimoto, Joanne Poyales, Perry Wien and Edwina Uehara
From left: David Okimoto, MSW ’75; Joanne Poyales and her husband, Distinguished Alumnus Perry Wien, MSW ’79; and Dean Edwina Uehara at the 2008 reception honoring Wien.

To qualify, nominees must have shown distinction through outstanding service or innovation in one or more of the following:

  • Clinical casework practice
  • Social work administration
  • Scholarship and research
  • Education 
  • Professional leadership
  • Community and public service
  • Advocacy

To nominate a deserving alum, please:

  • Submit a letter describing the nominee’s achievements and justifying his or her distinction (recognition, awards, service, etc.).
  • Include the names, addresses, phone numbers, and/or e-mail addresses of three references (not necessarily alumni) who support the nomination and can comment knowledgeably about the nominee’s qualifications.

Please send your nomination no later than February 18, 2009 to Greg Ross, Advancement manager in the School of Social Work, via e-mail (gregr40@u.washington.edu), fax (206-685-5398), or mail to the address below. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail Greg at gregr40@u.washington.edu or call 206-221-7735.   Feel free to forward Greg's e-mail address to others you think might be interested in submitting a nomination!

Past distinguished alumni include Perry Wien (2008), Joe Bell, James Kelly, Tsuguo Ikeda, Claudia Black, Herman McKinney and Edna Paisano.

Greg Ross, Advancement manager
School of Social Work
University of Washington
4101 15th Ave. NE
Box 354900
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone 206-221-7735   Fax 206-685-5398

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