Heralding Silberman!

social_work_bldgWe have just concluded an outstanding academic year at the Silberman School of Social Work! I am very grateful for – and inspired by – all of your dedicated work, talent, and commitment to our School community throughout the year. The past month has been particularly exciting, with many notable events and achievements to celebrate. I am so very pleased to share some recent highlights with you all: 

Congratulations to the Silberman School of Social Work Class of Spring 2017!

IMG_0118_web_homesliderOn Tuesday, May 30, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College proudly graduated its Class of Spring 2017 in a stirring Recognition Ceremony at Hunter’s historic Assembly Hall.

A record-setting 443 graduates took part in the ceremony. They represented Silberman’s Two-Year Full-Time, One Year Residency (work-study), Accelerated and Advanced Standing programs; two dual-degree programs; three Practice Methods; and five Field of Practice Specializations.

Silberman’s Leora Shudofsky Receives Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence

me_RTThe Silberman School of Social Work warmly congratulates our colleague Leora Shudofsky, who has received a Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence – The Cecile B. Insdorf Award for Excellence in Teaching for Part-Time Faculty.

Leora has been a valued member of the Hunter College social work community for nearly a decade, as the Co-Director of PROVE: Project for Return and Opportunity in Veteran’s Education and a part-time faculty member.

Silberman School of Social Work’s Heather Armijo Wins Fulbright English Teaching Award

Heather ArmijoCarrying on the Silberman School of Social Work’s tradition of cross-cultural engagement, second-year Clinical Practice MSW student Heather Armijo has received the Fulbright English Teaching Award to teach college-level English in Colombia. A hallmark of the Fulbright Foundation’s travel scholarship portfolio, this prestigious award places Americans in school settings around the world, where they help teach English and facilitate cultural exchange.

For Heather, the award presents a unique chance to strengthen her capacity as a globally engaged social worker.

Second-year Bess Abrahams Presents Research at New York Academy of Medicine

image1On Monday, May 8, second-year Clinical Practice MSW student Bess Abrahams was given the distinction of representing Silberman at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Ninth Annual Social Work Student Night. She delivered a poster and oral presentation on original research she conducted with a team of colleagues, which was recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pain, titled “A Randomized Trial of Yoga for Children Hospitalized with Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis.”

Samuel R. Aymer Speaks at CUNY Faculty Diversity Conference

AymerSOn March 31, Associate Professor Samuel R. Aymer joined colleagues Mark Christian (African & African-American Studies, Lehman College) and Stanley Thangaraj (Anthropology, City College) for a Conversation with Male Faculty of Color at the CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2017. He discussed the unique challenges and opportunities that male faculty of color experience as they educate today’s CUNY students, and received a wonderful reception.