Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work Celebrate Appointment of Dean Mary M. Cavanaugh

On Thursday, June 7, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab hosted a special reception to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Mary M. Cavanaugh as Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. A great many members of the Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work community came together for this jubilant event, held at the Silberman campus in East Harlem.

Professor Willie Tolliver Receives Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is proud to announce that Professor Willie Tolliver has received the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching for Full-Time Faculty from Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. This distinguished annual award recognizes one full-time Hunter faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching capability, talent, and commitment to their students. Nominations for the award came from across the College.

Professor Jama Shelton Named LGBTQ Leader to Watch by City & State

Jama Shelton, Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, has been recognized as an emerging LGBTQ leader in New York by the widely respected media organization City & State.

Professor Shelton is one of 10 individuals on this year’s Pride “Watch List” – part of City & State’s annual recognition of “the most influential LGBTQ leaders in government relations, business, culture and social services.”

2018 Rosenbloom Lecture Brings Historical Insight to Today’s Refugee Crisis

On Wednesday evening, April 25, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College held our sixth annual Maria Rosenbloom Memorial Lecture: Lessons from the Holocaust for the 21st Century Refugee Crisis. The Rosenbloom Memorial Lecture Series honors the legacy of our former colleague Professor Maria Rosenbloom, an inestimable and fierce advocate for social justice who was committed to educating about the Holocaust as well as the experiences of refugees around the world.

Dr. Bob Schachter, Hunter Social Work Alumnus and Former NASW-NYC Director, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College warmly congratulates alumnus Dr. Robert (Bob) Schachter for receiving the Network for Social Work Management’s Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award.

Established in 1989 in honor of esteemed social work leader Chauncey Alexander, this award recognizes “the entire career of exceptional social work managers that reflect [Alexander’s] passion and commitment to the social work profession.”

Professor Mimi Abramovitz to Receive CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement Award

The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is pleased to announce that Dr. Mimi Abramovitz, the Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy, will be honored by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award.

This award recognizes a social work educator’s exemplary achievements in research, scholarship, pedagogy, curriculum development, and organizational leadership over their entire career.

Dr. Mary Cavanaugh named Dean of the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work

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I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary Cavanaugh as the Dean of the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. Dr. Cavanaugh’s excellence was recognized through a national search representing a stellar candidate pool. Many of you had the opportunity to meet with finalists; your feedback was critical to the decision. I especially thank the search committee members Professors Alexis Kuerbis, Paul Kurzman, Vicki Lens, and Willie Tolliver, students Ana Aparicio Calderon and Andy Torres, and its chair Dr. Gail McCain, the Joan Grabe School of Nursing Dean.