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.
This summer, hundreds of CUNY student volunteers will travel to Puerto Rico for two-week deployments with the CUNY Service Corps, as part of New York’s commitment to the island’s recovery and rebuilding efforts. Silberman School of Social Work student Sheila Gamarra was there June 17-30 with the first team of Service Corps members to begin this vital work.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
The Silberman School of Social Work proudly congratulates Adjunct Assistant Professor Antonio M. Young, a 2018 recipient of the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund Leadership Award. Professor Young was honored at the Coalition’s Annual Gala on April 26, along with fellow Leadership Award winner and SSSW alumna Leslie Jeanette Marroquin-Soto (MSW ’06), among others.
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.
Hunter College mourns the loss of Professor Eleanor Bromberg, who died on January 28, at age 84. A prolific scholar who taught clinical social work, Professor Bromberg joined the faculty in 1978. During her distinguished 31-year tenure, she inspired generations of students to devote their lives to serving those most in need.