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(L-R): Audrey Conn, Fabiola Hamdan, Stephanie Robert, Amanda Ngola at the 2017 Agency Supervisor WorkshopThe School of Social Work recognized Fabiola Hamdan with the 2017 Distinguished Agency Supervisor Award last month at our annual Agency Supervisor Workshop. Ms. Hamdan has over 18 years of experience as a community social worker, activist, and leader for social change with the Dane County Department of Human Services, Joining Forces for Families. She has created numerous programs and initiatives to support immigrants in the Latinx community and is a strong advocate for clients and students.

 

In nominating Fabiola, one colleague said, “Ms. Fabiola Hamden has mentored social work interns from all walks of life for many years as a Joining Forces for Families Community Social Worker. This has been a fabulous experience for all interns who have been mentored by her.” They continued, “Beyond her excellent supervision of students, as an immigrant to the U.S. from Bolivia, Ms. Hamdan has been a role model and an inspiration for many individuals coming to the United States in search for a better...

A $5 million gift honors two UW-Madison alumnae and supports graduate students pursuing careers in social work

By Katie Vaughn

 

BermansIn honor of his late wife’s and his mother-in-law’s dedication to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, Joel F. Berman has announced a gift of $5 million to support the School’s graduate students. It is the largest gift the school has ever received.

 

Ethel Sandra “Sandy” Rosenbaum received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology in 1972 and a master’s degree in social work from the university in 1976. Her mother, Harriet Abelson Rosenbaum, was a 1948 graduate of the university.

 

Bermans

“Sandy pursued social work because she saw people in need growing up in New York City and wanted to help them, and because of her mother Harriet, who, as a social worker in New York, exemplified the transformational impact one can have on a person's life through this work,” Berman says. “This gift fulfills Sandy’s dream of honoring her mother by encouraging more students...

Tamara GrigsbyThe School of Social Work is proud to announce the development of a new fund, named after an alumna, legislator, and advocate for social justice, to advance the School’s priority goals of diversity and inclusion within the School and in our social justice work with the community.

 

The Tamara Grigsby Memorial Fund for Diversity and Inclusion, named after Tamara Grigsby (MSSW 2000) and seeded by an anonymous alumni donor, will be used to recruit students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds; increase programming to promote an inclusive environment; provide training for students, faculty, and community members on new approaches to improve diversity and inclusion in the classroom and in our communities; and to emphasize through action the School’s training and commitment to diversity and inclusion in its many forms.

 

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New facultyThe School of Social Work is excited to welcome four new faculty members to campus this fall whose knowledge, experience, and efforts will benefit our students and drive the School’s work to achieve an equitable, healthy, and productive society through social work education and research. We’re thrilled to have them all here!

 

Earlier this summer, they each took a few moments to answer questions for University Communications. You can a read a short Q&A about each of them here:


Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor

Pajarita Charles, PhD, Assistant Professor

Lara B. Gerassi, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor

Lynette Studer, MSW, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Welcome to campus! 

students at CRISPThree MSW students participated in the Congressional Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) “Political Boot Camp” last month in Washington, D.C. Our students, Brita Larson, Jennifer Smith and Alyssa Watts, along with select social workers, social work faculty and students from throughout the country, gained skills in preparing to run for office, managing a campaign, and becoming a campaign spokesperson.

 

“Whether it’s running for a local candidacy or a national role, canvassing for a candidate, or lobbying your legislators, CRISP really taught me that getting involved at the local level is essential, and it's also a good place to start,” says Brita Larson, one of the participants. “Based on feedback from our trainers, social workers already have the goods and tools to successfully engage in politics.”

 

CRISP works to increase the number of social workers involved in the legislative and policy process and to bridge social work research with policy makers. It was started in 2012 as an outgrowth of the Congressional Social Work Caucus.

 

“Our Code of Ethics demands that we fight for social justice and that we advocate...

Calendar

Upcoming

November 8

  1. Executive Committee Meeting (includes closed session pursuant to Wis.Stats., Section 19.85(1)(ae))
  2. All School Meeting

December 13

  1. Executive Committee Meeting (includes closed session pursuant to Wis.Stats., Section 19.85(1)(ae))
  2. All School Meeting

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