Fabiola Hamdan Recognized as the 2017 Distinguished Agency Supervisor

(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 life for their families.”


Fabiola was recently named the first ever Dane County Immigration Affairs Specialist where she will coordinate county and nonprofit services for immigrant families and help people access those services.


Field education is core to the experience of students in the School of Social Work. Through educationally-directed, hands-on learning experiences, students develop and work on their social work practice in agency settings. Last year, BSW and MSW students contributed over 152,000 hours in professional field experiences across the state. Without the commitment of agency supervisors like Fabiola Hamdan and their colleagues, this important work and education could not happen.

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