The evening includes a keynote address by Dr. David Wagner and co-author Jennifer Barton Gilman speaking on their published book Confronting Homelessness: Poverty, Politics, and the Failure of Social Policy; a reading by 2011 Maine Poet Laureate Bruce Spang; an awards ceremony honoring program alumni/ae, field supervisors, and community partners who have made a difference; and presentations from leaders in the field, including:
Mark Swann, Executive Director, Preble Street
Susan Dore Lamb, Executive Director, NASW Maine
Justin Alfond, Senator, Maine State Senate
The evening's honors will include:
Outstanding BSW Alumni Award: Tonya Dimillo
Outstanding MSW Alumni Award: Patricia Huffman-Oh
Outstanding Field Supervisor Award: Jackie Oliveri
Outstanding Community Advisor Award: Elizabeth Szatkowski
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The University of Southern Maine’s School of Social Work is committed to educating culturally competent, generalist social-work practitioners prepared for multi-level, strengths-based practice that values the centrality of community in enhancing the well-being of diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.