The first annual USM School of Social Work Community Celebration was held earlier this month on USM’s Portland campus. During the event, the four following members of the social work community were honored:
Tonya DiMillo received the Outstanding Bachelor’s of Social Work Alumni Award. DiMillo is the Linkage Project coordinator and community builder at Community Partnerships for Protecting Children. She is also the Chairwoman of Long Creek Youth Development Center’s Board of Visitors and vice president of Foundation 51.
Patricia Huffman-Oh received the Outstanding Master’s of Social Work Alumni Award. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Gerontology in John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She works at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Massachusetts.
Jackie Oliveri received the Outstanding Field Supervisor Award. Oliveri is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. After nearly twenty years of working in college and secondary school administration, she earned a Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University. In addition to many community service projects in the greater Portland area and out of state, Oliveri currently works as a field supervisor with both master’s and bachelor’s of social work students at USM.
Elizabeth Szatkowski received the Outstanding Community Advisor Award. Szatkowski has been on the School of Social Work Community Advisory Committee for many years and has provided countless hours of dedicated leadership to both the master’s and bachelor’s in social work programs as a field instructor, adjunct professor, and all around supporter and promoter of our school in the Greater Portland community.