Every year, the School of Social Work recognizes two of its most distinguished alumni through the Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award and the Early Career Achievement Award.

The 2017 alumni recognition award process is underway and will close on Sept. 30, 2017.

Anyone may nominate a School alum for these recognition awards. To nominate candidates for one or both of these awards, please:

  • Clearly identify the alumni being nominated along with their current role and contact information.
  • Submit a letter describing the nominee’s impact and achievements.
  • Provide a highlight of his or her record of distinction, including awards, milestones and successes.

Additional letters of support for the candidate are welcome and may be emailed separately. Please make sure they reference the candidate’s full name and the original nominator.

Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award
This award recognizes School alumni who have demonstrated a career of exceptional service, social innovation or professional leadership locally, nationally or internationally in the areas of research, administration, education, direct practice, policy advocacy and/or community and public service.

Early Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes School alumni who, within 12 years of receiving their last School of Social Work degree, are doing innovative work in their early career, demonstrating influence within their field and making a notable impact on the social work profession in one or more of the areas of research, administration, direct practice, policy, advocacy and/or community and public service. 

This year's award recipients will be recognized at the alumni celebration event on Oct. 29, 2017.

You may contact Nathan Bean​ with your nominations or questions by phone at 206-221-7735 or by sending mail to: 

Office of Advancement
UW School of Social Work
Box 354900
Seattle, WA 98195-4900