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. 

In 2014, Michael T. Kilmer was the inaugural recipient of the early career achievement award. Angenie McCleary received the award in 2015 and Nicole Vallestero Keenan in 2016.

To nominate candidates for one or both of these awards, please:

  • Submit a letter describing the nominee's achievements and highlighting his or her record of distinction, including awards, milestones and successes.
  • Include the names, addresses, phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses of three individuals (not necessarily alumni) who support your nomination and can comment knowledgeably about the nominee's qualifications.

Award recipients for 2106 will be recognized at the first annual all-class alumni reunion on October. 23, 2016.

You may contact Christina VanMiddlesworth with 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