Nicole Vallestero Keenan (MSW ’11) has received the UW School of Social Work’s Early Career Achievement Award for 2016. A social worker and champion of racially just, community-centered policy, Vallestero Keenan is executive director of the Fair Work Center, a hub for workers to better understand and exercise their legal rights, improve their working conditions and connect with community resources.
Nicole Vallestero Keenan named UW School of Social Work 2016 Early Career Achievement Award for workers’ rights and racial justice
Sue Eastgard receives UW School of Social Work 2016 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award for suicide-prevention leadership
Sue Eastgard (MSW ’88) is the 2016 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award recipient from the UW School of Social Work. Eastgard is co-founder of Forefront, a School-supported initiative that educates and empowers individuals and communities to improve mental health services and suicide-prevention policy.
POC spotlighted in story on Ballmer family investment in data-driven social change
Steve and Connie Ballmer got in on the ground floor of the technological revolution centered on the rise of the personal computer. Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980. He met Connie Snyder Ballmer when she joined the fledgling company, and they married in 1990. Steve Ballmer rose steadily at Microsoft, succeeding Gates as CEO from 2000 until his retirement in 2014.
School statement supports faculty who stand with Dakota Access Pipeline protest
The UW School of Social Work’s faculty, student advisory and staff councils issued a joint statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline until additional tribal consultation and environmental impact studies have been completed.
School professor receives inaugural national social work award
Professor Paula Nurius is the first recipient of the Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education award from the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work. The award recognizes current or former faculty members who are committed to doctoral education at the national or international level.