Elizabeth Butler Award (Deadline extended: August 1, 2016)

Click on this link to fill out the nomination form and upload required documentation.

The Elizabeth Butler Award honors one recent graduate who has shown exceptional promise in the field of social work. Nominees must have earned an AM or PhD from SSA not more than 10 years ago, and no less than five.

The SSA Alumni Association Nominations Committee will select the person to be recognized based on the following:

Required supporting documentation:
• Nominee’s resume or CV
• Statement of nomination (2000 words or less)

Additional supporting documentation:
Optional, but highly encouraged (please provide no more than 15 pages of additional documentation)
• Letter(s) of reference (max: 3)
• Newspaper, journal, or other articles about nominee
• Information about previous awards received by nominee

Criteria:
• Extraordinary success in career relative to number of years since graduating from SSA
• Recognition by colleagues, peers, public, or clients for outstanding contributions towards social welfare
• Enlisting public support for improved social welfare at the clinical, policy, management, or administrative level
• Demonstrating leadership through example by bringing a host of critical and valuable skills to the profession or related field(s)
• Always practicing, modeling and espousing exemplary ethics
• Using influence and effectiveness in the SSA community to help support SSA and current students
• And, in the words of Elizabeth Butler, “it's not what they’ve done, it's what they bring to the profession”
• Successful candidates for the award will have met one or more of these criteria: a strong commitment to social change; exceptional leadership in an agency or within a community; creativity in non-traditional or innovative approaches to practice; contributions to the field through research and publications; demonstrated professional skills


Social Impact Award (Deadline extended: August 1, 2016)

Click on this link to fill out the nomination form and upload required documentation. 

The Social Impact Award honors one mid-career alum who has excelled beyond the norm early in their career. Nominees must have earned an AM or PhD from SSA at least 10 years ago and be no less than 10 years from retirement. 

The SSA Alumni Association Nominations Committee will select the person to be recognized based on the following:

Required Supporting Documents:
• Nominee’s resume or CV
• Statement of nomination (2000 words or less)

Additional Supporting Documents:
Optional, but highly encouraged (please provide no more than 15 pages of additional documentation)
• Letter(s) of reference (max: 3)
• Newspaper, journal, or other articles about nominee
• Information about previous awards received by nominee

Criteria:
• Excelled beyond the norm early in his/her career
• Distinguished themselves as leaders (formal or informal), or catalysts for change in either the clinical or administrative setting
• Making a meaningful difference to individuals/ organizations/communities within the social service field
• Highly respected by their peers and clients
• Developed or promoted innovative solutions to social problems
• Committed to furthering the social work field through, volunteerism, teaching, or mentorship


Milestone Achievement Awards

The Milestone Achievement Award recognizes SSA alumni from milestone reunion classes for contributions to the field of Social Work. This award honors exemplary social work values, exceptional performance in clinical or administrative practice, and strong commitment to our profession.  This award provides an opportunity to honor some of our “unsung” colleagues who strive daily for (or whose past careers reflect) social justice, healthier communities, and the support of vulnerable individuals. 

To honor alumni of milestone Classes of 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2011, members of the Awards Committee will recognize the achievement of up to two graduates from each class.

SSA invites you to submit a nomination of yourself or your classmate(s). Please submit a narrative describing this person’s accomplishments in approximately 500 words, including:

NomineeNominator
  • Name
  • Year of graduation
  • Organization affiliation
  • Professional accomplishments
  • Awards, honors
  • Attach a resume, if available
  • Name
  • Year of graduation
  • Organization affiliation

The nomination form should be completed and emailed to Sara L. Manewith no later than August 1, 2016.

 

Edith Abbott Award

This will be awarded again in 2017.

The SSA Alumni Association Nominations Committee will select the person to be recognized based on the following:

Required supporting documentation:
• Nominee’s resume or CV
• Statement of nomination (2000 words or less)

Additional supporting documentation:
Optional, but highly encouraged (please provide no more than 15 pages of additional documentation)
• Letter(s) of reference (max: 3)
• Newspaper, journal, or other articles about nominee
• Information about previous awards received by nominee

Criteria:
• Extraordinary success in career and consistent, long-term, high-level achievement
• Stellar advances in the field of social work which have enhanced the profession overall
• Success of total enterprise, agency, division, or initiative which can be directly attributed to the direction or efforts of the individual nominee
• Clinical innovation, policy innovation, or research advances which can be directly attributed to the work/direction of the individual nominee
• Use of influence and effectiveness with public and in the social work profession (or a related profession) to support advances in the field of social work
• Recognition by colleagues, peers, public, and clients for outstanding contributions towards social welfare
• Use of influence and effectiveness in the SSA community to help support SSA and current students
• Always practicing, modeling, and espousing exemplary ethics