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Georgia Ball Travis, AM ’31 (1908 -2002)

1995 Recipient of the Edith Abbott Award

Georgia Ball TravisGeorgia Ball Travis, AM’31, a former student of Dean Abbott, received the Edith Abbott award at the reunion celebration in June, 1995.  Travis, who spent most of her career as a medical social worker, founded in 1992 the Georgia Travis Day Center for Homeless Women and Children in San Jose, California. 

Travis received her BA from the University of Oklahoma in 1929 and worked for the Children’s Service Bureau in Oklahoma City before coming to SSA. 

Silvia Acosta

Silvia L. Acosta, AM '14

“I chose SSA because of its reputation as one of the top programs in the nation. I was attracted to the idea of being intellectually challenged by renowned faculty and classmates in discussionbased lectures. Additionally, I saw that the comprehensive curriculum offered a balanced approach, encompassing both macro and micro training in social work.”