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School of Social Service Administration Magazine

Congratulations to our SSA Students and the Class of 2018! SSA congratulates all of our students...those who are graduating this June and those who will return to us next year.

Many have received awards and fellowships. Our student journal, Advocates' Forum, showcased excellence. A long list of SSA students were chosen to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University. And many of our second year master's students completed Programs of Study.

SSA HELD ITS STUDENT RECOGNITION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION ON MAY 24, 2018, HOSTED BY INTERIM DEAN DEBORAH GORMAN-SMITH AND DEAN OF STUDENTS SARAH FURR. STUDENTS WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THE FOLLOWING: 

Graduating Doctoral Students

SGA Board Officers

2018 Advocates' Forum

Clinton Global Initiative University

Programs of Study Certificates

Post Master's School Social Work Endorsement Certificate Program

SSA Award Recipients

Award Recipients


Graduating Doctoral Students

Sameena Azhar
Clifford Bersamira
Daysi Diaz-Strong
Keith Green
John Halloran
Jaeseung Kim
Ethan Park
Jill Spielfogel


SGA BOARD OFFICERS

SGA Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisor: Nerissa Osby
President:
Elizabeth Crisostomo
Vice President:
Jordan Chaplik
Treasurer:
Theresa Waters *not pictured*
Secretary:
Kelsey Kilponen
Grad Council Representative:
Miles Williams
Social Chair: Jacqueline Baron


2018 ADVOCATES' FORUM

Advocates’ Forum is an academic journal that explores implications of clinical social work practice, social issues, administration, and public policies linked to the social work profession. The Editorial Board of Advocates’ Forum seeks to provide a medium through which SSA students can contribute to public thinking about social welfare and policy in theory and practice. Above all, Advocates’ Forum serves to encourage and facilitate an open, scholarly exchange of ideas among individuals working toward the shared goal of a more just and humane society.

Authors/Titles
MeeSoh Bossard
Writings on H

Jordan Dobrowski
Displacement: Neoliberal Land Warfare and Points of Intervention

Eilís Fagan, Ellen Grenen, and Michaela McGlynn
Social Work in the Digital Age

Laura Haberer
Menstruation and School Girls in South Africa: An Intervention Study

Danielle Littman
Reflective Practice and Psychodynamic Understanding

Editors in Chief
Megan Garrad
Emma Heidorn
Elizabeth Weiss

Editorial Board
Ju Ahn
Haley Aubrey
Jackie Buente
Rachel Costanzo
Shay Gonzales
Laura Haberer
Samantha Jones
Elinor Marboe
Chris Mayer
Elizabeth (Biz) Panetta
Kaitlin Pelech
Deborah Ragbir
Jess Howsam Scholl
Mimi Singh
Kate Spear

Faculty Advisor
Susan Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Professor

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CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY

Conversations that Heal: Addressing Youth Violence in Chicago
Sadiq Patel
Sireen Irsheid
Marion Malcome

Daddy Doula: A Father-Focused Enhancement to Existing Doula
Kristen Ethier
Justin Harty

Getting Out the Count Chicago: Census 2020
Shining Li

Girl, period: Menstrual Health Solutions and Education
Ashley Cureton
Sarah Rosen

Increasing Mental Health Delivery Services in Chicago
Dani Adams
Margaret Wang

Progressive Workforce Development Initiative: AEAS
Sean Blackwell

Soccer Toolkits for Success
Rachael Jankowsky

SOMOS
Andrea Andrada
Serafina Ye Jin Ha Kim
Erik Thiede

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Training Program
The AODA ATP Program of Study is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to provide services to clients who abuse alcohol and other drugs. The training program addresses treatment approaches in addiction and non-addiction settings.

AODA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Director: Stanley McCracken, PhD, Lecturer
Jennifer DiFederico
Rebecca Halff
Jarrett Langfitt
Rebecca Spevak
MacKenzie Tefft


Family Support Program
The Family Support Program is designed for students who are interested in partnering with parents to support the development of their children.

Family Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Director: Sydney Hans, PhD, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor and the Deputy Dean for Research and Faculty Development *not pictured*
Elizabeth Joyce
Melanie Singh
Patricia Wee


Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP)
GPHAP provides students with the interdisciplinary training needed to face various economic, ethical, and social issues in today’s complex health care environment. GPHAP is intended for those considering careers in health services, management, policy, research, consulting, and finance.

GPHAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Laura Botwinick, Lecturer
Jacqueline Buente
Michael Dunn
Shaniqua Ford
Brandi Green
Christine Head
Emma Heidorn (Global Health)
Emily Peterson (Global Health)
Pimmasone Vongkhamchanh (Global Health)

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Global Social Development Practice
This program provides students with the opportunity to think about social problems, social policy, and social work practice in comparative cross-national perspective, grounded in scholarship and practice around a set of concrete issues. Students also engage in an internship or study program abroad, or work with international organizations, or immigrant or refugee populations in the United States.

Global Social Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Jessica Darrow, Lecturer
Emily Beaven
Anna Cooper
Jordan Dobrowski
Laura Haberer
Emma Heidorn
Jessica Howsam
Stephanie Japzyk
Lukas Champagne
Elizabeth Neiman
Deborah Ragbir
Mariela Rodriguez
Soraia Silva de Oliveira
Dante Violette


Leadership in Community Schools Program
This program prepares social workers for new roles in schools. Community school practitioners and administrators work on many levels within a school or on behalf of schools – developing effective after-school and youth development programs, fostering effective school-community partnerships, and developing effective academic and social supports.

Leadership in Community Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Pat Redd, Director of Community Schools
Rebecca Kapnick
Emma Nolan-Abrahamian
Maya Rosenbloom
Carlos Saucedo
Kathleen Schergen
Jacqueline Stansberry
April Wesolowski
Miles Williams

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Older Adult Studies Program
This program was designed to meet the challenge of an aging society by preparing its graduates to become leaders in the field of aging. This program combines an understanding of the person-in-environment as well as an awareness of the web of institutional relationships linking the older adult to society and social policy. 

Older Adults Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Buente
Mackenzie Buss
Anne Campanella
Lauren Gill
Laura Goodell
Michelle Grochocinski
Micah Hibler
Rebecca Kilcoyne
Vanessa McClinton
Megan Olsen
Pamela Ong
Elizabeth Stewart


Poverty and Inequality Program
This program provides students with the basic academic knowledge and field experience needed to engage in efforts to alleviate poverty and inequality.

Poverty and Inequality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Director: Evelyn Brodkin, PhD, Associate Professor *not pictured*
Celia Cullom
Carrie Felton
Samantha Jones
Samuel Pauley
Radiah Shabazz
Katherine Spear
Adrianna Torres-Garcia

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School Social Work Program
This program offers a specialized curriculum leading to Professional Educator Licensure with School Social Work Endorsement issued through the Illinois State Board of Education.

School Social Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Meade, Director, School Social Work Program
Caroline Aiken
Stephanie Araque
Allison Butin
Anna Cohn
Jillian Davenport
Peter Foradas
Stacy Fox
Megan Garrad
Joyce Harduvel
Leah Jackson
Nicola Kiela
Sarah Pederson
Gloria Perez
Joshua Pilz
Rene Salvatore
Madeline Schwartz
Emily Wolcott


Violence Prevention
This program prepares students to think strategically and proactively and to develop the professional knowledge base and competencies enabling them to work across levels and at varied settings, ranging from home- and center-based early prevention services, to schoolbased youth and domestic violence prevention programs, to advocacy and community-based organizations targeting the prevention of interpersonal violence.

Violence Prevention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Director, Deborah Gorman-Smith, Interim Dean and Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor 
Jacqueline Baron
Jordan Chaplik
Rachel Constanzo
Steven Gates
Kelsey Kilponen
Elinor Marboe
Casey Merrill
Lauren Mindel
Gabriella Moore
Sierra Petersen
Sahana Prasad
Nicole Warder

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POST MASTER'S SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Actress Bartlett
Amy FitzGerald
Jaclyn Mancilla
Melissa McGowan
Kaitlin Schreiber


 

SSA AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the following students who have received prestigious awards from SSA.

Sonia G. Berz Honor Award

Lauren Gill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Gill


 

Ray E. Brown Fellow
Christine Head

Carl A Erikson Health Care Administration Fellows
Jacqueline Buente
Emily Peterson, Erikson Fellow (Global Health)
Pimmasone Vongkhamchanh


Excellence in Field Education Award

David Li and Beth Neiman

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Li
Beth Neiman 


Solomon O. Lichter Memorial Prize

Cindy Augustin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Augstín


Arthur Quern Fellowship

Michael Dunn
Shaniqua Ford 


Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Agustin
Jessica Amashta
Stephanie Araque
Dawn Bangert
Jordan Barnhill
Jacqueline Baron
Jennifer Bealer
Molly Berridge
Dean Boland
Keisha Buenconsejo
Jackie Buente
Cindy Camacho
Anne Campanella
Abbas Chinoy
Jillian Davenport
Jennifer Difederico
Jordan Dobrowski
Jennifer Duran
Sara Escobar
Eilis Fagan
Shaniqua Ford
Ashley Galbraith
Rachael Goins
Malory Goldin
Abby Gomez De La Casa
Alexandra Gonzalez
Laura Goodell
Hannah Gordon
Ellen Grenen
Juliet Gutierrez
Laura Haberer
Joyce Harduvel
Emma Heidorn
Jule Hicks
Ashley Isaacson
Rachael Jankowsky
Jane Kemp
Nicola Kiela
Kelsey Kilponen
Hannah Kohn
Allison Kolar
Naomi Kunstler
Ashley Lee
Alicia Logan
Rachel Lomot
Nicholas Loumos
Sylvia Luu
Meghan McDonell
Michaela McGlynn
Gabriella Moore
LeChea Mottley
Aruba Nomani
Jennifer Nudo
Rachel Ourada
Elizabeth Panetta
Kate Pederson
Sierra Petersen
Sahana Prasad
Katie Quinn
Dale Roberson
Rene Salvatore
Shana Sanchez
Becky Smith
India Smith
Rebecca Spevak
Elizabeth Stewart
Kevin Swanson
Ming Wang
April Wesolowski
Emily Zoller

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SSA Alumni Association African American Alumni Committee Awards

AAAC Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Baron
Shelby Chaney
Chelsea Hopson
Kirstin Williams 


 

Wilma Walker Honor Award

Shelby Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby Chaney


AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the following students who have received prestigious awards outside of SSA.

CAVHS Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellow, VA
Meesoh Bossard

CSWE Minority Fellowship Program - Youth
Sarah Daoud
Melanie Singh

GRAD Global Impact (GGI) Award, Spring 2018
Cindy Camacho

France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago
Elizabeth Neiman
Elizabeth Panetta
Dante Violette

Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship
Meesoh Bossard

John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC): First Place
Frankie Schiller, AIM Clinics

Jewish Federation Scholarship
Madeline Schwartz

Kott Gerontology Fellowship Mackenzie Buss
Anne Campanella

Valuing Difference Scholarship, Live Oak
Sarah Daoud
Radiah Shabazz

Fellowship for Behavioral Health professionals, NAADAC
Rebecca Halff

Student Role Model on The New Social Worker
Cindy Camacho

Point Foundation Fellowship
Sarah Daoud

Pozen Human Rights Fellowship Courtney Hanson
Stephanie Japzyk
Danielle Littman
Becky Smith

Presidential Management Fellow
Nicole Winston

Summer Service Partnership with the Pritzker School of Medicine
Allison Butin
Cindy Camacho

The Albert Schweitzer Fellows
Megan Garrad
Nora Feely

Post-Graduate Social Work Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services, VA Connecticut Health Care System
Naomi Kunstler

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