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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients 2017, pictured left to right: Associate Professor Kate Kost, Al Dirschberger, PhD recipient, UBSSW Alumni Association Rita Andolina, and Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW recipient.

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors outstanding University at Buffalo School of Social Work alumni who have made noteworthy contributions to social work practice and/or research and who, by their positive attitude and drive to make a difference, have added distinction to the social work profession.

Award recipients are honored during the UBSSW Alumni Event in the spring. All nominees will receive a letter of recognition notifying them of the nomination.

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Forms

Nominations are due December 1 to Denise Krause

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2017 - Al Dirschberger (PhD)
2017 - Ellen Fink-Samnick
2016 - Lisa Rapp-McCall (PhD)
2016 - Marcy Brimo
2015 - Robin Ersing (PhD)
2015 - Nancy Mautone-Smith
2014 - Elaine Maccio (PhD)
2014 - John Bricout
2013 - Bruce Nisbet
2013 - Peter Lyons (PhD)
2012 - Ann Brown (BSW)
2012 - Cynthia Manne
2011 - Bonnie Collins
2005 - Christie Lesser
2004 - Sarlyn Tate
2003 - Cosimo Mautone
2002 - Sandra Bunkley
2001 - Ellen Grant Bishop
2000 - Cynthia Jackson
1999 - Sharon Sisti
1998 - Ken Jasnau
1997 - Robert Weinbach
1996 - Joan Conti
1995 - Janet Palya
1994 - Gerald Powers
1993 - Sara Murphy
1992 - Judy Kallett
1991 - Archie Hunter
1990 - Marjorie Connors
1989 - William Walz
1988 - Michael Moran
1987 - Paul Synor
1986 - Ellen Kennedy-Siewierski
1985 - Frederick Seidl
1983 - Donald Creighton
1982 - Gabe Russo
1981 - John DiBiase
1977 - Clemmon Hodges