Distinguished Alumni

Award winners on Zoom screen

Each year Pitt Social Work recognizes alumni who have achieved the highest standards of professional integrity and personal conduct; advanced knowledge of the profession; and supported public and social policies that ensure equal rights for all regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, income or disability. The current class of Distinguished Alumni are recognized at an event in the fall.

2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Thursday, October 20, 2022

5:30 p.m. Reception & Networking
6 p.m. Program Begins

University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

We are back in person for 2022! If you're unable to attend in person, we will be live streaming the program. Use the button below to confirm your attendance and request the streaming link if you're planning to attend virtually.

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2022 Alumni Awardees

Social Work Education

Helen Cahalane, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, Principal Investigator, Child Welfare Education and Research Programs, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

Social Work Innovation

Kyaien O. Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH, Associate Professor of Mental Health Law and Policy, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida

Social Work Leadership

James Browne, MSW, CFP and Noel Browne, MSW

Social Work Practice

Darla L. Poole, MSW, LSW, Chief Operating Officer, Auberle

Advancing Excellence Award

Richard Garland, MSW, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

School of Social Work Service Award

Jessica Murray, LCSW, Owner, Jessica Murray, LLC

Rising Star Award

Miracle Jones, MSW, Esq.

Director of Policy and Advocacy, 1Hood Media


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