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