In Brief

Volume 3: Issue 10 - May 2010

In This Issue:

Contemplative Clinical Practice Certificate

End of Life Care Certificate Program

SSW Annual Fund - Thank you for your Support!

Alumni Association Executive Committee Election Results

Alumni Association 2010 Thesis Award Recipients

2010 Roger Miller Dissertation Grant

Smith College School for Social Work is Seeking Alumni Volunteers to Become Area Alumni Coordinators (AACs)

On-line Directory & List Serves

In Depth Class Notes for Fall Issue

Faculty in the News

Loan Repayment Awards

2010 Summer Lecture Series

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Contemplative Clinical Practice Certificate
Program Dates: September 30-October 3, 2010 and April 7-10, 2011 The Contemplative Clinical Practice Certificate deepens the clinician’s awareness of the sacred dimension of his/her work by exploring his/her own religious histories and spiritual practices, the clients’ spiritual beliefs and practices, and the clinical relationship itself. This Certificate Program carries 31.5 Continuing Education Credits. The application deadline is June 22, 2010. For program and registration information go to: http://www.smith.edu/ssw/acad_cont_graduate_contemplative.php

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End of Life Care Certificate Program
Program Dates: October 7 - 10, 2010 and April 13 - 17, 2011 This program is co-sponsored by Baystate Medical Center, a part of Tufts N.E. Medical Center. The End of Life Certificate Program carries 57 Continuing Education Credits for social workers. For more information, please visit: http://www.smith.edu/ssw/acad_cont_graduate_elc.php
The application deadline is September 7, 2010.

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SSW Annual Fund- Thanks For Your Support!
Thank you to all who have already donated to the S.S.W. Annual Fund this fiscal year - we truly appreciate you thinking of us and continuing to support our students and programs.

If you have not yet given this year, there is still time as the deadline for this year’s Annual Fund is June 30, 2010. Making a gift is easy by logging onto our website at http://www.smith.edu/ssw/about_gift.php and making a gift securely on-line, sending us a check in the preprinted envelope that you received with our most recent SSW Annual Fund mail solicitation or mailing a check to: David Brown, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Smith College School For Social Work, Lilly Hall 103, Northampton, MA 01063.

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Alumni Association Executive Committee Election Results
We would like to welcome four new S.S.W. Executive Committee members who will be beginning their terms on July 1. These individuals bring a wealth of experience to their new roles, and Tanita Teagle, President of the Alumni Association and the entire administration at the School are thrilled to be working with such a distinguished group of graduates. Here are the newly elected Executive Committee members:

Ray Fisher, MSW'03, Vice President
George Herrity, MSW'09, Treasurer
Natasha Bobb-Semple, MSW'99, Chair, Alumni of Color Standing Committee
David Kells, MSW'06, Region I Representative

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Alumni Association 2010 Thesis Award Recipients
The SSW Alumni Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Thesis Awards. Each of these theses is a fine example of the high quality of research undertaken by SSW students.

Alumni Association Thesis Award for Students of Color
Emely Velez, A'10
"A Different World: First Generation Latinas and Role Change"

Alumni Association Thesis Research Award
Malikkah Rolllins, A'10
"Contrasts and Comparison in Racial Identity Development among Black, White, Hispanic and Asian Youth"

Alumni Association Thesis Award
Meredith Morray, A'10
"Coming Home, Military Families Cope with Change"

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2010 Roger Miller Dissertation Grant
The Roger Miller Dissertation Grant has been awarded to Mariann Mankowski for her dissertation "Transition Experience, Identity and Social Supports for Women Veterans Returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom." This dissertation is an outstanding example of the high quality of research undertaken by SSW doctoral students.

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Smith College School for Social Work is Seeking Alumni Volunteers to Become Area Alumni Coordinators (AACs)

Area Alumni Coordinators (AACs) are the key liaison between alumni, Regional Representatives, and the School. AACs work under the leadership of the area’s Regional Representative and in conjunction with the Placement Area Coordinators (PAC) to provide coordinated efforts to maintain communication and facilitate local activities. The primary role of the AAC is to assess alumni needs and identify alumni volunteers to facilitate activities at the local level. For more information about becoming an Area Alumni Coordinator please visit: http://www.smith.edu/ssw/about_alumni_volunteer.php

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On-line Directory & List Serves
Find classmates and search for SSW alumni in a particular geographical location! This self-service tool is available to you now through the on-line directory. General information about networking and navigational tips specific to SSW can be found at: http://www.smith.edu/ssw/about_alumni_network.php; to log into the on-line directory, go to: http://alumnae.smith.edu/ where you will find the log-in box in the upper right corner of the page.

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In Depth Class Notes for Fall Issue

Have you sent in a class note in the last year, or ever?  Your classmates want to hear from you!  Please let us know about important events in your life so that we may publish them in the next In Depth newsletter.  Do you have a new job?  Have you moved?  Received a promotion or award or presented or published?  Married or given birth?  Enjoying retirement and/or grandchildren?  Please send all news items to Indepth@smith.edu.   If you have a photo or graphic to illustrate your news, consider sending that as well. Due to space constraints, please limit submissions to 150 words or less.  We reserve the right to edit submissions for space.  NOTE: In order to conserve paper and costs, the Fall 2010 issue will be the only issue of In Depth this year. Deadline for submission is August 1.   We look forward to hearing from you.

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Faculty in the News
The faculty at SSW have been very busy writing, volunteering, etc. For more information about the SSW faculty visit: http://www.smith.edu/ssw/about_news.php

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Loan Repayment Awards
The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is now accepting applications for Loan Repayment Awards funded by American Recovery and Reimvestment Act funds. Applications will be accepted continuously until funds are expended or September 20, 2010, whichever comes first. For more information visit:
http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/apply.htm

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2010 Summer Lecture Series
The School is excited to present a full and enriching series of summer lectures beginning June 4, 2010. Please check our websit at http://www.smith.edu/ssw/acad_cont_lectures_summer.php for a full listing of the lecture presenters and topics.

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