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News & Events for June 2008

June 26, 2008
Legislative Training for Lobby Day and Alumni Reception

We had a great turnout for our 1/31/08 Lobby Day an Alumni event which was a success.  Click here to see pictures of the event.

Donation to Support Students for Lobby Days

June 26, 2008
Dr. Campoverde’s Retirement

Dr. Cecilia Campoverde officially retired at the end of the Spring 2008 semester. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Campoverde, she was best known around FAU for teaching social policy, research, practice, and social justice, as well as for helping to build community in the town of El Triumfo following the devastation left by Hurricane Mitch. Dr. Campoverde is moving to Guatemala, leaving her FAU position, but continuing her commitment and work for social and economic justice. She will be missed by all who knew her. To honor Dr. Campoverde with support for her wonderful work in international community development please consider donating online at www.guatemalanproject.com. Click here to see pictures of the retirement party that was held on April 11, 2008.

June 26, 2008
2008 7th Annual Induction Ceremony

On May 1, 2008, the faculty of the Florida Atlantic University School of Social Work held their 7th Annual Induction Ceremony to honor the 53 graduating MSW students.  The evening was an opportunity for faculty, family and friends to acknowledge the accomplishments of the graduating students.  Along with warm welcome and congratulatory comments from university officials, one highlight of the evening was an inspiring keynote speech by Ms. Jackie Nash, President of Florida NASW. 

The solemn candlelight induction and pinning ceremony included individual recognition of each graduate by Drs. Michele Hawkins and Elwood Hamlin as well as distribution of the NASW pins by Ms. Nash.  Graduates recited the “Pledge to the Profession of Social Work” wherein they pledged their dedication and loyalty to carry on the traditions of social work.  Following the ceremony, the graduates, their 270 guests, and faculty attended a reception in the graduates honor. Graduates stated they felt many emotions including a sense of pride in their educational endeavors and amazement at how much they have learned through their educational studies and field placements. Click here to see pictures of the event.

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