Sunday, July 30, 2017

Touro Celebrates Graduate School of Social Work Programs

From a release on a school's successful social work programs leading to a graduate degree in social work, including guidance on how long does it take to become a social worker, etc:

New York, N.Y. – The Touro Graduate School of Social Work celebrated the Class of 2017 for their triumphs, challenges, academic achievements and outstanding community service at an annual Academic Recognition Program infused with warmth, humor and inspiration. Held at the 92nd Street Y, the auspicious event brought together more than 400 individuals, including students, faculty, staff, family members and other well-wishers.

The occasion also served as an unexpected kickoff for the Dean Steven Huberman Leadership Award for Student Scholarships, named after the school’s founding and current dean. Presenting a personal check for $2,500, and pledging an additional $2,500 in matching funds, Touro College and University System Provost Patricia Salkin, J.D. said she and her husband, Howard, were starting the fund as a “token of appreciation for Dean Huberman’s unswerving leadership.”

Visibly moved and without a moment’s hesitation, Dr. Huberman said that he and his family would also contribute $2,500 to the fund, and then others present at the gathering spontaneously began making donations to the social work scholarship fund.

Provost Salkin received the Touro National Outstanding Social Work Leadership Award at the event to mark her years as a foremost legal scholar and advocate for positive social change. Prior to assuming the position of provost for the Graduate and Professional Division in March 2016, Salkin served as dean of Touro’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

In welcoming the gathering, Dr. Huberman noted that the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.– “the time is always right to do what is right” – rang true for the graduates and the profession they were about to join.  And in quoting poet John Donne – “no man is an island” – Dr. Huberman credited faculty, staff and family members for supporting the students in their quest to “reach this milestone.”


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