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News Round Up: Social Workers of the Year

Many National Association of Social Workers chapters give “Social Worker of the Year” awards in March because it is Social Work Month. However, the award can be given at any time of the year.

Here is a round up of this year’s “Social Worker of the Year” award news stories. Click on underlined headline to go to the news story. And if you see a story on a “Social Worker of the Year” that is not included please email Greg Wright at

Meghan Baker, NASW Texas Chapter
University of Houston’s Meghan Baker named Social Work Student of the Year in Texas

Courtney Cook, Northwest Florida Chapter of NASW
Cook named social worker of the year

Michael Corrigan, Northeast Florida Unit of NASW
Jacksonville City Councilman is “Social Worker of the Year”

 Richard Coslow, NASW Indiana Chapter
Business People

Jean Dresley, Shreveport (Louisiana) Chapter of NASW
Community briefly: Social workers plan awards banquet

Debbie Gudenkauf, Kansas Association of Social Workers
State award honors MVHS social worker

Deborah Haliczer, Illinois
Two social workers earn honors

Eileen McNulty, Connecticut
City Youth director wins state accolades

Toni Peabody, NASW Indiana Chapter Region 7
UIndy instructor named regional Social Worker of the Year

 Donna Saskowski, Western Division of the New York State Chapter of NASW
Genesee ARC Chief Named Social Worker of the Year

Sherry Saturno, Westchester, New York Division of NASW
Edgemont director named Social Worker of the Year

JoAnn McCachern Swart, North Carolina Chapter of NASW
Castle Hayne woman named state’s social worker of year

Lucrecia Suárez, Oregon Chapter of NASW
Faculty members Lucrecia Suarez and Jessica Ritter honored by the National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter

Cole Weeks, NASW Hawaii Chapter
Family advocacy manager named social worker of year

Carol Zanon, Chico Chapter of NASW
Oroville social worker honored for her work with the homeless

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