SSW Alumni Day 2009 a Success
(May 1, 2009) -- SSW Dean Stefan Krug and President Helen G. Drinan '75LS, '78SM began the day with a warm welcome to the full crowd, followed by a keynote address given by Scholar-in-Residence at Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center Phyllis R. Silverman, who spoke about Focusing on the Family and Children’s Grief: How Our Views Have Changed. The keynote was part of the Todd A. Saker Lecture Series, funded by the Todd A. Saker Development Fund established in 2006 with a gift from Linda Saker '98 in memory of her son Todd.
After a series of workshop sessions which shared the common theme of grief, the group reconvened for lunch and the alumni awards presentation. Six distinguished alumni received peer-nominated awards: Dr. Ann Ashmore-Hudon '65SW, Distinguished Career Award; Ana Lazar '96SW, Alumni Special Recognition Award; Robbie Tourse '71SW, Alumni Special Recognition Award; Martha Bass '90SW, Excellence in Supervision Award; Mark Gianino '05SW, Maida Solomon Award; and Sarah Bernhardt Peterson '07, Recent Graduate Award.
The day concluded with a presentation by The Children's Room Performance Troupe and a reception.
Phyllis R. Silverman gives the keynote address.
Sonia Michelson '85SW, President of the SSW Alumni Association Board
Robbie Tourse '71SW, recipient of the Alumni Special Recognition Award
Martha Bass '90SW, recipient of the Excellence in Supervision Award
Sarah Bernhardt Peterson '07SW, recipient of the Recent Graduate Award
Mark Gianino '05SW receives the Maida Solomon Award
Dr. Ann Ashmore-Hudon '65SW receives the Distinguished Career Award