We encourage you to stay in touch with GSSW and use our many resources throughout your professional career.
- University of Denver Office of Alumni Relations
- GSSW Alumni Association (Email Lynda Ricketson or Lisa Ingarfield)
- 2012 Alumni Award recipients
- alumni events
- GSSW's Stay Informed page for alumni (via the Penrose Library in the Academic Commons)
- University of Denver's Career Center
- Licensure and Continuing Professional Development
- GSSW Magazine
- Support GSSW
- Association of Social Work Boards
- Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
- Colorado School Social Work Licensure
- Licensure Preparation Study Sessions
GSSW Registrar (Email Sarah Sweetman)
- degree verifications, post-graduate for-credit course registration, institutional recommendations for school social work
- Transcripts must be requested from the University of Denver Registrar. Transcripts are not available from the GSSW Registrar.
- Access syllabi from when you were a student. You must first log in to your Portfolio account to see the syllabi. If you are unable to see the syllabi, please log in to your DU Portfolio account and then try to enter the Portfolio syllabus archive. This process limits access to current GSSW faculty, staff and alumni.
SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZATIONS
- Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work
- Council on Social Work Education
- National Association of Social Workers—Colorado Chapter
- National Association of Social Workers—National
- Society for Social Work and Research
GSSW congratulates Maria C Hernandez-Peck, MSW, PhD '80, who was named a 2013 Alumni/a Fellow for Social Work by the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville where she earned her MSW. Watch a video about her honor.
A national expert on aging and caregiving, Hernandez-Peck's primary research interests are family caregiving and retirement decisions of older farmers. She served as Director of the Center for Studies in Aging at Eastern Washington University School of Social Work from 1983 through 2013. She attended three White House Conferences on Aging, two of them as a governor's representative, and she was selected to serve on the National Advisory Committee to the Conference in 1981.
Hernandez-Peck's contributions to the field of aging, and to the social work profession as a whole, have been recognized over the years at local, state and national levels. She was selected as Social Work Educator of the Year by the Washington National Association of Social Workers and Teacher of the Year for the EWU Inland Empire School of Social Work in 1987. She subsequently received awards from Spokane Community Mental Health, The Alcoholism Council of Colorado, the Spokane Employment Retirement System and the Spokane Gay and Lesbian Community. The State Council on Aging honored Hernandez-Peck with the Excellence in Action Award, and she received the Leadership Award from the Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
This year, Hernandez-Peck was named Outstanding Faculty for Excellence in Community Engagement at Eastern Washington University.
Affiliated with numerous professional and civic organizations, Hernandez-Peck serves on the boards of Spokane Refugee Connections, Frontier Behavioral Health Services, Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington and the National Association for Hispanic Elders. Her previous board positions include Washington NASW, Washington State Board of Health, Washington Legislative Task Force on Mental Health, Spokane Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and the Washington State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.
Read about other notable GSSW alumni.