Each year GSSW honors its graduates by presenting three Alumni Awards at the annual Colorado Social Work Month celebration in March.
GSSW Service Award—This award is presented to a GSSW graduate who has contributed to, or served, the Graduate School of Social Work in a noteworthy and significant fashion, through personal effort and/or financial contribution.
Community Service Award—This award is presented to a GSSW graduate who has demonstrated significant and continuous volunteer involvement in major community activities and/or charitable causes, above and beyond his/her employed position.
Robert L. Hawkins Social Work Achievement Award—This award is presented to a GSSW graduate who has demonstrated professional achievement by being named executive director, manager, chairperson of the board, or to a similar leadership position within a social work agency or organization; or by reaching a level of prominence in education, practice, politics or another type of service; or by receiving national recognition in the field of social work. The award is named in honor of Robert L. Hawkins, MSW '67, who rose through the ranks at Colorado Psychiatric Institute in Pueblo, eventually becoming the first social worker appointed as its Superintendent. Under Hawkins' leadership, the Institute became a model psychiatric treatment facility.
Read about our most recent award recipients on our Alumni Award Recipients page.
Watch for details on making nominations for the 2015 Alumni Awards.
For additional information, please contact Trish Becker-Hafnor, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Special Events (303-871-3615).