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Graduate School of Social Work Presents Dean's Awards

May 16, 2011

The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) has honored eight longtime supporters of the school with Dean's Awards. Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair James Herbert Williams presented the awards at a May 13 reception and dinner honoring the 80th anniversary of GSSW's founding.

Dean's Award recipients included the following GSSW graduates, philanthropists and Board of Visitors members:

  • Libby Bortz, MSW '67, LCSW;
  • Jana K. Edwards, MSW '78, LCSW, BCD;
  • Margaret Roath, MSW '68, LCSW; and
  • Youlon Savage, MSW '64, ACSW.

Also receiving Dean's Awards were Erna Butler, whose generosity created the Erna and Brad Butler Institute for Families and the Butler Scholars Program; clinical psychologist Heather Taussig, PhD, whose Fostering Healthy Futures program at the Kempe Center has provided nearly 100 GSSW student internships; former ambassador to Switzerland Philip D. Winn, co-founder of GSSW's Bridge Project and member of the Board of Visitors; and Gary L. Yourtz, another Bridge co-founder and Board of Visitors Chair.

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