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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Dean Williams Honored

May 7, 2013

Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair James Herbert Williams has received the Day-Garrett Award from the Smith College School for Social Work, where he earned his MSW.

The award, established in 1967, is presented annually to individuals who have been "outstanding contributors to professional social work and . . . significant members of the Smith College School for Social Work educational community."

Williams, who will receive the award at a July 19 dinner in his honor, was selected by a committee consisting of two members of Smith's Board of Trustees, two alumni, six faculty members and two field faculty representatives.

Williams also received the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award the School of Social at the University of Washington, where he earned his PhD. The award, which will be presented at the June 13 UW graduation, recognizes Williams' exceptional service, social innovation and professional leadership, both nationally and internationally.

"I am very humbled by these honors," Williams says. "I really cherished my time at Smith College and at the University of Washington."

In February, Williams was named editor-in-chief of Social Work Research , one of the top four journals in the social work discipline. His appointment is for a four-year term through 2017.