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Social Worker of the Year Award

November 2015 - Congratulations to Sylvia A. Diaz for winning the Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association of Puerto Ricans in Social Work! Sylvia received her MSW in May of 1992, her PhD in August of 2011 from Stony Brook University and is now the Executive Director of Suffolk County Community College Foundation. 

The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University
is pleased to announce that we are recognized by
the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work
as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0050.

See announcement here.


The theme of Advocacy Day 2015 was Gender Equality: a Call to Action!
Our goal was to inspire and prepare our students to grapple with the universal need to work to challenge sexism
using legislative advocacy, social activism, and social and organizational change.
In addition to sensitizing the students, we invited leaders to teach students about grassroots social change techniques
including how to influence the political process and successfully organize community and union efforts.

To see a letter of support from Senator Gillibrand, click here.