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Annual Alumni Awards Recipients

These awards are the highest honor bestowed upon the school’s alumni, faculty and students each year by the School of Social Work and its Alumni Organization.

Past Recipients

  • Outstanding PhD Student: Eunyoung Jang
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri
  • Outstanding Alumni: Jennifer Ganaway

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Jennifer Shearin
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Niki Vandable
  • Outstanding PhD Student: Abigail Rolbiecki
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Clark Peters
  • Outstanding Alumni: Lisa Smith

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Daniel Stribling
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Betsy Smith
  • Outstanding PhD Student: Ashley Gage
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: David Albright
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: First Chance for Children
  • Outstanding Alumni: Becky Beck

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Antaniece Sills
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Daniel Lester
  • Outstanding PHD Student: Mustapha Alhassan
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Jennifer Carter-Dochler
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Family Counseling Center
  • Outstanding Alumni: Teresa Titus-Howard and Donald Howard

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Kam Phillips
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Kelly Jackson
  • Outstanding PHD Student: Michelle Kaiser
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Suzanne Carey
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Love INC
  • Outstanding Alumni: Judy Hillyer

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Anna Hoskins
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Melissa Fritts
  • Outstanding PHD Student: Amber Moodie-Dyer
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Dr. Dale Fitch
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Fulton State Hospital
  • Outstanding Alumni: Jayne Bury Leet

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Claire Schillinger
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Sarah Longlett
  • Outstanding PHD Student: Kirsten Havig
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Missouri Alliance for Children and Families
  • Outstanding Alumni: Norma Knowles, MSW, LCSW

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Nia Manning
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Ryan Black
  • Outstanding PHD Student: Seema Sehrawat
  • Outstanding Faculty: ManSoo Yu, PhD, MSW, MA
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Family Guidance Center for Behavioral Healthcare – St. Joseph, MO; President & CEO, Garry Hammond accepted the award on behalf of the agency
  • Outstanding Alumni: Malinda Lamb, PhD, LISW, CCJP

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Alisha Waller
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Karen A. Enyard
  • Outstanding PHD Student: Michele L. Day
  • Outstanding Faculty: Martha Markward
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Boys & Girls Town of Missouri
  • Outstanding Alumni: Dasi Schlup

  • Outstanding BSW Student: Gayle Ervin
  • Outstanding MSW Student: Kristin Baker
  • Outstanding PhD Student: Andrew Muriuki
  • Outstanding Faculty: Elizabeth Wilson
  • Outstanding Social Service Agency: Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Patient and Family Services
  • Outstanding Alumni: Paula Richards

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Carmen Washington
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Mark Miller
  • Outstanding Faculty Award: Michael J. Kelly, MSSW, PhD, LCSW
  • Outstanding Alumni Award: Vince Hillyer, MSW’94 ACSW, LCSW

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Kelly Ferrario
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Angela Kay Davis, BSW
  • Outstanding Faculty Award: Carol Snively, MA, MSW, PhD
  • Outstanding Alumni Award: Ann Ruhl Woody, BASW ’68, MSSW ’71

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Megan Klenke
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Audrey Shearer
  • Outstanding Faculty Award: Kalea Benner
  • Outstanding Alumni Award: Gene L. Svebakken

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Julie Ditmars
  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Dia M. Carpenter
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Kimberly Erin Scott
  • Outstanding Faculty Award: Assistant Professor Fran Danis, MSW, PhD
  • Outstanding Alumni Award: William H. Fuser, MS in Social Work ‘70

  • Outstanding BSW Student Award: Brent M. Coleman
  • Outstanding MSW Student Award: Nadie Antranette Dubose
  • Outstanding Faculty Award: Marjorie Sable, MSW, MPH, DrPH
  • Outstanding Alumni Award: James C. Brady, MSW ‘78