Fordham Notes: GSS Students Carry Off High Honors Two Years Running

Monday, October 13, 2008

GSS Students Carry Off High Honors Two Years Running

Anthony David, an advanced standing student in the Graduate School of Social Service (GSS), has been named the MSW Student of the Year by the New York State Social Work Education Association. This marks the second year in a row that a Fordham GSS student has been chosen for this award: last year’s winner was Maya Tsekenis.

David earned a BSW from Concordia College in 2007 and is currently completing his field work placement at the White Plains Youth Bureau. Tsekenis did her field placement at the United Nations with the International Federation of Social Workers a non-governmental organization that represents over 500,000 social workers in 83 countries.

Recipients of the Student of the Year award must demonstrate social work leadership skills and significant contributions through involvement in the social work program, campus activities, service to the community, or scholarly activities, and must have good academic standing

The New York State Social Work Education Association is a statewide organization whose purpose is to provide a forum for social work faculty, deans and directors, field instructors, students, practitioners and administrators to exchange information about social work education and related issues; to identify needs, issues and concerns central to social work education, and the appropriate responses to those needs; and to advocate on behalf of the social work education community.

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