The Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) offers opportunities to fulfill continuing education requirements, to network with other social workers in your area of practice and/or geographic area, and to stay connected to the School of Social Work through special events. All graduates of The University of Texas School of Social Work are considered members of SWAN. Membership is automatic upon graduation and there are no dues or fees for membership. Currently, there is an active Austin chapter. Chapters at El Paso and other Texas locations are in the process of being established.
Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award Nomination
Each year, SWAN and the School of Social Work select one of our distinguished alumni to honor at commencement with the Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. Nominations for this award are received in the spring semester. Recent awardees include:
Honor A Social Worker during National Social Work Month
Each March, the National Association of Social Workers sponsors National Social Work Month. During this month, SWAN sponsors an Honor a Social Worker tribute gift initiative. All proceeds go to support SWAN’s student scholarship, which is awarded annually to a deserving social work student. Recent awardees include:
- 2012 Grace Weiss
- 2011 Elizabeth Culbertson