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. Recent awardees include:
- 2013 Susan Milam, PhD ’94, MSSW ’83
- 2012 Wally Wingfield, MSSW ’83
- 2011 Andrea Colunga Bussey, MSSW ’93, BSW ’82
Send a tribute card to someone special during National Social Work Month – 2014 cards available now!
Each March, the National Association of Social Workers sponsors National Social Work Month. During this month, SWAN sponsors a tribute card initiative. All proceeds go to support SWAN’s student scholarship, which is awarded annually to a deserving social work student. 2014 cards are available now, see more information here. Recent awardees include:
- 2013 Lindsey Peters
- 2012 Grace Weiss
- 2011 Elizabeth Culbertson