Social Work Alumni Association

Launched in 2022, the College of Social Work Alumni Association, or SWAA, is comprised of all Wildcats who have successfully completed a degree program in the college. SWAA aims to provide opportunities for alumni engagement, including communication regarding college initiatives, in-person and virtual events, an alumni-student formal mentoring program, annual Hall of Fame inductions, and more!

From the Desk of the Dean

September 2022

In follow up to recent communication regarding the College of Social Work Alumni Association, or SWAA, this email contains several reminders about current and upcoming SWAA activities! Please note that all of these activities have a completion or registration deadline of Monday, October 3.

Homecoming

To ensure that all alumni can celebrate UK Homecoming 2022 with SWAA, no matter where you live, we have planned two virtual activities.

First, please register for the SWAA Homecoming Trivia Tournament! The tournament will consist of a unique, brief round of virtual trivia per day on October 14, 15, and 16, featuring questions regarding the college, UK, and more. The daily round can be completed at any time between 8 AM and 11:59 PM (Eastern time) each day.

All who register to participate will receive a mini-swag package via mail to help you participate in Homecoming from your home. Plus, the alumni winner (who answers the most questions correctly during all three rounds) will receive a grand prize swag package featuring a basketball signed by John Wall!

Second, please submit a photo from your time in the College of Social Work. Select photographs will be featured on Wildcat Network throughout the week of Homecoming!

Stay Connected

To assist us with future SWAA plans, if you have not already, please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding alumni engagement activities. Those who complete the survey will have the option to enter to win a giveaway of College of Social Work swag! 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Anna Chalfant, Director of Strategic Operations, at anna.chalfant@uky.edu.

If there is anything that I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can email me at Justin.Miller1@uky.edu (with copy to Xana.Plum@uky.edu).

Always remember, never forget – no matter what may come SOCIAL WORK WAS BUILT FOR THIS!

Go Cats!

J. Jay Miller, Ph.D., MSW, CSW

Dean and Dorothy A. Miller Research Professor in Social Work Education, College of Social Work
Acting Director, UK Online

University of Kentucky

Twitter: @DrJayMiller1

Class Notes

Every day, College of Social Work alumni accomplish amazing things. We would love to hear about your latest accomplishments, both personal and professional! Did you get a new job? Publish a paper? Welcome a new addition to the family? Let us know by submitting a Class Note!

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spotlights

Our alumni are dedicated to improving the human condition through steadfast service. Their stories serve to inspire current and new generations of social workers.

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