The University of Kentucky College of Social Work is fiercely committed to developing outstanding social work professionals – leaders who serve individuals, families, and communities through innovative and effective practices that are guided by cultural competency, systematic ethical analysis, and a keen and pragmatic understanding of the human condition.
The College of Social Work Alumni Association (SWAA) Awards provide a mechanism for formal recognition of the accomplishments of such outstanding social work professionals, as well as those who contribute to their development, and are the highest honors bestowed by the College of Social Work for alumni and others supporters of the college.
Nominations will be accepted from April 17 through 8 AM Eastern Time on June 20, 2023.
Nomination materials must be submitted via the online web form. A separate form should be submitted for each unique nomination.
The following materials are required for a nomination to be considered:
Award recipients will be recognized at an annual recognition event, to occur annually in the fall in Lexington, Kentucky.
As stated in the eligibility criteria, recipients must participate in the recognition event in person unless exceptional circumstances prevent such participation. If a recipient does not reside in Lexington, Kentucky, the College of Social Work will help cover the recipient’s cost of travel.
Our alumni are dedicated to improving the human condition through steadfast service. Their stories serve to inspire current and new generations of social workers.