Alumni Celebration A Great Success!

Thanks to all who participated in and supported our Alumni & Friends Celebration held on April 27, 2017 at the UIC Student Center East and sponsored by the JACSW Alumni Board.

Over 70 alumni and friends joined together for an enjoyable evening. Friendships were renewed and new colleagues connected while listening to the sounds of a talented UIC student musical trio and munching on delectable hors d’oeuvres during an opening reception:

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The evening continued with dessert and a program that included presentations by Dean Creasie Finney Hairston:
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Dr. Robert A. Barish, UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs:
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and our guest speaker, Cook County State’s Attorney, Kimberly Foxx. She spoke about the profound impact social workers had on her work as a supervisor in felony juvenile courtrooms in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office and as guardian ad litem in the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office, advocating for children navigating the child welfare system. She said social workers also taught her about the importance of community when working for reform in the criminal justice system.
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A highlight of the evening was the presentation of three awards. Kimberly Foxx received the inaugural Jane Addams Social Justice Ally Award:
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Alumni honored were Randy A. Fisher, MSW ’73, LCSW with The Jane Addams Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award:
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and Trevaughn Davis-Neal, MSW ’11, LCSW with The Jane Addams Rising Alumni Award.
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And, to cap off the evening, the Alumni Association presented Dean Hairston with a $1,000 check to the Jane Addams College of Social Work Scholarship Fund:
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Donald J. Dew, MSW ’80 and Miller R. Anderson, MSW ’84 served as co-chairs of the event and led a committee of dedicated alumni volunteers and alumni board members.

OUR SPONSORS:

Supporting Sponsor
UI Health logo

Advocate Sponsors

Faith Johnson Bonecutter, MSW ’82

Dr. Glenda Dewberry Rooney, MSW ’76

Friend Sponsors

Roseann Adams, MSW ‘91

Bessie Akuamoah, MSW ’81

Miller R. Anderson, MSW ‘84

Susie Bohun, MSW ‘04

Donald J. Dew, MSW ‘80

Linda C. Hussey, MSW ‘87

Dr. Terry Solomon, MSW ’77

Cynthia C. Sykes, MSW ’82

Elizabeth Tumiel, MSW ‘07

HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Celebration Co-Chairs
Miller R. Anderson, Vice President*, MSW ‘84
Donald J. Dew, MSW ‘80

Members
Fatimah Abidemi Abioye*, Student Government Liaison
Bessie Akuamoah, MSW ‘81
Joseluis Avalos*, BSW ’00, MSW ‘03
Susie Bohun*, BSW ‘03, MSW ‘04
Jacquelyn M. Bonavia*, Director of Advancement
Faith Johnson Bonecutter*, MSW ’82, Faculty Liaison
Kenya Butts*, MSW ‘10
Barbara Coats*, Faculty Liaison
Dr. Carol Goldbaum, PhD ‘88
Gary Kenzer, Secretary*, MSW ‘84
Nicole Milano, Treasurer*, BSW ‘00, MSW ‘01
Jenna Reisch, MSW ‘12
Judith Rocha, President*, BSW ‘01, MSW ‘05
Joel L. Rubin*, MSW ‘83
Dr. Terry Solomon, MSW ‘77
Cynthia C. Sykes, MSW ‘82
Elizabeth Tumiel, MSW ‘07

*Alumni Board Member/Officer

CHECK BACK FOR INFORMATION ABOUT NEXT YEAR’S CELEBRATION!

I believe strongly in education's power to transform lives and hope fellow alumni will give back to the University that gave us great starts in our careers.

Lorraine Henrickson, MSW '73

What’s New With You

What makes Jane Addams College of Social Work (JACSW) unique? You do!  Our alumni share a passion ― to make a difference in the lives of the underserved. Your work contributes to making society a more just place for those marginalized by race, poverty, and social conditions. Collectively, our over 8,000 alumni are changing the world for the good one organization, policy, and person at a time.

We want to keep in touch with you and, if you choose, to share your story and accomplishments. Update your contact information so we can keep you informed about current happenings at the College, and let us know about your latest project, research, award, or new job.

Participants at Continuing Education Event
Class of 1991 Graduates with Chancellor Amiridis, Dean Hairston, and Alumni Board Treasurer and Alumni Celebration Co-Chair, Joel Rubin

Connect & Engage

At Jane Addams College of Social Work, we are proud of our alumni and the contributions they make to the field. It’s important to celebrate our accomplishments and expand our professional network. The JACSW annual Alumni Awards are newly established to honor a Distinguished Alumnus and a Rising Alumnus. The criteria and application for these awards are here.
Want to connect with colleagues and classmates? The JACSW annual Alumni Celebration is the place to be! Check back for information on the 2018 celebration and organize a table with your classmates and colleagues. And, watch your email for the quarterly editions of the JACSW Alumni & Friends e-newsletter.

JACSW Alumni Board

The Alumni Association Constituency Board of Jane Addams College of Social Work is composed of fellow graduates proud of their degrees and willing to advocate on behalf of the College. They actively encourage interest and involvement in JACSW among fellow graduates, current students, and the general public. Members plan an annual reunion, sponsor continuing education, mentor current students, serve as field placement supervisors, and make connections between you, UIC, Jane Addams College of Social Work, and the greater community. See who’s on the board and how you might become involved.

Members of the Alumni Board

Contact the Office of Advancement

Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, MA, CFRE
Director of Advancement
Jane Addams College of Social Work, MC 309
1040 West Harrison Street, Room 4018
Chicago, IL 60607-7134
Telephone: (312) 413-2305
Fax: (312) 996-1802
Email: jbonavia@uic.edu

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