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  1. Building Healthy, Strong Communities »

    May 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

    Save the Date for our annual continuing education program presented by the School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors.

    For more information or to suggest a speaker or topic, please email

  2. Homecoming Tailgate »

    October 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for the School of Social Work Homecoming Tailgate!

    **Exact time is dependent on game schedule**

  3. Alumni Family Picnic »

    August 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Please join us for our annual family picnic at Maybury State Park.

    It's a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with alumni and friends. 

  4. Alumni Day of Service »

    June 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am

    Please join us for a day of service in Ypsilanti and Detroit.

    You will have the option to volunteer with Gleaners or Growing hope

    RSVP here »

  5. Spring Alumni Reception »

    June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmCancelled

    This event has been canceled.

  6. Chicago Alumni Reception  »

    April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Please join us for a special evening reception to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet current School of Social Work students who are interested in working in the Chicago area.

    Click Here to RSVP »

  7. Boston Alumni Reception »

    April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Integrated Health Care - The New Normal

    Please join us for a special alumni reception featuring remarks by:

    Mary C. Ruffolo, Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Collegiate Professor of Social Work

    Debra K. Mattison, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Click Here to RSVP »

  8. National Professional Social Work Month Celebration »

    March 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


    Join Dean Videka and School of Social Work Alumni employed across the University for a special reception to celebrate our Profession and the impact you make each and every day.

    Click Here to RSVP »

  9. Student Award Ceremony  »

    March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    A special evening to honor our donors and celebrate our students' accomplishments.  

  10. Educating for Success Workshop  »

    March 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Educating for Success is an ego-enhancing program designed to engage participants in identifying successes, strengths, and values. By understanding and affirming identities, participants are empowered to make self-fulfilling rather than self-defeating choices. Participants will work in collaborative teams to learn new communication and problem-solving skills and set achievable goals. 

    About the Facilitator: Dr. Lila Swell, MSW, EdD

    Dr. Swell is a speaker, writer, and educator on personal development. In addition to publishing numerous articles and books on her original Educating for Success model, Dr. Swell has presented at many national and international conferences on topics including teaching, methodology, self-efficacy, and motivation. The Educating for Success program is used in universities, hospitals, businesses, and schools systems across the USA and abroad. Dr. Swell is currently an instructor at Queens College in New York specializing in Humanistic Psychology.

    In celebration of Social Work Month, this workshop is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Programs, the Leadership in Community Benefit Organizations Program, Career Services, and the Development and Alumni Relations Office. 

    RSVP here »

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