Lorraine Gutiérrez, associate dean for educational programs and professor of social work, is receiving the 2020 Career Achievement Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA). The award honors the lifetime contribution of a person in the field who has made a major contribution to community practice. She is a leader in scholarship on group work, empowerment, multicultural practice and research for community change that has advanced these areas and enriched social work education and practice. She has exemplified an academic life that connects her teaching and research with her service that has enhanced her school, campus, community and profession.
"There is no greater honor than being recognized by my peers,” said Gutiérrez . “I joined ACOSA when I was a doctoral student in 1986 and it has always been an important part of my community-focused work. I have been happy to be contributing to the field of community practice."
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106