2021 Dean's Recognition Awards

  • Students

Each year, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work honors students who have made significant achievements in their academic careers and contributions to the community. We are proud to recognize the following students for their outstanding accomplishments.

Social Work Alumni Association Award

Recognizes great potential to contribute to the social work profession and the USC alumni community.

Laura Trejo, DSW student

Jennifer Cazares, MSW student

Gladys M. Salit Award

Recognizes academic excellence, outstanding field work performance, and exceptional leadership and creativity.

Wilmer Rivas, MSW '21

Lillian Hawthorne Endowed Award

Recognizes a student who has made significant and transformational contributions to the programs and policies of the field agency in which they were placed.

Brandon Bowles, MSW '21

Wilmer Rivas, MSW '21

Outstanding Contribution to the Grand Challenge in Homelessness

MaryAnn Samson, MSW '21

Jane Addams Faculty Award

The graduating student body annually recognizes a faculty member for their academic, administrative and moral support of students.

Holly Priebe Sotelo
Clinical Associate Professor


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