NASW Honors 2020 Graduates

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates social workers who are graduating in 2020. Your years of hard work have paid off and we wish you success in your career.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many of you have not been able to enjoy a traditional graduation. We hope you will be able to celebrate with your loved ones in person soon. 

In the meantime, we've gathered congratulatory messages from social work leaders and photos of some of the hundreds of social workers who earned baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in social work.

Congratulations, Graduates!


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Messages to the Graduates


Kathryn Conley Wehrmann

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann is the outgoing president of NASW. She was an associate professor at Illinois State University for 21 years.

Sarah Gehlert

Sarah Gehlert is dean of University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.



Frederic Reamer

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Frederic Reamer is a professor of social work at Rhode Island College. He is one of the nation's leading experts on social work ethics.


Martell Teasley

Martell Teasley is dean of the University of Utah College of Social Work and president of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.

Karen Bullock

Professor Karen Bullock, head of the School of Social Work at North Carolina State University and chair of the NASW National Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity.



Feliz Fraser-Solak

Feliz Fraser-Solak is board president of the NASW Colorado Chapter and a therapist in Westminster, Colo.





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