The School of Social Work recognizes its most distinguished alumni through The Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award and the Early Career Achievement Award.
Awards were not given in recent years. With the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not know when we may recognize our alumni again. However, we welcome nominations on a rolling basis that will be kept on file until it is safe to celebrate together.
Anyone may nominate a School alum for these recognition awards. To nominate candidates for one or both of these awards, please:
- Clearly identify the alumni being nominated along with their current role and contact information.
- Submit a letter describing the nominee’s impact and achievements.
- Provide a highlight of their record of distinction, including awards, milestones and successes.
Additional letters of support for the candidate are welcome and may be emailed separately. Please make sure they reference the candidate’s full name and the original nominator.
Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award
This award recognizes School alumni who have demonstrated a career of exceptional service, social innovation or professional leadership locally, nationally or internationally in the areas of research, administration, education, direct practice, policy advocacy and/or community and public service.
Early Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes School alumni who, within 12 years of receiving their last School of Social Work degree, are doing innovative work in their early career, demonstrating influence within their field and making a notable impact on the social work profession in one or more of the areas of research, administration, direct practice, policy, advocacy and/or community and public service. For early career achievement, the award has gone to:
You may contact Katie Lamar with your nominations or questions by phone at 206-206-543-5052 or by sending mail to:
Office of Advancement
UW School of Social Work
Seattle, WA 98195-4900