Current Social Work Student News & Highlights

Congratulations to our recent 2017 BSW graduates!!!

2017 PSU BSW graduates

This photo was taken at the Social Work Student Awards Ceremony held on May 9, 2017.  The Social Work Chair, faculty members and staff wish them the very best of luck in their future careers as professional social workers!

The Social Work Department recognizes student achievement by selecting students each year who excel in their academic performance and contributions to the academic and wider community. Five awards are given (as of May 2018):

  • Outstanding Senior Achievement Award (highest grade point average)
  • Outstanding Junior Achievement Award (highest grade point average)
  • Outstanding Practicum (Field Placement) Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Exemplar of Social Work Values Award

We are pleased to recognize the following students as recent award recipients:


  • Senior: Gina Wheeler
  • Junior:  Nicole Blake & Lora Giguere
  • Practicum: Marissa Martinez
  • Community Service: Brooke Sweet
  • Exemplar of Social Work Values: Allyson Brown


  • Senior: Ashley John
  • Junior: Elena Pensa
  • Practicum: Christina Osgood
  • Community Service: Radhika Niroula