NYU Silver Honors Student Award Recipients

The NYU Silver School of Social Work honored winners of the 5th Annual Student Awards on Wednesday, April 17, at the awards ceremony and reception. These students have excelled in academics, practice, and in their extracurricular pursuits. They are leaders who embody the spirit and passion of the Silver School. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Dean’s Award for Innovation in Social Work Practice

Michael Fiore, BS ’13, for his passion for working with the elderly and improving the ways which we face death as a society, and his advocacy for equal treatment of the LGBT community.
Titilayo Kuti, MSW ’13, for her creation and implementation of the Social Justice and Diversity Grant Challenge as a higher education intern at NYU Silver.

Diane Greenstein Memorial Fellowship

Rachel Copeland, PhD Student, for her exemplary dissertation proposal on eliciting life histories from poor mothers in Costa Rica who had an unintended pregnancy in adolescence.

Excellence in Leadership Award

Cordelia Brady, BS ’13, for her four years with the Undergraduate Student Government Association, including her role as co-president in 2012-13.
Christopher Lynn-Logue, MSW ’13, for being active in the NYU Silver community, including his work with the Student of Color Collective and for serving as president of the Graduate Student Association in 2012-13.
Lily Tagg, BS ’13, for her four years with the Undergraduate Student Government Association, including her role as co-president in 2012-13.

Global Social Work

Haley D. Feldman, BS ’13, for her thoughtful and compassionate work with refugees and asylees at Bellevue Hospital’s Program for Survivors of Torture.  

Outstanding POPS Project Award

Sarah Josephson, MSW ’14, for her project, SHOP (Shopping-squad Helping Older People), which links volunteers with elderly individuals living independently within the same neighborhood.
Samantha Maietta, MSW ’14, for a parent workshop developed for her internship at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center.
Ching-yee Ng, MSW ’14, for her project, Health Star, which provides an outlet of expression to Chinese seniors through art and music.

Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Victoria Dexter, PhD ’12, for her dissertation, Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis of Empathy Training Studies with Helping Professionals, which focuses on whether or not empathy can be taught.

Silver Citizenship Award

Alexandra Frank, MSW ’13, for work around criminal justice and being a founder of the NYU Silver student group Social Workers on Public Policy.
Madelyn Miller, PhD ’13, for her work with adult survivors of disasters, trauma, and loss.

Silver Spirit Award

Daniel Cabrera, MSW ’13, for his dedication to several NYU Silver activities and for fundraising for multiple causes.
Beth Diesch, MSW ’13, for her leadership of Phi Alpha’s Pi Pi chapter and volunteer work around Hurricane Sandy relief.  

Social Justice Award

Alice Berliner, BS ’13, for organizing non-union hotel workers in and around New York and advocating for immigrant and low-income communities.
Emmy Tiderington, PhD Student, for her service to NYU Silver and the University, as well as activism around causes including economic inequality, access to birth control and affordable health care, and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.