Student Awards

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Congratulations to the 2018 Silver Student Awardees!

Please join us as we congratulate the winners of the 10th Annual Student Awards at the NYU Silver School of Social Work! These students have excelled in academics, practice, and in their extracurricular pursuits. They truly embody the spirit and passion of the Silver School.

Dean's Award for Innovation in Social Work Practice

Opioid Overdose Prevention Training | Fantasia Cordero, MSW Program
Women Beyond the Bars | Patrice James, Whitnique Small, Unique Starks, MSW Program

Diane Greenstein Memorial Fellowship
Kevin Lotz, PhD Program
Xupeng Mao, PhD Program

Excellence in Leadership
Patrice James, MSW Program
Luisa Lopez, MSW Program

Global Social Work Award
Natasha Atkins, MSW Program
Kamolnan Chearavanont, BS Program
Nancy Murakami, DSW Program

Outstanding Student Program Award
Where Do Asians Belong? Unpacking the API/A Experience | Asian Pacific Islander / American Social Work Students for Change

Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Dr. Shelly Ben-David, PhD Program

Silver Citizenship Award
Sarah James, MSW Program
Larisa Kupris, MSW Program
Julia Almodovar & Shannon Martin, MSW Program

Silver Spirit Award
Sarah Murslim, BS Program
Michael Schwartz, MSW Program

Social Justice Award
Kendra Ganley, BS Program
Unique Starks, MSW Program

#SocialWorkersRock Award
Animal Assisted Therapy in Social Work
Asian Pacific Islander / American Social Work Students for Change
Black Women's Social Work Coalition
Chinese Student Support Group
Doctoral Student Association
End-Of-Life Gerontology Student Collective
Graduate Student Association
Latinx Social Work Student Organization
Phi Alpha National Honor Society - Pi Pi Chapter
Pride in Practice
Silver Mindfulness Collective
Silver Psychoanalysis Forum
Social Workers Approaching God
Social Workers for Women Worldwide
Social Workers on Public Policy
Social Workers Supporting Social Workers
Students of Color Collective
Undergraduate Student Government Association
White Students Challenging Racism

Congratulations are also in order for the recipients of awards in the community:

NYU President’s Service Awards: to recognize the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life at New York University.

Patrice James, MSW Program
Luisa Lopez, MSW Program
Sarah Murslim, BS Program
Carly Siuta, MSW SH-NY Program
Black Women’s Social Work Coalition
Latinx Social Work Student Organization
Silver School of Social Work Undergraduate Student Government Association

NIA Awards: The Nia (a Swahili word meaning purpose) Awards are a long-standing tradition organized by the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP), a department in the Division of Students Affairs. The Nia Awards are an opportunity to recognize the achievements of NYU community members for enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in their work for the NYU community and beyond. This celebration honors our awards winners and serves as CMEP's end of the year celebration.

Diana Franco, DSW Program, César Chávez / Clara Hale Community Outreach Award
Black Women's Social Work Coalition, Fannie Lou Hamer Student Organization Award

Congratulations, as well, to Miraida Oquendo, who has been awarded the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Student Graduate Award, Rockland Chapter, and to Iris Wang, who is the New York State Social Work Education Association Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year.