CSWE to Honor Three Members for Their Contributions to the Social Work Profession


For Immediate Release
Lydell Thomas
Manager, Marketing and Communications
1.703.519.2057, lthomas@cswe.org

March 21, 2012 – ADVISORY

WHO: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and its Board of Directors

WHAT: will recognize:

1. Two 2012 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award recipients

  • Charles D. Garvin - honored for his seminal influence as an educator, scholar, and mentor over the course of his distinguished career. 
  • Elaine Pinderhughes - recognized for her extraordinary influence on cultural competency education within the context of socially constructed power in diverse communities.

2. A Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award recipient

  • Patricia J. Volland - commended for revolutionizing social work education and field practice with older adults by founding the Social Work Leadership Institute (SWLI) at the New York Academy of Medicine.

WHEN: Friday, November 9 during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Annual Program Meeting

WHERE: Washington Hilton Hotel, Wasington, DC

WHY: Both awards recognize the achievements of CSWE members, based on their research and scholarship, pedagogy, curriculum development, and organizational leadership.
Learn more about these three CSWE Awards and how awardees are nominated.


The Council on Social Work Education is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952 this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.