Do you know a fellow Rutgers School of Social Work alum who has made an indelible impact on their community? Have you made a lasting mark yourself?

Rutgers School of Social Work’s Alumni Council seeks nominations for its Outstanding Alumni Award. Our alumni network is rich with dedicated social work leaders who work tirelessly to make a difference in their communities or organizations. Your nomination gives these outstanding individuals (or yourself) the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments. 

All nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Alumni Council. Nominations for the 2024 award are due by October 19, 2024. A decision will be made in November, and the award will be presented during the 2024 School of Social Work Annual Winter Alumni Reception. 


  • Nominees must have matriculated at Rutgers University and earned either the BASW, MSW, PhD in Social Work, or DSW degrees. 
  • Nominees cannot currently be an employee of Rutgers University or a current member of the Alumni Council. 
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. 
  • Posthumous awards are not accepted. To recognize the accomplishments of a late School of Social Work alumnus, council please email their story to Laurie Zazenski, Director of Communications, at
  • Must be able to attend the Fall SSW Annual Winter Alumni Reception (date to be announced). 

Please send an email with the following information to the SSW Alumni Council at


  • First and Last Name 
  • Email Address 
  • Relationship to the nominee 


  • First and Last Name 
  • Email Address 
  • Occupation 
  • Description in approximately 500 words of the impact this individual had on Rutgers and the community. 

Thank you for helping us to recognize your fellow alumni for all their important and noteworthy accomplishments to the field.