After a decades-long career in social work, Gail Scagnelli Maurer MSW’85 PhD’98 is giving back to her alma mater with a scholarship in her name. Funded through a bequest intention, which will amount to $100,000 or more, the scholarship will benefit MSW students interested in focusing their careers on health and aging.
Dr. Milton Jr. received her MSW from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2001 and is the author of Inherited Wisdom: Drawing on the Lessons of Formerly Enslaved Ancestors to Lift Up Black Youth (Cognella Academic Press, 2022) and Heeding the Caregiver Call: The Story of Barbara Ella Milton Sr. and Alzheimer’s Disease (2nd Edition coming Fall 2023, Cognella Academic Press). She spoke with Vivian Todini about her background in social work and how her education and experience in storytelling shaped her career — and her life.
On Monday, February 27, Associate Professor of Professional Practice Marla Blunt-Carter and her father Theodore "Ted" Blunt, a Rutgers School of Social Work alum, were invited to attend a Black History Month event at the White House hosted by President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.
Alum Mary Swigonski graduated with her Ph.D. in social work from Rutgers School of Social Work in 1987. Since then, she has been working in social work education. Recently, she published her debut novel, Letters from Eleanor Roosevelt.