About Induction into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame

Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame inductees are chosen through a rigorous process after having been nominated by their peers who are supporters of the Social Work Society Annual Fund. Founded in 1997 by the Social Work Society of The University of Alabama School of Social Work, the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame honors the accomplishments of some of Alabama’s most distinguished leaders in the field of social work.

Criteria for selection to the Hall of Fame

  • Must be retired from paid, full-time Social Work employment, be 65 or older, or be deceased
  • Must have character consistent with the standards of the Social Work profession
  • Must have an academic degree in professional social work from an accredited school of social work and have practiced, engaged in research, or have been an educator for professional practice
  • Must be recognized as a highly influential leader in practice or education for social work, or in governmental bodies or institutions of the community
  • Must have shown originality and creativity in making outstanding contributions either to clinical practice; policy/practice; the legislative process in the interest of social welfare; professional literature; social work research; or administration, resource development, or community well-being
  • Must have resided in Alabama for at least some part of his or her life

2022 Nominations Open

The nominating period for 2022 Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame is now open. Social Work Society Annual Fund supporters who contributed to the school’s annual fund between Oct. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021, can submit 2022 nominations through July 8, 2022.

Nominations are made in two categories: Practice/Administration or Education/Research. All nominations are directed to the chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. The Committee reviews nominations based on criteria for selection in each category. The committee’s recommendation for final candidates will be forward to UA’s Office of the President and the Social Work Society Board of Directors for review and final decision.

Questions? Please contact SSW Coordinator of Events and Alumni Relations Lindsey Johnson at lindsey.johnson@ua.edu or (205) 348-5384.

Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Nominations are now being accepted for induction into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Every year, as many as three exemplary social workers are inducted. Nominees MUST be age 65 or older, retired from full-time social work practice and a recognized leader in the social work profession. Posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Submissions are due by July 8, 2022. Please complete this form to nominate a deserving social work professional. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Nominee Information

Submit Letter of Nomination

Briefly explain how the nominee meets the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame and why the person qualifies for this honor.
A résumé and no more than two additional letters of support should be included at the nominator’s discretion.
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