4/6/2020

Field Awards

BSW Field Award

  • Destiny McFall

BSW DC Field Award

  • Shelby Taylor

BSW International Field Award

  • Molly Collimore

MSW Distance Learning Field Award

  • Precious Parham

MSW Face-to-Face Field Award

  • Cynthia Weissman-Gelb

MSW DC Field Award

  • Augustine Monroy

MSW Writing Awards

MSW Analytical/Technical Paper (Recognizes MSW students with excellent writing skills)

  • Jessica Neese
  • Tiffani Jackson
  • Laura Hampton
  • Dariah Brandy

MSW Clinical Paper (recognizes MSW students with excellent writing skills)

  • Sarah F. Shirley

MSW Master’s Scholars

(Given to second year master’s students who have earned an overall grade point average of 4.0)

  • Suzanne Adcock
  • Rachael Belue
  • Hailee Benson
  • Claire Blackmon
  • Kenneth Blackstone
  • Tamara Blair
  • Anna Breeland
  • Heather Briggs
  • Fredericka Brinkley
  • Bailey Brotherton
  • Cayla Bush
  • Samantha Bush
  • McKenzie Bussman
  • Sierra Campbell
  • Griffin Chapple
  • Rushie Clayton
  • Valeria Cornner
  • Laura Curtis
  • Alana-Li Davis
  • Hannah Deep
  • Alexis Devereux
  • Mallory Diuguid
  • Donna Duray
  • Carla Durham
  • Dana Dutton
  • Jeffrey Eiland
  • Lauren Eustice
  • Melissa Evans
  • Brittany Foust
  • William Gallant
  • Melanie Garner
  • Emilie Gilbert
  • Ambra Grant
  • Jordan Hall
  • Rachel Halvorson
  • Laura Hampton
  • Desirée K. Hanna
  • Mary Harbin
  • Brandy Harm
  • Amanda Hatfield
  • Melody Higgins
  • Brooke Hutchinson
  • Renee Ingram
  • Juliet Jackson
  • Tiffani Jackson
  • Emily Jackson
  • Lanna Johnson
  • Brian Jones
  • Conner Kelley
  • Kaycie Kersey

  • Joseph King
  • Roselyn Kumazah
  • Kylie Lambourne
  • Alaina Martin
  • Alison Martin
  • Meghan McCommon
  • Brian McDuffie
  • Haley Miller
  • Kayla Minor
  • Samantha Minyard
  • Alejandra Molinar Gonzalez
  • Augustine Monroy
  • Jessica Neese
  • Michaela Nolin
  • Leah Ozment
  • Denise Parks
  • Sarah Pendergrass
  • Heather Perley
  • Brittany Peters
  • Ashantia Pittman
  • Samantha Price
  • Alexis Pullins
  • Virginia Reeves
  • Naomi Rockafellow
  • Theresa Rumore
  • Ashley Saint
  • Tiffany Scott
  • Abbiegeal Serve
  • Dreama Sheffield
  • Sarah Shirley
  • Mariah Sims
  • Aubrie Smith
  • Angela Smith
  • TaRhonda Spencer
  • Dominique Spranger
  • Megan Sullivan
  • Shaina Suzor
  • Chassidy Taylor
  • Riesha Thompson
  • Johnna Traffanstedt
  • Debra Tuberville
  • Kayla Voyles
  • Molly Ward
  • Cynthia Weissmann-Gelb
  • Rachel White
  • Amanda Whiting
  • Monique Williams
  • Michael Williams
  • Sara Wilson
  • Joshua Winslett
  • Kiana Winston
  • Twarner Witherspoon
  • Alicia Wooten
  • Antoinette Wyatt
  • Lakin Yerbey


PhD Awards

Outstanding Commitment to Research

(The doctoral student recipient is selected by the PhD Committee for their work in scholarship.)

  • Haley Beech and Amber Sutton

Outstanding Commitment to Teaching

(The doctoral student recipient is selected by the PhD Committee for their teaching.)

  • Qingyi Li

Outstanding Commitment to Service

(The doctoral student recipient is selected by the PhD Committee for their work in the community.)

  • Kirsten Laha-Walsh.

(DSO) Kim Nixon Mentoring Award

(The Doctoral Student Organization for the School of Social Work selects a faculty or staff to recognize for their assistance to doctoral student)

  • Jim Meadows

(DSO) Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award

(The Doctoral Student Organization for the School of Social Work selects a faculty or staff to recognize for their assistance to doctoral student)

  • Dr. Brenda Smith

DSW Awards

Contribution to Scholarship Award

(Student recipient is selected by the DSW Program Committee for their work in scholarship, as evident by a noteworthy presentation accepted by a professional/academic conference or a manuscript submitted to a scholarly journal for publication.)

  • Kimberly Lee-Okonya

Writing to Advance SW

(Recognizes excellence in writing to a DSW student whose work addresses significant issues in social work practice.)

  • Cayce Watson

Writing to Advance Social Justice

(Recognizes excellence in writing to a DSW student whose work addresses significant issues in social justice.)

  • Christopher Conley

Leadership Award

(Recognizes the leadership skills and activities of a DSW student, either to the university, school, or external community.)

  • Rachel Naasko

Contributions to SW Education 

(May be nominated for dedication to social work education at the University of Alabama or other Schools of Social Work. The recipient may receive the award for their teaching — either as adjunct or full-time instructors — field instruction/supervision, or administrative duties in social work education.)

  • Chandler Caldwell

BSW Awards

Distinguished Scholars

(Given to all freshmen, sophomore and junior social work majors with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher after completion of at least 12 semester hours at the University of Alabama.)

  • Miriam Spearmon
  • Princess Moore
  • Delany Murphy
  • Kaley Loyd
  • Ashley Smith
  • Isabella Raper
  • Daniel Griffin
  • Sarah Pierce
  • Lowry Edge
  • Mariah Wilson
  • Mary Converse
  • Caroline Campbell
  • Miller Johnson
  • Emily Hardy
  • Christianna Parker
  • Maxine Baril
  • Jessica Cicerone
  • Cynthia Morris
  • Lily Blankstein
  • Tamia Walton
  • Akiyah Peterson
  • Desirae Mallet
  • Melody Weaver
  • Emma Hall
  • Shelby Riley
  • Avery Werner
  • Sophia Almanza
  • Sydney Phillips
  • Kathryn Brinkley

  • Kersten Taylor
  • Lauren Rouse
  • Bailey Grathwohl
  • Brileigh Hannah
  • Savannah Pearce
  • Reagan Armstrong
  • Melissa Miller
  • Shaniya England
  • Mya Howard
  • Mariah Torrance
  • Trinity Jackson
  • Tomeka Mills
  • Kennedy Zachery
  • Crystal Baker
  • Shannon Narmour
  • Joy Pou
  • Carlisle Bading
  • Rachel Arno
  • Candace Crowe
  • Reid Phaturos
  • Zoe Hatch
  • Raven Thompson
  • Johana Chavez
  • Jeneciah Starling
  • Katrina Bode
  • Aubree Cuip
  • Mischaela Cole
  • Zariyah Brown
  • Ellie Dingwall
  • Leah Bryant
  • Elsa Sierk
  • Ariel Smith
  • Kimora Bell
  • Julia Fenaroli

Dean’s Scholars

(Seniors who have earned an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for this award.)

  • Allison Willis
  • Amberly Pipkin
  • Tuesday Richey
  • Hannah Lancaster
  • Danielle Guido
  • Bridget Fox
  • Melissa Gambill
  • Holly Blankenship
  • Alexandria Bordeaux
  • Shaina Daquioag
  • Nautica Davis

  • Zachary Boros
  • Allison Neyman
  • Katherine Pierce
  • Anna Sogol
  • Madisyn Arron
  • Elena Guardia
  • Kimri Goerke
  • Kendra Ciezki
  • Corinne Guay
  • Anna Hancock
  • Hannah Kinney
  • Madeline Paul
  • Riley Raynor
  • Cathryn Salladin
  • Anna Shull


BSW Awards (cont.)

Excellence in Social Work Writing

(This award is presented at Honors Day to BSW students who display excellence in Social Work writing.)

  • Avery Walters

Laura Langley Social Justice Award

(Given in memory of UA Social Work alumna Laura Langley (’11), who actively responded to social justice concerns on campus, in the community and nationally as a BSW student.)

  • Ella Stewart
  • Zachary Boros

Danielle Downs Award

(Created in memory of social work student Danielle Downs and honors the most improved BSW student.)

  • Ally Herron

Research and Creativity Conference Award

(This award recognizes BSW students who present research at UA’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference and is given at the discretion of the School.)

  • Ana-Lee Beard

Jean Rayfield Award

This award recognizes faculty and staff members of The University of Alabama School of Social Work for their outstanding contributions to the students. This award is given by the Undergraduate Social Work Organization and named after the first recipient, Jean B. Rayfield.

  • Dr. Cassie Simon