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Nominate a Mentee, Mentor, Colleague, or Friend for a 2019 ACOSA Award!

ACOSA invites you to nominate a worthy candidate for the Career Achievement Award, Emerging Scholar Award, Doctoral Student Award, Outstanding Practitioner Award, and/or the Outstanding Student Award to be given at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Denver, Colorado on October 26, 2019.

PDF Flyer with Nomination Instructions and Award Details

List of ACOSA Awards and Recent Recipients

Career Achievement Award:  This award honors the lifetime contribution of a person in the field.

Recent awardees include:  

  • Mark Homan (2018)
  • Tracy Michael Soska (2017)
  • Steve Burghardt (2016)
  • John Tropman (2015)

  • The Marie O. Weil Outstanding Scholarship Award:  This award recognizes outstanding scholarship published in the Journal of Community Practice during the previous volume year. Authors are selected for their contribution to the field, scholarly approach, and/or promotion of macro practice values. Taylor and Francis, the journal publisher, co-sponsors this award.

    Recent awardees include: 

  • Megan E. Gilster and Cristian L. Meier (2018)
  • Akilah Dulin Keita, Lonnie Hannon, David Buys, Krista Casazza, & Olivio Clay (2017)
  • Michael J. Parks (2016)
  • Alice B. Gates (2015)
  • Kelly L. Patterson, Tom Nochajski & Laiyun Wu (2015) 

  • Emerging Scholar Award:  This award honors a recent Ph.D. (pre-tenure) who is doing meritorious scholarship in the field.

    Recent awardees include: 
  • Megan Paceley (2018)
  • Jaime M. Booth (2017)
  • Samantha Teixeira (2016) 
  • Terri Friedline (2015)

  • Doctoral Student Award:  This award honors a current PhD student who is doing meritorious scholarship in the field.

    Recent awardees include:
  • Joel Izlar (2017)
  • John Mathias (2016)

  • Outstanding Practitioner Award:  This award honors the significant contribution to a community of a BSW or MSW level macro practitioner

    Recent awardees include: 
  • Lora D. Hicks McDonald (2018)
  • Charles Edward Lewis, Jr. (2017)
  • Andrea Paluso (2016)

  • Outstanding Student Award:  This award recognizes the contribution of a BSW or MSW student who has been involved in community or organizational practice currently or in the past.

    Recent awardees include: 
  • Danny Vang (2018)
  • Emma Martinez (2017)
  • Wayne State University School of Social Work Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) (2017)
  • Coalition of Community Social Workers, Wayne State University (2016)
  • Jason Ostrander (2015)
    Past Award Recipients