Every year, we honor outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members who exemplify the school’s mission and standards of excellence.

All award recipients will be honored at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 18th, 2018. This event honors excellence and fosters a sense of shared commitment and camaraderie among current and former members of the school along with our generous donors and community partners.

Thank you in advance for your support in acknowledging our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members’ accomplishments and gifts.

Student Achievement Awards

  • Undergraduate Student Award in Criminal Justice
    ($1,000; Minimum of 1 award)
    Awarded to a student majoring in Criminal Justice who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom and who has shown a commitment to promoting criminal justice through volunteer and / or field work in the community.
    Requirements: Must be a junior or senior with a 3.25 GPA or above.
  • Undergraduate Student Award in Social Work
    ($1,000; Minimum of 1 award)
    Awarded to a student majoring in Social Work who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom and who has shown a commitment to promoting social justice through volunteer and / or field work in the community.
    Requirements: Must be a junior or senior with a 3.25 GPA or above.
  • Graduate Student Award in Criminal Justice
    ($1,000; Minimum 1 award)
    Awarded to a master’s student majoring in Criminal Justice who has demonstrated academic excellence. Other contributions to the school and to criminal justice in the community may also be considered.
    Requirements: Must have completed 6 credits of coursework and have a 3.5 GPA or above.
  • Graduate Student Award in Social Work
    ($1,000; Minimum of 1 award)
    Awarded to a master’s student in Social Work who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to service through volunteer and / or field work in the community.
    Requirements: Must have completed 6 credits of coursework and have a 3.5 GPA or above.
  • Submit nominations for the Student Achievement Awards
Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Awards
  • Service Award
    Eligible nominees include all HBSSW faculty and staff (i.e., teaching and non-teaching academic staff, classified staff, faculty, and student assistants). The award recognizes either school service (an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and operations of the school and / or university) or community service (an individual who has made significant contributions to the development, provision, and / or coordination of community services in the Milwaukee area).
  • Research Award
    Eligible nominees include all HBSSW faculty and staff, including research scientists, graduate students, doctoral students, post-doctoral students, and professors (assistant, associate, and full). Nominees are recognized for excellence in research and / or scholarship as demonstrated by a body of work that makes an exceptional contribution to the knowledge base of his / her chosen field of study.
  • Teaching Award
    Eligible nominees include all full-time faculty who provide direct instruction to undergraduate or graduate students. The award recognizes an individual for his / her excellence and innovation in teaching.
  • Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award
    Eligible nominees include all adjunct instructors who provide direct instruction to undergraduate or graduate students. The award recognizes an individual for his / her excellence and innovation in teaching.
  • Non-Teaching Staff Award (1 award for non-teaching support staff including classified and academic support staff)
    Eligible nominees include all non-teaching support staff such as classified and academic support staff. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual who performs above and beyond the call of duty e.g., extraordinary workload over an extended period of time and / or temporarily assuming additional responsibilities having direct impact on and benefit to one’s respective department and division.
  • Alumni Award
    Eligible nominees include all individuals who earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from HBSSW. The award recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself / herself through career accomplishments and / or civic involvement.
  • Submit nominations for the Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Awards
Community Award
Dean’s Random Acts of Kindness Awards
  • Kindness is contagious! Here’s a way to thank someone who helped you out. Nominate him / her for a Dean’s Random Act of Kindness Award (RAK). These awards are personally funded by HBSSW Dean Stan Stojkovic. Eligible nominees include all HBSSW faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Submit nominations for the Dean’s Random Acts of Kindness Awards
Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Deadline to submit nominations
    Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Any HBSSW faculty, staff, student, or alumnus may make nominations in all categories.
  • 2017 Awards
Awards Committee Members 2018
  • Chair: Julie Brown
    Director,
    Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
  • Jess Alanis
    Dean’s Assistant
  • Lisa Berger
    Social Work Professor
  • Rebecca Headley
    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer Kahn-Pettigrew
    Social Work Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Marta Magnuson
    Senior Instructional
    Development Specialist,
    Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
  • Alissa Mathison
    University Relations Specialist
  • Jillian Marx-Wenig
    Events and Facilities Coordinator,
    Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
  • Alyssa Pfeiffer
    Doctoral Student
  • Danielle Romain
    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor
  • Nancy Rolock
    Social Work Associate Professor
  • Susan J. Rose
    Social Work Professor
  • Trina Salm Ward
    Social Work Assistant Professor
  • Marla Seay
    Foster, Adoptive and Relative Training Manager
    Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
  • Jeanne Wagner
    Clinical Associate Professor