Each year AGESW recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of social work and aging and celebrates achievements of its members. The AGESW Board of Directors has established the following award categories.
AGESW Doctoral Student Leadership Award
The Doctoral Student Leadership Award is given to a doctoral student who has demonstrated strong leadership in social work education and aging. This person will be an emerging scholar and have demonstrated outstanding service, education and research in social work and aging through activities on campus, in social work agencies and communities and/or on the state or national levels.
Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award is awarded to a faculty member who has been an outstanding leader in social work education and aging. This person will have significant career achievements in this area including major research and publications, prominence in promoting education in gerontology, and mentoring of faculty and students interested in aging.
The Leadership Award is awarded to a faculty member who has made significant contributions in aging research, teaching and scholarship. Indicators of a faculty member’s contribution to the field of aging include publications, the conduct of grant-funded research, presentations at major conferences, and teaching aging content in the curriculum, as well as serving as field liaison for students who have practicum assignments with older clients.
Faculty Achievement Award
The Faculty Achievement Award is awarded to a faculty member who is in the early stages of career development, and will be based on the individual’s contributions and potential in this area. Indicators will include development of a line of research and scholarship in aging, a beginning presence (presentations, committee participation) in local, state, or national organizations focused on aging issues, and teaching age-related content in his/her program.
Nominations for these faculty award categories can come from any member of AGESW, and self-nominations are acceptable. Both the person who is nominating and the nominee must be members of AGESW; however, enrolling for membership at the time of nomination is acceptable.
The awards will be presented at the reception during the AGESW membership meeting at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting.
Mit Joyner BPD and AGESW BSW Gerontology Student Award
The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) and AGESW created this award in 2005 to honor Mildred (Mit) Joyner for her leadership and vision of gerontology in baccalaureate social work education. The purpose of the award is to recognize BSW students who have demonstrated excellence in gerontological social work.
One outstanding BSW student will be selected each year for the Mit Joyner BPD and AGE SW Gerontology Student Award to be presented at the annual Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) meeting. The nomination packet consists of a nomination form and two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a member of BPD or AGESW.
Deadline for Nominations for ALL Awards is September 20th, 2019.
Please submit nominations to:
Keith A. Anderson, PhD, MSW
School of Social Work
University of Montana