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MAY 2017

As an alumnus or friend of Jane Addams College of Social Work, you are an important steward of our mission to advance social, racial and economic justice. Just as we welcome word of your milestones and accomplishments, we hope you welcome ours. Please enjoy below the latest news, updates and stories from Jane Addams College of Social Work.


Engage-IL helps social work students and other health sciences students work together to serve the elderly

Geriatric healthcare services are steadily growing in demand as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. We need doctors, nurses, pharmacists and social workers to rise to the occasion and help people as they grow older. But geriatric care is all encompassing and requires teamwork from everyone involved.

This is why first-year social work student Josh Bryant applied for Engage-IL. This interdisciplinary program will take students from all seven health sciences colleges at UIC, break them up into teams, and give them the experience they need in order to provide quality geriatric care in their future careers. Read More.

Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Commencement for the Jane Addams College of Social Work was held on Friday, May 5, 2017. On that day, 205 MSW students and nine PhD students entered the workforce to begin their careers as social work practitioners, researchers, teachers or administrators. Read more here.

Graduates, make sure you go to the alumni page to check out the latest job openings, and friends and alumni, post your job openings here!

Alumni & Friends Celebration — A Great Success!

Over 70 guests gathered at Student Center East on April 27 to renew friendships with classmates, reconnect with colleagues, and make new friends. Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx’s presentation was one highlight of the evening. Learn more about who was there and what was said and see photos from the event. Click here.

Alumni & Faculty Updates

Our alumni and faculty are quoted, invited to speak, and published all over the country. Take a look at some examples of what they’ve accomplished in recent months in our faculty updates. 


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We are proud of our alumni and want to know what you're up to! Update your information and explore volunteering opportunities to stay connected and engage with current JACSW student!

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