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Faculty to Head Statewide Social Work Educators' Association  

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Professor Mary Landriau serves as Field Director in the B.S.W. Program and will assume her position with the NJBSWEA this summer.

After serving on the New Jersey Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association (NJBSWEA) for several years, Mary Landriau, a Faculty Associate in the undergraduate social work program, was recently appointed President of the organization. Her term commences July 1, 2019 and she will serve for two years. Formed in 1999, NJBSWEA is a consortium of all accredited Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) programs in New Jersey which meets to plan and execute the annual Dr. Paul Shane Policy Symposium. The Policy Symposium provides an opportunity for undergraduate social work students to learn from and network with professional policymakers, as well as present their own research on relevant social justice issues. The NJBSWEA also provides advocacy efforts and research opportunities which allows students to embrace policy in their social work practice.

Professor Mary Landriau (top row - 4th from right) with the Seton Hall BSW Program Director, Dr. Dawn Apgar (to her left), and 27 social work seniors at the 2019 Dr. Paul Shane Policy Symposium sponsored by the NJBSWEA

Professor Mary Landriau (top row - 4th from right) with the Seton Hall B.S.W. Program Director, Dr. Dawn Apgar (to her left), and 27 social work seniors at the 2019 Dr. Paul Shane Policy Symposium sponsored by the NJBSWEA

The Policy Symposium was started more than 20 years ago by Rutgers Professor Paul Shane, who passed away in June 2014. The Annual Policy Symposium encourages social workers and social work students to collaboratively shape public policy and become more active participants in government decision-making that affects social workers and their clients. Sound public policies enable social workers to better meet human needs and promote social justice, one of social work's professional mandates. This year's Policy Symposium was held at Rutgers University, Newark and focused on the theme of poverty and income inequality. Twenty-seven (27) Seton Hall B.S.W. seniors presented their own research posters as a part of their senior capstone experience.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Dawn Apgar
  • (973) 761-9470
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