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School of Social Work dean named NASW Social Work Pioneer

Barbara Shank, professor and dean of the St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work.
Barbara Shank, professor and dean of the St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work.
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Barbara Shank, professor and dean of the St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, was one of 12 recently named Social Work Pioneers by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She was officially recognized during the NASW 60th Anniversary Celebration on October 23 in Washington, D.C.

According to the NASW Foundation:

NASW Pioneers are social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers…Each has made an important contribution to the social work profession and to social policies through service, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, or legislation….The pioneers have prepared the way for thousands of other social workers to make their contributions to the betterment of the human condition.

Read Shank’s full NASW Social Work Pioneer profile.

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Oct. 30, 2015 by Sharon Rolenc

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