Monday, April 4, 2011

Student Social Worker Award!

Congratulations to Kendal Johnson on receiving the BSW Student of the Year award from Region VIII of the Ohio Chapter of National Association of Social Workers!

Kendal is a senior at AU, the President of the Social Work Club, a leader in the club’s Skip-A-Meal Today for United Way fundraising effort, the executive director for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital philanthropy group on campus, and a volunteer in her community.  Her impressive list of contributions and achievements now puts her in the running for the state BSW Student of the Year Award given by the Ohio Chapter of NASW later this year.

Kendal is described by professors Udolph and Stratton as a, “principled person with sound values. She is committed to helping disadvantaged populations and she puts her value of social and economic justice into practice in everything she does." Kendal was presented with her award at the Region VIII awards banquet  Thursday, March 24; the region’s professional Social Worker of the Year, Kim Clark, was also presented with her award at the banquet.

Kim Clark and Kendal Johnson
For more information about the Ohio Chapter of NASW, check out their website, and if you see Kendal around campus, be sure to congratulate her on this fantastic achievement.