Marywood University School of Social Work Awarded Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal

Published on Tue, September 28, 2010

Marywood University School of Social Work received the Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal on Monday, September 27, in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.  The award recognizes Marywood's contributions to the reduction of poverty in the United States and its commitment to the principles of Catholic Charities USA.  Catholic Charities USA will presented Centennial medals to 100 recipients, chosen by a Centennial Medal Committee. 

"As the School of Social Work's representative, I am greatly honored to accept the Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal in recognition of the School's work over the past 40 years. The Centennial Medal recognizes the contributions of the BSW and MSW educational programs and faculty, as well as its many graduates who have served their communities and the social work profession admirably. All bring honor to Marywood University," said Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

The Marywood University School of Social Work is the leading provider of social work education in Northeast Pennsylvania, having educated more than 4,000 MSW and 500 BSW social workers since 1969. The school's hallmark flexibility in both scheduling and locations, as well as its welcoming learning environment, is responsive to beginning, career changing, and mid-career social work students. The MSW Program is offered at four geographic locations in the region and the social work track offers a Ph.D. in Human Development. The school's graduates are leaders in a variety of social work practice arenas in the region and throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, with a majority of its Ph.D. graduates in administrative, research, and college teaching positions.      

About Catholic Charities USA:

Catholic Charities USA is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. As a professional association and social justice movement, Catholic Charities USA supports local Catholic Charities as they provide help and create hope for over 9 million people each year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.