The Murray Fox Practicum Educators' Award

In memory and honor of the contributions of Dr. Murray Fox, a beloved friend and colleague, to the profession of Social Work, Field Education and the School of Social Work; the Murray Fox Practicum Educators' Award was established in 1988. Dr. Fox was a faculty member from the opening of the School of Social Work in 1969 until his death.

Each year, one Field Instructor is selected for this award based on his/her commitment to supervising and educating graduate social work students. The recipient is chosen by the Field Education Committee from nominations made by Faculty Liaisons. If a student feels his/her Field Instructor is a suitable candidate he/she is encouraged to discuss their idea with their Liaison.

The recipient of the Murray Fox Practicum Educators' Award is honored at the Spring Colloquium Field Education Program and Luncheon at Marywood University's main Scranton Campus.

The Elisa Kalwaytis Social Work Legacy Award

The Elisa Kalwaytis Social Work Legacy Award was established in 2004 by Mary S. and Andrew B. Yaniga in memory of their granddaughter, a graduate of both the Marywood BSW and MSW programs. This award is given to a graduating MSW student who also holds a BSW from any accredited program.

The award recognizes outstanding achievement and commitment to Social Work practice. The recipient is honored at the Spring Colloquium Field Education Program and Luncheon at Marywood University's main Scranton Campus.

The Geffen Medal for Outstanding Performance in Practicum Education

The Geffen Medal for Outstanding Performance in Practicum Education was established in memory of and to honor Albert Geffen, MSW; an outstanding community social worker, leader and Field Educator who was instrumental in the development and establishment of the School of Social Work.

Each year, a graduating MSW student is selected for the Geffen Medal for Outstanding Performance in a Social Work Field setting. The student is nominated by a Faculty Liaison and chosen by the Field Education Committee. The recipient is honored at the Spring Colloquium Field Education Program and Luncheon at Marywood University's main Scranton Campus and receives the Medal at the Commencement ceremony in May.

The Polizzi Medal for Scholarship and Service

This medal is awarded to a graduating MSW student who overall in the School of Social Work, MSW program stands out in class, field, the social work profession and community. The award recognizes the student for outstanding educational performance and service in the field of Social Work. The medal was founded by the Student Association of the School of Social Work in 1972 in memory of Anthony C. Polizzi, MSW (1971). The recipient is honored at the Spring Colloquium Field Education Program and Luncheon at Marywood University's main Scranton Campus and receives the Medal at the Commencement ceremony in May.

The Jill S. Rouse Award

This award was established in 2015 in memory of Jill S. Rouse, MSW (2013) by her family and classmates to annually recognize an MSW graduate for exemplary field work with an emphasis on veteran and/or social justice issues. is honored at the Spring Colloquium Field Education Program and Luncheon at Marywood University's main Scranton Campus.

The Kaitlin A. Prislupsky Social Work Award

The Kaitlin A. Prislupsky, BSW’14, MSW’15 Social Work Practice Award was established in 2015 by the Prislupsky family in memory of Kaitlin, a graduate of both the Marywood University BSW and MSW Programs. This award is given to an MSW student with a demonstrated interest in social work practice in the behavioral health field. Students are nominated by faculty or professional staff. The recipient is honored at the Spring Colloquium Field Education Program held on campus during the spring semester.