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Emilyann Pleszewski, Class of 2013, has been selected as the 2015 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Western Division Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) Student of the Year. 

The NASW award is given to master’s degree and baccalaureate level students who have demonstrated academic excellence and personify the values of Social Work as defined by the NASW Professional Code of Ethics. The award was presented to Ms. Pleszewski at the NASW annual awards luncheon on March 26 at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Amherst.

While at JCC, Emilyann earned an Associate of Science in human services with a concentration in social work. She graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA and received the Trustee’s Award for a student in the Associate of Science track. During her time at JCC, Pleszewski was an award-winning goalkeeper for the Lady Jayhawk soccer team, earning the Female Academic Athlete of the Year award from the Western New York Athletic Association. Now a student at Fredonia, Emilyann is a social work major who has been named to the Dean's List for three semesters, carried a 3.8 GPA into her final semester, and is excelling in a 500-hour, year-long field experience in social work. She worked on a research project with Drs. Rolanda Ward and Dani McMay that was presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Orlando in early March.

Upon her graduation from Fredonia, Emilyann will pursue a degree through the Master in Social Work (MSW) Advanced Standing program at the University of Buffalo.

To read the full media release, click here.

Posted: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:34am
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