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2016 Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2016 ACOSA award winners!

Career Achievement: Steve Burghardt, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (Nominators: Tracy Soska, Mark Homan, and Terri Mizrahi)

Doctoral Student Award: John Mathias, University of Michigan (Nominator: John Tropman, University of Michigan)

Student Recognition Award: Coalition of Community Social Workers, Wayne State University (Nominator: Judith Wineman, Wayne State University)

Emerging Scholar: Samantha Teixeira, Boston College (Nominator: Tracy Soska, University of Pittsburgh)

Outstanding Practitioner: Andrea Paluso, Family Forward Oregon & Family Forward Action– Portland, OR (Nominator: Alice Gates, University of Portland)

Marie O. Weil Award: Michael J. Parks, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division, Minnesota Department of Health

Article: Parks, M. J. (2015). Who Is Our Neighbor? Toward a Multilevel and Cross-National Roadmap for Building Community Capacity. Journal of Community Practice, 23(2), 182-202.

Many thanks to the following Awards Committee members for their hard work!

Julie Birkenmaier, Chair, Laurie Walker, Steven Stoeffler, Jason Ostrander, Richard Smith, Ram Cnaan, Terri Friedline, John Tropman, Amy Krings, and Alice Gates