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The National Association of Social Workers has honored a recent graduate of LIU Post’s Masters of Social Work program, as Amy Callahan was named the NASW - Nassau County Division’s 2016 Social Work Student of the Year. The honor and its accompanying scholarship were officially presented on Wednesday, June 8 in Mineola. Callahan was awarded her MSW degree on May 6 at LIU Post’s 2016 Commencement ceremony.

Callahan has been active in applying her LIU Post education in the community while earning her Masters. She interned during the final year of her studies in the Great Neck Public School District, providing individual and group counseling for students with learning and emotional disabilities. She had previously interned at the Hempstead High School Team Center, coordinating school-wide events and providing one-on-one and group counseling to the school’s students.

Callahan has been active on campus as well, serving on the executive board of the MSW Graduate Student Association. Callahan’s work with the GSA included coordinating LIU Post students’ attendance in Albany for Social Work Legislative Action Day, where they advocated for funding for the New York State Social Work Loan Forgiveness Program. Callahan also served as Treasurer of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work after being inducted this past spring.

She also received a Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Community Service. 

LIU Post’s Masters Degree program in Social Work is one of 21 bachelors, masters, and advance certificate programs offered in the School of Health Professions and Nursing, all accredited at the national level by top professional organizations and agencies in the health care field. Students in the School of Health Professions and Nursing have access to more than 250 clinical affiliations with outstanding health care agencies, hospitals, and private practices. For more information, visit the School of Nursing and Health Professions homepage.

Posted 06/09/2016

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