University of Connecticut

Alumni Leaders Making a Difference

Our alumni are advancing the School’s tradition of excellence and the mission of social work, across the state, nation, and world. The professional contributions of our alumni are a source of great pride to the School, and we are deeply grateful for their dedication and service. National Social Work Month is a fitting time to recognize the accomplishments of our alumni leaders making a difference.

Abigain Randow AmorimAbigail Randow Amorim

Founded Organization to Serve Brazilians and Brazilian-Americans Living in the U.S., MSW ’03


Frank R. BaskindFrank R. Baskind

Pioneer and Change Agent in Social Work Education Program PhD, MSW ’71


Joseph BissonJoseph Bisson

Hospital Vice President Making a Difference in the Lives of Patients and Broader Community, MSW ’93


Gail C. ChamplinGail C. Champlin

A 42-year History of Working and Volunteering in Non-profit Agencies, MSW ’68


Robert P. ConnollyRobert P. Connolly

Developing National Health Policy Advocating for Medicare and Medicaid Recipients, MSW ’71


Anne FoleyAnne Foley

Improving the Effectiveness of State Services Through Research and Policy Development, MSW ’87


Susan I. HamiltonSusan I. Hamilton

Leading the State’s Services for Children and Families, MSW ’92, JD


Honorable Lubbie HarperHonorable Lubbie Harper, Jr.

Compelled to Be a Part of the Solution to the Issues of Poverty and Racism, MSW ’67, JD


Patrick J. Johnson, Jr.Patrick J. Johnson, Jr.

CEO of One of the Largest Private, Non-Profit Organizations Providing Services for People with Disabilities, MSW ’72


Maria D. MartinezMaria D. Martinez

Promotes Educational Opportunity and Access to Higher Education to Underrepresented Populations, MSW ’83

Robin McHaelenRobin McHaelen

Founded Organization that Hosts the World’s LGBT Youth Conference, MSW ’94

C. Warren MosesC. Warren Moses
Leader of the Nation’s Largest Non-Profit, Non-Sectarian Children’s Services Organization, MSW ’67


Natasha M. PierreNatasha M. Pierre

Improving the Lives of CT’s Women through Public Policy and Legislation, MSW ’98


Edith G. PragueEdith G. Prague

Using Political Power for Positive Change, MSW ’75


Carlos RiveraCarlos Rivera

Committed to Improving Life for the Citizens of Hartford, MSW ’94


Mayor Pedro SegarraPedro E. Segarra

Creating Meaningful and Lasting Change as the Mayor of Hartford, MSW ’82, JD ’85


Honorable Jorge A. SimonHonorable Jorge A. Simon

Social Work Lessons Guide Judicial Decisions, MSW ’79


Kerryann TomlinsonKerryann Tomlinson

Social Worker Scores in the Sports Arena, MSW ’94


Jack C. WallJack C. Wall

A Leader in Social Work Higher Education, PhD, MSW ’74


Patricia D. WilcoxPatricia D. Wilcox

Specializing In Treatment of Traumatized Children and Their Families, MSW ’78


Patricia J. WricePatrica J. Wrice

Changing Public Policy to Keep Those in Need Warm and in the Light, MSW ’89