Social Work Alumna, Jennifer Hannon, Named Social Worker of the Year


Jennifer Hannon, a 1995 graduate of the School of Social Work (MSW) received the 2017 Louisiana Social Worker of the Year award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

She was nominated by licensed clinical social worker Keith Horcasitas of the Veterans Health Administration and our 2017 Alumna of Distinction, Gina M. Rossi, for her efforts at Celtic Media Centre and other venues during the August 2016 floods. She accepted her award at the NASW-Louisiana Conference in March 2017.

“Ms. Hannon is most deserving to be named the Louisiana Social Worker of the Year,” said CHSE Dean Damon Andrew. “Our college’s mission is to improve the quality of life across the lifespan, and it is gratifying to see our alumni bring that mission to life.”

Hannon is currently a licensed clinical social worker at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Previously, she worked as a social work supervisor for the Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center for the Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH), a clinical social worker at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and a clinical social worker at Summit Hospital Geriatric Unit.

The Social Worker of the Year award honors a member of NASW who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values and achievements through specific accomplishments, including a demonstration of outstanding leadership, contributions to a positive dialogue for the social work profession, and a demonstrable difference in areas such as advocacy for clients, program development, administration, and research.

About SSW
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  


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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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