College of Social Work Honored by NCCJ

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The Joan Stoeckinger Award is given to individuals or institutions who have distinguished themselves in their direct actions with NCCJ. The UK College of Social Work was honored for increasing the capacity and excellence of NCCJ by developing and implementing many programmatic and public policy strategies over the years, and for the work of over 20 undergraduate and master’s level students provided to NCCJ.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky College of Social Work was recently honored with the Joan Stoeckinger Award for Exemplary Service by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ).

“We are grateful to the National Council on Community and Justice for this award,” said Kay Hoffman, dean, UK College of Social Work. “We are receiving this award primarily to honor our undergraduate and graduate students who, through our extensive internship program in Lexington and in the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky, contribute long hours, deep caring, and an enduring commitment to social justice and equality.”

The Joan Stoeckinger Award is given to individuals or institutions who have distinguished themselves in their direct actions with NCCJ. The UK College of Social Work was honored for increasing the capacity and excellence of NCCJ by developing and implementing many programmatic and public policy strategies over the years, and for the work of over 20 undergraduate and master’s level students provided to NCCJ.

“This service has set the standard for subsequent honorees to meet,” said Sandy Canon, NCCJ executive director. “It is institutions like the UK College of Social Work that furthers our mission of fighting bias, bigotry and racism while promoting respect and understanding among all races, cultures and religions.”

The NCCJ is a human relations organization founded in 1927 dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America.


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