Nominations Requested for Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alumni Award

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work is requesting nominations for the 2012 Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award is presented by the School of Social Work and the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) to a distinguished alumna/alumnus who reflects social work values, demonstrates dedication to the social work profession, and a commitment to clients, public policy and/or the community.

The deadline for nominations is April 2, 2012. Nominations may be completed and submitted using an online form.

Each year, the SWAN Board of Directors selects one from among its many distinguished alumni nominated for recognition of his/her outstanding achievements. The recipient will be honored during the school’s Commencement 2012 ceremony May 19.

The award, established in 1990, is named in recognition of its first recipient, Charles I. Wright. Wright received a master’s degree in social work in 1961. He later served for many years as director of the Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock, Texas. Wright, a loyal and longtime supporter of the School of Social Work, died in 2011.