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Student of The Year Awards
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Annually, one BSW and one MSW student from each accredited social work program in the state is nominated to receive the NASW-Michigan Social Work Student of the Year Award. The award honors excellence in social work practice, community involvement, and engagement on campus. Each student is recognized during a special regional awards ceremony.



Nominations are accepted from each of the CSWE accredited BSW and MSW social work programs. Student Social Workers of the Year are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities (active member of student organizations)
  • Contribution to the positive image of a social work program
  • Commitment to political and community activities
  • Success in academic performance
  • Degree to which the student represents the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics
  • NASW membership

Congratulations to the 2018 Awardees:

  • Kristina Agbebiyi - University of Michigan, MSW
  • Jessica Black - Central Michigan University, BSW
  • Brooke Bourdage - Madonna University, BSW
  • Annie Brandicourt - Michigan State University, BSW
  • Claire Efting - Grand Valley State University, BSW
  • Rossetta Eldred - Spring Arbor University, MSW
  • Darrell Ezell - Andrews University, BSW
  • Karis Ferland - Cornerstone University, BSW
  • Michanda Gant - Wayne State University, BSW
  • Alyssia Hence - Eastern Michigan University, BSW
  • Brogan Holmes - University of Detroit Mercy, BSW 
  • Joanna Jaimes-Calvin College, BSW
  • Raenece Johnson - Oakland University, BSW
  • Aleyah Kelly - Eastern Michigan University, MSW
  • Shelly Kosmet - Spring Arbor University, BSW
  • Melanie Lockett - Western Michigan University, MSW
  • Rebecca Mabbitt - Northern Michigan University, BSW
  • Courtney Mackay - Western Michigan University, BSW
  • Kelvin McDonald - University of Michigan – Flint, BSW
  • Andrew O'Brien - Ferris State University, BSW
  • Keegan Pabst - Siena Heights University, BSW
  • Kathrin Schuster - University of Michigan – Flint, BSW
  • Paige Setsuda Schultz - Grand Valley State University, MSW
  • Shannon Smith - Madonna University, MSW
  • Maxwell Smith - Wayne State University, MSW
  • Alaynah Smith - Saginaw Valley State University, BSW
  • Amanda Taylor - Kuyper College, BSW
  • Jaqueline Torres-Aguero - Andrews University, MSW
  • Emily Young - Michigan State University, MSW

West Michigan Student of the Year Award recipients at Kuyper College on April 12, 2018


 Awards recipients at the Southeast Michigan awards ceremony on April 26, 2018 gather at Eastern Michigan University


The University of Michigan -Flint hosted the 2018 North/Central Student of the Year Awards ceremony on April 19, 2018

Past Award Recipients

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