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Congratulations, Class of 2010

The UNC School of Social Work held its 89th annual commencement on May 8. Over 1,000 people packed Memorial Hall to celebrate about 120 MSW and three doctoral students receiving diplomas. Photo gallery

The speaker was community activist Marisol Jimenez McGee, MSW ’03. Erica Dunkle, MSW ’10, gave a touching tribute in song to the late Dr. Gary Shaffer.

In a presentation by Dean Jack Richman, JoAnn McCachern Swart, MSW ’78, and the late Myrna Miller Wellons, MSW ’96, were honored as winners of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

The students recognized Melissa Grady as Overall Outstanding Professor; Mat Despard, Most Innovative Teacher; Marilyn Ghezzi, Most Supportive Faculty Member; and Beth Sauer, Most Supportive Staff Member.