Social Work Professor Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

March 20, 2002

Dr. Diana Garland, professor and chair of the School of Social Work at Baylor University, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Waco chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Garland was presented her award March 18 at the chapter's annual banquet.

"Each year the Waco Unit of the NASW, Texas chapter, presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to the social worker who we feel has contributed to the social work profession over the span of their career, and who reflects the values of social work," said Martin Pritchett, unit chair of the Waco chapter. "Through her many accomplishments, Dr. Garland has contributed so much to the profession of social work. This is a well-deserved honor."

Garland, who also directs the Baylor Center for Family and Community Ministries, joined the Baylor faculty in 1997. Prior to her appointment at Baylor, she served as professor of social work and dean of the Carver School of Church Social Work at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

She is author, co-author, or editor of 14 books, including Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide, which was named the 2000 Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy, and Church Agencies. She also serves as the editor of Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith and senior editor of AM/FM, a quarterly audiotape publication that reviews current developments in family ministry.

Garland is a past recipient of the Jack Otis Whistleblower Award presented by the National Association of Social Workers and the Volunteer of America National Volunteer Service Award. Additionally, she serves as Texas Region 9 representative to the NASW delegate assembly.

For more information, contact the School of Social Work at (254) 710-6400.

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