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Social Work Alumni Association


Dear Alums!
Please join us as we continue to grow our Social Work Alumni Association (SWAA).  Please see below for our mission, vision, meeting times and notes, and special announcements.  Contact currrent SWAA Chair, Nicole Laperdon, for more information (


Upcoming Event!

"The Social Side of Social Work" Self-Care Event
Comedy & Magic
Friday November 17th
6:30PM to 9:30PM
SJSU Student Union Theater

Featuring comedy by ComedySportz and
the Original Mentalist Buzz Lawrence

Social Work students, faculty, alums, professionals as well as friends and family invited! Light appetizers included. Come for food, networking, and fun!

Optional "After-Event" socializing at SoFa Market
Buy tickets at the door or online by clicking here
Click here for event flyer

* Free   Toddlers and infants
* $5       Children 3 to 5 years old
* $10     Students or children 6 to 12 years old
* $15     NASW or Social Work Alumni Association Members
* $25     Regular


SWAA Mission

In partnership with the SJSU School of Social Work, involve SJSU Social Work Alumni to promote from a transcultural perspective the spirit of social work, advance the profession, and promote economic and social justice, equity, service, integrity, and self-determination.


SWAA Vision

To be a strong and actively involved Social Work Alumni Association that is of service to the social work profession from a transcultural perspective and to our diverse communities in partnership with San Jose State University's School of Social Work.



  • Chair (2017-2018 term):  Nicole Laperdon (MSW, 2009)
  • Vice-Chair (2017-2019 term): Carlos Bejarano (BASW, 2015; MSW, 2017)
  • Secretary (2017-2018 term): Adriana Andrade (BASW, 2017)
  • Treasurer (2017-2019 term): Leo Gonzalez  (BASW, 2015; MSW, 2017)
  • Committee Chairs (annual):

     - Membership/Networking:
              Gabriel Montes (BASW, 2015; MSW, 2017)
     - Financial Scholarships: [currently vacant]
     - Fundraising: [currently vacant]
     - Events: Gabriel Negrete (BASW, 2015; MSW, 2017)
     - Social Justice: Amelia Abuzuhri (MSW, 2017)

  • Previous Chair (ex-officio): Francis Krebs
  • School Director (ex-officio): Peter Allen Lee

SWAA Bylaws (v. 8-14-2017)

SWAA Meeting Running Notes

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