Alumni Association

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Upcoming events:


Diversity Workshop

Saturday, April 27 - SJSU Location TBA

SJSU and School of Social Work Graduation Dates

Thursday, May 23 - University Commencement at Avaya Stadium

Saturday, May 25 - School Ceremony at SJSU Event Center

Join the Social Work Alumni Association

Please join us as we continue to grow our Social Work Alumni Association (SWAA).  Contact currrent SWAA Chair, Nicole Laperdon, for more information (

Membership and fees can be processed through the SJSU "Give Now" page. 

On that page, please select "Choose a giving opportunity" and in the "other designation" box, please type in Social Work Alumni Association membership or donation so that it is identified correctly.

Membership annual dues are:

Free:     One year of free membership for immediate-year BASW or MSW graduates; and for current students who are alums

$45.00   Working professionals

$25.00   Retired professionals

About the SWAA


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.


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
  • Faculty Representative (ex-officio): Amy D'Andrade
  • School Director (ex-officio): Peter Allen Lee

SWAA Bylaws (v. 8-14-2017)

SWAA Meeting Running Notes

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