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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 (


Join the Social Work Alumni Association!

Recent BASW and MSW Grads have FREE mebership for the initial year!

Membership and fees can be processed through the SJSU "Give Now" page: CLICK HERE

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


Upcoming Events!

2nd Annual Social Work Picnic
The Sunny Side of Social Work

Saturday September 15th, 2018
11:00AM to 3:00PM
Cottonwood Site at Hellyer County Park
985 Hellyer Ave San Jose, CA 95111
Park Office: (408) 918-3349

FREE! – please RSVP through this link by Monday September 10th:



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
  • 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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