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2008 Knee/Wittman Health & Mental Health Achievement Awards Ceremony & Reception

The 2008 Knee/Wittman Health & Mental Health Achievement Awards were presented on October 8, 2008 at a private club in Washington, DC.  Dr. King Davis received the Lifetime Achievement in Health & Mental Health Practice Award.  Dr. Carlton Munson received the Outstanding Achievement in Health & Mental Health Policy Award.  Social Work leaders from NASW;  NASW Maryland Chapter;  NASW Metro Chapter;  NASW Social Work Pioneers®; the University of Maryland, School of Social Work; National Catholic School of Social Welfare;  Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work; the Council on Social Work Education and Washington County DSS attended.

The Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a professional social worker who has made exemplary contributions in health and mental health practice.  The Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to an individual or group that has made a significant impact on national mental health public policy, professional standards, or program models. This award is not limited to social work. 

The Knee/Wittman Award program was established to recognize those who represent the values, ethics, and approaches exemplified by two dedicated social work pioneers, Ruth Knee (1920-2008) and Milton Wittman (1915 -2004).

The Awards Luncheon and Ceremony opened with welcoming remarks from NASW Executive Director and NASW Foundation President, Elizabeth J. Clark.  James Kelly, NASW President, presented the 2008 awards, followed by remarks from Dr. Davis and Dr. Munson.   

2008 Knee/Wittman Award Luncheon and Ceremony Photo Gallery

2008 Knee/Wittman Awards Luncheon and Ceremony Program

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