NASW Social Work Pioneer, Wilma Peebles-Wilkins, PhD, DPNAP, was honored by the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, for being a trailblazer in her field. She was one of three distinguised alumni honored for being trailblazers during the Third Annual Trailblazer Project Unveiling Ceremony, held October 12 during CWRU Homecoming Weekend.
Dr. Peebles-Wilkins (SAS '71) who is Dean Emeritus at Boston University and former scholar at the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University has been a social work practitioner, administrator, and educator for more than 40 years She was recognized along with the late Samuel Allen Counter, Jr., PhD (GRS '70), and M. Deborrah Hyde, MD (MED '77).
According to the CSRU website, "A portraiture initiative aimed at showcasing the contributions of Case Western Reserve University alumni of color and women and diversifying the images that appear in campus common areas was initially unveiled October 7, 2017. The inaugural event honored six distinguished alumni of color who have made history at Case Western Reserve University, in the community and beyond. The "Trailblazer Project" will bring to campus portraits of alumni of color and women who have made significant contributions in their professions, community and/or to the university."
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