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Ron Federico Memorial Lectures

Ronald Charles Federico,1941- 1992

Ronald Federico was a leader in the development of undergraduate social work education. As a teacher, program administrator, and scholar, he helped shape social work education at the baccalaureate level. A native of the Bronx, New York, he received an undergraduate degree from Yale University, his MSW from The University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Federico served as director of three undergraduate programs. He also served on the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education, was instrumental in the development of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, and was a member of the BSW Task Force of NASW.

Federico provided curriculum consultation to countless social work education programs and served as a mentor to a generation of undergraduate social work educators. He is co-author of Education Baccalaureate Social Work (volumes 1 & 2) and Human Behavior: A Perspective for the Helpling Professions (1982; revised 1985 and 1991), and author of many other books, including Social Welfare in Today's World (1990).



2020-21 Ron Federico Memorial Lecture Winner

Patricia Saleeby, Bradley University



Previous Award Recipients

David Reichert (1995)
Ruth Ylvisaker (1996)
Linda Moore (1997)          
Wayne Johnson (1998)
Stephen Aigner (1999)
Bradford Sheafor (2000)
Lon Johnston (2001)
Wayne Evens (2002)
Dean Pierce (2003)
Mildred Joyner (2004)
Tina Hancock (2005)
Paul Stuart (2006)
Rich Furman (2008)
William Powell (2009)
Lori Messinger (2010)
Mary Swigonski (2011)
Susan Kosche Vallem (2012)
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