Barry professor recognized as Florida’s Social Worker of the Year
Contact: Julianna M. Klose
Miami Shores, Fla. – Dr. Mitch Rosenwald, associate professor of social work at Barry University, was recently recognized as Social Worker of the Year for both Broward County and the state of Florida.
Rosenwald, a Fort Lauderdale resident, was selected for the award by both the state and local units of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He was selected out of 18 local winners for the statewide recognition.
“Dr. Rosenwald was selected based on a variety of criteria – being an educator, advocate, local legislative liaison and active member of NASW on both the local and state level,” said Seth Berkowitz, local NASW representative.
The Broward County chapter of NASW formally presented the recognition in March 2009 at its monthly meeting. Rosenwald will receive the statewide recognition at the NASW state conference in Orlando, Fla. in June 2009. Dr. Amanda Evans, president of NASW-FL and executive director, Jim Akin, will present the award.
“I am honored to receive these awards and proud to be part of a professional service organization that advocates on behalf of social workers and our clients in the state of Florida,” Rosenwald said.
Candidates must be nominated to be eligible for the recognition; Rosenwald was nominated by a social worker from a local agency. Selection was done by an NASW Leadership Identification Committee at both the county and state level. It is his first professional recognition from the organization.
For more information, or an interview, please contact Dr. Mitch Rosenwald at (305) 899-3910.