Three top members of Gov. Don Siegelman’s cabinet are scheduled to speak at the Social Work Society’s Alabama Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday, April 7, at Indian Hills Country Club in Tuscaloosa.
Scheduled to speak at the noon luncheon are Alabama Commissioners Cathy Sawyer (Mental Health/Mental Retardation), Pam Baker (Children’s Affairs), and Tony Petelos (Human Resources).
This year’s inductees are former UA social work professor Mary Avis Todd and Dale Brantley, long-time administrator for the Sparks Center for Development and Learning Disorders in Birmingham.
Also being recognized is Lucinda Roff, dean of UA’s School of Social Work, who is returning to full-time teaching and research after a 13-year stint as dean.
The Social Work Society, an organization at UA, works with alumni and concerned citizens to support and strengthen program quality within UA’s School of Social Work.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.