Info For: Alumni

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Info For: Alumni

You came for the summer. You made connections that last a lifetime! 

You are among the more than 5,500 graduates of Smith College School for Social Work who comprise a committed and active network of alumni making a difference for individuals and communities throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad. Without you, the School would not be what it is today.

All graduates of the School for Social Work are members of the alumni network of the School for Social Work and the Alum Association of Smith College.

The SSW Office of Alumni Relations and Development is here to help you maintain your connections. We work in concert with the Alumni Leadership Council and the School. Contact us by email at or by phone at 413-585-4290.

Smith College Alumni Services and Events

As an alum of Smith College School for Social Work you are entitled to all the rights and benefits afforded to all Smith College alums by Smith College Alumnae Relations and the Alum Association of Smith College. Explore the Smith College alumnae directory to find friends and classmates, read the Smith Alumnae Quarterly (SAQ) and explore Smith College news & events.

Smith College Library Access

Smith College alumnae enjoy a number of library benefits both on and off campus. 

Learn more about library benefits.


Each year, alumni near and far volunteer to serve the School for Social Work. Other graduate schools of social work education average less than 10 percent alumni participation. At Smith, a remarkable 24 percent of our alums are engaged in volunteer activities and participate in school-related events. Whether you're looking for a way to give of your time and talents on campus or closer to home, find your inspiration right here.

Volunteer for the Office of Admission

Prospective students can benefit from the expertise, experience and advice of those who have gone before them. Alumni volunteers act as links to the School, providing prospective students with information such as facts about the School, details about the field of social work, thoughts and perceptions of student life, personal experiences and your career path since graduating from Smith. The School also invites alumni to refer a student who they believe would be a good fit to SSW through the Refer A Student program.

Contact the Office of Admission

Network with Peers

The Alumni Network is comprised of close to 5,000 SSW alumni across the U.S. and Canada. Get social and join fellow alumni in planning an event in your region or learn about alumni volunteer leadership.

Alumni Leadership Council (ALC)
The leadership of the Alumni Network and Office of Alumni Relations and Development have been re-tooling our infrastructure so that we can better work together to provide resources and opportunities for you to network with fellow alums, get involved with current students, share memories and maintain connections to the School.  The Alumni Leadership Council works to create a strong sense of community and tradition, enrich the personal, professional and cultural lives of our alumni and students and links alumni back to the School.

Area Coordinators (AC)
Volunteer right in your hometown alongside your local community of alumni. Area Coordinators act as liaisons between students, alumni, and the School. ACs work under the guidance of the Office of Alumni Relations and Development to plan and facilitate local activities. Become a volunteer in your region! If you are interested in volunteering or If you are interested in becoming an area coordinator, email  

Upcoming Alumni Events

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Meet Our Team
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Dawn Faucher

Director of Development
Dawn Faucher, a proud first generation college graduate, has dedicated the past ten+ years of her career to making a Smith College social work education…
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Katie Potocnik Medina, LMSW

Director of Alumni Engagement
Katie serves as the director of alumni engagement for Smith College School of Social Work. Her goal is to increase alumni connections and build a dynamic…

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