2024 NYS Social Work Graduates Yearbook

Congratulations Class of 2024!

A Message from NASW-NYS: Wow, you did it! The members of NASW-NYS see you, we celebrate you, and we welcome you to the profession. You and your hard work deserve to be recognized. Take time to celebrate this accomplishment with your family, friends, and peers.

To be included in the 2024 NYS Social Work Graduates Yearbook,  click this link to complete a brief form no later than Monday, May 20th!


Jah-Quail M. Griffin

SUNY Fredonia, BSW
"It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

Shaniya Warren

New York University, Master of Social Work
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

Paula Jhamilet Medina Verdugo

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
MSW Program

Jessica Falco

University at Buffalo, Master Social Work
There is always hope. Don’t ever give up on yourself or your dreams!

Sheila DelValle

Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.

Katherine Baumgartner

SUNY University at Albany
Master of Social Work
"Be brave, be bold, be exceptional, be unequivocally you!"

Jamil Elisofon

University at Buffalo, MSW
"That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed, without a doubt, a real SUPERHERO." - Stan Lee

Lino Mani

Fordham University, MSW
No matter how hard life gets, just keeping believing in yourself, hold faith and keep on going. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

Kayleen Monroe

Nazareth University, Bachelors in Social Work
"When Facing the Things We Turn Away From"


Long Island University, Master of Social Work

Negla August

Long Island University, MSW
It's not only my time but my turn to accomplish my dream.

A. Maya Kaye

Tulane University School of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work
“Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”- Dalai Lama

Stephanie Torres

Stony Brook University, Masters of Social Work
Social Workers from across the globe meeting up at UCONN's Campaign School to learn how to be the future leaders of tomorrow! Who's a better candidate than your neighborhood Social Worker?

Natalis D Ureña Méndez

NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW
My journey is a testament to the power of resilience and the beauty of diversity. First-gen Latina graduate, empowered and unstoppable.


Long Island University, MSW
Overcoming struggles, I became a leader, funded my education through hard work, and paved the way for my family's success. Now, I aim to serve others with empathy and resilience, knowing that courage ignites the path to success. In the face of challenges, let bravery guide your steps, for every leap forward is a triumph of the spirit of God.

Olivia M. La Gala

College of Staten Island (CUNY), MSW
The best feeling you can have is being able to help others.

Arionna Durham

College of Staten Island, Masters in Social Work
When someone says you can’t do it, do it twice and take pictures!

Inemesit Femi Adegbulu

College of Staten Island, Master of Social Work
"I expect to pass through this world but once. All the good I can do and all the kindness I can show to my fellow creatures, let me do it now. Let me not defer, for I may not pass through this way again" - William Shakespeare


College of Staten Island, Masters of Social Work

Looking Ahead: Resources for Next Steps!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00pm ET
Licensure and Scope of Practice: Information for Social Work Students

We are often asked “what is the process of getting licensed once I graduate?" and "what is the difference between an LMSW and LCSW?" This program will outline the steps for new social work graduates (MSWs) to get licensure, as well as the differences in scope of practice between MSWs, LMSWs, and LCSWs. The presenters will discuss various aspects of the pathway to licensure, as well as various considerations along each step. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the licensure process and scope of practice for social workers.

Click here to register
Click here for presenters' bios!

This webpage link provides a quick guide on becoming an LMSW in New York State!

Click the image above to be directed to the NASW-NYS Classifieds, including jobs available to social workers throughout the state!

LMSW & LCSW Test Prep Package
NASW-NYS is offering an online eight-hour licensing preparation class for the LMSW & LCSW exam. Open to students from all states, this test prep course is a recorded 8-hour presentation sent to your inbox as a recording with our extensive resource folder. Presented by two of the best instructors and test prep aficionados out there, this course not only dissects the exam but will also frame the test within the foundation of social work values and give you tools for grounding yourself before, during, and after the training. What makes our test prep different from the other options out there? Courses like this are all about who is presenting the content, and how they present it. Dr. Folusho and Dr. Kennedy are not only genuinely engaging and well versed in virtual learning, they have extensive experience real life in coaching students to reach their academic and licensure goals. This dynamic duo packs test tips and exercises into every minute of these eight hours, keeping your attention with ease and your eye on the prize. Most importantly, students and past test prep attendees evaluate them with excellent marks, with 100% of students saying they would take their classes again on Rate My Professor. Click here for more information!

Looking Back: NASW-NYS Yearbooks from Previous Years!


Thank you to our sponsors!
University at Buffalo School of Social Work
School of Social Welfare University at Albany
The College of Saint Rose Social Work Program
Roberts Wesleyan University Department of Social Work
Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
Fordham/Molloy Collaborative MSW Program
Adelphi University School of Social Work
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at  Syracuse University
Daemen University Social Work Program
College of Staten Island Department of Social Work
Molloy University BSW Program