Congratulations Class of 2020!

Joshua Pieters

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” -‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭

Mikayla Riley

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Anne Frank

Lisa Ponce

"Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi

Zulma Restituto

"Only three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love" -1 Corinthians 13

Rachael Kehrer

I'm so thankful to be part of the Social Work Program at The College at Brockport. Thank you to the Social Work Department for your guidance and support throughout the semesters! I can't wait to see where the future takes me.

Siena Masecchia

Be the Beacon of Light in Someone's Darkness

Susan Cooley

The Universe is always there to give me exactly what I want. The World is here so I can help change it.

Tracey Clingo

“You guys I’m like really smart now you don’t even know.”

Lacey Ostrye

"Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, Dreams are forever." -Walt Disney

Elisa Kim

"Leap and the net appears."

Sarah Baker

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light"- Brene Brown

Ashley Du

“When they go low, we go high.” -Michelle Obama

Eden Barber

Advice from a sunflower: be bright, sunny and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine, and hold your head high.

Elizabeth Lauria

I've achieved what seemed like the impossible dream. Thank you to all who have supported me along the way! I'm so excited to be moving on to a life of helping others.

Elizabeth Chandonait

Congratulations 2020 Social Work Graduates!

Jacob Kaiser

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace"- Jimi Hendrix.

Bonnie Carroll

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

Kathleen Weaver

Thank you to my family, friends, classmates, mentors, and professors for helping me reach this point. Hey, look Ma - I made it!

Melanie Ginel

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

Yasmin Neil

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey “
- Michael Josephson

Pamela Synor

We’ve got this! <3

Christina Cappa

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours”. - Ayn Rand

Vauhn-Dane Murray

“One one coco, full basket”

Victoria Dykstra

“I go to seek a great perhaps.” -François Rabelais

Laura Shucard

I am proud to be a social worker and grateful to have had the experience of getting my MSW.

Alicia Popp

Lying ahead of us is the marvelous and weighty work of holding space for people's suffering - a healing space of authentic relationship and empathy.

Sidney Thauer

"Resist much, obey little."

Deja Thompson

Looking forward to interdisciplinary practice with my JD/MSW.

Victoria Edwards

"The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." - Gordon B. Hinckley

Michaela McCall

"Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?" -Michelle Obama

Megan Starner

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Christal Dewberry

“Give to the world the best you have” -Arizona Cleaver Stemons, founder of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. & Social Worker

Rebecca Baran

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Ayrell Nailor

“We were placed on this earth to strive to be our greatest self; while helping others to do the same.”

Tirzah Hall

The road was a bit rough and the journey tedious but we made it and graduating is not the end but the beginning as we embark on our career path becoming the Best Social Workers ever Congratulations!!!!!

Noshin Hoque

Social workers don't empower, we give the tools to communities and individuals who already have the power in their hands.

Sheila Morales

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Hellen Keller

Carlene Cassorla

“Live simply, Love generously, learn constantly”

Isabella Cicconi

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.“ - Marvin J. Ashton

Mikaila Mault

Keep on Dreamin’ even if it breaks your heart.

Marissa Coble

David Coble was a kind, amazing man who believed in unconditional love and treating all he met how he would like to be treated. He was a good man. He raised me and laid down the foundations that will make me an amazing social worker!

Nairaysia Williams

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” - Dr. Seuss

Doris Diaz

Instead of inheriting a broken system, we have the power to change it. - Yara Shahidi

Taylor Young

“If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do.” -unknown

Jessica Cuoccio

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not." -The Lorax

Jamie Genoa

Nevertheless, she persisted. Social work is a second career for me, but throughout my time in school and at field placements, I learned it is my passion.

Melina Ciotta

“You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world” -Harriet Tubman

Walton Byjum

Strive to achieve no matter how old you are. Success has no age limits. Walton Bynum BSW 2020

Paige Iovine-Wong

Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come. -Rumi

Quianna West

"There are people whose live’s are tied into my dreams." - Tyler Perry

Bidania C

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.” -Alexandra Elle

Shannon O’Connor

“May today be the day you courageously pursue every opportunity to make a difference for something so much greater than you.”

Stephanie Lander

"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety” - Abraham Maslow

Yvette Speight-Smith

My journey started 2012. My new journey starts now in 2020. I never had a doubt that I could. I now believe even more I can.

Yolanda Sinclair

"For I know the plans I have for you" -Jeremiah 29:11
For you, Grandma 2017 "Catch me if you can..."

Yarilda Santos

"It is not your job to save everyone. Focus on being of service to those who are, and be wise and humble enough to know when the best service you can offer is to guide them toward help in another direction." -Anna Taylor

William Bailey Sr.

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” -Jana Stanfield

Victoria Pierre-Jean

Without commitment, you’ll never start; without consistency, you’ll never finish. Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship. So keep moving, keep growing, keep learning.

Valerie Stern

"We are but visitors on this planet. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life." -Dalai Lama

Valerie Smith

"Hardwood grows slowly. Be thoughtful about the shape you want to grow into, and be mindful that there is no shortcut to strength and character. Have the patience to allow yourself and your goals to develop.” -Jewel Kilcher

Franchesica Bassaw

“I can do all things throughChrist who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

Tiffany Catalano

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thomas Rempe

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." - George Carlin

Sue Panurach

It's time to make history.

Stephanie Brady

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better its not" -Dr.Seuss

Stanley Clark-papke

"My Sole Purpose In Life Is Helping Others." -Joesph Sugerman

Sindy Parameswaran

Time is currency. Spend it well. Invest it wisely.

Shivani Patel

"In the joy of others lies our own"

Saraling Ramos

"For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." -African Proverb

Sara Shanley

“You feel what you feel and your feelings are real.”

Sarah Pappa

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Sabrina Swaby

GOD PUT ME THROUGH THE TEST SO I CAN COME OUT WITH A TESTIMONY!!!! I did it MOM & DAD!!

Rupert Grantley Fitzgerald Pearson

Let us go forward with a commitment to be the change-makers this world needs. With a thirst for knowledge, a caring heart, and a humble spirit, we can make this world a better place for all people.

Rona Bender

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the COURAGE TO CONTINUE that counts”

Rode Beaubrun-Charriot

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain” -Dolly Parton

Robin Price

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute" - Thurgood Marshall

Robin Minutello

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe." -Anatole France

Rebecca Wood

I became a social worker because your life is worth my time.

Raymond Morales

In everything I do I always put GOD first. There is nothing I cannot accomplish as long as I always remember this. Ezekiel 34:16

Prianca Moghe

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” -Maya Angelou

Noelle Phillips

"To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves."- Carrie Chapman Catt

Nicole Kaplan

This one’s for you Mom, with the best seat in the house.

Nickheisa Ewen

Life doesn’t get easier but we get stronger.

Nataki Robinson

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."-Malcolm X

Najwa Chico

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." -Timothy 4:7

Nachuma Roth

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" -Eleanor Roosevelt

Desiree Agosto-Lewis

"We can’t control the ignorance or apathy of others, but we can recognize it in ourselves; let’s start there.” -Humble The Poet

Morgan Tennant

I hope I can help make a change, even if it’s the smallest change.

Monica Ortiz-Suloway

Help those that need it the most.

Michelle Palmer

I am a Mover Shaker Warrior (MSW) for equal rights and social justice for all.

Michelle Maloney

Feeling blessed to officially be a Social Worker. If I can make a difference in at least one persons life, I have fulfilled my purpose. Thank you Stony Brook University for helping me channel my inner best self. I’m grateful to be part of such a meaningful career.

Michaella Grant

Today is a good day to have a good day!

Melissa Rowe

If you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain.

Meghan McCauley

"For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. "- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Maureen Miller

For my dad Patrick Rupert who cannot celebrate in person, thank you for teaching me to work hard, never give up, and to get that piece of paper. And thank you to my husband who has been my biggest supporter , I love you Sean & Emily with all my heart!

Maura Carey

Thank you, Mom & Dad!

Martha Freese

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." - Edward Everett Hale"

Marianne Sponholz

I am thrilled to join such a noble profession; onward and upward!

Mariah Ferrante

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." -Angela Davis

Loria Morrison

In 1996, God gave me these words: Proverbs 31: 8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. For this is what I was born to do.

Lissette Ferreras

All things are possible with love.

Lisette Esquilin

From nothing to everything.

Lindsey Manetta

“Making my dreams of receiving my MSW a reality.”

Lindsay Taylor

“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

Layla Abdullah

"She knew since she was little, the world would not sing her triumphs, but she took all of the stereotypes and put them in a chokehold until they breathed out the truth.” -Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X"

Lacey Donlon

"The wound is where the light enters you." -Rumi
"Prevention provides possibilities and those possibilities promote progress." -Lacey Donlon

Kimberly Klupacs

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson

Kimberly Blackshear

Kenneth Mize

2020 has just been a test of my mamba mentality, keep on pushing to be the better. #RIPKOBE

Kayan Dewar-Taylor

Phillipians 4:13

Katherine Martinez

“The only way out is through.” -Robert Frost

Karina Zofrin

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Judith Pratt

"With God all things are possible"

Judith Goldstein Landman

#NoOneFightsAlone

Jolia Brown

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” ― Angela Davis

Jessica Owens

"Sometimes you will never know the value of A moment until it becomes A memory." -Dr. Seuss

Jessica DiLiddo

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Jessica Cortes

Like Nelson Mandela said "what counts in life is not the mere fact that we lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Jermiah Jones

Time to get to work!

Jeanine Hoff

Always ask yourself, "Where is the Sunshine?"

Janaya Finney

Anything’s possible, you gotta dream like you’ve never seen obstacles.

Jamie Genoa

"Nevertheless, she persisted." Social work is a second career for me, but throughout my time in school and at field placements, I learned it is my passion.

Ivelisse Paulino

I just want to make a difference, helping one child at a time. That’s my true purpose in life.

Ilana Lezama

We know that all things work together for good to those who love God. Rom8:28
A girl with a dream became a woman with a vision. -A Grateful Daughter

Hallie Otero

"When They Go Low, We Go High"- M.Obama

Haley Caporrino

“Give yourself the same care and attention you give others and watch yourself bloom.” - Ashita Kunjadia

Fraddia Jackson

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing the things you are not supposed to do.” - Oprah

Fortune Gilbert

Social Work is the Art of Listening.

Evelyn Quintana

"Sometimes the best thing you can do is not wonder, not imagine, not obsess, just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best." By Unknown

Evan Ormond

Eric Wolf

Do not be wise in words. Be wise in deeds.

Emily Zurzola

No rain, no flowers.

Emily Sterns

"One person can make a difference and everyone should try"

Eloisa Disla

“It is not your job to save everyone. Focus on being of service to those who are, and be wise and humble enough to know when the best service you can offer is to guide them toward help in another direction.” - Anna Taylor"

Elizabeth Verrastro⁠

"Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead." ⁠-Nora Ephron

Elaine Afanador Pereira

There will be days when it all feels like too much. You may feel overwhelmed and defeated. Take a moment (or a few!) to give yourself the love and compassion you so readily bestow on others. Then take a deep breath and keep pushing forward!

Diane Celaj Mekuli

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." Mother Teresa

Deja Savage

“Use your smile to change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.”

Deanne Sansone

"Each day we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." -Buddha"

Daniel Rogers

I look forward to utilizing my MSW to be come a competent clinician able to advocate for my clients and social change.

Cynthia Cunningham

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -Elie Wiesel

Catherine McManus

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." - Rosa Parks

Ayana Kelly

The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.

Ashton Wei

Life is your creation.

Ashley Stowell

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -Proverbs 31:8-9

Ashley Rosario

If you can’t feed 100 people, only feed one.

Ariel Adams

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale

Anna Peverly

"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light" - J.K. Rowling

Anna Mavrikakis

Ana Villacis

"Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table." - Barack Obama

Amina Ashraf

Kindness is beautiful. It can change the world.

Amber Andrews

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." -Edward Everett Hale

Amanda Rodriguez

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Alicia Powell

When I first started my journey I was doing it for myself, now I am doing it for my daughter and our future.

Alanna Angulo

Ziv Noam

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill

Yacary Rivera

Look at us Class of 2020, Who would have thought. Not Me 😂

Vivian Martinez

Overcame all stigmas by believing in myself!!

Victoria McGuffie

The only direction that matters is forward, never backward.

Vervelyn Morgan-Addo

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement

Veronica Raposo

I want to give a special thank you to my husband for supporting me through my journey and always uplifting me when I was down ,my parents and there wonderful children for motivating me. They were my best cheerleaders!

Vaidehi Jokhakar

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

Tulena Sumar

That which was once a frightful obstacle has now become a conquered goal.

Summer Locking

"When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." -Alexander Den Heijer

Steffanie Brian

"Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” -Thomas Paine

Shanita Brewster

The journey wasn’t easy but it was worth it!

Sarah Retchin

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." -Gloria Steinem

Sandra Bisono

Mastered It 2020!! Living proof of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Samuel Sakyi

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” –Nelson Mandela

Sammia Jones

Never be so busy being the light for others that you neglect to shine on yourself.

Samantha Wickstrom

"Empathy is the most radical of human emotions." -Gloria Steinem

Samantha Schwartz

"Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy." -Sigmund Freud

Samantha Farber

Ruth Cosme

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

Ruth Conteh

Remembering why you started the journey is the key to staying motivated enough to finish. With God all things are possible.

Rukayat Rotimi

It always seems impossible until it's done.

Rosamaria Davi

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

Reign-Jordania Alexandre

This is for my daughters.

Randolph Milteer

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rachel Wallace

“The only way to get ahead is to find errors in conventional wisdom.”

Patricia Jarvis

Pascale Lebrun-Gay

I'm proud to be an MSW recipient!

Ogechi Alily-Quansah

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou

Nayare Rivera

“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have equal opportunity to develop our talents”-John F. Kennedy

Morgan Herrold

Finally done, next stop changing the world.

Monica Rodriguez

"Widen the path of opportunities and continue to leave a powerful and positive legacy in this world."- Luis Fonsi

Michelle T. Logan

Philippians 4:13

Melissa Grant

"Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go. (By: A Honey)

Melissa Goncalves

Although things in life might not always go according to plan, she believed she could so she did!

Melissa Dos Santos

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Megan Pontecorvo

"You're off to great places. Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!

Megan Lewis

"The Rose That Grew From A Crack In The Concrete" -Tupac Shakur

Marsha Montfort

Marla Newborn

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Marinelly Perez

Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart

Madeline Mensah

Work hard dream big and never give up!

Lekesha Morton

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Phil. 4:13

Kyra Burke

“Still I rise.“

Kwanji Valentine Jordan

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”-Bernard Baruch

Kristen Ebersol

Keagan French

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." - Dr. Seuss

Karim Calle

Inspired by my Mother. Motivated by my Daughter. Encouraged and Supported by my Husband. "I am the voice for the voiceless."

Karen Marin

"Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”-Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Juliana Jordan

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelo

John Gownley

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” -Alice Walker

Jezebel Erazo

Be bold, be courageous, be your best.

Jessica Monell

“She believed she could, and so she did.”

Jennifer Millan

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena

Jenisse Salazar

"Happiness springs from doing good and helping others." - Plato

Javonni Henderson

Never be afraid or ashamed to be a bull in China shop. Some things need to shaken up in order to be set right.

Jasmin McFadden

Testing Is A Blessing, When You Clear About Your Purpose... Love You MJ!

Jacqueline Brecher

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

Jacob Katinsky

"Embody all presences outlaw’d or suffering." - Walt

Humayra Khatun

One chapter ends and you start to write the next one.

Gloria Freeman

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. I Love You Mom!

Gianina Morla

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller"

Gabrielle Cruz

"Courage isn't a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway." -Doctor Who

Frederica Daugherty

"Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it." - Maya Angelou

Elizabeth Hernandez

"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Proverbs 3:6

Elizabeth Ames

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Deanna Doherty

"Always stay humble and kind."

Danielle Hinkson

Never the less she persisted!!

Daniela Zabaleta

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass

Danicia Campbell

Grandma you requested & I delivered. This one is for you.

Daisy Gutierrez

"There may be days when you’ll say to yourself, ‘I can’t. I literally can’t even.’ But you can! You can even!” -Katie Couric

Courtney Rogers

“Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.” -Helen Keller

Cindy Chariah

I finally made it to my MSW graduation. Don't ever give up, always follow your dreams. You got this!!

Celyna Wallace

We may not be able to change the world, but we can always change someone’s world.

Cecilia Abadilla

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

Catherine Diana Rodriguez

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” -Angela Y. Davis Para mi Familia Rodriguez Mendoza; Los amo !"

Caroline Nethercott

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas A. Edison

Carole Rumble

"What can you do to promote peace in the world? Go home and love your family." -Mother Theresa

Carmen Morello

Gracias mami, es todo porque de ti! Mi hermanito eres el próximo y Joshua, mi mejor amigo te amo. Los amo a todos!

Carmen I Rodriguez Vaswuez

Perseverance helped me to achieve my goal.

Carmen Diaz

"You become what you believe" -Oprah Winfrey

Carlene Peguero

The Office, season 4, episode 4, minute 29:30

Breanna McIntyre

Be the one to always challenge your lens and be present.

Bernadette Gayle

Social Work is the art of Listening and the Science of Hope

Beatrice Joannis

Nothing in life is impossible, you just have to believe and take the first steps!

Auryana Bradley

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

Ashley Mintz

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - The Lorax

Ashley Dalton

This journey has been the ultimate learning experience for me. I have discovered a tremendous amount about myself, and I sincerely thank all of my friends and family who were there to support me along the way.

Arianna Coppola

She believed she could, so she did.

Antonio Valdez

Through sacrifices and struggles I made my dream a reality.

Ana Arevalo

I want to thank my family, without them this wouldn’t be possible. Everything I do is for all of you! MSW 2020!

Airicka Brown

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adenike Lawal

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray

Abigail Zenon Ramirez

Thank you, God!

Yulisa Cardona

Be the change you wish to see in the world!
"Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives." -Michelle Obama

Yolaida Parra

Thank you God for given me strength and for guiding me. Thanks to my family and friends who supported me and inspired me to achieve my goals.

LaTonya Burks

Never underestimate MSW college grad who survive 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. Quarantine couldn’t Stop us we made History Class of Covid-19

Tanesha Nichols

"Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Susan Rolison

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Sophia McCann

My BSW cohort at Stony Brook has made my experience truly unforgettable. I will miss this program so much and I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful experience. Thank you to my family for the constant support, the faculty at Stony Brook SSW, and to all of the friends I have made I love you all! Congratulations to all of our future social workers!!

Sharlett Bryant

The grass is green where you water it!

Shara Walters

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."

Serafima Zdjelar

"Success doesn't find you. You have to go out and get it" -Unknown

Ryan Nordin

“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” - Michele Ruiz

Rosa Cuadrado

Class of 2020, Social Workers on all levels are needed now more than ever! We are in this together! We got this. Being a Social Worker is a privilege and I am forever honored to be one.

Romie Lawrence

Success doesn't come easy; hard work and determination makes a dream become reality.

Priscilla Paredes

"You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness." -Brené Brown

Patricia Mensa

"Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed."-Michelle Obama

Paola Hurtado

Social work is part of my life force! I’m proud to be a part of something so beautiful. Let’s change the world together!

Oumou Wague

"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” -Vince Lombardi

Olivia Agostinello

Nicole Leibforth

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” -Helen Keller

Naina Rana

Thank you to my family for their encouragement and support during my Masters in Social work journey. "It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act." -Dalai Lama

Monique Russell

The only way to fix a series of bad decisions is to make a good one.

Millerlandy Acevedo

"vuela tan alto como puedas sin olvidar de donde vienes” “fly as high as you can without forgetting where you come from”

Melissa Bahr

"If you can dream it, you can do it." -Walt Disney

Maria Aponte Villegas

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Magreth Mkenda

It is by crawling a child learns to stand. -African proverb

Linda Easterling

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.

Liane Aviles

"Do not think that your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops." - Kate Sheppard

Leana Silipo

“Well...I’ve narrowed it down to two possibilities, yes and no.” - Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place

Kimberly Graffeo

In life, you are your own destiny maker, no one will do for you, except YOU!!

Kiara Dreyer

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank

Keshari Kharka

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Kendall Roberts

"Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” -Assata Shakur

Kelly Renwick

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -Henry Ford

Kaitlin Peterson

"Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody" - Unknown
MSW complete, saving the world pending...

Justine MacIsaac

"If you are looking for signs then you should know there is power in the words you are thinking" - Halsey

Juliana Amo

"All great achievements require time” - Maya Angelou

Jonathan Morrison

Let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile -unknown

Johanna Bissell

Walk steady, the dust clouding around your feet, the gravel crunching under your shoe, into your future. It is yours to forge.

Jodi Donohue

What we learn becomes a part of who we are.

Jessica Tavares

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - Oprah Winfrey

Jessica Allers

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” - Victor Hugo

Jennifer Chamberlin

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better" - Maya Angelou

Jeana Piliere

Thank you so much to Stony Brook University for providing me with such an amazing experience in the social work field. My supervisor and field liaison are so appreciated in guiding us during this challenging time. Congratulations to all of my fellow social work graduates!

Jacqueline Fenik

“Even with all the knowledge one acquires, there’s always learning to be done."

Gloria Espana

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Evenia Daskarolis

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of this world." -Socrates
"But the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing." -Robert F. Kennedy

Emily Fackelman

"Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away"

Emily De Diago

Edmerlis Surinach

As a Latina, I feel so proud and privileged to earn a master's degree in social work. I am ready to advocate for and represent the my community. Pa' lante mi gente y arriba la Republica Dominicana!

Dorothy Santana

“And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others” -Marianne Williamson

Daniel Cole

There are stories we dare not tell. For fear, we reckon with who we truly are. I am myth and magic, more than mourning.

Dalila Jarvis

Take life moments for what they are, learning experiences! Congratulations Everyone!

Crystal Laikhram

I would like to thank my parents for all of their unwavering love and support. I would also like to thank my professors and all of my peers who helped me along this amazing journey. You will forever be my Fordham family. Congratulations to the class of 2020! May we never stop learning and growing.

Cristina Guevara

"In a gentle way, you can change the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Claudia Gahagan

Thank you to my loving husband and my darling daughter. I could not have done it without both of you.

Cindy Newman

“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy

Chibuzo Odocha

See Mummy, I made it!

Caylla Cunningham

"We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
“In the waves of change, we find our true direction.”

Carolynn Moore

"Ethical Relativism. Be true to thine own self"

Carly Anders

"Let the beauty of what you love, become what you do”

Camille Azarcon

“Be the change you wish to see in this world” - Mahatma Gandhi

Brittney Miller

I’d like to honor my mom and grandma whose legacies live on in me. “Behold, I am doing a new thing... I will make a way in the wilderness.” Is. 43:19

Bertha Mejia

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Mathew 7:12

Ayah Elkady

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Mahatma Gandhi

Avie Shawl

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss
Therefore, Advocate, Adapt and Accept. <3

Ashley Urena

"In a gentle way you can shake the world" - Gandhi

Ashley Thompkins

God is in control.

Ashley Halversen

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

Arlette Flores

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."- Benjamin Franklin

Ariel Breidenbach

I might have only one match, but I can make an explosion. - Rachel Platten

Angela Long

Thank you to my family, peers, and education institutions that has supported me to be a MSW graduate!
"It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act" -Dalai Lama"

Amanda Clarkson

Alexandra Poje

"Let's do what we love and do a lot of it" -Marc Jacobs

Alexandra Caldicott

Kindness is the most powerful, the least costly, and the most underrated agent of human change.

Ailsa Forlenza

Thank you to my family, my partner, my friends, my fellow fearless social work colleagues and leaders, my teachers and guides along the way. I am honored to graduate alongside you all and begin the work that is sacred and special to us.

Victoria Darling

"None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful." – Mother Teresa

Victoria Coker

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" - Anne Frank

Vera Musa

"A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits." -Carl Rogers

Stefanie Perillo

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Shivani Mendez

 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Sheila Crouse

"Always be a little kinder than necessary." -James M. Barrie

ShaKia Williams

She believed she could do she did, MSW 2020

Sahana Pentyala

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do."

Naama Benjamin

Molly O'Shea

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

Megan Maria Santiago

"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." -Minor Myers Jr.

Linzy Jourdi

“It’s a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may have not have had a chance to tell it before” -Lindy Alexander

Leah Patterson

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Kryst Cedeno

Katie Kilcullen

"The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.” - Gordon B. Hinckley

Hidy Danko

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hannah Rodriguez

All the glory goes to God for getting me this far in my career, and for allowing me to serve his people in the field of social work.

Erin Ross

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do”- Edward Everett Hale

Erika Ross

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs but the world needs all the good that I can do.”- Jana Stanfield

Emily Connor

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.“ -Rosa Parks

Eliasel Deoleo

"Being part of something special does not make you special; something is special because you are a part of it." -Rachel Berry

Denshauna White

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined- Henry Thoreau

Daniela Almonte

"The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." -Gordon B. Hinckley

Daniel Gorman

Social Justice Requires Social Work

Cuteyia Tatum

Learning the art of listening and the science of instilling hope will not end here! Social Work is an ongoing educational journey and Fordham has prepared me for this trip.

Cindy Soto

"All your dreams can come true....if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

Cheryl Alter

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi

Chelsea Barbieri

“Remember you have two hands, the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”

Carolina Rodriguez

You can’t expect to see change if you never do anything differently.

Ashley Amidon

Congratulations Class of 2020! We did it! Remember, when you’re stuck, give a feeling.

Anuoluwapo Ogunnaiya

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” Rosa Parks

Aneesah Kadim

Yulisa Cardona

Be the change you wish to see in the world!

Wanda Finney

Sincere gratitude to my parents, children, grandchildren, family, friends, classmates, and professors who have and continue to inspire me along my journey. This achievement belongs to all of you too!

Victoria Narezo

It’s been real and it’s been fun but it hasn’t been real fun.

Trecia Levy

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S AROUND THE CORNER. IT COULD BE EVERYTHING OR IT COULD BE NOTHING. YOU KEEP PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER. AND THEN ONE DAY YOU LOOK BACK AND YOU’VE CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN.” - Tom Hiddleston

Sarah Hatkoff

"Our hopes, desires and ambitions are powerful forces existing within us for the shaping of the future. They are the generating forces that create the future. To lose hope or give up one’s goals because of the setbacks of the moment is to diminish one’s own life potential. Hopes, dreams, faith and sense of mission enable us to open up our lives.” Ikeda

Shumona Shimi

"Life consists of two days, one for you and one against you. So when it's for you don't be proud or reckless, and when it's against you be patient, for both days are a test for you". -Imam Ali

Sabrina Padyk

Rachel Greer

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world." -Anne Frank

Royda Balis

Patricia Rhodie

"Greatness is Expecting You!!"

Nosson Zand

"If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that G-d has left for you to complete. But if you only see what is wrong and what is ugly in the world, then it is you yourself that needs repair.” -The Lubavitcher Rebbe

Olivia Hopper

Melina Ciotta

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

Megan Monroe

"Viele kleine Leute die in vielen kleinen Orten viele kleine Dinge tun, können das Gesicht der Welt verändern. Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world." -African Proverb

Leilani Gabrielle Quisenberry

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Kaitlin Ford

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

Kathleen Cunningham

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life."

Kadian Gbado

"You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages," -Michelle Obama

Julie Van Etten

Make Empathy Great Again.

Jillian Camarillo Vogel

"And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me.' " (Isaiah 6:8)

Juliana Pepaj

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Jacqueline Wright

"You have to do what is right for yourself- nobody else is walking in your shoes."

Haylea Day

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Jennifer Montalvo

"It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act." -Dalai Lama

Iesha Middleton

We are the resilience class of 2020....nothing can’t stop us now!!!

Ezra Grenade

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi.

Giselle Santiago

“The point is not to pay back kindness, but to pass it on” -Julia Alvarez

Emma Beck

Just when the caterpillar thought she was going to die... She bloomed into a beautiful butterfly.

Dorothy Santana

“And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others” -Marianne Williamson

Danielle Kertyzak

"As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
A big thank you to my family and friends for supporting me throughout my MSW journey. Congratulations class of 2020, we did it!

Diana Vinas

Cristina J Palma

"Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart" Roy T. Bennett

Cindy Roe

Forever Grateful!

Angela Choi

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” - Michelle Obama
“When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.”

Atasha Greene

“To God be the glory, great things he has done”
"Without community, there is no liberation." - Audre Lorde

Afsha Malik

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." -Edward Everett Hale

Akirah Limthaveemongkol

"Never to suffer would never to have been blessed" - Edgar Allan Poe
Thank you to all the support and encouragement from my family, friends and loved ones. This is for us.

Yasemin Tastan

“Grad school is easy. It’s like riding a bike. And the bike’s on fire. And the ground’s on fire. And everything’s on fire because you’re in hell."

Yalaisa Douglas-Wright

To infinity and beyond.

Sarah Tricarico

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves." - Proverbs 31:8

Nicol Osborne

Failure is not an option!

Michaela Donohue

"A greater life requires you to find your greatness. In simple terms, greatness is about becoming the greatest version of yourself" -Vex King

Marcie Abrego

Mandy Culbreath

"You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served." Nina Simone

Karina Gavilanes

Everything is possible in life. We just need dedications and determination.

Gianina Aniano

As long as you have faith in God, passion, and are willing to work hard, dreams do come true!!

Heather Fuller

“To handle yourself use your head. To handle others, use your heart.”

Ashley Mitchell

"The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." Mark Twain

Angela Santamaria

"Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”― Nelson Mandela