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Social Work Ph.D. graduate to receive internationals award

NT-Tan.jpgNgoh Tiong Tan, a 1988 Ph.D. graduate of the School of Social Work, will be presented with the University of Minnesota Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals on March 23. The event will be from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Campus Club in Coffman Union.

Tan, who is dean of the School of Human Development and Social Services at SIM University in Singapore, will speak at the event. His talk is titled "The Accidental Social Worker: My Journey in Social Work Leadership in Asia."

One of the projects he initiated is Families And Survivors of Tsunami (FAST), an international response to the social and emotional needs of survivors of the 2004 tsunami disaster in Indonesia and a catalyst for other interventions in Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

He has published 12 books, numerous articles and sits on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Global Social Work Practice and the China Journal of Social Work. He is currently co-chair of the Commonwealth Organization for Social Work, was regional president of the International Federation of Social Workers (Asia-Pacific) and was twice elected president of the Singapore Association of Social Workers.

Please RSVP for the award event to Jill Beaudette, (612) 624-4243. One free social work continuing education credit is available for attending the talk.

For more information, contact Professor Jeffrey Edleson, (612) 624-8795.

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