Letter from the Working Group of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare to Richard P. Barth on September 22, 2009
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DescriptionLetter from Grover C. Gilmore, PhD, on behalf of The Working Group of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, to Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW, sent on September 22, 2009. The letter notified Dr. Barth that he was to be inducted as part of the inaugural class of fellows and the initial Board of Directors for the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. This was to be publicly announced at the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education on November 6, 2009. The mission of the newly formed Academy is stated in the letter as well.
KeywordAmerican Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
board of directors
Barth, Richard P., 1952-
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