SP2 News

Stories from Alumni Stories

News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, and Images from around the SP2 Community.

Alumni Stories

SP2 Celebrates Inaugural Inductees at Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony

It was an unseasonably cold afternoon in early November, but the space at Slought Foundation was filled with the warmth...

Bob Schoenberg receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Offers Advice to Future Change Agents

Bob Schoenberg, a double alumnus from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was recently honored with the 2018...

Jed Johnson

Alumni Stories

SP2/Wharton Alum Appointed Managing Director of Aging Services for CARF

Jed Johnson, a 1985 graduate of the Master of Social Work (MSW)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program offered jointly...

Headshot of Emily Conners

Alumni Stories

SP2 Nonprofit Leadership Alumna Honored as Fundraising ‘Rising Star’

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern PA Chapter has named Emily A. Conners, a 2016 graduate of the Master...

Dean's Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Stories

SP2 Announces Inaugural Inductees to Alumni Hall of Fame

In celebration of alumni who have made exemplary contributions to their professions and communities, Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

Headshot of Chad Dion Lassiter

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

SP2 Alum Named Executive Director of PA Human Relations Commission

Chad Dion Lassiter is no stranger to discrimination – in fact, he’s spent much of his career trying to dismantle...

Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

Image of Samira Ali

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Samira Ali Awarded $5 Million Grant for Work on HIV/AIDS

If you told Samira Ali that she would end up in Houston, Texas, her hometown, doing the research work that...

Picture of Anderson Sungmin Yoon

Alumni Stories

Celebrating 10 Years of SP2’s DSW Program: Graduate Spotlight

Growing up in rural South Korea, Anderson Sungmin Yoon had very specific goals; graduate from college and find a career...