Marshall Wong, (MSW ’86) has been selected as the Social Worker of the Year for all of California. This honor follows his recognition as Social Worker of the Year for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Region H, this past Spring.
Wong, who currently provides field instruction for Luskin School MSW students at the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, will be honored at the end of October in San Francisco at the organization’s state-wide conference and awards celebration, said Mary Kay Oliveri, instructor and field faculty at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
“Marshall has contributed much to our community and to our state regarding issues of social justice and equality,” said Oliveri, who plans on presenting Wong with the award. As a state honoree, Wong will be considered for national recognition later in the year, Oliveri said.
In his comments at the Spring awards ceremony, Wong said, “I want to thank NASW for recognizing the amazing work of the constellation of stars around me, who struggle daily to realize the dream of a more just, democratic and compassionate society. In the end, hope and knowledge trump fear and ignorance. And I have never been prouder to be a part of this profession.”