Areli Dominguez, Senior at The College of New Rochelle, Named Student of the Year by National Association of Social Workers Division


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, Tuesday, April 2, 2014 - The Westchester Division of the National Association of Social Workers honored Areli Dominguez, a senior at The College of New Rochelle, as Student of the Year at its annual awards dinner Thursday, March 27, at The Davenport Club in New Rochelle.  

The award is given to culturally competent individuals who not only commit themselves to advocacy but also demonstrate an interest in learning and improving others' quality of life. Dominguez received this award on the basis of her activities with four social service organizations during the fall of 2013.

As a case manager at AmeriCorps Westhab Services, Dominguez worked and provided services at a family homeless shelter. For the Coachman Family Center, she aided in helping families find affordable housing. Lastly, while interning at United Community Center of Westchester, Dominguez helped fill out paperwork for families applying for food stamps. 

Dean Richard Thompson of the School of Arts & Sciences said, "We are very proud that Areli took initiative by using her credentials. As a student voice for NASW, Areli's accomplishments make her a great representative of the College's Social Work Department."

As a Bronx and Southern Westchester Student Representative of NASW's NYS Chapter, Dominguez continues to use her role to both act as a voice for her fellow students and a voice of concern for pressing issues relevant to social work today. 

Dominguez says, "I have worked very hard and I am honored that my work was acknowledged by NASW."

Contact: Elizabeth Weisman