Deborah Haliczer, director of employee relations in Human Resource Services, has been named “Social Worker of the Year” by the Jane Addams District of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Haliczer will receive her award Thursday, March 26, at the Mildred Berry Center
She is a member of NASW in good standing who reflects and promotes the organization’s values and mission and is an advocate for the populations served by social work. She represents the highest ethical standards of social work, contributes to the improvement of the social fabric in tangible and intangible ways, takes risk and enlists public support for improved human services.
Her nomination demonstrated those attributes and commended her instrumental effort in organizing and implementing debriefing services for the NIU community after the Feb. 14, 2008, tragedy. She also played a major role in planning the commemorative event held last month.
Haliczer is now in the running for the same award at the state level. The winner will be announced this September in Chicago at the NASW annual conference.