Social Work Chapter Awards

NASW-MN is thrilled to unveil the recipients of our highly anticipated 2024 Social Work Awards! In a state brimming with exceptional practitioners and leaders, we are proud to recognize those who are relentlessly advancing the field of social work and driving positive change in our communities. Join us in celebrating these remarkable individuals who embody the spirit of innovation and excellence in social work.

Tony Bibus

Lifetime Achievement Award

Anothony "Tony" Bibus, III PH.D, LISW

His family accepted his posthumous award at the Mpls/St Paul Region Event on 03/20

Sophia DF Thompson

Social Worker of the Year

Sophia DF Thompson, MSW

Received her award at the Mpls/St Paul Region Event on 03/20

Tracy J. Mongan

Social Worker of the Year

Tracy J. Mongan, MSW, LICSW

Will receive her award at the NE Region Event in Duluth on 04/02

Lucina Kayee

MSW Student of the Year

Lucina Kayee

Will receive her award at a future date-TBD

Bryce Premo

BSW Student of the Year

Bryce Premo

Received his award at the Mpls/St Paul Region Event on 03/20

Kelli Lumley

BSW Student of the Year

Kelli Lumley

Receive her award at the Mpls/St Paul Region Event on 03/20

Theresa Jean Larson

BSW Student of the Year

Theresa Jean Larson

Will receive her award at the NE Region Event in Duluth on 04/02


Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award for Social Justice

Ramsey County Appropriate Responses Initiative

Will receive her award at the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners Meeting on 04/16


Kari Dziedzic

Policy Maker of the Year

Senator Kari Dziedzic

Received her award at MN Social Work Day at the Capitol on 2/29