Cynthia Moniz, chair of the College’s social work department, was named social worker of the year at the N.H. Chapter, National Association of Social Workers’ annual meeting recently at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford.
In presenting the award Karen Bianco, president elect of the N.H. chapter, cited Moniz’s work in establishing the social work department at PSC and said, “we have someone here who has surely left her imprint on the world of social work in New Hampshire and in the nation.”
“Within one year of her employment at Plymouth State, Cyndy was named the program director /coordinator of the social work program. Her work there over the last 16 years has been to fully immerse herself into the program.
“Her tireless efforts, her commitment to excellence, her vigorous demands of her students and staff have resulted in a CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accredited, full-fledged bachelor of social work program, with its own building, and Cyndy is now the chair of the department, Bianco said.
Moniz was commended during the program by the N.H. Chapter, NASW; Terry Mizrahi, president of the NASW; Dr. Scott Meyers, professor of social work at PSC, who has worked with Moniz for 15 years, and Lisa McLaughlin, a former student of Moniz.