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Gateway Professor Earns NASW Outstanding Service Award

Dr. Gregory Stewart, assistant professor and coordinator of the Human Services program at Gateway Community and Technical College, recently won the outstanding service award from the Ohio chapter Region VI of the National Association of Social Workers.

The chapter includes 600 social workers in Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto and Warren counties.

Dr. Stewart joined Gateway in 2012 and has built the Human Services program into a very popular major with more than 140 students, while collaborating with more than 50 non-profit agencies in northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Stewart is a licensed social worker and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in social work. He received a master of science degree in counseling from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Ohio University at Athens.

Dr. Stewart serves as a member of the Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Commission, having been appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati, for a three- year term in February 2010 and reappointed for a second three-year term in 2013. He previously served as a member of the Youth Achieve Impact Council; as chair of the program review committee for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati; and in 2012 assisted the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless in developing, administering and compiling a survey on families at risk of homelessness. In addition, Dr. Stewart has chaired the continuing education committee of the Region VI NASW Ohio chapter and in 2007 served as a member of the delegation to the NASW Cambodia Joint Conference on Social Work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

He previously served as an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Akron, as an assistant professor and adjunct at Northern Kentucky University, and as auxiliary lecturer at the University of Akron, Community and Technical College.

The award was presented May 1 at the organization’s Region VI banquet in Cincinnati.