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Arthur and Andrea Waldstein '60SW Create School of Social Work Scholarship

March 9, 2012

Gift Expands Family Legacy, Benefits Students in New Program

(April 27, 2012) -- The strong ties Trustee Andrea Waldstein '60SW and her husband Arthur Waldstein both have to the School of Social Work inspired them to pledge a $100,000 gift for a current-use scholarship at the School. It's the first scholarship designated for SSW's "3+1" program that enables students to earn both bachelor's and master's degrees in four years.

Photo: Trustee Andrea Waldstein '60SW (right) with husband Arthur Waldstein and Samantha Schenk '12 at a Simmons event in Boston last September

 "My School of Social Work education launched me on a richly rewarding career and way of life," says Andrea, "and I want to help make that possible for others." In addition to preparing her for clinical social work, Andrea says the continuing connection that Simmons School of Social Work fosters gave her the courage to become a front-line activist for various causes. Her continuing involvement also included a decade of service on the SSW Alumnae/i Board.

"Although I'm not a School of Social Work alumnus, I've always thought of it as my school," says Arthur, whose mother, Martha Gorovitz Waldstein, was a longtime faculty member. When Arthur and Andrea established a scholarship at the School in Martha's name some years ago, his mother insisted the only selection criterion should be financial need. Andrea and Arthur say his mother's example inspired their new scholarship.