You are part of the Lancer family forever, and we invite you to join and stay connected with the Social Work alumni. 

Your time in the Division of Social Work at CBU has been meaningful and impactful to individuals, families and communities. We aim to continue sharing our passion and professional commitment to creating change. #LanceUp

Take some time to explore your page, the alumni page.

Provide a secondary email address besides your CBU email address to ensure we stay connected. You will also receive important and exciting information available to social work alumni. This includes future events, trainings, workshops, networking and more.


CBU Social Work Alumni Association presents, "An Inside Look at a Journey towards Licensure"
Alanna Villanueva, LCSW, MSW, PPS-C
Clinical therapist at Cyti Psychological
June 13, 12-1 p.m.
Zoom meeting ID: 623 001 4406

The Division of Social Work Alumni Association (DSWAA) was founded in 2022 with a mission to unite all alumni from the Division of Social Work. Some aims of the DSWAA are to engender collegial support, cultivate networking, and offer ongoing trainings and professional development opportunities. The Division of Social Work is committed to continue to invest in the success of alumni — post graduation and beyond.   

To join the Division of Social Work Alumni Association, click here:

The California Baptist University, Division of Social Work Alumni Award is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding alumni from each Doctor in Social Work, Master in Social Work and Bachelor in Social Work programs within the Division of Social Work.

Candidates for the award are those who have demonstrated social work ethical practice towards clients, colleagues, practice settings, professional colleagues, and society. Further, in alliance with the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics, awardees have demonstrated the virtues of: service, social justice, dignity and importance of all persons, integrity and competence.

Award recipients are honored at the Division of Social Work, Doctorate in Social Work Gala Friday July 19 from 6-9 p.m., in Riverside, CA. The award recipient(s) will be provided with specific venue details. 



  • Nominees must have at least one degree from the Division of Social Work
  • Nominees must have achieved a high level of success within their chosen field of endeavor, which is exemplified by being recognized by their peers, clients and/or community
  • Preference will be given to nominees who have participated in community activities as well as activities supporting Division of Social Work
  • Award recipient is required to attend the Division of Social Work, Doctorate in Social Work Gala Friday July 19th from 6-9pm, in Riverside, CA.
  • The award recipient must be or become a member of the Division of Social Work Alumni Association in order to receive the award.



  • Completed of this Survey/Nomination Form
  • Nomination Statement (750 words max)
  • References (two professional references)
  • Curriculum Vitae


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Andrew Ma, MSW, ASW
UCI Medical Center

Andrew currently holds a position as a Clinical Social Worker II at UCI Medical Center.

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Dr. Evan Thomas, DSW
Director of Reentry Operations and Co-Founder
Family Attachment Through Healing Solutions (FAITHS)

Dr. Thomas was awarded a Special Congressional Recognition in 2022. His research interests include integrating macro-level social work and crimogenesis into evidence-based rehabilitation with the justice involved population.

dsw alumni outstanding award


 Visit the Center for Community Engagement and Social Innovation (CESI) for information on trainings.



Darby Foster '22, MSW

"The social work program at CBU is what lit the fire underneath me to improve access to care for marginalized populations and people without socioeconomic means."

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Where are they now? Do you have any updates that you would like to share with other alumni?
Email us your story. Or fill out the alumni survey form.

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Additional Resources:

  • Job Board

    As a CBU social work graduate, you are prepared to enter the field of social work at any level: micro, mezzo and macro. Explore this page for employment or volunteer opportunities. For additional posting and services, you may also visit the Career Center at 

    You are encouraged to verify the information for the employment or volunteer posting.

  • The Advocate: CBU Social Work Blog

    The Advocate is a CBU Social Work blog written by other social workers. It provides social workers and other helping professionals with staying informed about exciting topics relevant to our profession.

    Alumni are encouraged to submit blogs on their topics of interest. Please review and edit your written content and the blog submission guidelines (listed below). Submit your work to You will be notified if your work has been selected.

    Blog Submission Guidelines:

    • Consider a brief title of fewer than 10 words.
    • The length of the blog post submission should be between 500 and 700 words.
    • References should be in American Psychological Association (APA) format. Use the APA 7th edition manual or Purdue Online Writing Lab.
    • When applicable, include links to online resources.
    • You may provide two quality images (e.g., headshot and image related to the topic)
    • Provide brief biography and a link to your professional social media or LinkedIn.
    • Submit your Word document (.docx, .doc, or Google document link) to:

Contact the Division of Social Work

Associate Dean: Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson
Operations Manager: Candice DuBose
Phone: (951) 552-8361

James Building, Rm 108
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504