Congratulations Randy Herman!

March 31, 2017
School of Social Work Professor Emeritus Randy Herman
Randy is pictured here in his role as emcee of the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas School of Social Work’s Milestones Celebration in October ’15

Congratulations to W. Randolph (Randy) Herman, Professor Emeritus, who was named as ‘Social Worker of the Year for Volusia and Flagler Counties’ at an awards dinner March 31st, 2017. He has been a practitioner, administrator, educator and researcher for nearly 50 years. 

Dr. Herman began his career as a Vietnam Era social worker in the US Army before assuming the directorship of an adoption agency and subsequently director of a day treatment program in California. In 1979, he accepted a faculty position in New Zealand where he taught for a decade before returning with his family to the US and continued as faculty at the University of Wisconsin and finally, the St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. Dr. Herman led multiple mission and international study abroad trips to Central and South America. He was instrumental in establishing a semester-long program in Cuernavaca, Mexico and taught in that program several times before and after his retirement and move to New Smyrna Beach, FL. Dr. Herman has a small private practice and is active in community affairs as a member of the NSB Neighborhood Council, Citizens for Smart Growth and the Residents Coalition. Dr. Herman was honored for his life-long commitment to social work education and his work as a community activist.