Silas W. Kelly is a licensed master social worker (LMSW).

Silas W. Kelly is a licensed master social worker (LMSW). He received a dual bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public communications from Brooklyn College in 1997, and he graduated with honors from the Adelphi School of Social Work in 2014. In 2013, Kelly was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society. That May, he was also awarded the Adelphi University School of Social Work “Patricia Hochfelder Memorial Scholarship” for outstanding academic achievement and demonstration of a commitment to fairness and social justice by a minority graduate SWK student.

He presently serves as a mental health social worker at Concern for Independent Living and a substance use disorder social worker for the Town of Smithtown’s Horizons Counseling and Education Center.

On July 1, 2017 Kelly began a two-year, elected term to the board of directors of the National Association-Social Workers (NASW) New York State Chapter, Region 5, representing Nassau and Suffolk counties. Prior to that, he served for two years as director of the Suffolk Division of NASW. At the culmination of his term, Kelly was awarded a plaque recognizing his “Commitment and Dedication to the goals of the Social Work Profession.”

Silas’s Tips for Scholastic Success:

  1. “The first five weeks are crucial to academic success, so it is important to stay on top of readings and assignments.”
  2. “Try to get as involved as you can in activities, but don’t spread yourself too thin. Nothing should come before your academics.”
  3. “Sit in front of all your classes and get to know your professors. Ask a lot of questions. Don’t be intimidated to let them know that you don’t understand something.“
  4. “Find your passion and use that passion to help people. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”

Originally published in the Delphian Vol.73 Issue 5 – With updates made by Alumni Relations

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