Vivian Hines


Vivian Hines


Hines, Vivian
Distinguished Alumnus

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  • BA - Social Work, Philander Smith College, 1966¬†
  • MSW, Adelphi University, Long Island, NY, 1973


  • Social Worker, New York City Services Agency and Bronx Development Center.
  • Supervisor, Social Work Dept. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Healthcare Center, NY
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Bronx Health Center, Bronx, New York
  • Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services
  • Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center, 1977-2007
  • Co-author, "Barriers to Psychosocial Services Among Homeless Women Veterans," research study published by Meharry Medical College Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.


  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Member, National Association of Black Social Workers
  • Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Chapter President/Life Member, Association¬†of Black Social Workers of Greater Los Angeles
  • Far West Region Director, Philander Smith College National Alumni Association
  • President, Los Angeles Chapter, PSC Alumni Assoc. (7 years)
  • Vice-President, Los Angeles Chapter, PSC Alumni Assoc. (5 years).
  • Chairperson, 47th Philander Smith College National Convention
  • Lifetime Member, NAACP
  • President, Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society at First AME Church of Los Angeles
  • Diamond Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • PSC Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2004
  • NABSW Community Service Award
  • Los Angeles Chapter, PSC Alumni honor for dedication and commitment to education, 2005
  • UNCF National Convention Honor for recruitment, outreach and outstanding service to PSC.
  • Meritorious Women Award, Los Angeles Chapter, NAACP, 2015
  • Far West Region Delta Dear of the Year Award, Foothill Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.


Hines, Vivian. (2016). Biography of Vivian Hines: 2004 NAA/PSC Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Alumni Affairs Collection, PSC Archives and Special Collections

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