- School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award (2011)
Charles Farrell received the 2011 Social Work Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award. He received his MSW degree in 1998 and is a Lawrence Township Schools social worker and also is the coordinator of the township's team, where he is known "to convey his unique style of presence in bringing
comfort to those in need." As a school social worker, Chuck deals with a variety of issues from children coming to school hungry, homeless, dirty, angry and tearful due to problems at home. Among other things, Chuck developed a partnership with the Lawrence Church of God and started "The Caring Center," which provides vital necessities to children and families in crisis.