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Forty for 40: Phyllis Cox, Certificate-Social Work ’83

May 23, 2017
Forty for 40

During her 35 years in social work, Phyllis Cox has helped thousands of people improve the quality of their life.

Cox, who was in the Institute’s third graduating class, already was working in the field but wanted to add a strong academic background to become a licensed social worker. So when her husband, a physician, transferred to a Boston-area hospital, she found that the Institute’s new program was a perfect fit.

In addition to working in public schools, nursing homes, hospice care and hospitals, she spent several years as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for social workers, ensuring that her peers provided to their patients the same kind of high-quality care she administered throughout her career.