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Managing Motherhood, Military and Social Work

MSW student Amirah Cotton is successfully managing raising a family, her military commitment, and social work studies and field education.

Utilizing Social Work Skills in Student Government

Bachelor of Social Work students Whitney Garland and Molley Jenkins have a head start in advocacy thanks to their participation in student government.

Taking the Case Method of Teaching to Singapore

Professor Terry Wolfer has hosted the Case Method Teaching Institute each year since 2016. This past summer, he brought the institute to faculty at the National University of Singapore.

Student Spotlight: Desiree Little

There was a time when Master of Social Work student Desiree Little had some of the common misconceptions of social work. But now, she is preparing for a career of helping individuals and communities.

Advocating for Improved Dental Care Access in South Carolina

MSW student Elouise Cram spoke at the State House to share her passion for improving access to dental care in the Palmetto State.

Increasing Research Participation at South Carolina's HBCUs

Thanks to a National Institute on Aging-funded award, the College of Social Work's SC-ADAR is helping provide research opportunities for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

College of Social Work at CSWE Annual Program Meeting

The College of Social Work will be well-represented at the the CSWE Annual Program Meeting in Denver later this week.

Penney Continues Training in Africa Though ICARA Program

Most at-risk children in Africa never have a trained professional working with them. But Clinical Assistant Professor Patrice Penney's ICARA program aims to alleviate that problem.

Student Spotlight: Sierra Abel

Master of Social Work advanced year student Sierra Abel earned her undergraduate degree in communications. But a volunteer experience has led her on a path to a future social work career.

BSW Student Named Smith Scholarship Award Winner

Jaqawnya McElveen has been recognized by the college's Institute for Families in Society for her passion and desire to help children.

How Childhood Cancer Influenced a Path to Social Work

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it has special significance for MSW Advanced Standing student Harleigh Sohler.

Browne Co-Authors Kidney Transplantation Article in Journal of the American Medical Association

Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Teri Browne was co-author of an important article on for-profit and non-profit dialysis facilities.

Student Spotlight: Kennedy Richart

After earning her undergraduate degree in social work from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Kennedy Richart relocated south to pursue her master's degree, thanks to the college's Advanced Standing program.

Gehlert and Browne Release Third Edition of Handbook of Health Social Work

In 2006, Dean Sarah Gehlert and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Teri Browne collaborated on the first edition of what is now considered the definitive text on health social work.

Andrews Invited to Serve on Opioid Commission

Associate Professor Christina Andrews has been invited to serve on a commission to help provide solutions to the opioid crisis in North America.

Student Spotlight: Morgan Carroll

Master of Social Work student Morgan Carroll always knew she would attend the University of South Carolina after seeing the historic Horseshoe for the first time.

College of Social Work Welcomes New Faculty

Two new faculty members will begin teaching at the College of Social Work as the new academic year begins.

Faculty Spotlight: Rhonda DiNovo

Clinical Assistant Professor Rhonda DiNovo is in her first year as Master of Social Work program coordinator.

You Can Go Home Again

Three words to describe Master of Social Work student Isabella Gormanson's connection to SC Housing could be: coloring, essay and intern.

Cooking Up Healthy Eating Ideas

Charleston site MSW student Victoria Lott turned her passion into cooking to help clients at her field education site.

Hock Teaches Korea-Based MSW Students

Associate Professor Robert Hock spent part of his summer in Asia, teaching classes to Korea-Based MSW students.

Two Alumni Work to Solve Food Insecurity

Ashley Page, MSW '15 and Carrie Draper, MSW '09 are working to implement and evaluate a wide range of policy, system and environmental change strategies to increase access to healthy eating.

Study Examines Behavioral Health Needs of Warrior Transition Units

Associate Professor Nikki Wooten, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S Army Reserves with more than 30 years of military service, is conducting a multi-year study on behavioral health in Warrior Transition Units.

Center for Child and Family Studies Provides Curriculum for Career Academy Workshops

To help students with disabilities, the College of Social Work's Center for Child and Family Studies partnered with several university units for a pilot program to help develop employment skills.

Owens Serving as Co-Principal Investigator on Lung Cancer Research

Assistant Professor Shaun Owens is working with a team of researchers across the university to help lower incidence rates.


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