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3 BSW Students Recognized at Awards Day

Three Bachelor of Social Work students were among the more than 200 University of South Carolina students honored at the annual University Awards Day on April 18 on the historic Horseshoe.

Enjoying the Unexpected

Bachelor of Social Work alumna Breanna Neely's unexpected path to the College of Social Work has led to a fulfilling career.

College of Social Work Alumna to Speak at MSW Hooding

Alumna and former adjunct instructor Katrina Hutchins, Ph.D., will serve as the keynote speaker for the Master of Social Work Hooding on May 9.

Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Speaks to University Community

The College of Social Work's I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice recently co-sponsored a talk by Ferguson Commission co-chair Rev. Starsky D. Wilson

Newman Institute to Sponsor Social Justice Advocate

The College of Social Work's I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice will host educator, activist, and speaker Nathaniel Naomi Simmons-Thorne for her presentation, "Transforming Care: A Guide to Trans-affirmative Practices."

Student Spotlight: Reagan Massengale

It was a professor during her undergraduate education who helped steer Master of Social Work student Reagan Massengale to the unlimited opportunities available with a social work degree.

Serving the World

Bachelor of Social Work students Sydney Arsenault and Shelby Guinn intend will take their studies and experiences from the College of Social Work to serve populations with the greatest needs by joining the Peace Corps.

Susan Parlier to Retire from the College of Social Work

Clinical faculty member Susan Parlier will retire on May 15, 2019 after 12 years of service to the University of South Carolina College of Social Work.

Play Therapy Exhibit Wins First Place at Creativibe

One College of Social Work exhibit at the University of South Carolina's inaugural Creativibe event on Saturday, Mar. 26 received accolades for focusing on play therapy.

Faculty and Students to Present at NASW-SC Symposium

Several College of Social Work faculty and students will present at the annual National Association of Social Workers-South Carolina Chapter Spring Symposium from Mar. 25-27, 2019.

MSW Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Master of Social Work student Phylicia Currence will not only graduate with her degree this May. She is also preparing to begin a two-year training program on July 1, courtesy of a prestigious fellowship.

Newman Institute to Co-Sponsor Talk by Former Ferguson Commission Co-Chair

Rev. Starsky D. Wilson, who was appointed co-chair of the Ferguson commission, will speak to students on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019. His talk is titled, The Truth of Reconciliation: Leadership for American Apartheid.

von Lehe Benches Formally Dedicated

John von Lehe, Jr. cited the famous Will Rogers quote to describe his mother, Agenora Adams von Lehe. "She never met a person she didn't like." He fondly remembered his mother Thursday as the von Lehe benches in front of the Hamilton College entrance were formally dedicated.

Advancing Social Policy

Students in the Advanced Analysis of Social Policy, Programs, and Services class at the College of Social Work's Charleston site discussed important social issues with elected officials on Saturday, Mar. 9.

Student Spotlight: Margaret Carnes

Margaret Carnes never considered a social work career as she prepared to receive her bachelor's degree in visual arts from Clemson University last year. But one conversation led the Greenville native to pursue her Master of Social Work.

National Professional Social Work Month Begins Today

Today is the start of National Professional Social Work Month. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is helping lead this year's Social Work Month celebration with a campaign centered around the theme, "Elevate Social Work."

Newman Lecture Features Immigrant Rights Advocate

While immigration continues to be an important issue in Washington, D.C., the College of Social Work's I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice hosted their 2019 Newman Lecture Wednesday evening with a nationally-recognized immigrant rights advocate.

In Memoriam: Rita Rhodes, Professor Emerita

Professor Emerita Rita Rhodes, who earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina College of Social Work and later taught at the college for 23 years, died on Feb. 20. She was 72.

Doctoral Student Awarded Graduate Research Grant

The University of South Carolina's Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity (SPARC) Graduate Research Grant is allowing a doctoral student the opportunity to address pressing immigration concerns.

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Thome-Kaufman, MSW '15

Michelle Thome-Kaufman grew up in Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Northern Michigan University in 2012. But she knew she belonged in South Carolina following a trip to Charleston during her undergraduate studies.

Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Inducts 21 New Fellows

The Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), currently headquartered at the College of Social Work of the University of South Carolina, features more than 100 top scholars in the field.

Student Spotlight: Madison Stephens

Madison Stephens came from Cincinnati, Ohio for her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina. But she changed her initial career plans after working with social workers at a post-graduate internship.

A Bridge to Donations

The College of Social Work offers field placements at mental health facilities, and five Bachelor of Social Work students are working together to make life easier for their clients.

Newman Lecture to Feature Immigrant Rights Advocate

The College of Social Work's I. DeQuincey Newman Institute has invited a speaker to explain how immigration is dividing the nation and the difficulties of finding political solutions.

College of Social Work to Host UofSC First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides

A familiar face around the University of South Carolina campus will speak at the College of Social Work. Students are invited to attend "An Evening with First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides" at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 in Hamilton College, Room 322.

 

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