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College of Social Work

Alumni recognized in 2022 who made their impact through innovation and leadership

Professional social workers empower others and make huge contributions to their community's development.  

Here’s a look at some of our Social Work alumni recognized in 2022 who made their impact through innovation and leadership.   

Monique Garvin, MSW ’19 and Morgan Massenburg, MSW ’21 were recently recognized by the Greenville Business Magazine as Columbia’s “Best and Brightest Under 35”. Garvin is Deputy Director of Violence Against Women Act and Human Trafficking Programs in the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. A former Teach for America middle school math teacher, she focuses her volunteer work on creating violence-free communities.  

Morgan Massenburg is a licensed social worker who is pursuing policy and advocacy for educational equity in SC. She is also a published poet through the Local Gems Press SC Bards. Both Garvin and Massenburg were recognized for being “community leaders who are making an impact in our state”. 

Alumna Amy Lutz MSW ‘07 is a former law enforcement officer, a Medal of Valor winner and a licensed therapist. She developed and directs a wellness program for first responders, earning her one of the 2022 State Newspaper’s Class of “Twenty Under Forty”.  

College of Social Work alumnae and Sumter resident Matthew Wilkie MSW ‘07 is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of The Well Counseling. He works as a full-time clinical therapist at Sandhills Medical Foundation and teaches as adjunct faculty at Coker College. His work in the community earned him the 2021-22 accolade of “20 under 40”.  

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