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Doctoral Student Awarded Graduate Research Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Alzheimer's Disease Research Mentorship

Alzheimer's Disease Research Mentorship

South Carolina has the highest age-adjusted death rate from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the country. In addition, older African Americans are at an increased likelihood of having ADRD.

Student Spotlight: Marianna Moss

Student Spotlight: Marianna Moss

Marianna Moss earned her undergraduate degree in sociology last year from Clemson University. She then arrived in the capital city to pursue her Master of Social Work and take advantage of the College of Social Work's classroom and field education opportunities.

College of Social Work at SSWR Annual Conference

College of Social Work at SSWR Annual Conference

The College of Social Work will be represented with several presentations by faculty, staff and Ph.D. students at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference in San Francisco from Jan. 16-20, 2019.

Alumni Spotlight: Antwan Aiken, MSW/MPA '13

Alumni Spotlight: Antwan Aiken, MSW/MPA '13

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, Antwan Aiken decided to remain in Columbia to take advantage of the college's dual degree program in social work and public administration.

Korea-Based MSW Program Students Earn Prestigious Award

Korea-Based MSW Program Students Earn Prestigious Award

The College of Social Work's Part-time Korea-based MSW program has been well-represented as two students have earned the prestigious Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare Award in 2018 and 2017.

Cruising for CEUs: Melody Nadeau, MSW '15

Cruising for CEUs: Melody Nadeau, MSW '15

Some may associate self-care with a vacation to reduce stress and maintain a healthy well-being. But one Master of Social Work alumna will help social work professionals combine a relaxing vacation, the benefits of self-care and Continuing Education Units in a unique setting.

Recognizing Excellence in Research

Recognizing Excellence in Research

Assistant Professor Jaeseung Kim was second author on a research article that was selected as the SSWR 2019 Excellence in Research Award.

Alumni Spotlight: Tish Guerin, MSW '10

Alumni Spotlight: Tish Guerin, MSW '10

When Tish Guerin, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, graduated from the College of Social Work in 2010, she probably never expected to have an office at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium and work with Carolina Panthers football players.

Student Spotlight: Amanda Mickey

Student Spotlight: Amanda Mickey

Amanda Mickey did not travel far for her undergraduate and graduate education. A native of nearby Irmo, S.C., she earned her Bachelor of Social Work earlier this year and will graduate in May 2019 with her Master of Social Work, thanks to the college's Advanced Standing program.

SmartHOME Center Helps Open Renovated House

SmartHOME Center Helps Open Renovated House

Six months ago, the house at 3613 Judy St. in the Trenholm Acres neighborhood of Northeast Columbia was boarded up and in dilapidated condition. But instead of demolition, the house received a complete renovation thanks to a collaboration involving the University of South Carolina's SmartHOME Center.

Iachini's New Book Released by CSWE Press

Iachini's New Book Released by CSWE Press

Associate Professor Aidyn Iachini has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and commissioned policy briefs and reports. But two years of work was recently completed with the release of her new book.

Gehlert Named APHA Social Worker of the Year

Gehlert Named APHA Social Worker of the Year

Dean Sarah Gehlert was in San Diego on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to receive a prestigious award from the American Public Health Association.

Student Spotlight - Anaida Malkhasian

Student Spotlight - Anaida Malkhasian

Anaida Malkhasian's hometown of Ulan-Ude, Russia is 6,480 miles from the University of South Carolina campus. Interestingly, after earning her undergraduate degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Russia, it was not Malkhasian who chose UofSC but another organization that brought her to the Palmetto State.

College of Social Work at CSWE Annual Program Meeting

College of Social Work at CSWE Annual Program Meeting

The College of Social Work will be represented at the Council on Social Work Education's 64th Annual Program Meeting from Nov. 8-11, 2018 with several presentations by our faculty, staff and Ph.D. students.

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Polinsky, MSW '15

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Polinsky, MSW '15

After earning her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, Elizabeth Polinsky, LISW-CP, moved east to attend the University of South Carolina College of Social Work. She not only earned her Master of Social Work degree but also a graduate certificate in Social Work with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families.

Sue Levkoff Selected as AASWSW Fellow

Sue Levkoff Selected as AASWSW Fellow

Professor Sue Levkoff has taught at five universities for 40 years. During that time, she has served as director of university institutes and centers and presented nationally and internationally on gerontology and aging. Her publications have also been cited more than 8,000 times.

Immigration Issues

Immigration Issues

Immigration policy is rapidly changing and affecting immigrants, refugees and communities. On Nov. 1 at the Russell House, the College of Social Work hosted an Immigration Panel to discuss this important issue.

Supporting Domestic Violence Victims

Supporting Domestic Violence Victims

October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month, and one Bachelor of Social Work student helped lead a drive to support a local women's shelter for victims of domestic violence.

 

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