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BSW Program Moves Up in Latest College Factual Rankings

The Bachelor of Social Work program is in the top 15 percent of all undergraduate social work programs, according to the latest rankings from College Factual.

BSW Student Leads Sistercare Donation Drive

BSW student Elle Murphy led a donation drive throughout campus to support victims of domestic violence.

Student Spotlight: Sabrina Mackey

Sabrina Mackey decided to walk away from more than 20 years working in the healthcare field to change careers and pursue new opportunities by studying for her Master of Social Work degree.

Collaborating on Immigration Issues Through COMPASS

The College of Social Work has established an immigration center to foster teaching, practice, research and collaboration on immigration issues among scholars and researchers across campus.

College of Social Work Trailblazers

Two of the first 22 students who experienced the first day in the history of the College of Social Work in 1969 recently returned to campus to recall their time at the college's inception.

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.

 

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