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College of Social Work


Using Personal Experiences to Advocate for Affordable Housing

MSW student Savannah Baker shared her passion and advocacy for affordable housing at a Habitat for Humanity International Conference in Washington last month.

Maas' Journey To, From and Back to the Center for Child and Family Studies

From student, graduate assistant, professor and now director of the Center for Child and Family Services, Carl Maas has come full circle at the College of Social Work.

MSW Student Aspires to Help Veterans with Mental Health Needs

The combination of classroom studies and her field placement at a VA clinic is preparing Carin Cushenberry for a military-related career in social work.

Owens Selected as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health

Assistant Professor Shaun Owens has been named to a prestigious list of honorees who are committed to reducing health disparities.

Andrews Participates in Panel on the Opioid Epidemic

Associate Professor Christina Andrews was on a panel last week in Washington to discuss America's opioid epidemic.

An MSW Student's Social Work Journey

Yami Ardab had already experienced several journeys in her life before embarking on her latest venture to earn her Master of Social Work degree.

Pitner Appointed Interim Dean

Associate Dean for Curriculum Ronald Pitner has been named interim dean of the College of Social Work.

BSW Student Spotlight: Tamiah Anderson

Tamiah Anderson's undergraduate classroom and field education experience is giving her the opportunity to be well-prepared for graduate studies and a fulfilling social work career.

How Social Work and Politics Can Work Together to Solve Pressing Issues

Thanks to her graduate studies and field placements, Mary-Stuart Tinkler now has a better understanding of the connections between social work and politics.

Two Ph.D. Candidates Awarded SPARC Grants

Doctoral candidates Brittany Davis and Mariah Moran were recently awarded internal grants to help support and promote their research.

How a Passion for Mental Health Led to Social Work Graduate Studies

MSW student Katie Totten had never previously considered studying social work. But she has discovered how her passion for mental health is a perfect fit for the social work profession.

Kim Aims to Improve the Well-Being of Low-Income Families and Children

Assistant Professor Jaeseung Kim received a research grant award to study the low participation rate of low-income families receiving child care subsidies.

Lunch Break Idea Leads to Nationally Known Facebook Group

A simple idea during one of alumna Bodequia Simon's lunch breaks has become an online and in-person space for networking, self-care, empowerment and more.

Xu Experiences First SSWR Annual Conference as a Professor

Assistant Professor Yanfeng Xu was a regular attendee at the SSWR Annual Conference as a doctoral student. But her experiences were different this year while attending for the first time as a professor.

MSW Student Takes Advantage of Her Passion for Research

Rachel Carlson was impressed by the research occurring at the College of Social Work when she was looking at graduate schools. Today, she is contributing to research activities at the college.

Iachini Selected as 2020 SSWR Fellow

Associate Professor Aidyn Iachini will be recognized at the SSWR 2020 Annual Conference for her achievements and contributions.

Student Spotlight: William Weaver

Bachelor of Social Work student William Weaver is not your traditional undergraduate student. But he is proof that a bachelor's degree is not just for students in their early 20's.

College of Social Work Presentations: SSWR 2020 Annual Conference

College of Social Work faculty and staff will be well-represented at the SSWR 2020 Annual Conference in Washington.

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.


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