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Field Education Award Winners Honored

Following the Interprofessional Behavioral Health Scholars Poster Fair on May 1, two students and two field instructors were presented with the College of Social Work's Field Education awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.

MSW Students of the Year Announced for Charleston and Greenville Sites

Three graduating Master of Social Work students have been named MSW Students of the Year for the College of Social Work's Charleston and Greenville sites.

MSW Students and Educator of the Year Announced for Columbia Campus

Two students and one faculty member have been named winners of the annual MSW student and educator of the year awards.

MSW Students Visit Immigrant Detention Center

Students in Assistant Professor Benjamin Roth's immigration policy class visited and spoke with individuals at an immigrant detention center in southwestern Georgia.

College of Social Work Hosts Interprofessional Behavioral Health Scholars Poster Fair

The lobby of Hamilton College was filled with 30 posters created by College of Social Work scholars on Wednesday.

Student Spotlight: Katelyn Emberton

Katelyn Emberton is one of the many students who do not live in the Columbia area but can still enroll in College of Social Work courses.

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.


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