Bodequia Simon, BSW '17, MSW '18
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.
Bettianne (Anderson) Davenport, MSW '71; Forrest (Hemphill) Yanke, MSW '71
Two of the first 22 students who were present for the first day in the history of the College of Social Work returned to campus to recall their time at the college's inception.
Carrie Draper, MSW '09; Ashley Page, MSW '15
Alumnae Carrie Draper and Ashley Page are working to implement and evaluate a wide range of policy, system and environmental change strategies to increase access to healthy eating.
Breanna Neely, BSW '17
BSW alumna Breanna Neely's unexpected path to the College of Social Work has led to a fulfilling career.
Michelle Thome-Kaufman, MSW '15
Michelle Thome-Kaufman grew up in Wisconsin and earned her bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University. But she knew she belonged in South Carolina following a trip to Charleston during her undergrad.
Antwan Aiken, MSW/MPA '13
Antwan Aiken decided to take advantage of the college’s dual degree program in social work and public administration.
Melody Nadeau, MSW '15
Some may associate self-care with a vacation to reduce stress and maintain a healthy well-being. But Melody Nadeau will help social work professionals combine a relaxing vacation, the benefits of self-care and Continuing Education Units in a unique setting.
Elizabeth Polinsky, MSW '15
Elizabeth Polinsky not only earned her Master of Social Work from UofSC, but she also received a graduate certificate in Social Work with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families.
Terri Hallman, MSW '15
Terri Hallman balanced her responsibilities as a student, wife and mother while attending the College of Social Work.
Karen Rotabi, MSW '94
Alumna Karen Rotabi has advocated and testified in court to prevent Guatemalan immigrant women from returning to the violent conditions of their home country.
Jessica Hare, MSW '10
After attending Winthrop University on a basketball scholarship, Jessica Hare chose the UofSC College of Social Work for her graduate studies.
We are proud of our alumni who work in various social work positions locally, nationally and internationally. Throughout the year, we will feature alumni in articles or Q&A's.