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Luke Wins SEC Fellowship

Social Work Five: Five Questions with Michael Alexander

Social Work Five: Greenville MSW student Sarah Dale

Simon wins 2022 Alumni of the Year Award

Currently a Licensed Masters Social Worker, Simon earned a BSW degree in 2017 and an MSW in 2018. A native of Florence, SC, she has a diverse background with experience ranging from child welfare, mental health, hospice and medical social work.

Social Work Five: Five Questions for Mason Beckhom

Mason Beckhom is featured in this edition of Social Work Five!

COSW Interim Dean Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipients are chosen for their advancement of the nephrology social work profession and improving the lives of kidney patients and family through research, presentations and programming development.

Social Work Five: Five questions with MSW student Willie Lee Cook

Hear from MSW student Willie Lee Cook in the next installment of Social Work Five

Kristen Seay named a 2022 Breakthrough Star

The award recognizes exceptional junior faculty who excel in outstanding research and demonstrate scholarly activity. Winners must be relatively early in their career and demonstrate considerable contributions to their research fields.

Social Work Five: Five Questions with Student Kevin Rivera

Hear from our new COSW Student Senator, Kevin Rivera

Kim focuses on underemployment for vulnerable workers

Kim's grant funds an 18-month study titled "Underemployment in the U.S.: Its Distribution and Effects on Workers". As a co-principal investigator Kim will research with principal investigator Lonnie Golden, a professor of economics at Penn State Abington.

Browne awarded rank of Professor

The College of Social Work's Interim Dean Teri Browne has been awarded the rank of Professor.

One Alum's Story of Transforming to a Social Work Career and Positively Influencing Students and Families

Colin Bauer was a musical performance major in college. But experiences at a summer camp for inner city youth and with the Peace Corps helped transform his life and career aspirations.

A Passion for Social Work Leads One Student to Share Her Advocacy and Understanding of Social Issues

Hannah Buckner's knowledge of the social work field, advocacy and experiences have combined to give her a passion for listening and helping others by utilizing her talents and gifts.

Alum Combines Social Work, Biology, Teaching and Mentoring in Her Job

Tamara Savage may not have initially studied or started her professional career in social work. But she now incorporates all her interests in an academic setting, while mentoring students who feel they have nowhere to turn for help.

Browne Named Interim Dean

Associate Dean of Faculty and Research Teri Browne has been named interim dean of the College of Social Work, effective August 1.

Looking Back on a Career of Service to Others and Transforming Lives and Communities

Recently retired alum Virginia White, MSW '94, spent more than two decades bringing together professionals and organizations to address the needs of the perinatal community, bring more awareness to services and resources, and helping clients become change agents in their community.

Roth Continues Research on How School Social Workers Can Help Eliminate Barriers for Immigrant Students

Over the last two years, Associate Professor Ben Roth has studied how school social workers can advocate for immigrant students and their families to eliminate barriers to equity.

School Social Workers Win Field Instructor of the Year Awards

The College of Social Work recently recognized two field instructors for their work and dedication to students' success as part of the field education practicum.

Ph.D. Student Wins Graduate Student Trustee Fellowship

Agnes Nzomene Kahouo Foda reflected on how her personal immigration experiences influenced her decision to pursue a doctoral degree. These experiences and research goals helped her earn a trustee fellowship from the university.

Master of Social Work Class of 2021

The College of Social Work would like to recognize and congratulate each graduate of the MSW class of 2021.

Bachelor of Social Work Class of 2021

The College of Social Work would like to recognize and congratulate each graduate of the BSW class of 2021.

Seeing Struggles as a Benefit Pushes One BSW Student Toward Achieving Her Goals

While challenges and difficulties may stop some individuals from reaching their goals, Mysticka Robinson has used her struggles as motivation. Enduring more than most students, she is now only days away from receiving her Bachelor of Social Work degree.

MSW Spotlight: Emily Zona

Emily Zona believes her own mental health struggles can better help her clients. As she prepares to begin her social work career in a psychiatric program, Zona discusses some aspects of mental health, including the impact of COVID-19 and how it is perceived by society.

Childhood Trauma Motivates One MSW Student to Pursue a Social Work Career

Mallorie Moore has overcome several obstacles and challenges in her life. As someone who did not have the best experiences with the child welfare system, she is looking forward to advocating and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Studying Law in Colombia; Discovering Social Work in Columbia

Daniela Salazar Restrepo's studies and experiences in law and human rights have been helpful during her time at the College of Social Work. She has also learned how aspects of social work and law can work together to solve problems and improve the lives of individuals and families.

 

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