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No. 25 M.S.W. Program in the U.S.

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Social work graduates celebrate in the great outdoors

After a year’s absence, the School of Social Work held in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 14 for its B.S.W. and M.S.W. graduates at Richmond’s City Stadium, while Ph.D. graduates were honored at a separate event the same day. In total, the school recognized six Ph.D. graduates, 187 M.S.W. graduates and 107 B.S.W. graduates. Approximately 200 […]

Schools honors, celebrates excellence for 2020-21

It’s been another outstanding year of academic and service excellence for students at the VCU School of Social Work. The challenges of learning, leading and excelling during a pandemic are unlike those faced by any other group of students in modern times. Yet our B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. students showed their resolve and resilience, leaned […]

Dean’s update: BHM & our commitment to social, racial justice

Dear SSW Community, February marks Black History Month, when we are invited to celebrate the role and contributions of Black Americans to American history. As Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway reminded us in a recent New York Times editorial, the recognition of Black History Month can be made deeper and more meaningful if it “produces […]

6 student fellows join school task force focused on racial justice and equity

The VCU School of Social Work has selected six students for new Radical Alliance for Anti-Racism, Change and Equity (RAACE) student fellowships as part of efforts in the school to conduct a self-examination of oppression and anti-Blackness. The students represent the Association of Black Social Workers at VCU student organization and the school’s three academic […]

Cage, Petrasek are school’s top award-winners

Jamie Cage, Ph.D., an assistant professor, has won the VCU School of Social Work’s annual Social Justice Award for the second consecutive year. Jaime Petrasek, director of research administration, has been named winner of the Outstanding Staff Award. She has been at VCU for 15 years, the past seven in social work. Cage, who has […]

School of Social Work’s virtual Commencement ceremony: 11 a.m. May 8, 2020

In this unprecedented time, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is holding a Commencement ceremony unlike any other – a virtual celebration of our graduating students via a live Facebook stream. On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, the school cordially invites everyone – graduates and students, family and friends, and alumni […]

Stevara Clark wins VCU Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment

Stevara Clark has a go-to coffee mug with a message that can be as much of a pick-me-up for her as the caffeine-fueled drink inside. It’s easy to understand the need for both when you consider all Clark has on her plate. Officially, she’s the VCU School of Social Work’s online M.S.W. coordinator and assistant […]

Social work recognizes 26 students with annual awards

Twenty-six VCU School of Social Work students were honored for the 2019-20 academic year with the school’s top annual awards. Students normally are honored at a Legacy Leadership Awards Mixer event in mid-April, but the event had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Six students – Heather Ashbeck, Angela Couch, and Trista Monroe of […]

Social work faculty Kyeongmo Kim, Nicole Corley earn national SSWR honors

Two VCU School of Social Work professors were among 37 winners of national awards at the 2020 Society for Social Work and Research conference in Washington, D.C., this month. Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor, was part of a three-person research team whose work received an Excellence in Research Award-Honorable Mention; and Nicole A. Corley, Ph.D., […]

Alumni honoree working hard to make a difference in her research, personal life

You can forgive Trenette Clark Goings if the last five years have been a blur. Life has been so hectic the past couple, in fact, that it’s been impossible even to pin her down to receive an honor. But that’s all about to change. On Jan. 17, 2020, she will receive VCU School of Social […]

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