It has been a busy summer!
We are expanding! We now have over 150 majors and 6 full-time faculty. As a result we added an office to our suite and there has been some reshuffling of space. Lots of hard work but impressive results! Come visit!
Early in the summer we co-hosted (with NASW) a workshop on play therapy given by our colleague Dr. Gabriel Lomas, the Department of Education and Education Psychology, offering CEU’s to NASW members.
This Fall are co-sponsoring a conference on Child Rights and Sights, that will be held at Yale University. Watch our Facebook page for more forthcoming information.
We will also embark on the process of revising all of our course learning objectives and evaluation tools to align with the Council of Social Work Education’s new competencies and practice behaviors, and initiate our new Mentoring Program that was started by our Community Advisory Committee.
The Department has lead a Poverty Simulation in the School of Professional Studies for the past 2 years. In September we will take it on the road to community based agencies and in the Spring we will once again host it on campus.
We continue to spend time seeking out alumni. If you are a program graduate or know of any program graduates who are not on our mailing list, please help to connect us. As a result of these we have received wonderful news from many alumni updating us about their lives, careers and reflecting back on their time at WCSU, and great support for our new Community Advisory Committee/Alumni Scholarship.
Two of the more exotic experiences include graduate Jamie Matarazzo (2014) who is in the Peace Corps and arrived in Swaziland in July to begin her 2 years of service and Marcela Campo (2015) who is the first WCSU graduate to be accepted to World Teach (Harvard University) and began teaching school this summer in Micronesia.
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