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Statement on Jacksonville shootings

Dear, SSW Community, It is with profound sadness, and anger, that I write to you today about the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida, where a white man shot and killed three Black people. The motive was racist and evil. Plain and simple. On behalf of the School of Social Work […]

3 with social work ties receive Burnside Watstein LGBTQIA Awards

Four members of the VCU and Richmond community were honored March 31 with the annual Burnside Watstein LGBTQIA Awards – three with connections to the School of Social Work, continuing a tradition of recipients from the school. Awardees are Julian Kevon Glover, Ph.D., of the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Melissa-Irene Jackson; Beck […]

‘Confident in my abilities’: What’s next for four social work Ph.D. graduates

Four Ph.D. candidates graduated from the VCU School of Social Work in May 2023. Here’s a snapshot of their experiences and what’s next. Sunghwan Cho, Ph.D. Assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare at the Catholic University of Korea.  What was your favorite or most surprising moment during your time in the doctoral program?My […]

Celebrating the 2023 Community Partnership Awards recipients

The VCU School of Social Work Office of Field Education is pleased to recognize six recipients for the 2023 Community Partnership Awards Ceremony on May 16. The awardees were: Outstanding Field Instructor Award Alum Patrick Link (M.S.W.’19), Assisting Families of Inmates  Outstanding New Field Instructor Award Mary Nkengla, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare  Outstanding Task Supervisor Award Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth, VCU […]

Marjorie Stuckle (M.S.W.’73/SW) follows her heart in endowing M.S.W. scholarship

Marjorie A. Stuckle (M.S.W.’73/SW), Ph.D., is a nearly lifelong New Yorker, semi-retired and living in the center of Manhattan. But she left her heart in Richmond – and, more specifically, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Stuckle, a former clinician, educator and administrator focused on mental health, is giving back to the VCU School of Social […]

Social work doctoral alum Vaughan-Eden is at the top of the Hill with national award

Viola Vaughan-Eden, Ph.D., has been earning national acclaim for more than a decade as a social work educator at the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University and as a researcher and advocate.  She’s twice appeared on Capitol Hill as a panelist for congressional briefings. And in March, Vaughan-Eden (Ph.D.’03/SW), a […]

Social work alum Estreet pushing the profession forward as CEO of NASW

VCU School of Social Work alum Anthony Estreet (M.S.W.’07/SW), Ph.D., brings a higher education-informed perspective to his role as the chief executive officer of the National Association of Social Workers. He was announced as CEO in January and assumed the role in February. “I think we have to try to figure out how we engage […]

Appreciating value: Recognizing alumni for Social Work Month 2023

Social workers are foundational to our communities, serving in a variety of fields, workplaces and roles – and often overlooked when they carry a title other than “social worker.”  We value them every day of the year for their varied skill sets, their leadership and mentorship. For their adherence to the profession’s values and principles […]

Panel discussion ‘Where Do I Belong? Black Faces Navigating White Spaces’

The VCU School of Social Work’s Office of Student Success was pleased to present a panel discussion with the Brothas in Social Work Collective on Feb. 15: “Where Do I Belong? Black Faces Navigating White Spaces.” The session is available on YouTube. Please check it out to get the perspectives of panelists James Bell III, D.S.W.; Christopher Scott, M.S.W., CSWA; and VCU […]

NASW statement on ASWB licensing exam

Dear VCU School of Social Work community, If you have not already reviewed it, I want to draw your attention to the NASW news release from Feb 3, 2023.  This news release outlines NASW’s stance on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) licensing exam and the Social Work Interstate Compact Legislation. I would also […]

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