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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 […]

Honoring student excellence for 2022-23

The VCU School of Social Work is pleased to recognize the academic and service excellence of nearly 250 students as we close the 2022-2023 academic year. Honors include major national awards through the VCU Scholarship Office, VCU and School of Social Work annual awards, Phi Alpha Honor Society inductees, and B.S.W. students who earned Dean’s […]

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 […]

Associate dean Cuddeback to assume social work interim dean role July 1

Gary S. Cuddeback, Ph.D., a professor and administrator at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, will serve as the school’s interim dean, effective July 1. Cuddeback joined the school as associate dean for research in September 2021 and has also been serving as interim associate dean for faculty affairs since May 2022. Cuddeback […]

With Critical Language Scholarship and Fulbright honors, B.S.W. student Kemp focused on ‘global citizenship’

The positive impact a social worker had on his family as a child helped put Oscar Kemp on a path from Danville, Virginia; to Virginia Commonwealth University; and, starting this summer, to East Africa. Kemp will earn his Bachelor of Social Work degree from the VCU School of Social Work on May 12. Earlier in […]

B.S.W. student Ezzard sweeps awards, will represent commonwealth in national public policy program

Awards season rolled in like a blizzard for Austin Ezzard, an undergraduate student in the VCU School of Social Work.  “This has been a big and overwhelming week and I have yet to process it all,” he says of a week filled with awards ceremonies and notifications from April 18-20. And those awards come on […]

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 […]

Statement on the death of Irvo Otieno

Dear School of Social Work community, As many of us learned Thursday about the death of Irvo Otieno, we experienced an all-too-familiar mix of anguish and trauma. We grieve for the Richmond community who lost a son, a friend, a neighbor; and we grieve for those who are unable to safely receive support for mental […]

The art of Black motherhood: Project tells stories from around the country

VCU School of Social Work Assistant Professor Nicole Corley, Ph.D., has always been drawn to storytelling, and a recent project introduced collage as a forum for those stories and to build connectivity across the country. Dr. Corley’s “And, Ain’t I a Mother?” explored the beauty, vulnerability and strength of Black mothers and the institution of Black […]

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