School of Social Work

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Social work field director Shenita Williams sweeps dissertation honors

Shenita Williams, Ph.D., not only became the new director of field education at the VCU School of Social Work this summer, she also has swept two honors for her dissertation as a doctoral student in the VCU School of Education. Dr. Williams, who joined the School of Social Work in the spring and became field […]

Ph.D. student Matt Morgan earns national fellowship that provides dissertation support

Matt Morgan has laid the foundations of what likely will become his Ph.D. dissertation at the VCU School of Social Work. He now has a leg up on that process, having been named to a nationwide cohort of 10 pre-dissertation fellows by the Association of Gerontological Education in Social Work (AGE-SW). “I am incredibly honored,” […]

School honors excellence for 2021-22 school year

The VCU School of Social Work is pleased to recognize the academic and service excellence of nearly 100 students (plus faculty and staff) as we close the 2021-2022 academic year. Honors include our annual student awards, scholarship recognition and/or induction into our Phi Alpha Honor Society; 12 students received multiple honors. In addition, Hollee McGinnis, […]

Office of Field Education names 2022 award winners

The VCU School of Social Work is pleased to announce the six recipients of its 2022 Office of Field Education awards. Outstanding Community Partner Award Here for the Girls, Melissa Weaver (B.S.W.’99/SW; M.S.W.’06/SW) Nomination excerpt: Excellent and growing intern program with outstanding focus on client needs. Provide interns with opportunities, inspiration and support.  Criteria: An […]

Ph.D. alumni award winner Bricout reinvents while maintaining value-driven purpose

John C. Bricout (Ph.D.’98/SW) has embraced the disruptive nature of innovation, reinvention and, as he calls it, working outside the box. All the more reason to find grounding in several key tenets developed as a doctoral student at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Social Work. Twenty-four years after earning his Ph.D., Dr. Bricout has been […]

Social Work retains top 30 national ranking

The VCU School of Social Work continues its longstanding place among the nation’s top graduate schools of social work with a No. 28 ranking from U.S. News & World Report in its 2023 Best Graduate Schools list, released March 29, 2022. VCU is tied with seven other schools at No. 28 out of 298 ranked […]

B.S.W. student Oscar Kemp earns CSWE leadership role

VCU School of Social Work B.S.W. student Oscar Kemp is helping make history as the first undergraduate student representative to serve on the board of directors of the national accrediting agency Council on Social Work Education. Kemp, from Danville, Virginia, will be the B.S.W. representative, while M.S.W. student Wendy Hernandez-De La Cruz of California State […]

School of Social Work Annual Report: 100+ snapshots that tell a story of strength, resilience, adaptability

As the VCU School of Social Work takes a look back at the past 18 months through the lens of our first Annual Report publication, it’s clear that the big picture is really a series of smaller snapshots and their collective impact. You will find more than 100 of these snapshots throughout the pages of […]

Ph.D. student Leah Bouchard earns prestigious rural health fellowship

Growing up in rural western North Carolina, Leah Bouchard saw the impact of methamphetamine and opioids on the members of her small community.  First as a multi-systemic therapist in eastern Tennessee and then as a doctoral student and candidate at the VCU School of Social Work, she has dedicated both practice and research to serving […]

Social work doctoral education organization recognizes professors Bentley, Burnette

The international organization of directors of social work doctoral programs has recognized two influential VCU professors for their work, continuing a legacy of national leadership by the School of Social Work.  The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) has selected Professor Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., LCSW, as the recipient of […]

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