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Ph.D. student Kemmerer wins doctoral fellowship from Grand Challenges for Social Work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work has selected VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. student and alum Aaron Kemmerer (B.A.’12/CHS; M.S.W.’20/SW) as one of 13 social work doctoral students to earn a national fellowship. Kemmerer’s research falls under the “end homelessness” category, one of 13 Grand Challenges subject areas supported by the GCSW, which champions […]

Meet the 2022-23 social work Ph.D. cohort

The VCU School of Social Work’s Ph.D. Program welcomed five new students for the Fall 2022 cohort. They are Victoria Cashio, M.S.W., LCSW, BCD Jeffrey Ciak, M.S.W. Katie Kim, M.S.W., LMSW Reem Shawkat, M.A. Ya-Li Yang, M.S.W. Why did you choose VCU School of Social Work for your Ph.D.? Victoria: As a military student, there […]

Statement, resources in advance of Tyre Nichols-Memphis video release

Dear SSW community, Dr. Aaron J. Hart, VCU vice president for student affairs, has outlined resources (below) to our community during this time as we await the release of video around the death of Tyre Nichols.  I ask that as you process your feelings that you reach out for support.  Be sensitive and mindful to […]

Social work faculty, students, alumni presenting at SSWR 2023

Nearly 50 VCU School of Social Work faculty, students and alumni have had presentations accepted or are serving in other roles such as moderating special interest groups or roundtables at the Society for Social Work and Research 2023 conference in Phoenix, Jan. 11-15, 2023. In total, there are 63 presentations or sessions involving someone with […]

Annual Report 2022: Celebrating 105 years as an uncommon community cornerstone

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work marked its 105th year in social work education in 2022, celebrating its history and the unlimited opportunities the future holds. The school’s Annual Report for the 2021-22 academic year highlights uncommon and exceptional students, faculty, alumni and community partners.  Among those highlights: Art of Black motherhood Assistant […]

2022 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education’s 68th Annual Program Meeting opens, the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our faculty and students whose work has been accepted for the conference, or who are participating in signature conference events at the Hilton Anaheim. If you’re attending, please visit us in Booth #704, where you can […]

Pay It Forward Fund available to assist students with emergency financial needs

As the calendar turns to November, stress can mount for students. The end of year holidays are approaching. Finals are less than six weeks away. And daylight savings time – and that extra hour of evening sunlight – ends this weekend. The last thing anyone needs is an unexpected financial situation to add to their […]

Queer and Trans Social Workers’ statement on trans students in Virginia public schools

Dear SSW Community, It has been an exciting fall semester. Watching the transformative power of social work education in the lives of students always fills me with an immense sense of hope. Part of that educational experience is about learning how to elevate and highlight voice. Empowering our communities to use their voice is a […]

Celebrating 105 years by serving our communities, starting Oct. 27

As the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our 105th anniversary this October, we are celebrating through 105 Moments of Service to the local communities we hold dear. Throughout the 2022-23 academic year, we’ll be providing opportunities for community service, and encouraging all members of our school family to join with us, or to engage […]

Interim Dean Gomez: What to know for the Fall 2022 semester

As interim dean of the VCU School of Social Work, I am excited to usher in a new academic year starting Aug. 23! We are welcoming several hundred new students as well as new faculty and staff or those transitioning to different roles. We are pleased to be offering amazing opportunities for engagement and connectivity.  […]

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