School of Social Work

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Social work students share how they found their research

The VCU School of Social Work’s Victoria Cashio, a second-year Ph.D. student, and Paloma Rodriguez, a junior B.S.W. student, were recently featured in VCU News’ “How I found my research” series. Cashio, a commissioned behavioral health science officer in the U.S. Army, focuses on promoting equality and well-being for people who identify within the gender-diverse […]

Social work alumni make Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 (again)

Three VCU School of Social Work alumni are featured in Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2023, continuing a long tradition of graduates being recognized for their work and impact in the Richmond community. With the addition of three new members, VCU SSW now has 24 alumni who have been included since the […]

2023 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education‘s 69th Annual Program Meeting opens in Atlanta, the VCU School of Social Work is proud to recognize our faculty, student scholars and social work alumni who are a part of 37 presentations, representing VCU and 25 other academic institutions. We are also proud to again be sponsoring the […]

‘Harmonious’ alignment: Ph.D. student Katie Kim selected for national Minority Fellowship Program

Katie Kim’s selection as a doctoral fellow for the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program is another step in her journey – to the United States, to discovering social work and to finding her niche in researching the impacts of adverse childhood experiences. Kim, a second-year doctoral student at the VCU School of […]

‘Challenging and exhilarating’: Meet the 2023-24 social work Ph.D. cohort

The VCU School of Social Work’s Ph.D. Program welcomes four new students for the Fall 2023 cohort. They are Why did you choose to pursue a Ph.D., and why was the VCU School of Social Work your choice? Kade GoldinI chose to pursue a Ph.D. in hopes of learning how to conduct research that could […]

VCU honors Kim Young (M.S.W.’13) as a top 10 graduate of past decade

By VCU Office of Alumni Relations Kim Young has been named by her alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, one of the university’s top 10 graduates of the past decade. VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 awards celebrate alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success, […]

The power of love: Endowed scholarship honors Mary Cartledge (M.S.W.’78/SW), son

Chuck Cartledge and Mary Hugh Dotson Cartledge (M.S.W.’78) fell for each other in a big way, and fast. The life they built together came at them quickly, and their love – endearing and enduring – lasted through 45 years of marriage. Chuck writes in a remembrance of his late wife, who passed away in March […]

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 […]

Summer program fuels Ph.D. student Paola Roldán’s work on gender equality

Paola Roldán, a rising third-year doctoral student at the School of Social Work, spent three weeks this summer in the 2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods at the University of Michigan, thanks to a diversity scholarship she received this spring. The scholarship enables graduate students to receive additional skills in quantitative analysis. “Having this […]

Youngmi Kim, Anna Givens honored with school’s top annual awards

The VCU School of Social Work is pleased to recognize the recipients of its highest annual faculty and staff awards from the 2022-23 academic year: Youngmi Kim, Ph.D., associate professor, received the Social Justice Award; Anna Givens, M.P.A., senior development specialist, received the Outstanding Staff Award. The Social Justice Award recognizes the work of faculty […]

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