School of Social Work

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Gilbreath’s giving helps students who want to follow in her macro footsteps

With a laugh, Allison Gilbreath (B.S.’11/GPA; M.S.W.’16/SW) explains that she’s a law school dropout. It turns out that macro social work was really the career she was looking for.  “Law school was the only pathway I knew to do what I know now as macro social work,” says Gilbreath, who was accepted to – but […]

Social work supporters contribute $3.2 million to Make It Real Campaign

“Giving 110 percent” is one of the oldest cliches in the books. But the VCU School of Social Work’s network of donors, alumni and friends have turned a trite saying into an amazing reality. When the university closed the books on the eight-year Make It Real Campaign at the end of June, giving to the […]

Social work recognizes 26 students with annual awards

Twenty-six VCU School of Social Work students were honored for the 2019-20 academic year with the school’s top annual awards. Students normally are honored at a Legacy Leadership Awards Mixer event in mid-April, but the event had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Six students – Heather Ashbeck, Angela Couch, and Trista Monroe of […]

In memory of Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

Few people have embodied social work values as perfectly as Grace E. Harris, Ph.D. (M.S.W. ‘60/SW), who died Feb. 12, 2018, at age 84.

Huy Ho receives William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

Huy Ho, a clinical concentration M.S.W. student, recognized early on that there is a growing need to support  individuals transitioning into older age and their evolving needs. Huy plans to continue exploring ways to improve the lives of senior citizens. This scholarship promotes and encourages social work practice specialization in the area of aging and […]

M.S.W. student Mackenzie Waters receives Anne Fischer Scholarship

Congratulations to M.S.W. student Mackenzie Waters. Mackenzie is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Anne Fischer Scholarship. This scholarship was established through a gift from Anne Fischer (M.S.W. ’47) a former caseworker with a long history of social work practice in the Richmond, Virginia area. Mackenzie Waters is currently enrolled in as an advance standing student […]

B.S.W. student, Jennifer Jones, receives the Virginia Council on Social Welfare Scholarship

Congratulations to B.S.W. student, Junior Jennifer Jones, on being awarded to 2014-2015 Virginia Council on Social Welfare Scholarship. The Virginia Council on Social Welfare Scholarship was established through a gift. The Scholarship provides need-based aid to an upper-level B.S.W. student who is a Virginia resident. Jennifer has recently was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special […]

M.S.W. student, Jasmine Turner, receives the Mel C. Whipple Scholarship.

Congratulations to M.S.W student Jasmine Turner for receiving the 2014-2015 Mel C. Whipple Scholarship. Established by Mel C. Whipple (M.S.W. ’72), an alumna who maintained successful private practice in the Richmond, Virginia area. This scholarship supports an M.S.W. student who exhibits a demonstrated understanding of African-American culture and an interest in pursuing a career in […]

M.S.W. student, Emily Kuezek, is the recipient of the Emmett W. Cocke, Jr. Scholarship

Congratulations to Emmett W. Cocke, Jr. Scholarship recipient M.S.W. student Emily Kuezek. This fund was established through gifts from Pace Memorial United Methodist Church in memory of Rev. Emmett W. Cocke Jr. Rev. Cocke was deeply devoted to serving the poor and marginalized in society, and this scholarship provides aid to full-time M.S.W. foundation or […]

B.S.W. junior, Jacqueline Washington, is awarded the Rita Schleuter Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to B.S.W. junior, Jacqueline Washington, on being this year’s recipient of the Rita Schleuter Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Joyce O. Beckett, Ph.D., associate professor emerita in the School of Social Work, to support students with demonstrated understanding of African-American culture and commitment to social work practice with African-Americans. Jacqueline has volunteered for […]

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