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Substance and style: You can expect one – or more – VCU social work alumni to be on this list almost every year

Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 awards is not only an annual cover-story edition for the Richmond magazine, it has also served as a kind of reunion for VCU School of Social Work alumni. From the origins of the award in 2004 to the most recent honors last fall, VCU social work graduates have been […]

Meet the Smiths: An oft-delayed college experience puts mother, daughter in same M.S.W. cohort

Two-and-a-half decades after problems with her pregnancy delayed Felicia Smith’s second attempt at college, she is in the second semester of the M.S.W. Program at VCU’s School of Social Work. She graduated from the B.S.W. Program in May 2020, serving as the program’s student speaker at Commencement. She is the current president of the Association […]

Beth Angell’s origin story: From first-generation student to social work dean

Beth Angell’s social work story actually starts with a chapter focused on psychology. “I have to admit that I had never met a social worker or understood what one was until I was in college,” says Angell, Ph.D., who became dean of the VCU School of Social Work in the summer of 2018. SOCIAL WORK […]

Rothenberg, Harris: Pioneering social work deans who smashed the glass ceiling

As the new VCU School of Social Work dean prepared to start her job, she took stock of several key challenges. SOCIAL WORK MONTH: 2021: ORIGIN STORIES How could the program work more collaboratively with other academic units to offer more educational opportunities that cut across related disciplines? How could the school provide better access […]

Women’s History Month: Six social workers to know

As the VCU School of Social Work celebrates Women’s History Month – along with Social Work Month – we are looking at the origins of the social work and the pioneering women in the profession. In case you missed our Black History Month social media posts, we also honored Grace E. Harris, Thyra Edwards, Dorothy Height […]

The Power of Social Work

The National Association of Social Worker’s 2020 theme for Social Work Month – March – is Social Work: Generations Strong. So you couldn’t have asked for more perfect timing for 17 VCU School of Social Work alumni to be featured in the recent publication of the VCU Alumni magazine, Shafer Court Connections, and its Power […]

Social Workers: The Modern-day Superhero

Written by Hannah A. Kasmala, M.S.W. intern, Social Work Batman’s Commissioner James Gordon said, “You’re going to make a difference. A lot of times it won’t be huge; it won’t be visible even. But it will matter just the same.” Similarly, social workers make differences in patients’ lives every day. Most of the time, the effects […]