Alumna of the Year
The general qualifications for the Social Worker of the Year are:
- Graduated from social work program at MSU.
- Maintained a career of professional excellence since graduation.
- Is active in community social service.
- Role model for social work students.
- Continues to support the mission and goals of the MSU social work program.
- Demonstrates active interest in current students.
Spring 2021 Field Practicum Students Visited the Child Advocacy Training Institute
During the Spring 2021 semester, field practicum students visited the Child Advocacy Training Institute, which is located on the campus of the Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) in Jackson, MS and operated through the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM). Both the MSH and the CACM are field agencies of the MSU Social Work Program.
(Field Experiences) Raven Ponds
Newly appointed Director of Social Services for Palmer Home for Children, Raven Ponds, LMSW talks with SuperTalk Mississippi host during their 8th Annual Radiothon. An Alumna of the MSU Social Work Program, Ponds currently serves as a Field Instructor and Admissions Committee Member for program.
(Field Experiences) Martin Moore
Martin Moore, Canopy In-Circle Intern and his Field Instructor Magan Williams, Canopy Northeast In-Circle Supervisor, participated in The Health Fitness Fest in Tupelo, Mississippi on October 5, 2019.
(Field Experiences) Samantha Kerr
Samantha Kerr, fall 2019 Social Work Intern at the Department of Corrections Noxubee County Transition Center, is all smiles, upon facilitating a thought provoking intervention. After discussing the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian and sharing about one man’s loss of his five year old son, Kerr assisted the “returning citizens” of the Transition Program in creating thoughtful and encouraging cards to send to those impacted by the hurricane.
(Field Experiences) Morgan Santana
Morgan Santana, fall 2018 field student with the Harrison County School District under the supervision of Bridget Logan, LSW, participated in Red Ribbon Week!
Social Work Student McKenzie Garrison is recipient of the MS Chapter NASW Social Work Student of the Year Award.
Social Work Student McKenzie Garrison is recipient of the MS Chapter NASW Social Work Student of the Year Award, Claire Nowlin Award Winner.
Samantha McGrew, Senior Social Work Major, takes one more look at the sign marking Bowen Hall as the Social Work Program site at Mississippi State University.
Samantha graduates May 2017 and joins a long line of Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) graduates of the program. Congratulations, Samantha, to you and all the Spring 2017 graduates!
MSU Students in the Social Work Program will begin field placements for the Spring 2014 Semester
Shelby Reves and Jane Aden Turner jump for joy! They, along with twelve other students in the Social Work Program, will begin field placements for the spring 2014 semester through an approved agency setting in Mississippi. Reves and Turner have secured placement at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, respectively. Other placements include those in settings such as mental health facilities, child advocacy centers, family service organizations, and schools.
Social Worker and Advisory Board member Dr. Leigh Jensen, Director of the MSU Student Counseling Center, was named Outstanding Professional Woman of 2013 by MSU.