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.
October 18, 2023 panel, Life As: Fostering Academic Achievement Through Our Identity
Chandlar Cunningham (center), a fall 2023 social work field practicum student, participated October 18, 2023 on a panel, Life As: Fostering Academic Achievement Through Our Identity. This panel focused on the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students on the MSU campus, particularly those with first-generation experiences. The Life As series is sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Chandlar is completing his field practicum experience at Five Horizons Health Services in Starkville, Mississippi. He is pictured with MSU Social Work Program graduates, Madeline Nielsen (left) and Takilya Brown (right), both employed by Five Horizons Health Services in its case management and outreach units, respectively.
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!