Activities

Students from the course Social Work with Communities and Organizations along with Yolanda Pruitt, Project Director for the MS Tobacco Free Coalition.

Students with Yolanda Pruitt

Alyssa Adam recruiting volunteers for CASA of Hancock County

Spring 2019 field student, Alyssa Adam, pictured with her Field Instructor, recruiting volunteers for CASA of Hancock County

Spring 2019 field student, Alyssa Adam, pictured with her Field Instructor, recruiting volunteers for CASA of Hancock County

Senior Luncheon Spring 2019

group photo of seniors at spring 2019 luncheon

Raven Ponds Guest Lecture

Raven Ponds in front of bowen hall sign at msstate campus

Raven Ponds guest lecturing for SW 4713 Spring 2019.

March 6, 2019, the National Association of Social Workers - - Mississippi Chapter recognized Dr. Adele Crudden

Photo of social work conference

On March 6, 2019, the National Association of Social Workers - - Mississippi Chapter recognized Dr. Adele Crudden, LMSW (pictured left) as the 2019 recipient of the Mississippi Social Worker of the Year. She is pictured with Katherine “Katie” Gaushell (pictured right), the Mississippi State University-Starkville, Outstanding 2019 Undergraduate Social Work Student, who was also honored at the annual conference in Natchez, MS.

Social Work Faculty Congratulate some of the December 2018 BSW graduates

Social Work Faculty congratulate some of the December 2018 BSW graduates

Social Work Faculty, Ms. Veronica Knowles (pictured: far left) and Dr. Kenya Cistrunk (pictured: far right), congratulate some of the December 2018 BSW graduates, including the Social Work Program’s five Phi Alpha Honor Graduates (pictured: yellow stoles).

The Social Work Program hosted a Senior Luncheon at The Grill for December 2018 BSW Graduates!

The Social Work Program hosted a Senior Luncheon at The Grill for December 2018 BSW Graduates!

Fall 2018 Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony

Fall 2018 Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship and Recognition Ceremony

Pictured L to R: Brooke Anderson, Mallorie Waldon, and Amber WoolamFaculty representative, Jada Johnson, LCSW, with the 18-19 recipients of the Reaves-Davenport Excellence in Social Work Scholarship

During the recent College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship and Recognition Ceremony social work students were recognized for various awards: Pictured L to R: Brooke Anderson, Reaves-Davenport Excellence in Social Work Scholarship, Mallorie Waldon, God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship, and Amber Woolam, Reaves-Davenport Excellence in Social Work Scholarship.

Faculty representative, Jada Johnson, LCSW, with the 18-19 recipients of the Reaves-Davenport Excellence in Social Work Scholarship

Social Work student Asia Logan was acknowledged as the National Association of Social Workers

Social Work student Asia Logan was acknowledged as the National Association of Social Workers Mississippi Chapter Mississippi State University Student of the year at the 2017 Annual Conference in Biloxi MS.  Asia is currently completing an internship at OCH-Regiona Medical Center in Starkville, MS and plans to graduate in May. She has already been accepted to the Advanced Standing MSW Program at the University of Alabama. Congraultions Asia!

2015 Social Work Celebration

Dr. Kenya McKinley and Phi Alpha students Shatara Page, Kimberly Harris, and Sarah Pulliam at the 2015 Social Work Celebration

Adele Crudden, Professor of Social Work awards the 2015 Alumna of the Year Award to Shirika Bevill, LCSW at the SW Celebration 2015

ASSW sold t-shirts to raise money for organizational activities. Several students modeled the design on the back of the shirts.

Social Work Celebration, 2015. Dr. McKinley and Dr. Pilkinton recognized new Phi Alpha inductees and gave them each a Phi Alpha Medallion.

Jada Johnson, Field Practicum Director with the group of social work students at the 2015 Social Work Celebration

2015 field students at the 2015 Social Work Celebration

Dr. Melinda Pilkinton & Social Work Students

Scholars' Weekend Orientation, February, 2015

Scholars' Weekend Orientation, February, 2015

Jada Johnson

Jada Johnson

Mississippi Health Care Leadership, LCSW Social Worker of the Year 2014 with Kim Burkett, MSU Social Work Alumna

Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare

Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare

Social Work Students with Mrs. JoAnn Rounsaville, Advisory Board Member at Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare, September, 2014

Valerie Bradley

Valerie Bradley

Social Work student, Valerie Bradley presented "Human Trafficking: From International Crisis to Neighborhood Calamity" at the NASW Starkville/Columbus Program Unit Spring Conference on April 4, 2014.

Tennie Simpson

Tennie Simpson

Social Work Students, Tennie Simpson and Jessica Walker received awards at the April 22, 2014 Social Work Program Celebration. Tennie accepted two honors: MSU Social Work Student of the Year and the Licensure Award funded by the NASW Starkville/Columbus Program Unit.

Jessical Walker

Jessical Walker

Jessical Walker, along with Tennie Simpson, accepted Licensure Awards for $325 each from the NASW Starkville/Columbus Program Unit to help cover expenses associated with becoming licensed social workers.

September 2013 Career Day at Starkville High School

September 2013 Career Day at Starkville High School

Jane Aden Turner and Shelby Reeves were amount the MSU Student Social Work majors who participated at the September 2013 Career Day at Starkville High School.

Association of Student Social Workers

About

The Association of Student Social Workers is an active student organization that promotes civic engagement and professional development for student interested in the social work profession. The organization works to increase student’s knowledge about the profession of social work by connecting members with community resources and increasing network opportunities with social welfare professionals on the local, regional and state level. The Association of Student Social Workers promotes an environment that embraces volunteerism to enhance learning and enrich the community.

Service to the Community

The Association of Student Social Workers engages in a variety of activities to foster relationships between the organization and the local community. While the organization welcomes new ideas to broaden its volunteer work, past activities have included: clothing and food drives, mentoring and tutoring activities at local schools, and service at nursing home and assisted living facilities in the community.

Constitution

Legislative Day

Legislative Day 2015

Legislative Day is an important annual activity for student. This activity is an important part of the educational process involved with learning policy practice which is one of the expected outcomes of their professional education. On this annual day, students speak with visit the State Capitol to speak with their representatives to learn about pending legislation that impacts social justice in our state. In addition, this opportunity provides students with the following:

  • Meet students from other accredited schools of social work in Mississippi
  • Observe the legislative process from the galleries in the Senate and House
  • Visit committee hearings
  • Visit legislators

Social Work Student Advisory Council

Members

News members to be posted shortly

Explanation of Student Advisory Council

The student advisory council serves as a liaison between faculty and students to enhance cohesion of the Social Work Program. It consists of five (5) upper-division social work students*, who display leadership skills and a commitment to the social work profession. The council composition consists of representatives of the student body in terms of diversity i.e. race, gender, age, etc. The student advisory council maintains an oversight function with the Association of Student Social Workers (ASSW). At no time will a student advisory council member hold office or chair committees in ASSW. The president of ASSW serves as an ex-officio member of the council.

Goals of the Social work Student Advisory Council:

  1. Advocate for social work students' needs.
  2. Become an avenue for leadership in the Social Work Program.
  3. Promote ASSW and strengthen it through recruitment and retention of members, and support its mission and goals.
  4. Facilitate communication between faculty and students, through the dissemination of information.
  5. Assist with the Social Work interviewing process, which is required before acceptance into the Social Work Program.

*Upper-division students are defined as students admitted to the program and who demonstrate commitment to the Social Work Program and the social work profession through their scholarship, their volunteerism, and their membership and participation in ASSW.