Stories From 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Dr. Ellen Winston–Teacher, Professor, State Welfare Director and First U.S. Commissioner of Welfare (DHEW)

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins, former NC State Professor of Social Work and former Dean Emerita of Boston University School of Social Work, publishes article on Social Work pioneer, Dr. Ellen Winston.

Dec 10, 2014

Preparing the Next Generation of Mental Health Workers

Too many young people are at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. And not enough trained professionals are there to help them, especially in rural areas. With a $1.1M grant, NC State’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train the next generation of mental health professionals who work with young adults.

Oct 24, 2014

CHASS Student of the Month

The Department of Social Work recognizes Kim Thanh Vu for being awarded the CHASS Student of the Month for the month of October. Kim, a senior in the BSW program from Charlotte, has been recognized for her involvement in the community […]

Oct 20, 2014

NC State Social Work Students Inspire Peers in Recovery

  (Above – Luetgenau) In the 128 years since NC State University has been established, countless generations of bright minded students have worked together tirelessly in an effort to create a diverse and accepting environment for both their peers and […]

Oct 20, 2014

MSW Student Wins CSWE Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship

Miea Walker is currently a second-year MSW student. Her recent experience includes a field placement at Triangle Family Services, as an intake coordinator with the homeless population in the areas of housing and financial assistance and previously at Converting Hearts […]

Oct 20, 2014

October Student of the Month

Kim Thanh Vu, a senior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Biology, envisions a career as an occupational therapist. She founded Crafts for a Cause, bringing together students who share a passion for crafting and philanthropy. She was a 2013-14 Resident Mentor, interned at the Alexander Family YMCA, and traveled to Guatemala for Spring 2014 Alternative Spring Break.

Oct 16, 2014

Tony Hale’s Chicken Tale

You may know Emmy-award winning actor Tony Hale as Buster Bluth on Arrested Development, or as Gary Walsh, the Veep’s personal aide. Less well known but equally important title roles include Children’s Book Author, and Brother. Hale is the brother […]

Oct 14, 2014

How the 1911 Building Got Its Name

In the early 1900’s, it was a common practice for the students at North Carolina State University to be harassed or hazed upon entering the university. As freshmen, the class of 1911 endured this and didn’t like it one bit. […]

Oct 9, 2014

NC State Leads in Promoting Diversity

North Carolina State University is one of the emerging collegiate leaders of diversity in the United States. Among one of the 88 universities awarded the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, NC State University is […]

Oct 7, 2014

NCSU BSW Student Publishes Article in NASW Newsletter

Our BSW student, Scott Lutgenau, wrote an article on “Recovery from Addiction in the Collegiate Sphere” and it has been published in the NASW Newsletter. Scott’s article discusses a report conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration […]