Department of Social Work and College of Education Partner for 2018 Spring Summit
On March 27, 2018, NC State’s Department of Social Work along with the NC State College of Education (CED) hosted the 2018 Interdisciplinary Summit: Strengthening Families, Communities and the Schools That Serve Them, which was held at the NC State […]
NC State Alumn, Chris Campau and the Triangle’s First ‘Recovery High School’
When people think of those struggling with Substance Use Disorders, rarely do they think that such an uphill battle will lead to a person finding their professional calling. Yet, this is the case for NC State alumn Christopher Campau, who […]
Stories that Inspire Us: Deaf, Non-Traditional, Working Mother and Grandmother Earns BSW
For many traditional first-year students and incoming transfer students, their most pressing concerns are figuring out the NC State Wolfline schedule and distinguishing one brick building from the endless rows of seemingly identical brick buildings. When Lisa Fowler arrived on […]
From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work
When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]
Social Work Student Briana Garcia, her Prestigious Scholarships, and Women of Color Travel Blog
During August of 2017, rising social work senior Briana Garcia was awarded the prestigious Gilman and Travelers Scholarships to fund her fall 2017 study abroad experience to Chile. The Gilman Scholarship or “the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman […]
Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2018 Graduates
Our community of nearly 40,000 alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work.
And The Rest Is History: Three Social Work Undergraduates Experience the Italian Renaissance
During the summer of 2017, three social work students studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Undergraduates Joseph McNeill, Laura Tatlock, and Mary Lindsay West studied at Lorenzo de’ Medici for their Summer I term. Though the trip did not have a […]
Meeting Your Population Where They Are: North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) intends to help those affected by drug use in their current state. The organization utilizes, and advocates for, realistic and non-judgmental outreach to help those in need to make changes in their life. This includes hiring staff that are former clients of NCHRC, who are able to relate to the problems of those they are hoping to serve.
Study Abroad Trip Confirms Social Work Passion for First Generation Student, Deijah Barnes
Deijah Barnes is a senior majoring in social work. Barnes studied abroad in Botswana during the summer of 2017. Read her interview about her study abroad experience in Botswana and how it confirmed her passion for social work. What sparked […]
7 Students Receive Prestigious Boren, Gilman Awards
Seven Humanities and Social Sciences students recently earned prestigous scholarships to study overseas.