Nancy Pearce MSW ’88 Author, National and International Trainer

June 4, 2012 by  
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Nancy Pearce MSW ’88 Author, National and International Trainer

Since earning her MSW degree in 1988, Nancy Pearce has been working with persons who have dementia and with those impacted by the disease progression. She travels extensively teaching families, friends and professionals how to communicate and connect effectively with persons with dementia and to create a more supportive community of care. Nancy recently revised […]

African-American Faculty & Staff Meet with UConn President Susan Herbst

June 4, 2012 by  
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African-American Faculty & Staff Meet with UConn President Susan Herbst

African-American faculty and staff throughout the University were guests of UConn President Susan Herbst at a luncheon at the African-American Cultural Center on May 24, 2012. The event was an opportunity to meet the President and to discuss issues related to the recruitment and retention of talented African-American faculty, staff and students to enrich the […]

Dr. Scott Harding Awarded UConn Large Faculty Grant and SSW Dean’s Research Incentive Award

May 31, 2012 by  
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Dr. Scott Harding Awarded UConn Large Faculty Grant and SSW Dean’s Research Incentive Award

Associate Professor Scott Harding was recently awarded a University of Connecticut Large Faculty Grant and received the Dean’s Research Incentive Award from the School of Social Work for a research project examining military counter-recruitment organizing in the United States. According to Harding, because of a reliance on a volunteer military force, military recruitment assumes a […]

UConn School of Social Work Team Participates in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger

May 15, 2012 by  
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UConn School of Social Work Team Participates in Foodshare’s <em>Annual Walk Against Hunger</em>

The UConn School of Social Work Team has been participating in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger for 7 years now. Eileen Boisseau, Team Captain and SSW staff member, thanks everyone for their “continued and generous support”. “Each year we have met or exceeded our goal, helping to feed so many of our hungry neighbors here […]

Alumna Nancy Avitabile MSW ’95 Making a Difference with Older Adults

May 2, 2012 by  
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Alumna Nancy Avitabile MSW ’95 Making a Difference with Older Adults

Nancy Avitabile has been working with older adults since 1995. She is the owner of Urban Eldercare, LLC, a professional geriatric care management agency based in Manhattan. Nancy reflects on her time at the UConn SSW, “When I think about my various career achievements, I know I could never have done it without my MSW […]

Urban Semester: Learning Through Service

May 2, 2012 by  
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Urban Semester: Learning Through Service

Throughout this semester, one of UConn senior Cassandra Delone’s “classrooms” has been the bustling office of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, where she’s part of a team helping city residents navigate complex financial and housing issues. For junior Jaclyn Dougan, her “classrooms” include a Hartford nonprofit agency where she helps guide young children past […]

Dr. Lynne Healy Receives UConn BOT’s Distinguished Professor Award

April 27, 2012 by  
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Dr. Lynne Healy Receives UConn BOT’s Distinguished Professor Award

Dr. Lynne Healy was named one of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors during the board’s April 25 meeting. Healy is an internationally known scholar in the field of international social work and a nationally recognized leader, scholar, and educator in the profession of social work. She was a visiting professor at […]

MSW Class of 2012: Patrease Hawkins

April 27, 2012 by  
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MSW Class of 2012: Patrease Hawkins

When Patrease Hawkins left her home in Laurel, Md., to attend UConn’s School of Social Work, the move was anything but easy. She was homesick, missed her family and friends, and struggled to focus academically. That Hawkins was able not only to persevere but thrive at UConn (she now carries a 3.9 GPA) is a […]

Alice Bruno MSW/JD ‘81 First Woman to Lead the Connecticut Bar Association

April 12, 2012 by  
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Alice Bruno MSW/JD ‘81 First Woman to Lead the Connecticut Bar Association

MSW alumna Alice Bruno is the first female leader in the Connecticut Bar Association’s 137-year history. Whether she was working in a law firm or as a state magistrate, serving on various legal boards and committees, or supervising more than 50 lawyers and support staff as deputy chief clerk of the New Haven judicial district, […]

Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

April 12, 2012 by  
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Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra MSW ’82, JD ’85 spoke to a full classroom of students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, April 11th. Adjunct faculty member, Charlotte Kinlock MSW ‘81, invited Mayor Segarra to speak about political advocacy in the municipal arena. He shared the challenges of being the Mayor of one of the poorest cities […]