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 […]

Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance

April 9, 2012 by  
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Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance

With 7,500 veterans expected to return to CT over the next 24 months, there is an increasing need to expand services and training to effectively support this emerging constituency. To that end, students in the School of Social Work have established the Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance, a student-led organization to help fellow MSW students […]

Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

April 5, 2012 by  
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Mayor Pedro Segarra, MSW ’82, JD ‘85 “Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena” UConn School of Social Work, Room 221 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in as Hartford’s 66th Mayor after he was overwhelmingly selected by Hartford voters on January 3, 2012. Mayor Segarra’s personal experience with […]

Law School Asylum and Human Rights Clinic Celebrating 10 Years

April 5, 2012 by  
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Stacey Violante Cote MSW ’00, JD ’01 Named 40 Under 40 by Connecticut Magazine

March 21, 2012 by  
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Stacey Violante Cote MSW ’00, JD ’01 Named 40 Under 40 by Connecticut Magazine

Stacey Cote, now director of the Teen Legal Advocacy Clinic at The Center for Children’s Advocacy in Hartford, has been with the center for 10 years. She advocates for teens struggling against tremendous odds—neglect, abuse, homelessness—helping to improve their lives. She is also the lead attorney for the Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Project, where she […]

The Alice B. Norian Lecture

March 21, 2012 by  
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Study Shows Domestic Violence Survivors Appreciate Support, But More Services Needed

March 7, 2012 by  
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Study Shows Domestic Violence Survivors Appreciate Support, But More Services Needed

A recent study conducted by a UConn faculty member and colleague has found that more than 75 percent of domestic violence survivors who use a range of support services are pleased with the services provided. But, says Eleanor Lyon, professor emerita of social work, more can be done. “Victims of domestic violence have complex needs,” […]

Kelsey Nepote MSW ’11 Senior Governance Associate at NASW

March 7, 2012 by  
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Kelsey Nepote MSW ’11 Senior Governance Associate at NASW

Kelsey Nepote MSW ’11 a policy practice graduate, was recently hired as the Senior Governance Associate at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in Washington, DC. In this position, Kelsey works closely with the national Board of Directors, President, Executive Director, and National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (NCNLI) performing a variety of […]