News from Briggitte Brown, MSW ‘11

August 1, 2012 by  
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News from Briggitte Brown, MSW ‘11

After graduation, Briggitte Brown, MSW ’11 accepted a position at the Village for Families and Children as a multi-dimensional family therapist where she provides in home substance abuse services to adolescents and their families. According to Briggitte, “this position is very intensive and fuels more of a fire in me to assist in changing systems […]

SSW Community Participates in the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

June 5, 2012 by  
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SSW Community Participates in the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

The SSW is pleased to have been a sponsor of this year’s Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui. The parade and festival celebrated Hispanic contributions, culture, music and food. There were 20 participants from the SSW community including alumni, faculty, students, parents, friends and staff along with Hartford […]

Three Members of the SSW Community Will Be Honored By NASW CT at the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

June 4, 2012 by  
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Three Members of the SSW Community Will Be Honored By NASW CT at the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

For details and registration information visit the NASW Connecticut Chapter website. Registration deadline is June 12, 2012.  

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 […]

Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

May 24, 2012 by  
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Calling All Alumni! Come Join the SSW at the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade Sunday, June 3 The SSW is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui. The parade and festival celebrate Hispanic contributions, culture, music and food. Alumni are […]

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 […]

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 […]