Congratulations to College of Social Work senior honors student Erica Jacoby who was awarded 3rd place in the 2015 Denman Award showcase! She was among more than 600 undergraduates who presented their outstanding research at the 20th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum this year. Erica’s research was titled “Community Attitudes Towards Autism Spectrum Disorder–A Comparison of Personal Experience, Knowledge, and Comfortability.” Special thanks to Dr. Joe Guada who served as Erica’s thesis advisor and mentor.
April 8th is “Thank a Donor Day” at The Ohio State University! On behalf of our students and the College of Social Work, we’d like to thank the countless dedicated benefactors who make our work possible. Social work is a calling, and our goal is to make sure students do not have to sacrifice their passion because of financial difficulties. Your contributions make a daily difference in the lives of our students, our college and the world. For that, we thank you!
Congratulations to BSSW Student Emma Kowal! She has been selected to participate in the Ohio Scholars in Aging Program during the spring 2015 semester. Emma was chosen because of her passion and commitment to serving older adults. She will be working with the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education and Ohio Department of Aging to explore the positive differences she can make in the lives of older adults and supporting agencies. Emma is an honors student and is also a research assistant for Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny for her OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences grant. Her appointment will serve as part of her field placement at Goodwill Columbus where she serves adults with developmental disabilities. Way to go, Emma!
College of Social Work students joined forces at the Blackburn Community Recreation Center on Thursday, January 29 on the city’s Eastside. As part of the annual HUD-required Point in Time Count of the homeless, coordinated through the Community Shelter Board, the center’s doors opened at 8 a.m. to serve the homeless in a variety of ways. Social Work students helped serve meals, distribute clothing, set up and tear down, greet, guide, and distribute donations. And of course, the social work students served up plenty of #BuckeyeLove, too!
Buckeyes of all ages kept the party going at this year’s College of Social Work tailgate! All decked out in their OSU garb, these students took a break from the dance floor to smile for the camera. Lots of food, friends, family and fun made it a day to remember!