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Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Patricia Lyons: Making the Connection

2021 Hall of Fame Recipient Dr. Patricia Lyons shares her social work journey, as well as advice for overcoming burnout, remaining inclusive and giving a voice to those who are silenced. “I always joke that I have a degree in everything.” To know Dr. Patricia Lyons is to know that is practically true. Having received […]

Sep 20, 2022

On Community and Connection: How the Alumni Society Strives to Support All

CSW Alumnus and President of the CSW Alumni Society shares how the benefits of membership to students, recent alumni and more. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina and president of the College of Social Work Alumni Society, Tasha Childs, MSW, LSW, LMSW has a lot on her plate this academic year, […]

Sep 20, 2022

Alumni Scholarship Fund: Student Recipients Aim to Support Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Trauma Survivors

Learn how the scholarship supports CSW students, future research and those most in need in our community. The College of Social Work Alumni Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by the College Alumni Association, and aims to help eligible students continue their education and experience in the field of social work. Two recipients took time […]

Sep 20, 2022

CSW Alumni Scholarship Recipient: Alison Evans

MSW student Alison Evans shares the impact of her experience at CSW and her plans to support survivors of human trafficking. Currently in the MSW (ASAP) program, Alison Evans began her social work journey at Columbus State Community College (CSCC), where she obtained her Associates Degree and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification. After […]

Mar 30, 2022

New Dean Appointed to College of Social Work

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The College of Social work is pleased to announce that David A. Jenkins, PhD, LCSW, has been appointed dean of The Ohio State University College of Social Work, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027. Jenkins will replace Dean Tom Gregoire, who has led the college for 14 years over two terms. Jenkins joins the […]

Mar 30, 2022

Andrew and Eva Shinka: On Alumni Connection and Donor Engagement

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This month, the College of Social Work is proud to recognize Eva and Andrew Shinka for their incredible generosity and support, as well as their high-level of engagement with CSW students, faculty, and staff. Over the course of the last twenty-plus years, both Andrew and Eva have achieved a tremendous amount of success in their […]

Mar 30, 2022

2022 McMurry Scholar Athlete Citizenship Award Winner: Jackson Reid

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The McMurry Scholar Athlete Citizenship Award, housed in the College of Social Work and established by alumnus Preston McMurry, recognizes an exemplary student athlete who personifies a “social champion” – distinguishing him or herself in service to humanity and embodying the motto, “Education for Citizenship.” This year’s McMurry Scholar Athlete Citizenship Award winner is Ohio […]

Mar 30, 2022

CSW Alumnus & Student Megan Fisher: Community Transformation Through Creativity

The College of Social Work is proud to share stories of students committed to community outreach and social change. This month’s highlight is MSW student Megan Fisher. Currently in the ASAP MSW program, Fisher (BSSW ’21) began her journey into the social work profession in a non-traditional manner – years earlier when she was working […]

Mar 30, 2022

Need CEUs? Reconnect with your Alma mater!

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CSW Office of Continuing Education Receives ACE Approval from ASWB! The College of Social Work, office of Continuing Education is proud to announce the approval of ASWB to provide professional development opportunities for social workers across the country. The demand for social workers continues to increase and the CE office is committed to offer training […]

Oct 21, 2021

The Student Perspective: Matthew Tippit

PROGRAM: MSW-ASAP, Year 1 AREA OF EMPHASIS: Mental Health and Substance Misuse HOMETOWN: Columbus, OH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED: Social Work Minority Scholarship Fund, Folds Family Endowment Fund for the Benefit of the College of Social Work WHAT DOES YOUR SCHOLARSHIP MEAN TO YOU? My scholarships mean the world to me. They have provided me with something […]

Oct 21, 2021

The Student Perspective: Rebecca Frances Ready

PROGRAM: MSW, Year 3 of 4 AREA OF EMPHASIS: Child and Youth Services – School Social Work HOMETOWN: Church Point, Louisiana SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED:  The Erika, Andra, and Inara Brubaker Endowed Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence in Domestic Violence and Child Welfare in the College of Social Work WHAT DOES YOUR SCHOLARSHIP MEAN TO YOU? Being […]

Oct 21, 2021

New Gregoire Fund Supports Addiction and Recovery

“What happens to people with addiction disorders? Some people in recovery become deans at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. I share this with you to combat stigma. As you see me, please see just one of millions who are evidence that treatment works and recovery happens.” Never one to draw attention to […]

Oct 21, 2021

Introducing Career Chatter

The Office of Career Services is hosting monthly Career Chatters, highlighting alumni and their social work careers. The purpose of these virtual events is to give students and alumni an opportunity to learn more about different fields of social work and the roles of individual social workers. Our September feature was alumnus, Kenneth Murray, a […]

Jun 24, 2021

Like Moira Like Daughter

Born into Social Work: Like Moira like Daughter CSW Alumnus (MSW ’18) and her mother Moira Dugan (BSSW ’87) discuss their social work values and appreciation for The Ohio State College of Social Work. “Growing up with those values that were very much social work values guided me on what would be most important in […]

Jun 24, 2021

Starr in the Making

MSW Graduate (’21) Starr Davis, and her parents (both CSW Alumni) reflect on their parallel pathways to a career in social work. As a Buckeye, there is nothing more special than having a parent that also graduated from Ohio State. For ASAP student Starr Davis, she is twice as lucky, having two parents who not […]