The University of St. Thomas today announced Dr. MayKao Y. Hang has been appointed vice president and founding dean of its College of Health. The college is currently comprised of the university’s existing School of Social Work and Graduate School of Professional Psychology. The university also is moving forward with plans to create a nursing school that will be housed within the college.
3 BSW alumni who came to office in 2018 share their stories about social work’s power to prepare public servants who truly embody the role: servant to the public (Paul Schnell ’88 BSW, Minnesota Department of Corrections commissioner; Angela Conley ‘13 BSW, Hennepin County commissioner; and Ikram Koliso ’17 BSW, policy associate for the city of St. Paul)
This year’s graduating DSW cohort marked the first fulfilling the new degree requirement to defend their banded dissertations in an online, public format
Will Wong DSW '17, is profiled by the California Social Work Education Center about his career in child welfare
Article highlights DSW '17 alum Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, who is encouraging her students to also incorporate animals and the environment in their interactions with future clients
During February, in honor of Valentine's Day, Oxford University Press has published Dr. Marrs Fuchsel’s blog on their website: a series on Healthy Relationships. Check out her writing as well as other material on healthy relationships»
Associate professor Catherine Marrs Fuchsel recently published Sí, Yo Puedo, a step-by-step program to aid bilingual Spanish-English mental health professionals in their work with immigrant women who have been domestically assaulted. Newswire article»
Dr. Barbara Shank, who is retiring as dean of the School of Social Work at St. Thomas and St. Catherine, received the St. Thomas Distinguished Service Award Saturday at graduate commencement exercises.
Dr. Carvalho currently serves as executive adviser to the president at the University of St. Thomas. She is also the proud parent of a St. Kate's - St. Thomas BSW graduate.
The University of St. Thomas has received the distinctive honor of being named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global consortium working to inspire a culture of social innovation in higher education. St. Thomas becomes the first in MN and the 40th Changemaker Campus in the consortium.
Yesterday, Dean Barbara Shank announced her intention to step down as Dean at the end of the spring semester. We hope you will join us in congratulating her and wishing her the best in her “retirement” (because we all know she will continue to contribute to the School and the profession for many, many years to come)!
Rebecca has been employed with BSU since 2014 as a fixed-term faculty member and prior to that served as an Adjunct since 2010. As Assistant Professor of Social Work she will serve as the Director of Field Education and teach macro social work practice courses.
Susan Schmidt, DSW class of 2017, has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work at Luther College in Iowa. Congratulations Susan!