Summer 2019

September 17, 2019
DSW Student and alumni Professional Notes

Below are some of the many presentations, publications and other professional notes shared by our DSW students and alumni this summer:

Congratulation to current DSW student, Luis Curiel, for being named a recipient of the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) for the 2019-2020 academic year

This spring, Brenda Mack, DSW class of 2020, co-presented the Cultivating Resiliency Webinar Series for Women in Farming and Ranching, aimed at reducing stress and increasing health and wellness. The series of six 90-minute webinars was a joint project of American Agri-Women, District 11 Agri-Women, the University of Minnesota Extension-Women in Ag Network and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). She has facilitated or co-facilitated webinars and virtual coffee chats for Women in Agriculture to Cultivate Resiliency. As a result, her co-facilitator interviewed her for a podcast series called TransFARMation with the Red River Farm Network. Check it out!

Rex Rempel, DSW ’19, has had two papers written while a student in the program accepted for publication. The first, "The Forgotten History of CSWE’s Shift Away from Community Colleges," will appear in Social Work Education. The second, "Truth in Labeling? An Initial Evaluation of Associate in Social Work Programs," has been recommended by the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) reviewers for publication in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work (JBSW).

Angela Goins, DSW '18, presented part of her banded dissertation research titled, "Interdisciplinary Preparation and Service Inequalities: Elders’ Needs in General and Correctional Populations," at the Aging and Social Change 9th Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, Sept 16-Sept. 17, 2019.

Congratulations to Gabriel Carrillo, DSW '19, who was appointed to the Council on Social Work Education's Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice 

Toni Jensen, DSW class of 2020, was selected to participate in the inaugural Reimaging Social Work Research Symposium for doctoral students, taking place October 27 & 28, 2019, at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. This inaugural symposium "will engage promising and forward-thinking students from doctoral programs in the U.S. and Canada as thought leaders in reimagining how social work research can best address our world’s stickiest social problems."

Margaret Miles, DSW class of 2021, has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Work position at Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont. 

Mary Clay Thomas, DSW class of 2021, received the inaugural teaching award last spring from Mary Baldwin University. The committee members described Thomas as “inspirational” and praised her work within the MBU and broader communities, building and strengthening partnerships.