After receiving prestigious award Professor Hunter reflects on her life experiences including a stint in the Peace Corp and working with war refugees in El Salvador.
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April 10, 2014
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last November, new JMU graduate Michelle Taylor ('13) was at ground zero. She and 11 fellow Peace Corps workers were holed up in a hotel, listening anxiously as the superstorm pummeled the city.
January 17, 2014
On December 13th, the Social Work department held the traditional Senior Send Off, honoring seventeen BSWs who received their degree at December graduation.
January 15, 2014
Brenna Neimanis, a junior in the JMU social work program, spent seven weeks in Kolkata, India, to see the issue of human trafficking firsthand and to help empower women affected by it.
December 2, 2013
Social work students co-facilitate interprofessional teams of students from a variety of health related majors to learn about team building and professional ethics.
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- The need for social workers is growing! View the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook for Social Workers.
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Richmond, VA: Alumni Networking Event
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