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Professor Cindy Hunter Wins Educator of the Year Award

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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PHOTO: Michelle TaylorIn the Eye of a Superstorm

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.

PHOTO: Tara McGrathSocial Work Senior Send Off

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.

PHOTO: Brenna Neimanis

Fighting for Justice: Human Trafficking in India

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.

PHOTO: James Madison statue

JMU Students Experience Interprofessional Learning

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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Our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for beginning professional practice, and is the entry-level credential as recognized by the National Association of Social Workers. More >