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In the media: Jones, Smokowski and alums Barkley, Miller


Our December story on “Planning, flexibility can ease holiday stress for stepfamilies,” featuring Dr. Anne Jones, was covered by numerous media, including USA Today, Stepfamily Magazine, Medical News Today, and distributed by newswires United Press International (UPI) and Newswise.

Dr. Paul Smokowski and his new project, the N.C. Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention, were featured in a story in the Fayetteville Observer about efforts to curb violence in Robeson County.


Ann Barkley, MSW ’79, a retired social work manager with New Hanover County DSS, had a letter published in the News and Observer on “Vital subsidies.”

A Burlington Times News article about child abuse cases in Alamance County features Gordon Miller, MSW ’09, now one of 14 social welfare assessors and forensic investigators employed by Alamance County DSS.