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Alumni update: March 2012

Carl Daughtry, MSW ’81, was reappointed to the office of treasurer for the Nash Health Care Board of Commissioners.

Mark Hecker, MSW ’05, is featured in a March 6 Washington Post article, “In D.C., Reach Inc. explores tutoring as a two-way street.”

Dr. Yvette Murphy-Erby, MSW ’91, was named director of the University of Arkansas School of Social Work in July 2011. She joined the UA faculty in 2004, and previously served as the associate director of the School of Social Work and the undergraduate program director. She continues to maintain an active research agenda.

Karen Smith Rotabi, Ph.D. ’05, has a new book coming out, “Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes.” She also had also a major literature review published, “In the era of reform: A review of social work literature on intercountry adoption.” A podcast interview about this publication is available here. In Aug. 2010, she was interviewed on NPR radio show “With Good Reason” on the subject of  subject of intercountry adoption; listen here. In addition, her bio was recently published on Peace Corps Wiki.

Elizabeth Waugh-Stewart, MSW ’01, has been named the inaugural executive director and first paid staff member of the Orange County Cultural Center, a new effort in Hillsborough. According to the News of Orange County, the facility’s board said that Waugh-Stewart’s knowledge of social work and nonprofits helped her win the position, particularly her familiarity with grant writing and fundraising.

Elizabeth Weigensberg, Ph.D. ’09, senior researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, participated in a March 8 panel discussion on “Using Data to Drive Innovation and Improve Services: Workforce Development in Chicago.”