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Alumni briefs: Buchanan ’08, Corpus ’01, Fisher-Borne ’09, Moore ’96, Sullenberger ’03, Ward ’12, Waters ’13, Wilson ’13

Rachel Buchanan, Ph.D. ‘08, an assistant professor at Salisbury University (Salisbury, Md.), was just named the graduate program director for the Social Work Department.

Devon Corpus, MSW ’01, was quoted in a July 9 Salinas Californian newspaper article, “Mental health experts debate tendencies.”

Marcie Fisher-Borne, Ph.D. ’09, was featured in an WNCN-TV news story that aired July 9 and 10 on the prohibition of same sex marriage in North Carolina. She and her spouse are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the state.

Tina Moore, MSW ’96, a school social worker at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, was recently selected as the 2012-13 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District’s Exceptional Children/Student Services Staff Member of the Year. Moore was honored at the district’s annual recognition reception on May 17.

Sabrina Sullenberger, Ph.D. ’03, is now the program director for the BSW Program at Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.). “I grew up in middle Tennessee and my husband is from Texas, so we are excited to be moving closer to family,” she said. Sullenberger was previously the interim associate dean at Indiana University School of Social Work, a position she had held since last July.

Jessica Lambert Ward, MSW ’12, is now the assistant director for student compliance in the Office of Student Affairs at the UNC School of Nursing.

Melea Rose Waters, MSW ’13, was a guest blogger on Her article is entitled, “North Carolina Kids are at Risk.”

Boyd Wilson, MSW ’13, started a new position in May as a psychotherapist/substance abuse counselor at 3-C Family Services, P.A., in Cary.  3-C is a private practice of psychologists, psychiatrists and other counseling professionals. Wilson is also a graduate of the UNC School of Social Work’s
Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies, and is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor as recognized by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.