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School recruits outstanding minority students at diversity event

The UNC School of Social Work hosted its 2nd annual on-campus Diversity Recruitment Event on Feb. 24-25. We welcomed 19 undergraduate social work students from Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State, Livingstone College, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central University, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Winston-Salem State University and UNC-Pembroke.

The event offered an in-depth and comprehensive visit for students, and included a class visitation, GRE overview workshop, writing workshop, admissions and financial aid overview, mixer with current MSW students and one night of lodging in Chapel Hill. Throughout their visit, the students also met with various faculty and staff members and current students to give them a comprehensive idea of what the MSW program at UNC has to offer.

“The students were incredibly engaged in the program and shared that every aspect of the program was beneficial,” said Sharon Thomas, director of recruitment, admissions and financial aid. “They appreciated the warm welcome they received from the SSW and the opportunity to spend time with faculty, staff and students. Many now see UNC as a viable option for their graduate school education.”

The event was co-sponsored by NASW-NC, the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the UNC Graduate School.