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Student news: Lampman, Lassiter, Sewell

Lampman awarded Washington, D.C. internship

Final-year MSW student Dawn Lampman has been awarded a nationally-competitive internship in Washington, D.C. She received the Washington Internship on Social Insurance, through the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).

Lampman’s placement isn’t official yet, but she hopes to be working on health disparity issues for low-income older adults. “My passion is for working with the aging population, and this experience will be invaluable to me in furthering my understanding of some of the issues faced by this vulnerable group,” said Lampman. “This summer, I’ll be able to meet and work with experts in the field of gerontology, public policy, community advocacy and more. I’m also excited that I’ll be able to use my background in videography as part of the educational/communication materials created by the agency.”

Lassiter’s story featured on website

MSW student Lindsay Lassiter‘s experience interning at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is featured on their website. She has developed a passion for equal access to fresh, healthy food, and is interested in furthering research on the connection between food insecurity and obesity. Check out her inspiring story.

Sewell wins three UNC awards; accepted to doctoral program

Final-year MSW student Whitney Sewell recently received three UNC honors and awards:

  • Inducted into UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece Honor Society. Considered the highest honorary society at the University, the Golden Fleece selects its members based upon service to the University as reflected in scholarship, motivation, creativity, loyalty, and leadership in academic and extracurricular pursuits.
  • Inducted into UNC’s Franklin Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society. The FPG Honor Society recognizes outstanding service provided to the University.
  • Awarded the 2014 UNC Diversity Award in the Graduate Student Category. The University Diversity Award recognizes significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.

Sewell was accepted into the doctoral program at Washington University in St. Louis’ George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She will begin this fall and was awarded Washington University’s generous Chancellor’s Fellowship for Doctoral Studies.

Sewell in the media

MSW student Whitney Sewell is featured in the April 15 University Gazette article, “Eight recognized for important contributions to diversity.”