Chase Bannister, MSW-M.Div. ’06, of Durham, was featured in the May 2014 edition of NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” section, and in the Windy City Times on March 12, for his work as a certified eating disorder specialist. Bannister gave a presentation on eating disorders within the LGBTQ community as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. He is vice president and chief clinical officer at Veritas Collaborative, a specialty behavioral health hospital for young people and an eating disorder treatment center.
Johanna Greeson, Ph.D. ’09, an assistant professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to reform the child welfare system for children who, between the ages of 18-21, are aging out of foster care. To showcase the issue, Greeson and Richard J. Gelles, the dean of the School, are co-organizing a National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care at Penn May 29-30. Greeson says the summit will bring together practitioners, researchers, advocates, lawmakers and students, as well as current and former foster care youth.
Marbeth Holmes, MSW ’14, was featured in The Rocky Mount Telegram on May 9 for winning the School of Social Work’s Mary Jane Burns Book Award for Excellence in Clinical Social Work. Holmes is a professor at Nash Community College.
Allison Norman, MSW ’14, is featured on UNC’s Campus Y blog in a May 14 post entitled, “Made With Love Bakery’s Allison Norman on Graduating.”
Peter C. Reichle, MSW ’62, DrPH ’76, has retired as a professor at Appalachian State University. He came there in 1974 to teach in health education and later in social work and Interdisciplinary Studies-Watauga Global Community. He was particularly known for his classes in teacher preparation, building relationships and community and his student travel courses: Savannah, Ga., and Hopi/Navajo class travel to these nations in the southwest. In retirement, he continues to be involved in thanatology and his Native American travel.