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Alumni briefs: Bass, ’17; Spencer, ’17; Newsome, ’12; McDonald, ’16; Parker, ’11; Robbins, ’04; Falbo-Woodson, ’16; Lambert Ward, ’12

Olivia Bass, MSW ’17, and Nora Spencer, MSW ’17, co-authored the article, “Disrupting the status quo through innovation: Tools for MCH professionals,” in the newsletter Pulse, which is published bi-monthly by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.

Kibbee Newsome, MSW ’12, is employed as an intensive outpatient program social worker with a substance use disorders clinic in the Department of Veteran Affairs in Raleigh.

Donald McD0nald, MSW ’16, has been hired as executive director of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina.

April Parker, MSW ’11, was recently selected to participate in the 2017-18 LeadershipDHHS class, which is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. The leadership program targets employees who are working to affect positive change in the DHHS and in the lives of North Carolinians. Parker is a clinical social worker with the Geriatric Service Unit at the DHHS.

Claire K. Robbins, MSW ’04, was selected to be the keynote speaker for the 2018 NASW Virginia Chapter’s Annual Conference, which will be held in March. Robbins is an assistant professor of higher education at Virginia Tech University.

Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW ’16, serves as president of the North Carolina chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Jessica Lambert Ward, MSW ’12, was recently selected to participate in the North Carolina Native Leadership Institute. The institute is the only culturally tailored leadership training program in the state for current and emerging Native leaders who are interested in sharpening their leadership skills, expanding their networks, and fostering unity across all tribes and Indian communities in North Carolina. Ward serves as a counselor and coordinator for academic appeals with UNC’s Office of Undergraduate Retention.