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Alumni briefs: Ives-Rublee, MSW ’09; Batch, MSW/JD ’06; Rollins, MSW ’13; Smith, MSW ’93; Barker, MSW ’89; Donlon, MSW ’82; Bowles, MSW ’15

Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW ’09, was a featured panelist on the national NPR show, 1A with Joshua Johnson. Ives-Rublee, a U.S. wheelchair athlete and disability and civil rights activist, discussed the Americans with Disabilities Act and the efforts of the late George H.W. Bush to pass the legislation in 1990.

Sydney Batch, MSW/JD ’06, was elected to represent the North Carolina House of Representatives District 37. Batch is a family law attorney and child welfare advocate in Wake County.

Everett Rollins IV, MSW ’13, recently received a direct commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Rollins completed Officer Basic Course on November 16. He is currently assigned to the Indian Health Service and stationed at Cherokee Indian Hospital in Cherokee, NC.

Former faculty member Barbara “Bebe” Smith, MSW ’93, was featured in the New York Times article, “Now mental health patients can specify their care before hallucinations and voices overwhelm them.

Molly Barker, MSW ’89, was among recent alumni featured in UNC’s “225 Years of Tar Heels,” series.

David Donlon, MSW ’82,  was named president of the American Academy of Psychotherapists. He is the first social worker in this role in the 63 year history of the Academy.

Bogie Bowles, MSW ’15, was featured in “The Ties That Bind Us,” a new interview series about musicians in recovery.