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Alumni briefs: Comer, Ph.D. ’98; Swick, Ph.D. ’07; Hart, MSW ’13; Newby, MSW ’11; Ives-Rublee, MSW ’09; Falbo-Wilson, MSW ’16; MacKenzie, MSW ’10

Edna Comer, ’98 Ph.D., retired from the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work. Comer had served as associate dean for academic affairs, associate professor and faculty coordinator for the Urban Service Track.

Danielle Glickman Swick, Ph.D. ’07, was appointed associate chair in social work for academic affairs at UNC-Greensboro’s Department of Social Work. Swick has served on the UNC-G faculty since 2013 and is known for her research on the impact of school-based mental health services on children’s academic and socio-emotional outcomes.

Charrise Hart,  MSW ‘ 13, was named chief executive officer of Ready for School, Ready for Life in Guilford County, an organization that supports early childhood development and education. Hart has worked for the last several years as the CEO of the YWCA of Lower Cape Fear in Wilmington, N.C.

Tobirus Newby, MSW ’11, was named social services manager for University Health Services at the University of California Berkeley.

Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW ’09, was recently interviewed for Frank Stasio’s, The State of Things program on WUNC radio. Ives-Rublee was a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

Kathryn Falbo-Wilson, MSW ’16, and Carla MacKenzie, MSW ’10, were recently elected members at large to the board of directors of the National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter.