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SSW students recognized by UNC Graduate School for their accomplishments

Nine students at the UNC School of Social Work (SSW) have earned recognition from the Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for their accomplishments in 2019–2020. Through this recognition program, these students are being honored for both university and external awards.

“These are students who have worked tirelessly and deserve special recognition,” noted the Graduate School in its announcement on April 28, 2020. Both Master of Social Work and doctoral students were included in the announcement.

These SSW students received awards directly from the Graduate School:

  • Sabrina Basquez
    Graduate School Leadership Development Scholars
  • Stephanie L. Kennedy
    Carolina Center for Public Service Community Engagement Fellows (2019)
  • Quinny Ruth Sanchez Lopez
    The GPSF Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Mentorship

These SSW students received awards from national and state organizations:

  • Sabrina Basquez
    American Association of University Women Career Development Grant
  • Erica Bluford
    North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Sarah Parker Scholarship
  • Dina Exavier
    National Association of Social Work Foundation Verne LaMarr  Lyons Memorial Scholarship
  • Annie Francis
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Erika Franco Quiroz
    Davis Putter Foundation Scholarship
  • Jesalyn Keziah
    National Association for Social Workers Foundation Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship
  • Nina Tracy
    Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship

Although the Graduate School was unable to host its traditional recognition celebration in real time this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, an alternative virtual recognition will take place in the future.