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Leger receives Youth/Young Adult Voice Award for mental health advocacy

MSW student Nina Leger was recently honored with a Youth and Young Adult Voice Award for her advocacy work in mental health. The state award is sponsored by the N.C. One Community in Recovery Conference and celebrates youth and young adults under the age of 26 who have used their individual talents, advocacy, professional work or volunteerism, to successfully promote mental health or substance-use recovery and resilience. Leger received the award during the annual conference in Greensboro earlier this month.

Meet Kori Williford, MSW '03, victim specialist with the FBI

Kory Williford, MSW '03Kory Williford, MSW ’03, has been a victim specialist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 18 years. She landed the position during her final year in the School of Social Work’s 3-year program. Recently, we caught up with Williford to learn more about her work with the FBI and how her education at UNC has influenced her career.

Q: Tell us about your role with the FBI and what you do.

School to launch new 20-month Advanced Standing Program

Starting next year, working professionals will have a new opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in social work at UNC.

The School of Social Work is preparing to launch a new 20-month Advanced Standing Program. This program is designed for candidates who have graduated from an accredited BSW program, including students who are eager to continue working as they complete their graduate degree. Students would begin classes in January 2021 and complete the program in May 2022.

Heart of Social Fund honors those who inspired us

Heart of Social Work Fund graphic with heartsA new fund at UNC School of Social Work will honor faculty and staff and create a resource to help students with unexpected financial crises.

Kim Strom, the Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor for Ethics and Professional Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded the Heart of Social Work Fund with two purposes. Primarily, she wanted to recognize former colleagues who have been especially giving of their time in service of others.

Wilson appointed to junior professorship

Amy Wilson portraitAssociate professor Amy Blank Wilson has been appointed as the Prudence F. and Peter J. Meehan Early Career Distinguished Scholar. Wilson joins associate professor Melissa Lippold in holding this distinguished title.