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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


New alumni magazine in the mail

cover image, Contact alumni magazine, spring 2017

Alumni will find the spring 2017 issue of Contact magazine in their mailboxes this month. The newly-redesigned alumni magazine highlights Project NO REST, a major UNC School of Social Work initative to fight human trafficking. Look for alumni, student and faculty profiles, too!

Want to view it online now? Click here for a lower-resolution PDF file.



Five receive Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017

Five alumni of the UNC School of Social Work have been named as recipients of the School's Distinguished Alumni Award. Dean Gary L. Bowen presented the awards during the School's 2017 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, in UNC's Memorial Hall.

Meet the recipients:

Sharon Warren Cook serves as dean of curriculum, instruction and assessment for Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, N.Y. She has also served as a professor and administrator at North Carolina A&T University. She is a 1995 graduate of the School's MSW program.

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

UNC School of Social Work is proud to announce the graduation of 127 Master of Social Work students and seven doctoral students on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Commencement weekend activities include receptions for our MSW and Ph.D. students on Friday evening, a brunch for our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients on Saturday morning and our graduation ceremony at Memorial Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Ronald L. Mangum, a member of our faculty since 1998, will present the commencement speech. He is a clinical assistant professor with our Behavioral Health Springboard program and leads training for North Carolina's certified peer support specialist program.

Larry Davis, Ph.D., speaks on "Racism in America: A Call to Action" on May 2

Larry Davis, Ph.D.You're invited to join UNC School of Social Work on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for a public lecture by Larry Davis, Ph.D. -- "Racism in American: A Call to Action for Social Workers."

Davis is dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and author of "Why Are They Angry With Us?" Learn more about this event.



Congratulations to our 2017 recognition award winners!

UNC School of Social Work recognizes faculty and staff excellence with its annual recognition awards. Each award winner receives a plaque and a cash prize, and all recipients are featured on an awards display panel in the School's lobby. Meet our recognition award winners for 2017.