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


School of Social Work research team wins 2017 C. Felix Harvey Award

A multi-disciplinary team led by experts from the School of Social Work working to improve support for relatives fostering abused or neglected children is the winner of the 2017 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities. In collaboration with community partners, the School is using the $75,000 award to spearhead an effort to help these caregivers qualify for and receive financial resources and community support commensurate to adoptive parents.

Ronald Mangum wins UNC's Massey Award

April 2018 has been a big month for RoRon Mangumnald Mangum — he announced his retirement AND he learned that he will receive the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!

He joined the School of Social Work 20 years ago and has managed the North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Program for the past eight years.

Ron was featured with other award winners in the University Gazette — please read the full story here.

Remembering Elizabeth Cloud Monroe

Elizabeth Cloud Monroe helped hundreds of children navigate the challenges of their young lives in her career as a school social worker. Before her death in November 2017, she extended this legacy of caring with a bequest of nearly $280,000 to the University of North Carolina School of Social Work, helping thousands of students, as well as the children and adults those students will serve throughout their own careers.

Giving Day 2018 to highlight Iris Carlton-LaNey Scholarship Fund

As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates "Giving Day 2018" on April 10, the UNC School of Social Work plans a special way to recognize the event: All gifts to the School on Giving Day will go to the Iris Carlton-LaNey Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support for Master of Social Work students who are pursuing careers as social work professionals in the areas of social justice and racial equity.

SSW climbs in national rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is ranked as the fifth-best graduate school of social work in the United States, U.S. News & World Report announced on March 20, 2018. The School is ranked third among public universities and is the only Southern school in the top 15.

"The high ranking is a testament to the excellent work of our outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as to the leadership and commitment from our board of advisors, alumni council, alumni and stakeholders," Dean Gary Bowen noted.