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Excellence

We are proud that our School is regularly ranked as a “top ten” school of social work nationally by US News & World Report. In 2019, UNC School of Social Work was ranked as the third best in the United States.

Our School’s reputation reflects a strong commitment to excellence by our faculty and our students. Here are a few of the national, state, and university honors that our faculty and students have received in recent years:

Council on Social Work Education

  • Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D. — Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education, 2019
  • Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Ph.D. — Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award, 2018

National Association for Social Work — North Carolina

  • Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D. — Social Worker of the Year, 2018
  • Mariah Cowell, MSW — NASW-NC President’s Award, 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • David Ansong, Ph.D.; Kenisha Brevard, Ph.D.; Selena Childs, MSW; and Mark Testa, Ph.D. — C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities, 2017
  • Mimi Chapman, Ph.D. — Edward Kidder Graham Award for Public Service, 2016