Nancy Hall, MSW ‘60, was selected as an inaugural winner of the “7 over Seventy Award,” sponsored by Wake Forest University’s Sticht Center on Aging, SPARK Magazine, the Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services. Hall is the founder and president of Second Spring Arts Festival, which promotes creativity in persons over 60. The organization began in 2013. Hall previously worked for the Forsyth County Department of Social Services and The Children’s Home. She is a former president of the Forsyth County Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. In 2010, she was selected as a volunteer to the White House Conference on Aging. Hall designed and taught the first course in gerontology offered at UNC’s School of Social Work. The class promoted the professionalism of social workers to deal with the normal developmental stages of aging, as well as problems of the elderly and the communities that are dealing with an aging population.
William C. Crawford, MSW ’77, and Jim Provencher had an essay on their emerging photography technique, Forensic Foraging, printed in Apogee, one of the largest photo magazines in the world. Crawford who taught family policy at the School of Social Work is a writer and photographer based in Winston-Salem, N.C. During his lengthy career in social work, he published scores of editorials advocating for the powerless in major Tar Heel and national newspapers. He was also a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. His new book: ” Just Like Sunday On The Farm– Crawdaddy Remembers The Nam And After” is out in August on Amazon. He is married to Beverly J. Broyles, MSW ’77.
Lindsey Jordan Arledge, MSW ’94, is the new chief of social work service at the Durham Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Jordan Arledge began working at the VA shortly after completing her advanced practicum at the facility. Since her first position as a social worker on inpatient psychiatry, she has developed expertise as a clinician in mental health and homelessness. Some of her previous leadership positions include serving as interim chief of social work service, homeless programs supervisor, grant and per diem liaison, and MHICM coordinator.
Michelle Grant Scott, MSW ’96, and her family relocated from her home state of North Carolina to South Carolina 10 years ago. Since then, she has continued serving as a private practitioner, provided contract work for a local hospice program and taught as an adjunct instructor for Clemson University, Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina. In the past year, she accepted the role of site coordinator for USC’s College of Social Work MSW satellite program in Greenville, SC. She continues to teach and advise MSW students there as well.
Matt Sullivan, MSW ‘97, was named Chapel Hill’s new fire chief after serving as the interim chief since May of 2015. In an article in Chapelboro.com, Town Manager Roger Stancil cited Chief Sullivan’s “understanding of fire service, experience with town operations and understanding” of Chapel Hill’s vision and values as important qualities that Sullivan brings to his new position.