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Laurel Powell

Family Support Program Manager Laurel Powell joined the School of Social Work in 2022 following years working as a special education teacher in Wake County and in various roles with NC Start of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Powell has dedicated her career to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges

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Staff and faculty celebrated for their years of service to state 

The School of Social Work is proud to recognize a number of faculty and staff members who have dedicated years of service to both the School and the state. We highlighted a list of staff and faculty members whose talent and service have helped bring the School continued success.  
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First-year doctoral student Ally Waters receives research grant for proposal 

School of Social Work first-year doctoral student Ally Waters was recently awarded the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research 2024 Seed Grant Award. Her proposal was titled, “Using Participatory Research Methods to Identify Assets and Opportunities for Diversion and Reentry Services in Rural North Carolina.”  
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UNC School of Social Work ranked No. 4 best graduate school for social work in the nation 

The School of Social Work moved up three spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, rising to a tie for fourth in the nation among the 319 surveyed social work schools accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.  
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