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MSW Student Patrice Williams selected as UNC Charlotte Graduate Life Fellow
May 5, 2016

Rising second year MSW student Patrice Williams has been selected as a UNC Charlotte Graduate Life Fellow for 2016-2017   Each year the UNC Charlotte Graduate School appoints a group of continuing graduate students to serve as Graduate Life Fellows. Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs...

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Early Childhood Mental Health Graduate Certificate
April 17, 2016

The School of Social Work and Department of Special Education and Child Development are pleased to announce the approval of a joint certificate program in Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) focusing on children birth to five years of age and their families.  Follow the link for more...

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Graduate Social Work Program Continues Climb in National Rankings
March 30, 2016

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work graduate program has climbed in to the top ten percent nationally in U.S. News & World Report rankings. The master of social work degree program moved up 12 spots on the 2016 list, from 68 to 56; 234 schools offer graduate degrees in social work...

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Social Work Task Force Would Serve Charlotte Latinos
March 14, 2016

A pair of UNC Charlotte social work master’s students has unveiled a plan to help provide mental health services to Charlotte’s underserved Hispanic population. MSW students Laura Pierce and Cameron Rifkin presented the plan at the UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference after being selected as UNC...

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Professor Suzanne Boyd Walks 50 Miles for Multiple Sclerosis Charity
March 7, 2016

Professor Suzanne Boyd has completed the 50 mile Multiple Sclerosis Society Challenge Walk. Boyd, whose sister has MS, raised more than $2,000 prior the walk. Nearly 300 people attended the event. Learn more about the Multiple Sclerosis Society here.        ...

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School of Social Work Names Inaugural Director
February 22, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Schnavia Hatcher as the inaugural Director of the School of Social Work. Hatcher arrives at UNC Charlotte from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she served as a tenured professor in the School of...

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MSW Student Wins Statewide Award for Excellence
January 21, 2016

The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has selected Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate student Aayla Alexander as the recipient of the 2016 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award.  The award recognizes Alexander’s dedication to the social work profession through...

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VIDEO: Professor Susan McCarter on Disproportionality in the Justice System
December 10, 2015

The blindfolded image of lady justice has long represented the ideals of America's judicial system. Yet a mounting series of public incidents between police and African-Americans, and data on the effects of socioeconomic status, race and education suggest that justice in America is far from blind....

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Part-Time MSW Program Built for Working Professionals
November 17, 2015

A new master’s program in the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work will make it possible for enrollees to earn a graduate degree as a part-time student while taking many classes remotely. The School of Social Work will begin offering a part time plan of study for its Master of Social...


Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
October 29, 2015

Social work professor and former juvenile probation officer Susan McCarter weighs in on racial disparities in Charlotte's justice systems. Watch the story here.