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Social Work Chair Climbs Tallest Mountain in Africa
September 9, 2015

Dr. Vivian Lord, Interim Chair of the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work, recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro. After trying and failing to climb the mountain once before, the 61-year old made it to the top of the 19,000-plus foot peak on her second try. Now she's back on campus, and shares her...

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First Year Professor Wins National Leadership and Service Award
September 9, 2015

Social Work professor Annelise Mennicke has earned a leadership and service award from a respected national organization in the field. Dr. Mennicke is the recipient of the 2015 student award for leadership and service from the Group of the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (...


Vanessa Drew-Branch, Ed.D., LSW
August 27, 2015

Announcing Vanessa Drew-Branch, Ed.D., LSW, as our new BSW Program Director and Lecturer.


Annelise Mennicke
August 27, 2015

Annelise Mennicke, Ph.D., MSW Joined UNC Charlotte School of Social Work in August, 2015 after receiving her Ph.D. in Social Work from Florida State University and where she received a number of scholarships and awards including the Cheryl Rowland Endowed Scholarship, two Institute of Family...


Hontah Epps
August 27, 2015

Hontah Epps, MSW, LCSW, Field Education Director, Clinical Assistant Professor Joined UNC Charlotte School of Social Work in April, 2015. Previously was the Executive Director of Alexander Youth Network in which she served as lead operations executive responsible for the successful manage of...

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Dr. Shanti Kulkarni Earns Grant to Promote Healthy Relationships
July 24, 2015

The NIH (National Institutes of Health) through NICHD (National Institute for Child and Human Development) has awarded Dr. Shanti Kulkarni a multi-year grant. The research is on "Shaping the Message: African American Youth and their Families Use Media to Promote Violence Free Dating...


Social Work Professor Receives Award from Alma Mater
May 21, 2015

Social work professor Lori Thomas has been recognized as one of the top young alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Thomas is a member of VCU’s 2015 “10 Under 10” class. The award recognizes alumni who received their first VCU degree in the last ten years and have achieved professional...

Moore Place Homeless Housing

UNCC Social Work Report: Homeless Housing Program Works
May 7, 2015

A nationally recognized program to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless continues to help people and save money, according to a UNC Charlotte report. Moore Place, Urban Ministry Center’s 85-unit apartment complex, provides housing for individuals who have extensive histories of homelessness and...


Students4Giving Media Press Release
February 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Present Age Ministries receives $4,000 from Students4GivingSM UNC Charlotte students selected the Urban Ministry Center as the seventh annual Students4GivingSM recipient – directing $4,000 to the agency's Housing Works program.

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CHHS to Celebrate New School of Social Work
March 13, 2015

  On March 19, the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte will celebrate the transition of the Department of Social Work into the new School of Social Work. It’s much more than a simple name change. To mark the occasion, North Carolina Rep. Graig  Meyer...