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    Maureen Kelly (MSW '79) Retires from Cathedral Counseling Center

    Maureen Kelly, MSW ’79, has been the executive director of Cathedral Counseling Center for 20 years. The non-profit mental health agency has doubled its capacity to 25,000 visits per year to meet the pressing need. 

    • July 10, 2014
    Aubrey Patino (MSW '05) Selected to Participate in Transatlantic Practice Exchange

    Aubrey (Williams) Patino, MSW '05, was selected to participate in the Transatlantic Practice Exchange.  Aubrey spent two weeks placed at a homeless assistance organization in the exchange country.  She developed a research proposal and explored the work of the "Making Every Adult Matter Coalition" which is based out of Cambridge.  Aubrey met with providers so that she could bring her findings back to the U.S.

    • July 9, 2014
    Dr. Betty Brown-Chappell (MSW '71) Retires from Eastern Michigan University

    Betty Brown-Chappell, MSW ’71, retired from Eastern Michigan University on September 1, 2013. She also published Open Secrets: A Poor Person’s Life in Higher Education. In addition, Dr. Brown-Chappell has a chapter review of Marcus Hunter’s Black City Makers in the Spring 2014 SSA Review published by the University of Chicago.

    • July 9, 2014
    JoAnne O'Rourke (MSW '86) Director of Research at Western Michigan University

    JoAnne O’Rourke, MSW '86, accepted a new position as the Director of Research for the College of Health and Human Services at Western Michigan University. 

    • July 9, 2014
    Jordana Muroff (PhD '04) Promoted at Boston University

    Jordana Muroff, MSW ’99, PhD ’04, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at Boston University. 

    • July 9, 2014
    Rebecca Kenderes (MSW '12) Recognized for Neighborhood Assistance

    Rebecca Kenderes, MSW ’12, was recognized in the Detroit Free Press for her partnership in "Lots of Love Detroit." The project aims to beautify neighborhoods and give back to Detroit by lending out lawn equipment and tools such as lawnmowers and weed whackers at no charge. The project has received several grants for addressing this need.

    • July 9, 2014
    Marianne Yoshioka (MSW '86) Named Dean of School of Social Work at Smith College

    Marianne Yoshioka, MSW ’86, has been named Dean of the School for Social Work at Smith College. She is stepping down from her position as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Columbia University School of Social Work. 

    • July 3, 2014
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    David Cordova, Amanda Ciofu (MSW '13), Kune Park (MSW '13) Published in Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work

    Assistant professor David Cordova’s paper, "The Role of Intrapersonal and Ecodevelopmental Factors in the Lives of Latino Alternative High School Youth," was published in the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Co-authors include Amanda Ciofu (MSW '13) and Kune Park (MSW '13).

    Abigail Eiler (MSW '06) Featured in NASW-Michigan "The Bridge" Newsletter

    Abigail Eiler, MSW '06, was featured in the NASW-Michigan Chapter’s March edition of The Bridge newsletter.  Abigail is the Region 11 representative and was commended for her work in the area of clinical social work.

    • May 27, 2014
    Beth Lindley (MSW '02) Acknowledged By Social Work Today Magazine

    Beth Lindley, MSW '02, was acknowledged by Social Work Today magazine as one of ten dedicated and deserving social workers.  Her area of specialization is that of helping seniors age in place.

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