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  1. Timothy (Tim) L. Colenback
    Tim Colenback - NDDSWA 2021 Years of Service Award Recipient

    Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management Tim Colenback has received the National Deans and Directors of Social Work Admissions (NDDSWA) 2021 Years of Service Award. NDDSWA — a national organization affiliated with the Council on Social Work Education — established this award to recognize and honor exceptional individuals in the field of graduate recruitment and admissions.

    The awards committee highlighted Colenback’s achievements in recruiting and cultivating the next generation of leaders and educators.  They also recognized his creative and innovative approach to admissions, the ongoing support and mentorship that he has provided to colleagues, and his lasting impact on NDDSWA. 

    Colenback worked as a social worker before joining the School in 1993 as the assistant director for student services. In 1999, he took on the role of assistant dean for student services, and has successfully led the School’s Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management for 22 years.

    Colenback is an incredible leader and mentor. Several of the staff members he has mentored have gone on to become directors in career services, student services, and diversity, equity and inclusion offices.

    Colenback is a strong and vocal advocate for students.  He is deeply skilled in educating prospective students about the profession, brainstorming with students to tailor their program to their specific interests, creating unique plans for students experiencing personal and financial crises, and at assisting alumni with professional decisions. Through his service on numerous committees, task forces and workgroups, Colenback always ensures that the student voices are represented.

    Colenback is a true example of how the social work skill set can be applied in a higher education setting.

    “NDDSWA has provided invaluable support to admissions directors and deans, including me, for over 25 years,” said Colenback. “The organization has played a critical role in the recruitment of new people into the professions of social work. It has been my pleasure to be a part of the organization since 1999 and I am incredibly honored to be the recipient of the Years of Service Award.”

    • October 19, 2021
    Summer Commencement is In-Person at Hill Auditorium

    Summer graduation will be held in person at Hill Auditorium with a livestream for those who can not attend. Family, friends, classmates and guests who are fully vaccinated may exempt from wearing a mask indoors by completing the ResponsiBLUE Guest daily screening process and voluntarily answering the applicable questions about vaccination status. The student speaker is LeDeanea Williams, MSW ‘21 and the keynote speaker is Kathy Tran, MSW ‘03 and Virginia House of Delegates Member, 42nd District. Details will be sent to graduates this week and will be posted on the SSW calendar.

    SSW Summer Commencement
    July 23, 2021, 2 - 3:30 PM
    • June 28, 2021
    Funds Available to Support Student Projects for Anti-Racism Work

    The School of Social Work invites grant applications from MSW and PhD students to support individual student projects for anti-racism work, with a specific focus on confronting anti-Blackness, racism against Indigenous peoples and confronting white supremacy. The goal is to inclusively support students working within SSW or in communities seeking to confront racism to the greatest degree possible. 

    School of Social Work Largest Ever Coursera MasterTrack Cohort

    The School of Social Work “Practice, Policy, and Research MasterTrack” is the largest MasterTrack cohort ever for Coursera with 111 students enrolled.

  5. Nyshourn D. Price
    Nyshourn Price Selected as Champion of Change

    Student Services Admissions Coordinator Nyshourn Price has been selected by NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits as a Champions of Change fellow. Champions for Change is a racial justice fellowship shifting hearts, minds and actions away from the collective harm of white supremacy and toward a liberated path on which we all get to live into our purpose.

    Nyshourn Price Receives 2018 Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award

    Nyshourn Price. Office of Student Services Admissions Coordinator received the 2018 Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award, for demonstrating extraordinary interest and/or commitment to U-M Black students through outreach efforts, recruitment or supportive interest. 

    Office of Student Services Receives Seventh Annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

    The Office of Student Services Team was selected to receive the Seventh Annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. In close partnership between the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs and the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award was established to shine a light on those staff members who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive and inclusive working environment.

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