Barry University School of Social Work
Calendar  September 2016 Issue

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The SSW is now accepting applications for Social Work CONNECT, a federally funded, graduate, educational opportunity program that supports MSW students who are from educationally, environmentally, and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and have a financial need for tuition assistance. Students receive an approximate federal scholarship of $21,600, in addition to SSW merit-scholarships, as well as experiential learning in primary care settings and within medically underserved communities.

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work program is now accepting applications for admission to the 2017 cohort. We invite interested candidates to visit the website and learn more about our PhD program, its faculty and current students. Click here to register for an upcoming information session.

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Voices of Change

The SSW is now hosting a forum in which current students, alumni, and community partners can express their thoughts and views on issues of human rights and social justice through written expression. If you are interested in contributing please click here.

Here are two voices of change:

National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) Kimberly Thomas, MSW ’16
Kimberly R. Thomas is a recent graduate of the BUSSW MSW Program. Shortly after the tragic events that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., this past June, Kim felt compelled to pen a few words to express herself. Click here to read Kim’s poem Saying Goodbye.
National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) Catherine Vernon’ MSW ‘17
Catherine started the Advanced Standing MSW Program this past fall. Her passions mirror those of Barry University, which include working with many diverse populations on agendas surrounding human rights such as human trafficking, domestic violence, and the LBGTQ community. Click here to read her essay Social Justice: From Rhetoric to Action.

Global Perspectives
Romel Santiago Romel Santiago
Thanks to the SSW Student Fellowship fund, MSW student Romel Santiago traveled to Olten, Switzerland this summer to participate in the Transgressing Boundaries and the Intersection of Sexualities in Social Work Conference hosted by the Sexuality and Social Work Interest Group. Romel facilitated a presentation entitled: "What About Us: Understanding and Engaging Non-Gay Identified Men who have Sex with Men."

Faculty Acknowledgements
Dr. Natalia Shtompel
The SSW would like to welcome Dr. Natalia Shtompel, Assistant Professor to Barry University. Dr. Shtompel specializes in gerontology/aging, particularly in assessment, cognitive vitality and cognitive decline, daily functioning, and quality of life in older adults. Her areas of interest also include research methods and statistics.
Dr. Olga Osby
Dr. Olga Osby, Associate Dean of the SSW, is the recipient of the 2016 Inabel Burns Lindsay Social Work Education Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduates who exemplify educational leadership, scholarship and research on important social justice issues, and contribute to the legacy of Howard University School of Social Work.
Dr. Ashley Austin
Dr. Ashley Austin, Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice is the recipient of the Barry University 2016 Outstanding Faculty Member Award.
Dr. Tisa McGhee
Dr. Tisa McGhee, Assistant Professor, has been awarded a service-learning fellowship through the Barry University Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI).
Dr. Mitch Rosenwald
Dr. Mitch Rosenwald, Full Professor, has earned the Spirit of Service Learning Award by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, the Miami-Dade Teacher of the Year Coalition and the Armando Alejandre Jr. Foundation

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June 21
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