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UHD Professor ‘Meets Clients Where They Are'—Literally

In addition to teaching her undergraduate students the importance of advocating for those less fortunate, Dawn McCarty, PhD, LMSW, an associate professor of social work at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has chosen to make her home with the city’s poorest and most disadvantaged. Read More.

Success Stories: LaKeia Spady

Social work junior LaKeia Spady says it takes a certain "type" to be successful in her area of study. Social work sometimes isn't the most profitable field, but that's not what she's looking for after graduation. Read More.

Student Heading to Ivy League a Testament to Social Work Program

The UHD Social Work Program was created several years ago to address the growing need of experienced, educated social workers in the Greater Houston area and across the country. Read More.

Dr. Dawn McCarty Embodies Mission of "National Mentoring Month"

The mission of "National Mentoring Month," celebrated in January, is embodied in one person - Dawn McCarty, an associate professor of social work at the University of Houston-Downtown . Read More.

Social Work Program Selects Person of the Year

The UHD social work program is hosting its Second Annual Person of the Year Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in N1099 of the One Main Building. Read More.

Social Work Program Hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Day

The UHD Social Work Program is hosting Human Trafficking Awareness Day Nov. 8 on campus which will include a film screening, guest speakers and information session. Read More.

Social Work Program Co-Hosts Conference with UH

UHD’s social work program co-hosted a lecture and training by Joyce James, Associate Deputy Executive Commissioner, Health and Human Services Commission Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work. Read More.

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Social Work Students Selected for Field Fellowship

Mental Health America of Greater Houston is pleased to announce that Yvonne Mendoza and Lisa Richardson, undergraduate social work students at the University of Houston-Downtown, have been selected to receive the inaugural Betsy Schwartz Field Fellowship for the 2012-2013 term. Read More.

Social Work Pilot Project Recognized by National Organization

Several years ago, the Network of Behavioral Health Providers, with the help of UHD’s Social Work Program, started The Pathways Project, a major initiative in workforce development that developed a curriculum on careers in behavioral health for high school health academies and formed partnerships with schools of nursing to increase the number of students choosing psychiatric nursing. Read More.

Judge Speaks at UHD about Mental Illness in Criminal Justice System

The judge will discuss the newly funded Felony Mental Health Court for Adults and will be honored by UHD’s social work program for her commitment to justice for adults with mental illness in the criminal justice system. Read More.

2011 BSW Program Student Awards

Recipients of the 2011 BSW Program Student Awards: Outstanding Social Work Student: Janet Kasper, Academic Achievement in Social Work: Garreth Pfenning, Community Action Award: Damaris Cortez.

New Honor Society Members

Three UHD BSW students, LaToya Carter, Lindsay McCallum, and Katherine Little, were inducted in Tau Sigma National Honor Society in May 2011. The national honor society recognizes transfer students for their outstanding academic achievements.

Red Rose Scholar

BSW Student Barbara Pruitt was designated a Red Rose Scholar in 2011. Red Rose Scholars are awarded for their demonstrated academic and community leadership. Congratulations Barbara!

2010 BSW Program Student Awards

BSW student Barbara Pruitt (pictured here with her family) is awarded the Outstanding Social Work Student for 2010 for her academic and professional excellence.

Last updated or reviewed on 12/6/13

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