The Social Work Program has an annual calendar of events both on and off campus which provide students, faculty and the community with opportunities for volunteerism, health awareness and professional development. Some of our most recent events include:
- American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life: An overnight relay-style event which honors both survivors and victims of cancer and raises money for cancer research and treatment. Along with many other Social Work students, senior Social Work majors Patricia Buckson and Jourdan Coulter participated in teams to support this worthy cause.
- National Association of Black Social Worker’s Annual Conference: One week conference during which social workers of African descent convene to present and review current research and practice trends while honoring the historical and contemporary achievements of Black social workers.
- South Carolina Legislative Day: Annual event at the State House during which social work students from across the state convene to examine how current legislation impacts social justice. This year, students were accompanied by Social Work professors Christine Boone and Juanita Mansell.
- Camp Safe Haven: Annual retreat in Martha’s Vineyard, MA for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Accompanied by Social Work professor Julian Green, 2012 graduates Alisha Sims and Candace McDaniel served as camp counselors.
- Social Work Banquet: Our annual dinner which recognizes the contributions and achievements of students and their families, as well as their field instructors.
- Annual Korean Day Festival: Students enrolled in SW 303 Human Diversity attend a variety of cultural events, including the Korean Day Festival which celebrates the rich heritage and culture of South Korea. Pictured in photo 1 are Social Work professor Julian Green and 2012 graduates Deandra Shaw and Nicholas Artis. In photo 2 are senior Social Work major’s Luke Jenkins and Najla Wright.