“B.A.S.W., M.S.W., or Ph.D., a social work degree is a unique accomplishment. It requires a special kind of fortitude and commitment because it’s not just an academic or professional journey, but a profoundly personal one. To be a social worker is to be a champion of justice. Someone who breaks down doors so others don’t have to experience barriers.” — Dean Debra M. McPhee, Ph.D.
Dear GSS Community,
As summer flourishes into full swing and the Class of 2022 collectively enters the workforce primed to enact change in their communities, we find ourselves thinking back to our social work program experiences and graduation celebrations.
In this profession, there will always come a time when we have to face challenges. And when difficulties happen, cherishing these memories, milestones, and relationships can remind us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we’re made of.
This magazine highlights those celebrations and milestones, as well as the critical research and activism done by our faculty, students, alumni, and staff throughout the spring and summer. These are the faces of the newest cohort of professionals ready to serve their communities, and collaborate right beside you, for a better future.