CHHS Master of Social Work Student Named Recipient of the 2017 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award

UNCW College of Health and Human Service’s graduate student James “McKay” Glasgow has been named the recipient of the 2017 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Glasgow, who is pursuing a Master of Social Work through the UNCW College of Health and Human Services’ School of Social Work, was granted the award for his “dedication to the social work profession through his community involvement, proven leadership and academic achievement.”

Glasgow's past involvement in the field of social work includes his time as an outreach coordinator with a state health program that connected migrant farm workers with health resources and his service as a bilingual gang outreach program coordinator, where he facilitated a task force aimed at keeping children from joining gangs. 

During his graduate career, Glasgow has acted as the NASW-NC Student Liaison for UNCW, worked to grow the UNCW Peace Corps Prep Program, facilitated and presented research internationally and served as a board member for the NC Farmworker Health Program. UNCW MSW Coordinator Dr. Peter Nguyen stated that Glasgow “has both the intellectual and emotional hallmarks of a great social worker and a leader.”

Glasgow will be honored at the 2017 NASW-NC Ethics Conference and Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.