Director's Welcome

The 2016-17 academic year was a remarkable year for our school. We hosted many events, including an event that addressed violence in our community, a talk from Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan and trainings on trauma informed practice. We graduated our first cohort of part-time MSW students, also known as the part-time pioneers. Students traveled in the summer to London to the Center for Solution Focused Practice to participate in BRIEF training. Our school collaborated with the other schools in CHHS on many interprofessional simulations. The school received many awards and accolades for our faculty, students and community partners.

In the 2017-18 academic year, we look forward to welcoming our first ever group of advanced standing students in the summer. A third group of MSW students and faculty from the college traveled to India, where our students presented research at a conference and partnered with Indian social work students to share invaluable cultural experiences. Several BSW students are preparing to complete their field experiences in Ireland this summer. We enthusiastically continue to grow our interprofessional collaborations to ensure our students are ready for today’s workforce. 

These milestones represent progress and change for the social work program at UNCW, and we look to the future with hope and anticipation. It is an exciting time in the life of our school, and we are thrilled to share it with you.


Stacey Kolomer