Director's Welcome

The 2017-18 academic calendar was a remarkable year for our school. We have hosted many events including, multiple Red Cross disaster trainings, the convocation speaker BSW graduate Becca O’Neill, the Art Therapy Exhibit designed by Logan Brantley, The child centered play therapy conference, Harvey Ratner from BRIEF, the Ethics in Field Instruction training, and we now co-host NASW meetings monthly. We continued to expand our global presence. Students traveled in the summer to London to the Center for Solution Focused Practice to participate in BRIEF training as well as an international social work conference in Ireland. The school received many awards and accolades for our faculty, students, and community partners.
In the 2018-2019, we welcomed our first ever advanced standing students in the summer. We survived and thrived in light of Hurricane Flo. A fourth 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 todays 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