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Stories of Impact


It’s the driving force behind our curriculum, our programs, our research, and our community engagement. These stories provide just a few examples of the ways our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are impacting the field and transforming lives.


Tested by Fire

Annalea Forrest, UIUC graduate, owner of Forrest Collective

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Returning—Virtually—to Earn an MSW

Clair Brendel, BSW '15, MSW Student

Clair Brendel working for the American Red Cross


A Heart for the Distressed

Dora Watkins, PhD Student

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The Road Less Traveled

Ian Hulette, MSW Student

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Along for More Than the Ride

Becky Rowe, MSW '21

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Remembering Sue Keller

Sue Keller, LCSW, LAS '92, MSW '14

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Revealing and Challenging Systems of Oppression

Terence Fitzgerald, PhD, EdM, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

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