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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.


The Sky’s the Limit

Maria Vazquez, BSW graduate, MSW student

Maria Vasquez


PATH: Offering Hope to Families and Help to Providers

Matt Stinson, PATH Associate Director

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Deep Roots of Public Engagement

Nancy Flowers, Director of Research Programs, CPRD

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Taking On Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System

Tamara Fuller, Director, Children and Family Research Center

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Office of Student Affairs: Supporting Students for Success

Monica Cherry, Director of Student Affairs

social works mentor group students working together


Fostering Hope and Success

Sharva Hampton-Campbell, Graduate Student Affairs Coordinator

group image of students who are part of The Village Project group standing with Sharva Hampton Campbell


Helping to Stem the Tide

Rachel Garthe, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator and Doug Smith, Professor, Director of Center for Prevention Research and Development

Rachel Garthe and Doug Smith


Leading With Passion

Abbey Malbon, BSW '22

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