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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.


A Man on a Mission

Simon Mwima , PhD student

Simon standing outside alumni center on UIUC campus


Remembering Lt. Aaron Landers, MSW ’16

Megan Cambron, MSW '09, Crisis Outreach Coordinator

Lt. Aaron Landers with UIPD Crisis Team


Assisting Lives Impacted by Conflict and Disaster

Bruna Cardoso Lopez, Social Work Field Placement Coordinator

Headshot of Bruna Cardoso Lopez


Applying a Futures Lens to Societal Challenges

Julie Muñoz-Nájar, Clinical Associate Professor, MSW '08

Julie Najar headshot, standing outside


Continuously Ask Yourself Who You Want To Be

Araceli Carbajal, BSW '20, MSW Student

Student standing in front of Grange Grove


Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans

Julie Porter, Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) Social Worker

Close up of American flag
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