Weekly Announcements
March 30th, 2018

To the following MSW Graduation Award Nominees and Winners (winners in bold):

David Siegel Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Policy
Brian Burman
Ina Clore-Dantzler
Maisaloon Dias

Award for Excellence in Social Work Practice
Danielle Croom (tie)
Ashlynn Wittmann (tie)
Noel Cord
Estela Vangelis

Human Rights Award
Maisaloon Dias
Allen Highsmith
Brian Williams

And to the following Phi Alpha inductees:

Alexis Bridges
Amy Hueber
Brittany Clark
Carly Agre
Catherine Fleischman
Christena Bray
Daria Odom-Scarlett
David Lieberman
Dominique Malcolm
Estela Vangelis
Haley Wissinger
Ina Clore-Dantzler
Josie McCall
Kiara Washington
Layanda Dowell
Lee Stewart

Madeleine Gates
Mika Reed
Sandy Matczak
Savannah Bennett
Stephanie DeVaugh
Jamie Clark
Virginia Carr
Shaneen Garrick
Tujuanna Scott
Terry Ryder
Kashmire Moore
Suzanne Sellers
Bianca Constant
Candace Simmons
Nafeesa Nafir

Congratulations to WCU Philly Success Center Director, Ben Morgan, and MSW students, Marquetta Bond and Virginia Carr on their presentation on Human Rights Praxis in the Writing Center for the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association.
May/August 208 Graduates - Kente Ceremony

If you would like to participate in the main campus Kente Ceremony, please click here for further information, including registration.

The Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center Kente Ceremony is an event which recognizes, acknowledges, emphasizes, and celebrates the educational achievement of multicultural graduates through a heritage tradition.
Research Participants Needed

Participants are needed for a research study being conducted by MSW Professor, Dr. Amber Holbrook, WCU students in recovery who are interested in participating, click here to complete the interest form.
On the WCU in Philadelphia Campus:

"Let's Get Together" Group - Every Thursday at 5:00pm in room 09
The Let’s Get Together Group will offer an opportunity for WCU Philly students to discuss their personal concerns, give and receive peer support, and address skills, techniques, and strategies to help provide relief to common symptoms and experiences of WCU Philly students, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, life demands, and relationship problems.

To join, please email Dr. Kristin Shelesky, kshelesky@wcupa.edu . If you are unable to email in advance, please join us at the meeting time. The group will be held in Room 9.

Green Dot Training (Students) - Saturday, April 7th

Student Advisory Board Meetings:
Tuesday, April 10: 4:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, April 11: 4:30-5:30pm
Thursday, April 12: 3:15-4:15pm
*All students are invited to attend any of the above dates

Human Rights Speaker Series - April 12th, 6:00pm, room 05
Human Rights-Based Approaches: Community Practice in the United States, Dr. Kathy Libal

For more WCU in Philadelphia events, visit our Calendar at www.wcupa.edu/philly!

On the WCU West Chester Campus

Working With Linguistic Minorities in Inter-Professional Collaborative Care to Improve Health Outcomes - Monday, April 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
WCU Business and Public Management Center, room 213

This is the last of a four-part series of trainings designed to address patient-centered, interprofessional collaborative care (aka integrated care), that is behavioral health and primary care services delivered collaboratively for optimal health outcomes.

This training, led by Dr. Pablo Arriaza , is focused on working with linguistic minorities in integrated care and will address the following objectives: 
  • Examine the ethics of interprofessional care with linguistic minorities.
  • Develop service plans to enhance healthcare outcomes for clients with limited English proficiency.
  • Describe the role of interprofessional care teams in communicating effectively with clients with limited English proficiency.
  • Discuss language complexities in treatment with Latinos.

2 CEUs

Contact Marcie Cohen, WCU Philly Associate Director for Student Services, at mcohen@wcupa.edu or (267) 386-3014
Have a great weekend!
A West Chester University education in the heart of Center City!