Student Spotlight Archives
Since 1984 the MSW program has graduated over 500 students prepared to work as advanced generalist social work practitioners including in international arenas. Graduates of our programs are prepared to work with a wide range of clientele (individuals, families or other households, groups, organizations, and communities).
Congratulations to MSW student Ariel Wootan Merkling on winning a prize in the Excellence in Diversity and Social Justice Award category of the Grad Student Showcase in February!
The CSU School of Social Work Distance MSW Program is a cohort model program meaning that we admit one group or cohort of students for the entire three years of the program prior to beginning a second group at that location. This group meets for face-to-face instruction in Colorado Springs.
Pictured from left: Leah Jones, Rachel Winterfeld, & Jessica Clanton, with Sydney the dog
Current Field Education Program participants Leah Jones and Rachel Winterfeld meet with Afflerbach Elementary School employee Jessica Clanton. Jessica, a graduate of our Field Program, is helping Leah and Rachel in their field education studies at the elementary school in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Master of Social Work student Evan Lowe shares his original spoken word poetry on events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Disclaimer: There is some language that some might find objectionable.
From left to right - front row: Mohammad Alotaibi, Lisa Dunworth, Kelsey Moler, -, Sharon Wharton; middle row: Berkley Bargine, Siri Austill, John Floyd, Sam Dean, Rachel Winterfeld, Brenna Rush; back row: Kristi Fairbanks, Tim Burke, Pedro Diaz Ramos, Abby Simon, Veronica Mendez, Jennifer Garcia
Janethe Del Cid, Susan Ford, Bethany Hicks, Ralph Bohn, Latisha Quintana, Crystal Fields, and Robin Knappe (pictured left to right) make up one our Colorado Springs MSW student research groups. This group is conducting a needs assessment to determine the need for social work education programs in rural Colorado. They and their fellow Colorado Springs MSW students all traveled up to Fort Collins recently to defend their research proposals. Each group successfully defended and are spending the summer conducting data collection and analyses. In September the groups will return to CSU to defend their final research projects. This cohort of 32 students is anticipated to graduate in December.
From left: Tara Hefty, Debbie Myrick, Crystal Field, Latisha Quintana, Robyn Knappe, and Ruthie Knowles. (Not pictured: Rebecca Smalley)
MSW students Leslie Townsend, Allie Hoensheid, and Stephanie Russell after successfully defending their research.
MSW student Brittany Devens is featured as one of CSU's outstanding Spring 2014 graduates in this article: Graduates share unique stories, overcome obstacles.
Drew came to CSU with a goal of helping fellow veterans. He chose our MSW program because of the quality of the program and the University’s reputation for helping veterans succeed. Read about his accomplishments and a new scholarship for student-veterans.
(Around the table from the left: Carrie Busby, Ashley Jessen, Martin Maxwell, Drew Waldbauer, and Alastair Johnson).