Social Work Alumni Connection
2018 School of Social Work Reaccreditation: BSW and MSW Alumni Survey
The School of Social Work is committed to improving our educational programs to better prepare students for employment in the social work profession. Every eight years, the Council on Social Work Education requests that MSW and BSW programs conduct a comprehensive review in preparation for our Self-Study submission the Commission on Accreditation. The BSW Program Alumni Survey and the MSW Program Alumni Survey are key components of our review. We are sending this survey to all of our BSW and MSW alumni. Some of you may have already completed the survey online and we thank you very, very much! If you have not completed the survey, you may do so by completing this online by going to the BSW Alumni Survey or the MSW Alumni Survey. By completing the Alumni Survey, you will help us in our reaccreditation reviews. Your feedback is very important. The survey is fully anonymous and will take about 20 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time. We value your input!
University of Maine School of Social Work Alumni Organization
Following a School of Social Work Strategic Planning Retreat in May 2014, several School alumni volunteered to rebuild the School’s Alumni Organization. For the past four months, the School of Social Work Alumni Organization members have been meeting monthly to discuss alumni needs and to plan for alumni activities. We will post further news as the Social Work Alumni Organization continues to grow and develop.
Current SWK Alumni Members:
Jamie Boyington Rogers (MSW ’06), Jennifer Crittenden (MSW ’05), Darin Knapp (MSW ’04), Dara McIntire (MSW ’14), Chris McLaughlin (MSW ’01), Garrett Randolph (MSW ’14), Jeannette Rogers (MSW ’15), Dyan Walsh (BSW ’06, MSW ’07), and Kirk Grant (BSW 2009, MSW 2010)
Past Alumni Events: We celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the UMaine MSW Program and 30th Anniversary of the Initial Accreditation of the BSW Program. Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried who is a graduate of the BSW program and currently Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work spoke about her experiences as a UMaine student. Dr. Julia Watkins, past President of the Council on Social Work Education and University of Maine Professor of Social Work spoke about the history of the initial accreditation of the BSW program and the creation of the MSW program. Ms. Michelle Walker, LCSW, joined the festivities as an honored guest and past Field Coordinator of social work. Dr. Susan Hunter – then University of Maine Provost – now President also joined this alumni event.