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For over 80 years, the University of Kentucky College of Social Work has been a leader in social work education. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, the College works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.

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CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

CoSW Welcomes First Summer Online MSW Cohort

From just down the street in Lexington, to as south as Florida, as east as Massachusetts, and as far away
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New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

New Cohort of IBH Students Awarded $290,000

When financial barriers prevent hard-working students from succeeding in college, every penny in scholarships and grants can make a difference.
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CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

CoSW Offers New Virtual Trainings for Foster Parents

As with most in-person programs, changing to a virtual format has been more than necessary to continue providing services amidst
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Events


June 2, 2020, 12:00 pm
Virtual Social Work Undergraduate Research Information Session

Virtual Social Work Undergraduate Research Information Session

Join Dr. Diane Loeffler, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Dr. Julie Cerel, Associate Dean for Research who will discuss how students can get involved in
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June 8, 2020, 5:00 pm
Virtual MSW Info Session

Virtual MSW Info Session

Join Graduate Program Director, Dr. Kalea Benner, and College of Social Work personnel as we discuss our Master of Social Work program. Topics will include:
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June 11, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Social Work Career Panel

Virtual Social Work Career Panel

Join us for a candid discussion with three UK College of Social Work alumni as they answer questions about their careers and experience in the
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Student Spotlights


Shyan Stivers

Shyan Stivers

University of Kentucky (UKY) student, Shyan Stivers, was recently awarded a Legislative Research Commission (LRC) fellowship through the 2020-2021 Graduate Fellows Program in Frankfort, KY.
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1LT Jamie Webb

1LT Jamie Webb

Army First Lieutenant (1LT), and College of Social Work (CoSW) master of social work (MSW) student, Jamie Webb, has been recognized as the National Association
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Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess, with the University of Kentucky Police Department, is a student in the College Master in Social Work Program.
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Hoda Shalash

Hoda Shalash

Hoda Shalash is like many students in college. She thought she knew what she wanted to major in, and for three years, Hoda worked toward
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Alumni Spotlights


Nada Shalash

Nada Shalash

Nada Shalash graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Social Work in May 2019. While at UK, she earned
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Jamyle Cannon

Jamyle Cannon

It’s a weeknight in Chicago. The city streets and sidewalks are crowded — filled with the hustle and bustle of
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Briana Sowers

Briana Sowers

For Briana Sowers, a College of Social Work student, it came in the form of supportive and empowering faculty and
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Anna Villarreal

Anna Villarreal

Anna Villarreal, who started as a finance and economics major at the University of Kentucky, realized three years into her
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