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William F. Beaven

William Beaven graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Social Work with a MSW in 1975 and was inducted into the College…

Virginia M. Bell

Bell completed her Master of Social Work degree from UK in 1982 at the age of 60. Bell began her social work career as a family counselor …

Willis Bright

In May 1961, Willis K. Bright became the first African-American student recipient of the prestigious Sullivan Award, the highest honor given to a…

Gretchen Marcum Brown

Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from UK in 1971. She continued her education at the university…

James Clark

James J. Clark, LCSW, Ph.D. is currently Dean of the Florida State University College of Social Work. From 2012-2015 he served as the Director of…

Crystal Collins-Camargo

Crystal Collins-Camargo teaches at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and conducts research in the areas of child welfare…

Elizabeth Croney

Elizabeth Croney is the President of KVC Behavioral Health Services Kentucky. Ms. Croney began her career developing extensive experience working with …

Teri Faragher

Faragher, who earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work from UK, began her career in the field in 1979 as a social worker in…

Chris Groeber

As President and CEO of CHES, Chris is responsible for the development and oversight of the business plan that supports non-profits in a variety of …

Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey, executive director and founder of Transformation House Inc. and a leader in the social work field for more than 40 years, is…

Audrey Tayse Haynes

Audrey Tayse Haynes, 1985 MSW graduate of UK’s College of Social Work, is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer for…

Margaret Hazlette

Margaret Hazlette graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Education in 1980 and became an elementary school teacher in Johnson…

Kenn Hicks

Hicks has worked as a psychiatric social worker at the state’s Department of Mental Health, a licensing program analyst at the Department of Social…

Teresa C. James

Teresa James was appointed Commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services in September by Governor Steven Beshear. Prior to…

Beth Mills

Beth Mills is a native of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She is a certified…

Betsy Nowland-Curry

Nowland-Curry, a native of Kenton County, earned her bachelor’s degree in social professions from UK’s College of Social Professions (today’s College…

Dorothy C. Offut

Dorothy Conolia Offutt was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and reared in Central City. She received her bachelor’s degree in health and …

Eileen Recktenwald

Mrs. Recktenwald has been the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Program, the statewide coalition of the thirteen regional…

Irma Sarett Rosenstein

Irma grew up in New York City and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Social Work. Irma has always cared deeply about …

Carl E. Smith

Carl Smith was born and reared as the youngest of five children on a small farm in Carter County, Kentucky just outside of Grayson. He attended Prichard…

Robert Walker

After earning a bachelor’s degree in English and comparative literature from UK in 1964, Walker completed his first master’s degree in divinity…

Sherri Weisenfluh

On a national level in recent years, Sherri has helped to develop the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Standards for Palliative and End of Life Care…

Patricia Wilson

The College of Social Work is proud to announce the 2009 Hall of Fame award winner, Patricia R. Wilson. Pat, who is commissioner of the …

Patrick Yewell

As executive officer for the AOC Department of Family and Juvenile Services in Frankfort, Mr. Yewell oversees court programs designed to help …