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    Larissa Lavrov Named New Director of Admissions, School of Social Work

    Larissa Lavrov (she/they) has joined the School of Social Work as the new Director of Admissions. Prior to joining, Larissa worked as a campus recruiter for JPMorgan. She has a, nearly, twenty year-career in admissions and higher education. Larissa is committed to providing a safe space for academic goal exploration through people-centered outreach. Larissa is […]

    Kaia Forde, Graphic Designer, Joins the School

    The School of Social Work’s Center for the Advanced Study of Child Welfare (CASCW) has welcomed Kaia Forde to its outreach team. A graphic designer, Kaia will be responsible for creating compelling messaging, marketing, and communication materials, to be used within and outside of the CASCW. Kaia grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area but […]

    School of Social Work Welcomes Betsy Snyder as New Grant Coordinator

    Ms. Betsy Snyder has been welcomed to the College, as a new grant coordinator. She will be working with the School of Social Work, and the Department of Family Social Science. Betsy has a wealth of experience in human services work and grant funding.  Most recently, she served as an executive director of Southeast Seniors, […]

    Dr. Mimi Choy-Brown Selected for the New Career Excellence Award

    School of Social Work Assistant Professor, Dr. Mimi Choy-Brown, has been selected for the CEHD New Career Excellence Award. All awardees are to be recognized at the Spring Assembly on April 27. Dr. Choy-Brown received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Her research interests are in the arenas of community […]

    Center for Practice Transformation Welcomes Emily Gus as New Research Coordinator

    Emily Gus (she/her) has joined the School of Social Work’s Center for Practice Transformation (CPT) as a research coordinator. Emily earned her MPH (in community health promotion) from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the CPT team, Emily partnered with communities — to address health disparities around sexual and reproductive health issues through education and […]

    Dr. Mimi Choy-Brown Awarded CEHD Research Grant

    CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Mimi Choy-Brown, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, for helping to secure a $200,000 grant from the College of Education and Human Development | University of Minnesota. Lindsey Weiler (University of Minnesota Dept. of Family Social Science), Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel (Psychiatry), Mimi Choy-Brown (SSW), and Katie Rydberg (SPH), in partnership with […]

    Bilan Arab, MSW Student in the School of Social Work, Wins Student of the Year Award

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, School of Social Work student Bilan Arab has recently been recognized as “Student of the Year” by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The Minnesota chapter of NASW, in recognition of Bilan, writes: Bilan “is an outstanding student representative with an infectious enthusiastic spirt. (She) is passionate about making […]

    SSW PhD Student, Amy Dorman, Receives Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle Award

    Amy Dorman, MPP, is a second-year PhD student in the School of Social Work. She’s one of two graduate recipients of the 2023 Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle award, and will be honored at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Celebration of Scholars Luncheon on April 12, 2023. Amy’s research centers on […]

    Sooky Park Awarded National Scholarship

    Congratulations to School of Social Work graduate student, Sooky (Sookyoung) Park, proud recipient of the Colonial Dames of America scholarship: Spring 2023. Sooky’s research interests include: acculturation, youth aging out of care, and adolescent mental health. Way to go, Sooky — we are *UMN Proud!*