Gifts to the Steve Hicks School of Social Work produce powerful, lasting returns. They help create knowledge, advance research, strengthen communities, and enrich student experiences. Most importantly, they help educate social workers who will go on to make a positive impact in the lives of countless individuals, families and communities. These are three examples of […]
We all know it takes a village! Meet the members of our community
Why I Give Hannah Powers, BSW ’15, MSSW ‘18 Hannah Powers didn’t wait to graduate to start giving back. She donated during the university-wide annual campaign, 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, while she was still in the master’s program. Her donation went to the SWAN scholarship fund. “I saw that the funds were going […]
Barbara W. White, dean emeritus, passed away July 19 in her Austin home surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 26, 1943, in Jacksonville, Florida. She received a Master of Social Work and a doctorate in political science from Florida State University. White was the first African American dean in The University of Texas […]
Why I give Major Joe H. Giles, Sr., MSSW ’65 “It is with gratitude that I support the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. I recall the two-story World War II building and helping carry a paraplegic class member up the stairs; professor Laura Lee Pederson’s decorative orange; professor Charles Laughton (the image of a […]
Why I give Catherine Mullan (MSSW ’05) was working as a hospital social worker after graduating. She decided that she wanted a nursing degree, too. “I am a better nurse because I was a social worker first, and I always tell people this when they ask me,” she said. Mullan is now a day hospital […]
Why your support matters K.C. Lawrence, MSSW ’12, 2010 Sylvia Shapiro Scholarship recipient K.C. Lawrence traded a budding business career for a social work degree and has never looked back. “My dream was to combine my previous business experience with geriatric social work training and a nonprofit certificate to then obtain a position in a […]
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in his fifteenth year as an adjunct instructor, Norton Armour taught in his Loss and Grief course for the last time. With his beloved Marilyn by his side, he lay at home in a hospice bed, his head propped up by pillows. His voice was slightly weaker than usual, but […]
Why Your Support Matters: Sandra Olarte-Hayes; Why I Give: Dieter Gaupp; 2017 Class Gift Contributors; Endowments: Alan Silverman and Steve Cadwell Fellowship in LGBTQ Social Work Studies, Ruth G. McRoy Scholarship in Services for Children and Families.
Why Your Support Matters: Kristin N. Ramos; Endowments: Denise and Ray Nixon Fellowship for Excellence in Social Work, Schwab Family Scholarship in Social Work, Dean’s Endowed Scholarship Fund; Why I Give: Evelyn Neely; Jessica Shahin on bringing social work students to Washington D.C.
An American story: Dora Gonzalez; Endowments: Dan and Vicki Ross Endowed Scholarship in Social Work, Judge Pat Shelton and family Endowed Fellowship; Why I Give: Kathy Rider.