We are proud of our alumni and the positive impact they are making in their communities. Below, we celebrate the accomplishments that have been shared with us, starting with the 2018 Distinguished Alum awardee. Are you a Steve Hicks School alum who would like to submit recent news? Submit your update here. CURRENT POSITION: […]
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 […]
’64 Truett Briggs, MSSW ’64, had a fruitful social work career at the Department of Human Services’ Income Maintenance Administration in Washington, D.C., where he started as supervisory social work specialist in 1968 and retired as assistant deputy administrator in 2005. After retiring he joined Whitetail Ski Resort in Pennsylvania as a ski instructor, where […]
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 […]
CURRENT POSITION: Lecturer in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and I’ve started Daring Dialogues Consulting, which provides trainings on LGBTQ, cultural humility and responsiveness, and social justice frameworks. THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Students, because they keep me vital and current. Community, broadly defined. And nature. If I can’t get outside, I feel weary. A MEMORY […]
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.
’78 Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW ’78, has returned to UT Austin as a full-time clinical social work professor after thirteen years of adjunct teaching. ‘86 Therese Harmacek, MSSW ’86, coordinates physical, mental, and social services for elderly and disabled clients in Travis County as a contract case manager for Humana. ‘95 Rachel Fusco, MSSW ’95, is […]
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.
HOMETOWN: El Paso, Texas. CURRENTLY: Project coordinator for off-site services, Austin Child Guidance Center, Austin. MOST INFLUENTIAL PROFESSOR: Tammy Linseisen trained me to be the social worker that I am. I learned from her the importance of supervision, and that to best serve clients we have to learn about and challenge ourselves. MEMORY FROM FIELD: September 11 happened the […]