Social Work Student Achievements

SOCIAL WORK PRIZE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY 

This cash prize is awarded yearly to the social work major (or group of majors, up to 4 in a group) who can best express what celebrating diversity means in their personal experience. 

The purpose is to demonstrate the social work department's deliberate effort to increase our students' own sense of diversity and celebrate their individuality and difference.

2021 Winners

Aleah Grimshaw (BSW)

Rebekah Brossman (MSW)

WHAT DOES DIVERSITY MEAN TO ME?

Michael Piora (MSW)

  • 2021 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Aleah Grimshaw

    Rebekah Brossman

    Michael Piora

  • 2020 Winners
    BSW

    Sarah Rozany

  • 2019 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Caleb Baukman

    Jazmine Washington

    Robyn Weaver

  • 2018 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Reanna Ventresca

    Catherine Chovanes

  • 2017 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Kayla Mellinger

    Carly Anastasio

  • 2016 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Katrina Danyluk

    Mindi B. Musselman

  • 2015 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Chloe Birk

    Julie Chapman

  • 2014 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Samantha Brannen

    Erin Bower

    Shanon Saddington

  • 2013 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Kalaryna Evanowicz

    Linda Eieki

    Samantha Muse

  • 2012 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Beth Adamo

    Cody Minnech

  • 2021 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Jeuri German

    Natalie Brunone-Stewart

     

  • 2010 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Rachel Ackerman

    Sean Haggerly

    Amanda Keith

  • 2009 Winners
    BSW
    MSW

    Fatima Kerr

    Christiana Weidner

    Carrie Bax

  • 2003-09 Winners

     

    2008

    Christiana Weidner

    2007

    Naomi Deutschle

    John Spatig, Jr

    2006

    Paulina Donoso Bayas

    2005

    Maureen Bell

    2004

    Michele Forkin

    Melissa Schlechter

    2003

    Matthew Turner

     

DEAN'S SCHOLAR AND STAND OUT STUDENT AWARDS

Carolyn Rene

2021 Dean's Scholar

Sara Garman

2021 Dean's Scholar

Marshae Batchelor

2021 Dean's Scholar

Katelyn Scott

2021 Dean's Scholar

Jullian Hortan

2021 Dean's Scholar

Julia Hansen

2021 Dean's Scholar

Jeneil Jones

2021 Dean's Scholar

Hadley-Rae Fout

2021 Dean's Scholar

Donna Ayers

2021 Dean's Scholar

Carolyn Rene
Sara Garman
Marshae Batchelor
Katelyn Scott
Jullian Hortan
Julia Hansen
Jeneil Jones
Hadley-Rae Fout
Donna Ayers

Stand Out Student 2020

Carolyn Rene

Stand Out Student 2020

Sara Garman

Dean's Scholar 2020

Carolyn Rene

Dean's Scholar 2020

Elizabeth Hahn

Dean's Scholar 2019

James Wilkie

Dean's Scholar 2019

Robyn Weaver

Dean's Scholar 2019

Travis Stoudt

Dean's Scholar 2019

Lisa Lowrie

Dean's Scholar 2019

Barbe Fogarty

Dean's Scholar 2019

Ashley Chavez

Dean's Scholar 2019

Caleb Baukman

Dean's Scholar 2020

Ana Tuzio

Dean's Scholar 2020

Julia Laudadio

Carolyn Rene
Sara Garman
Carolyn Rene
Elizabeth Hahn
James Wilkie
Robyn Weaver
Travis Stoudt
Lisa Lowrie
Barbe Fogarty
Ashley Chavez
Caleb Baukman
Ana Tuzio
Julia Laudadio
School Social Work Grant

Sheryl McKlveen, DSW Student

Senator Judy Schwank and Dr. Kathy Metrick of Kutztown Strong

Sheryl McKlveen, DSW Student, acquired a $65,000 grant under Kutztown Strong to bring School Social Work to the area’s School Districts (October 16, 2020)

Noteworthy achievements

Social Work and Criminal Justice Major, Marshae Batchelor, named to KU Council of Trustees -2020

SOCIAL WORK PHI ALPHA SERVICE PROJECT

SOCIAL WORK PHI ALPHA SERVICE PROJECT - 2020

This past fall semester, the Kutztown University Mu Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha (the National Honor Society of Social Work Scholars) lived up to the Phi Alpha slogan of “Through Knowledge-The Challenge to Serve.” Chapter members volunteered to “adopt” an underserved fifth grade classroom in the Allentown School District and assisted students with researching their country of origin. The students made posters of their research to share with family members and the entire school at their International Day Celebration. Phi Alpha members are looking to sustain this mentoring/support effort as it is well received by the students and teachers.
     Ed Hanna, faculty adviser, Phi Alpha Honor Society

McKenzie Hollenbach, MSW, MPA, assistant director for the KU Office of Disability Services: Specialized Programs

Sen. Boscola Introduces Kimberly Morales (KU BSW Intern) to the Senate of PA :: November 19, 2019