Social Work News

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6 COH graduate students accepted to Project BLENDS

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Project BLENDS is pleased to announce that it has accepted six College of Health graduate students for the 2022-2023 school year.

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BSW student Katie Lester wins scholarship and hopes to continue advocacy work

 |  Ahliil Saitanan  | 

Katie Lester, a senior in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, recently received $8,000 from the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) scholarship program with multiple sponsors donating to the scholarship. Katie was one of 30 scholarship recipients and her award was specifically for academic excellence and service to the community.

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Social work alumni Amanda Metivier appointed Child Welfare Academy director

 |  Ahliil Saitanan  | 

The University of Alaska Anchorage Child Welfare Academy has named Amanda Metivier its new director.

Amana Mbise, Ph.D., closing out his presentation during the Alaska Black Caucus town hall event Read More

Groundbreaking report sheds light on health disparities experienced by Black Alaskans

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On June 30, the Alaska Black Caucus held the Covid & Beyond: Black Health & Wellness Town Hall at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Amana Mbise, Ph.D., an assistant professor with the School of Social Work under the College of Health, presented eye-opening findings from the first-ever Black Alaskans Health Status report.

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MSW alumni Kim Kovol appointed acting DFCS commissioner

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UAA Master of Social Work alumni Kim Kovol recently was appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy as acting commissioner of the new Alaska Department of Family and Community Services.