CU Somerset Center is site of NASW conference

CU Somerset Center is site of NASW conference

April 5, 2013
For Immediate Release

Dr. Candace Hansford, far right, teaches World Problems and Advocacy in Campbellsville University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program. She presented workshops on Human Trafficking/Global Issues at the March NASW social work celebration. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

SOMERSET, Ky. -- Campbellsville University’s new Somerset Education Center (SEC), 3825 C South Highway 27, Somerset, Ky., was the location for the recent Lake Cumberland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) conference. CU’s Carver School of Social Work and Counseling co-hosted the workshop.

The NASW event featured Dr. Kellie Cody, Ph.D. MSW at CU; Dr. Candace Hansford Ph.D. MSSW at CU; Somerset Police Force UNITE Officer and Mary Lou Stephens MSW CSW, Hospice of Lake Cumberland and adjunct professor in the CU Carver School of Social Work and Counseling. Participants were able to earn up to six Continuing Education Units.

The Social Work Conference was the first public event held in the SEC, taking advantage of new classrooms off a large central meeting foyer. The SEC affords Campbellsville University the ability to offer additional courses above CU’s ongoing programs at the Somerset Community College, and it offers students a large working area for study with several computers, complete with Wi-Fi, for the convenience of onsite students as well as online students who may not have access at home.

Responding to the 100 year-old vision established by the Women’s Missionary Union, the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling recognizes its responsibility to continue a legacy for preparing professionals that are knowledgeable and skilled in serving people in need within a Christian environment.

Faculty and staff of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling are dedicated to helping the less fortunate, serving the public, protecting the innocent and counseling people in need. Students of the Carver School develop these abilities in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. For more information about the program visit

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

Debra Carter, Campbellsville University’s assistant professor of social work in the Carver School, standing, second from right, was a member of the planning committee to celebrate social work month. She is pictured with the committee at CU Somerset Education Center NASW workshop. Seated are Pam Eads, left, and Nancy Thayer, chair of the Lake Cumberland Branch of the NASW Kentucky Chapter. Standing, from left, are: Lori Williams, Connie Cable, Carter, and Carlene Hess. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)