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Campbellsville University Carver School of Social Work holds pinning ceremony

Campbellsville University Carver School of Social Work holds pinning ceremony
The Carver School of Social Work held its pinning and hooding ceremony on Dec. 6. From left are: Front row — Lora Simpkins. Second row — Hannah Moore, Jasmine Kiggins, Edierah Brown, Briana Benford, Octavia Bennett and Chelsea Blake Brewer. Back row — Kalon Moody, Malika Washington, James Haggie, Bailey Neal, Darcey Taylor, Traci Stickney, Lacei Hubbart, Sydney Miller, Hannah Erwin, Victoria Doster, Mackenzie George, Hannah Ganskop, Jessica Howard, Michelle Gullett and Dr. Michelle Tucker. (CU Photo by Joshua Williams)

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Carver School of Social Work at Campbellsville University held its fall semester pinning ceremony at The Gheens Recital Hall Dec 6.

Darrell Locke, associate professor of social work, gave the opening prayer at the ceremony.

Dr. Michelle Tucker, associate dean and Master of Social Work program director and professor of social work, gave the opening and welcome and recognized the students and their families who supported them through their education. “We are confident you will carry on the tradition of ethical and practical social work,” Tucker said.

Neil Caldwell, instructor in social work, introduced nine students who were named into the Phi Alpha Honor Society. “They were selected on the basis of their scholarly achievement and interest in social work,” Caldwell said.

Membership in Phi Alpha Honor Society is the highest honor social work students at Campbellsville University can receive. The words Phi Alpha mean love and humanity and the organization’s colors are blue and gold. Students who receive this honor show “evidence of interest in the area of social work, attainted academic excellence and we believe you are dedicated to the idea of service to humanity,” Caldwell said.

The students who were inducted into Phi Alpha are as follows:

Carly Bland of Campbellsville, Ky.; Brooklyn Harris of Campbellsville, Ky.; Valerie Osnoe of Smiths Grove, Ky.; Sierra Seaborne of Campbellsville, Ky.; Emily Tuttle of Cumberland Gap, Tenn.; Victoria Doster of El Paso, Texas; Sarah Emery of Gulfport, Miss.; Laurie Endris of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Malika Washington of Atlanta, Ga.

Bland was also the recipient of the Social Work Club Award, presented by Locke. She attained enough points during events hosted by the Carver School of Social Work to receive a cord for graduation.

Cynthia Colyer, Bachelor of Social Work field director and assistant professor of social work, introduced the Bachelor of Social Work graduates. They were pinned by Dr. Kimberly Mudd-Fegett, assistant professor of social work and PCWCP coordinator, and Kelly Joplin, associate professor of social work.

The Bachelor of Social Work graduates, who completed their course requirements and 450 hours in their practicum area, are as follows:

Elissa Bales of Somerset, Ky.; Andrea Farlee of Burkesville, Ky.; Amanda Shumate of West Chester, Ohio; Carly Bland; Brooklyn Harris, Paulette Simms of Louisville, Ky.; Katilyn Bryant of Campbellsville, Ky.; Kelly King of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Emily Tuttle; Doris Burnett of Pittsfield, N.H.;

Valerie Osnoe; Jonathan Tuttle of Cumberland Gap, Tenn.; Erin Canada of Mooresville, Ind.; Challie Pelphrey of Somerset, Ky.; Brian Williams of Lebanon, Ky.; Amanda Collins of Louisville, Ky.; Miranda Rodriguez of Louisville, Ky.; Sarah Wilson of Somerset, Ky.; I’Esha Evans of Louisville, Ky.; and Sierra Seaborne.

Kalon Moody, Master of Social Work director of field education, introduced the Master of Social Work graduates. They were hooded by Tucker and pinned by Dr. Darlene Eastridge, professor of social work, and Dr. Candace Hansford, professor of social work online.

The Master of Social Work graduates, who completed their course requirements and 450 or 900 hours in their practicum area, were as follows:

Alina Abraham of Florence, S.C.; Christopher Compton of Hillsboro, Ky.; Jessica Howard of Paris, Ky.; Amy Rogers of Ashland, Ky.; Skyler Back of Corbin, Ky.; Kelley Denham of Linwood, Kan.; Lacei Hubbart of Erie, Pa.; Rebecca Russ of Lancaster, Ky.;

Kaylin Baird of Corbin, Ky.; Victoria Doster; Marquieta Jilot of Box Elder, Mont.; Jessica Sellers of Knoxville, Tenn.; Briana Benford of Louisville, Ky.; Sarah Emery; Sonjequita Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; Lora Simpkins of Beauty, Ky.;

Kayela Bennett of Hardinsburg, Ky.; Laurie Endris; Vickie Keller of Sacramento, Calif.; Austin Smith of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Octavia Bennett of Louisville, Ky.; Kathryn England of Greer, S.C.; Jasmin Kiggins of Louisville, Ky.; Mark Smith of Stanford, Ky.; Kanesha Boyd of Cleveland, Ohio;

Hannah Erwin of Scottsville, Ky.; Alonda Kilburn of Richmond, Ky.; Stephanie Stapleton of Hitchins, Ky.; Chelsea Brewer of Buffalo, Ky.; Tasha Ferron of Lexington, Ky.; Kandi Knipp-Conn of Olive Hill, Ky.; Melissa Stewart of Louisville, Ky.; Wyetta Breeden of Nicholasville, Ky.; Hannah Ganskop of Rochester, Minn.;

Courtney Knorr of Church Hill, Tenn.; Traci Stickney of Tampa, Fla.; Kaitlyn Brooks of Florence, Ky.; Alexandria Gentile of Richmond, Ky.; Suzanne Landsverk of Fosston, Minn.; Darcey Taylor of Parkers Lake, Ky.; Edierah Brown of Lexington, Ky.; Mackenzie George of London, Ky.; Keshia Lockhart of Mount Sterling, Ky.; Malika Washington;

Hannah Bustetter of Willow Wood, Ohio; Matthew Grimard of Steubenville, Ohio; Sydney Miller of Louisville, Ky.; Shelby Watkins of Galena, Ohio; Kayla Byrd of London, Ky.; Michelle Gullett of Ashland, Ky.; Hannah Moore of Parksville, Ky.; Shelby Wells of Wilmore, Ky.; Cheyenne Case of Wheelwright, Ky.;

James Haggie of Lexington, Ky.; Paige Naclerio of Milford, Conn.; Roma Whitaker of Marietta, Ga.; Arica Chatterley of Indianapolis, Ind.; Kelsey Harlow of Cincinnati, Ohio; Bailey Neal of Campbellsville, Ky.; Rachel Colgan of Flemingsburg, Ky.; Rebekah Heinen of Russellville, Ariz.; and Bernice Ouzmine of Scottsville, Ky.

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Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region.  The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.