July 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –The Council on Social Work Education has accredited Campbellsville University’s Carver School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work program.
“Accreditation is a challenging process yet it provides a level of assurance that the program is delivering a curriculum consistent with professional social work standards,” Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, said.
“The recognition of the Carver School’s MSW program as a Council on Social Work Education accredited program adds a level of confidence that Campbellsville University is delivering a quality social work program at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, said, “This is a major step forward in the growth of the Carver School of Social Work at Campbellsville University. When the Carver School was first transferred to Campbellsville University, we worked hard to build and receive accreditation for the bachelor’s of social work and to make that program one that was fully recognized as a quality and highly-respected program of study.
“Once that had been accomplished, our next step was to launch the MSW program and to work hard in securing accreditation for the MSW. Dean Darlene Eastridge and the Carver School faculty have worked very hard to achieve this important affirmation, and we believe that the Carver School of Social Work, as it has grown and matured at Campbellsville University since 1998, is stronger than ever in its rich history of preparing Christian social workers.”
Eastridge said, “Our faculty has worked diligently to restore the Carver School to its legacy of providing a Christian education. We are excited that Carver School has expanded Christian educational preparation to include undergraduate social workers, graduate level social workers and marriage and family therapists.”
She said, “We are pleased about our accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education, and we look forward to celebrating this achievement on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 13. Come join us as we celebrate this historic occasion!”
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.