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Spotlight on MSSW Students

The presentation team from MSSW Nashville won the Policy Poster competition during NASW's Social Work Day on the HIll. The team presented on the topic "Empowered Women, Strong Families" and received a perfect score from the judges.


Our winning team are members of Sukey Steckel's policy class. Left to right in the photo are Lindsey Herren, Jennie McSweeney, Madeline Beath, and Jessica Cameron. The students expressed their appreciation to the MSSW faculty saying, "We also want to thank you for the extra hours you put into helping us with the policy project. I'm sure every program has great professors, but you are the best. We are still on fire from yesterday! It was such an honor to represent UT and to work on a project that we all really took to heart. We got to see the bill pass out of House Health yesterday afternoon, and we were able to talk with both sponsors and get their feedback on our work. Rep. Hazelwood even used our brief when she was testifying in committee!!

Karen Sowers, Dean of the college, extended her kudos, saying, "Thanks to all the faculty who worked so hard to make this happen! It is these kinds of experiences and outcomes for our students which remind us why we became educators!"



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