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The University of Tennessee College of Social Work:
Our mission is to educate and train persons for professional practice and for leadership
roles in the social services and in the social work profession.

Spotlight on Student Abby Borst

Abby Borst is the first student at the UT College of Social Work to pursue her graduate degree through the Peace Corps’ Coverdell Fellowship. She sees her social work education as a way to combine her passion for working with diverse groups of people and her interest in sustainability, policy, and health.

Abby served with the Peace Corps in Panama from April of 2011 to July of 2013.


The Paul Coverdell Fellows Program is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. All Fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers.


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