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Out-of-State Field Students of the Year

Two UTCSW students were recognized as Out of State Field Students of the Year.

Elise Lowe

Elise Lowe is an online student in the Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice program.  Her concentration internship was with Virginia Cancer Specialists in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Field Instructor Tracy Tierney says this about Elise Lowe: “Elise has continued to thrive at Virginia Cancer Specialists. Elise has shown that she can connect what she is learning in class with practice in the field. She is eager to learn and seeks out information that will improve her practice.”  Additional feedback received during fall semester stated that along with providing counseling sessions for patients, Elise provided staff with a training on chronic stress, resiliency, and self-care and also co-facilitated a caregiver support group. During spring semester, Elise has completed a number of workshops for young women with breast cancer and has facilitated staff support sessions on the topic of grief.

Shannon Fitzgerald is an online student in the Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice program in Ridge, New York. Her internship was with Stony Brook University School of Health Tech & Management.

Shannon Fitzgerald

Field Instructor Dr. Pamela Linden says this about Shannon Fitzgerald: “Shannon exceeds expectations in her role as a Veterinary Social Work (VSW) student at Paumanok Veterinary Hospital (PVH). She is involved with AlignCare, with the International Association of Veterinary Social Workers (IAVSW) community building activities, and she and I co-facilitated a three-hour CE workshop for the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare Manhattan Campus. Shannon’s designed and conducted a needs assessment with the PVH staff and is designing a wellness workshop series to close out her very productive internship. Shannon is thoughtful, collegial, and highly skilled in intervening with a wide variety of populations. She has set the bar high.”