Service starts at home
Social Work program to host mixer for future social workers in the union
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:04
When social work assistant professor Blenda Crayton heard University College Dean Ontarrio Wooden say, “Service starts at home,” she decided to adopted that mantra.
Crayton’s senior seminar class has worked feverishly this semester on their class project, which is to host a social work mixer titled “Recruiting and Retaining Future Social Workers.”
The mixer, which will be held today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Alfonso Elder Student Union, is also aimed at recruiting undecided undergraduates who might have an undiscovered interest in social work.
“For this project we have tried to create displays to represent social work and give insight on what we do and who we are,” said social work senior Ashley Ingram.
With system-wide budget cuts, it’s increasingly important for programs to take upon themselves the task of recruiting.
It could be the difference between a thriving major and one that gets eliminated.