CSSW Alumni

The Long Drive to Flint

Alumnus Adeoti Oguntoye (MSW'01) tells the story of his drive from Atlanta to Flint, a distance of 764 miles, to deliver bottles of clean water and bring a statement of solidarity and hope to the residents of that city.

CAREER STORY: Alumna Joins Start-up as Medical Care Coordinator for Neurodegenerative Diseases

At the beginning of this year, Emily Zivin (MSW'98) joined Wellthy, a company started up by an alumna of Columbia College. She has been linking clients with neurodegenerative disorders to medical providers and helping them find funds to cover treatment costs.

ALUMNI OPINION: The "Gun Problem" Isn't a "Mental Illness Problem." It's Just a "Gun Problem."

According to Dr. Peggy Drexler (MSW'84), the U.S. needs mental health reform, and it also needs tighter gun laws—and the two need to work in concert.

An Alumna Contributes Mental Health Expertise to Policy Symposium in Zambia

Dr. Langdon Holloway (MSW'73) was invited to Livingstone, Zambia, to present research on church-based mental health programs in the United States. She reports back on the experience.

Social Workers and Other Healthcare Professionals, Consider This New Resource on End-of-Life Care

Alumnus Richard B. Stuart (MSW'60, DSW'65) champions the need for planning end-of-life care by publishing the "6 Steps Living Will" site. He shares his rationale here and encourages social workers to become more involved in this field.

Have You Voted Yet for Our Alumna Becky Straw? She and Her Nonprofit Are Up for DVF Award

Alumna Becky Straw and the co-founder of her nonprofit, The Adventure Project, have been nominated for a DVF Award in the category of The People's Voice, for their work in the developing world on women's empowerment.

How Laurie Marsden (MSW'99) Evolved into Helping Other Women Evolve

Based in part on her personal evolution and in part on her study of clinical social work and years of experience as a psychotherapist, Laurie Marsden (MSW'99) has entered a new phase of her career. She has launched an online therapy program that aims to help other women evolve.

SWM-012: CSSW Alums Are Enlightened and Active Participants, With Dean Jeanette Takamura

As Dean Jeanette Takamura explains in this podcast, our alumni participate in the life-blood of the Columbia School of Social Work in myriad ways, including by giving.

Alumna Teams Up with CSSW to Train New Generation of Foster Care Caseworkers for NYC

Liv Anna Homstead (MS‘12) has been partnering with the School of Social Work in developing a support system for overburdened caseworkers in New York City's foster care system, as part of her work with Children's Corps.

Stainmans Endow CSSW's First Full-Tuition Fellowship in Memory of Seymour Kline (MS'54)

Arthur and Lois Stainman have endowed a fellowship program with a $2.7 million gift in honor of Mrs. Stainman’s father, who earned his M.S. at CSSW. Beginning in autumn, two incoming students will receive full-tuition support to for both years of their M.S. studies.

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