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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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