Alcorn to hold Social Work Day

Lorman, Miss. (March 21, 2014) – “March is the National Social Work Month and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) acknowledges that the purpose of the Month is to spread public awareness and knowledge of the profession,” stated Dr. Valtreasa Tolliver-Cook, assistant professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work at Alcorn State University. “This year’s national theme is ‘All People Matter’.”

In recognition of the National Social Work Month, Alcorn’s Department of Social Work faculty and students will celebrate March 31, 2014, as Social Work Day.

“We will also take this time to recognize our social work students for their academic accomplishments during Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society Induction Ceremony,” added Tolliver-Cook. This event will take place at the Medgar Evers Library Auditorium from at 11:00 a.m.”

The speaker will be Dionna Evans, licensed master social worker (LMSW), regional director of the Division of Family and Children’s Services. She serves as the lead recruiter for the Regional Recruitment Team assisting the Mississippi Department of Human Services in recruiting family protection specialists and area social work supervisors for the agency.

Social Work Day will culminate with an employment recruitment session for senior social work majors at 1:30 p.m. in the Ecology building.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the event, contact Tolliver-Cook at [email protected] or call 601.877.6336.


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