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Six Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students are participating in the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge.  The competition is student-led and focuses on creating a business plan that may be adopted by businesses in the future. The student participants are: Hali Rose Wszolek, Alexis Woods, Wessie Sims, Terrance Moore, Rebecca Reynolds, and Regina Wilcox-Lewis.  Their team name is CURE (Cultivating, Understanding, Responsibility, and Equality).  The team is developing a plan that promotes diversity in the workplace with emphasis on being inclusive of all races, nationalities, sexes, sexual orientation, cultures, and religious beliefs/practices. The competition will be held at the Jackson State University Innovate Center on Wednesday, November 12, 2014; the time will be announced at a later date.

Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge is an initiative of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. The goals of the challenge are to encourage students to develop ideas for solving Mississippi’s most pressing problems, while learning important lessons about planning, teamwork and presenting ideas. Students are asked to focus their efforts in support of one of the goals identified by the organization.

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Congratulations are extended to Marsha Williams Darnell for successfully defending her dissertation, Living with Childhood Sexual Abuse and Substance Dependence: A Pilot Case Study of Three Male Survivors!

Timothy Neyland successfully defended his dissertation, African American Fatherhood Involvement: The Myth of the Invisible Man.

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Regina Lacking, Andrew Campbell (photo not available), and Mark Roth, Master of Social Work Students, were selected as participants in the 2014 Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl, an interdisciplinary health care competition that provides an experiential learning opportunity for students from multiple disciples to work in teams to address complex rural health issues. The students will collaborate to solve a clinical case study that will be judged by a panel of similarly interdisciplinary faculty before a live studio audience. The event is sponsored by the Office of Population Health and Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. It involves a collaboration of other academic institutions.

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Mac Epps Nelums Scholarship 2014Mac Epps, MSW Student, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Nelums Foundation Scholarship. Pictured are board member Terrence Spann (left), Mac Epps (center) and Dr. Mary Nelums.

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Corvel Coburn (2)Corvell Coburn, a social work doctoral student, was selected  as a Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education (JHS GTEC) Daniel Hale Williams Scholars. He will engage in cutting-edge cardiovascular disease research and analyze, present, and publish scientific manuscripts.

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