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The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment.

School of Social Work Alumni

The School of Social Work has produced graduates who are making significant contributions in academia and other settings. A number of their accomplishments are highlighted below.

                                                  

 

Student Alumnus Year Graduated Current Employment
Dr. Freddie Avant

PhD-2006

Assoc. Dean-Stephen F. Austin University
Dwayne Buckingham

BSW-1996

Owner & President, Real Horizons Consulting
Renee Clark

MSW-1999

CFO (Advance Therapeutic Concepts, Inc.)
Dr. Regina Curry

MSW-2006

Mitigation Spec./MS Office of Capital Defense (Retired)
Michael Dottorey

BSW-1979

Asst. Football Coach, NW Community College
Billy Foster

BSW-1976

Owner, Another Chance Enterprise
Elleaner Harris

MSW-1999

Elleaner Harris LCSW, LLC Counseling
Dr. Carolyn Hester

PhD-2007

Dean, Professional Studies, Grambling State University
LeJune Johnson

MSW-2008

Owner, Therapy PLUS, LLC
Schantate Johnson-Bickham

MSW-1999

CEO, Advance Therapeutic Concepts, Inc.
Regina Lacking

MSW-2015

Regional Director MS Child Protection Serv.
Angela Lambert-Wright

MSW-2012
BSW-2010

Chief Executive Director (Harmony Court)
Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt

PhD-2006

Provost – Jarvis Christian College
Dr. Timothy Neyland

MSW-2001,
PhD-2014

Director of Mental Health+/VA Medical Center
Dr. Jenny Savage

PhD-2004

Associate Professor, Jacksonville State Univ.
Dr. Mary Sims-Johnson

PhD-2003

Executive Dir. (Madison County Citizens Services)
Dr. George Smith

PhD-2001

President/CEO, Smith & Smith Associates
Roy Thomas

BSW-1984

Director/Stephens & Associates, LLC
Monica Turner

MSW-2005, BSW-2003

Owner/CEO Integrative Therapeutic Serv, Inc.
Dr. Tamara Pace-Glover

PhD-2017

Assistant Professor, Social Work, Arkansas State University

 

Dr. Jenny Savage earned her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2003.
Dr. Tabitha Brookins Dr. Brookins earned her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2016. She is an assistant professor of social work at Alabama State University in Montgomery.
Dr. Katina Lang Lindsey Dr. Lindsey earned her Ph.D. in Social Work in 2016. She is currently an assistant professor of social work at Alabama A&M University.
Regina Lacking, (MSW, 2015) is the regional director for the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services for Hinds and Warren counties.
Angela Wright Angela Wright, (MSW, 2012) is the executive director of Harmony Court Assisted Living, a facility in Jackson, MS that serves elderly dependent and independent individuals.
Schantate Johnson-Bickham, LMSW (MSW ’99) is the Chief Executive Officer of Advance Therapeutic Concepts, Inc. in Snellville, Geogia (left). Renee Clark (MSW ’99) is the Chief Operating Officer of Advance Therapeutic Concepts, Inc.
Shirley Danzy Shirley Danzy (BSW ’90) is an automotive production supervisor at Nissan North America in Canton, MS and is currently a doctoral student in social work at Jackson State University.
LTC Dexter Brookins LTC Dexter Brookins (BSW ’96) is a force protection plans officer for the United States Army. He is currently retired from military service.
Dwight Buckingham Dwight Buckingham (BSW ’96) is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of R.E.A.L. Horizons Consulting Service, LLC, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Bring Change In The Community
The School of Social Work Program seeks to prepare students to become leaders in enhancing the quality of life and seeking solutions to social problems. It is particularly concerned with the consequences of injustice, and thus focuses on the empowerment of at-risk populations and the advancement of social, economic, and political justice in all communities. The program is especially committed to increasing students’ understanding and appreciation of diverse life experiences. 

LEARN BY DOING

The School of Social Work is especially committed to increasing students’ understanding and appreciation of diverse life experiences. While guiding both traditional and nontraditional students from varied backgrounds toward professional careers in social work, the program seeks to provide special support and sensitivity to students with the potential for success in this field.

“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”

APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Gain real-world experience expanding outside of the classroom. Learn how to succeed by facing real challenges within the community

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

School of Social Work graduates have a plethora of career options after studying ……:

Health Educator Habilitation Specialist Outreach Worker Research Assistant
Social Work Intern Program Specialist Case Manager Child Welfare Specialist

RESEARCH

The School of Social Work houses the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute.

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For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2631.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.

School of Social Work

Location

Charles F. Moore Building

Contact

Associate Dean’s Office (601) 979-8896

B.S.W. Program (601) 979-2631

M.S.W. & Ph. D. Programs (601) 979-8869