College of Health Sciences
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.
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||
|Assoc. Dean-Stephen F. Austin University|
|Owner & President, Real Horizons Consulting|
|CFO (Advance Therapeutic Concepts, Inc.)|
|Dr. Regina Curry||
|Mitigation Spec./MS Office of Capital Defense (Retired)|
|Asst. Football Coach, NW Community College|
|Owner, Another Chance Enterprise|
|Elleaner Harris LCSW, LLC Counseling|
|Dr. Carolyn Hester||
|Dean, Professional Studies, Grambling State University|
|Owner, Therapy PLUS, LLC|
|CEO, Advance Therapeutic Concepts, Inc.|
|Regional Director MS Child Protection Serv.|
|Chief Executive Director (Harmony Court)|
|Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt||
|Provost – Jarvis Christian College|
|Dr. Timothy Neyland||
|Director of Mental Health+/VA Medical Center|
|Dr. Jenny Savage||
|Associate Professor, Jacksonville State Univ.|
|Dr. Mary Sims-Johnson||
|Executive Dir. (Madison County Citizens Services)|
|Dr. George Smith||
|President/CEO, Smith & Smith Associates|
|Director/Stephens & Associates, LLC|
|Owner/CEO Integrative Therapeutic Serv, Inc.|
|Dr. Tamara Pace-Glover||
|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
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|
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.
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