Social Work

Social nature

Wright State graduate student Eric North hopes to be social worker at hospital where he was treated for leukemia
Wright State graduate student Eric North hopes to be social worker at the same hospital where he was treated for leukemia. (Photo by Erin Pence)

Eric North feels like he can make the biggest difference by working as a social worker at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Continue reading

Ann Weisgarber named Wright State Alumna of the Year

Ann Weisgarber, an award-winning author who graduated from Wright State in 1976, received the 2016 Alumna of the Year Award.

Ann Weisgarber, who graduated from Wright State in 1976, is the author of “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree” and “The Promise.” Continue reading

Wright State alum challenges perceptions of poverty

Karin VanZant leads CareSource initiative to tap into underutilized talents of Medicaid recipients
Wright State alum challenges perceptions of poverty

Wright State graduate Karin VanZant leads a CareSource initiative to tap into underutilized talents of Medicaid recipients. Continue reading

TEDxDayton to feature many Wright State faculty, alumni

TEDxDayton2014 to have Wright State flavor

A number of Wright State faculty and alumni will participate in the third annual TEDxDayton on Oct. 16. Continue reading

Hungarian hurricane

Wright State’s Bela Bognar honored by his native Hungary for scholarship efforts
Bela Bognar in Millett Hall

Retired social work professor Bela Bognar was honored by his native Hungary for raising scholarship money for Hungarian students. Continue reading

CLASS action

College of Liberal Arts launches Center for Liberal Arts Student Success
Wayne Stark and Becca Salay talking

The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling. Continue reading

Social life

Wright State’s Melanie West uses social work training in Washington, D.C., immigration internship
Melanie West in Millett Hall

Working in Washington, D.C., as an advocacy intern on immigration issues was an eye-opening experience for social work major Melanie West. Continue reading

Swiss students visit Wright State to learn about social work in the U.S.

Swiss and Wright State social work students and faculty

Students from Switzerland’s Zurich School of Applied Science visited Wright State during an exchange program focused on comparative social work and its practices. Continue reading

Ohio House speaker, Wright State grad supports students with funding for internships

Cliff Rosenberger in the Ohio House

The College of Liberal Arts received funding for internship scholarships with help from Cliff Rosenberger, a 2012 Wright State graduate and speaker of the Ohio House. Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts recognizes community partners at internship celebration

Alexandria Gray with poster presentation

The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences. Continue reading