School of Social Work
USM to host “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture Oct. 13
USM will host a lecture featuring the descendants of Henrietta Lacks as they explore ethics, race, and the commercialization of human tissue on Oct. 13.
Dr. Paula Gerstenblatt has been invited to present Parenting in Black and White in February 2018
Dr. Paula Gerstenblatt invited to speak at University of Texas
Costa Rica - Immersion in Culture, Community, and Language
Costa Rica Immersion in Culture, Community, and Language
Graduate Student Professional Funds
Attention Current MSW Students: Graduate Students Professional Funds!
Expanding Horizons Scholarships for Non-Matriculated Students in Social Work
Interested in exploring graduate study in Social Work at USM but have not yet applied to the MSW program?
USM alumna Bailey-Curry appointed to board of YWCA of Central Maine
USM alumna Tonya Bailey-Curry, who received her master’s in social work in May 2017, has been named to the board of directors of the YWCA of Central Maine in Lewiston.
Tonya Bailey-Curry, 2017 Featured Graduate
Even as her children attended college, Tonya Bailey-Curry worked toward her own degrees, graduating from Central Maine Community College before coming to USM. She earned her undergraduate degree in social work at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College before earning her Master of Social Work on the Portland Campus.
Abdalla Hassan, 2017 Featured Graduate
In his senior year, Abdalla Hassan was selected as the Disability Services Center's Undergraduate Social Work Intern. The former vice-president of the USM Multicultural Center, Hassan organized efforts in 2015 to help several USM students to attend the annual Care National Conference.
Hannah Binger and Molly Stevens, 2017 Featured Graduates
Hannah Binger and Molly Stevens became friends in Kindergarten and continued together through elementary, middle and high school. At USM, the duo studied side by side to earn Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
Jessica Labbe, 2017 Featured Graduate
Through her work in the Safe Zone Project, Jessica Labbe has worked to educate and identify members of the USM community who are safe and supportive contacts for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty.