School of Social Work


Social Work Student Andrew Breault Writes Column Supporting Shelter for Homeless Female Veterans

When it opens, the Betsy Ann Ross House of Hope in Augusta will help female homeless veterans. It will be the first place of its kind in Northern New England.

MSW Student, Stephen White, Published in Portland Press Herald

MSW Student Published in PPH

Social Work Student Leads Self Care Workshop

Social Work student leads Self Care Workshop at USM
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (book cover)

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?
Tonya Bailey-Curry

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.
portrait of Tonya Bailey-Curry

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.