Month: March 2014

Beth Sharkey MSW ’01 Appointed to NASW CT Board of Directors

Beth Sharkey MSW ‘01, Associate Director of Outreach at the UConn SSW, has been appointed as Secretary of the NASW CT Chapter Board of Directors.

Photo of Beth Sharkey, MSW
Beth Sharkey, MSW ’01
As a chapter officer she is also a member of the Executive Committee and will be closely involved with the development of the organization’s goals, program plans, activities and policy decisions. Beth previously held the position of Chair of the chapter’s Nominating and Leadership Identification Committee.

SSW Student Receives Two Veterans Awards

There are over 700 student veterans attending the University of Connecticut and many are highly involved in supporting the community from veteran outreach in downtown Hartford to setting up study sessions for biology students on campus. The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is committed to recognizing these students and has implemented a Veteran of the Month to honor those students that go that extra step in support of their fellow veterans, students, or community members.

Photo of Aaron Jones, SSW MSW Student
Aaron Jones

We are pleased to recognize Aaron Jones as February’s Veteran of the Month. Aaron served in the Army as an Infantryman for 11 years with the Connecticut National Guard in support of operations Bosnia and Iraq. Aaron is a current student in the Masters of Social Work program and has a passion to assist other less fortunate veterans in the community. Currently, Aaron works with homeless veterans in Hartford, through the South Park Inn, to match them up with appropriate VA services and coordinates local outreach and activities that improve their quality of life.

Aaron was also awarded the Willis N. Hawley Service and Leadership Award by the UConn Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs. This award recognizes individual student veterans who have made significant contributions to the University community through leadership and service during their tenure as a student.
Excerpts reprinted with permission
Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs
Husky Veterans, Volume 1, Issue 6
February 7, 2014

Dean Raheim Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from her Alma Mater

Bowie State University College of Professional Studies awarded Dean Raheim with their Outstanding Alumni Award on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW
Dean and Professor

“Your work in higher education, especially as Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, poignantly demonstrates how our alumni are making a positive difference in the lives of others”, said Jerome Schiele, Dean of the Department of Social Work.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dean Raheim holds the PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa, the Master of Social Work from Catholic University of America, and the Bachelor of Social Work from Bowie State University, a historically black college.

View Dean Salome Raheim’s faculty page.