Six students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a 20-day immersion course in Merida, Mexico during winter break. The focus of the course was to learn more about what social services and advocacy groups are available in the Yucatan area, and Merida in particular, and where there may be gaps in services.
Approximately 65 middle school girls, ages 12-15, took part in the 15th annual Girls Today Conference in October. Girls Today was an all-day conference held at the Forest Grove campus that brought together graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Graduate Psychology, Master of Social Work, the Center for Gender Equity and the American Association of University Women.
Students and staff from Pacific’s Master of Social Work program and the School of Learning & Teaching took part in the Out of the Darkness Walk in Eugene, OR alongside more than 750 participants community members, to show their support for suicide awareness and prevention.
Pacific will move its Eugene Campus teaching and social work programs to facilities at LCC, enhancing pathways and support systems for students.
Pacific University will extend a portion of its master of social work program to the Forest Grove Campus starting in Fall 2020.
The Master of Social Work Program has two types of funding opportunities available to MSW students for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for applications is Oct. 4.
Autumn Davis MBA ’19, Breanne Davis ’16, OT ’19, and Carmel Nichol ’16, MSW ’17 completed a family triple play this summer when Breanne was awarded her doctorate in occupational therapy. She was the third triplet in the family to earn a graduate degree from Pacific.
Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 Combines Passion for Social Work with Helping Latinos Who Face Cancer Treatments
Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 is able to combine her passion for social work with her desire to assist other Latinos.
Students and staff from the Pacific University Master of Social Work program attended the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention in Eugene, OR on September 30. The walk is organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention whose goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate.
Students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a two-week winter immersion program in Guatemala with professor Michele Eggers. Students received five hours of Spanish language instruction every day and resided with Guatemalan host families.