A News Magazine for School of Social Work Alumni and Friends
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
From the DeanTHIS FALL the School admitted another strong class of MSW and
PhD students. It seems the time goes by so quickly. Students enter
the program and, in no time, they are preparing to graduate. I
suppose it might not seem so fast if I was the one writing the papers,
reading the texts, doing the research and working in field placements.
We are completing the last year of our distance education part-time
MSW program in Fayetteville, N.C., hosted by Southern Regional
AHEC.That area has less need for our program now that Fayetteville
State University’s MSW program is up and running.To fill the need in
another region, the School has opened a distance education part-time
advanced standing program in Winston-Salem, N.C., hosted by the
Forsyth County DSS. Directed by Tina Souders, the program focuses
on preparing social worker practitioners for management and commu-
nity practice.This innovative MSW program is designed for part-time advanced standing students (hold-
ing a BSW degree).We are one of the first schools in the country to offer an part-time advanced stand-
ing program and we are happy to be housed by our colleagues at Forsyth County DSS.
We experienced unforeseen changes to the School’s faculty this semester. Dee Gamble retired after
36 years at the School and moved to Santa Fe, N.M.We wish her the best in the southwest! Professor
and former dean, Dick Edwards, accepted the deanship of the School of Social Work at Rutgers
University.We will all miss Dick and I know you join me in wishing him success as he moves on to
address new challenges.
We are pleased to welcome two new faculty members: Clinical Assistant Professor Melissa Grady
and Assistant Professor Michal Grinstein-Weiss.
In August, the School hosted a day of training for an official delegation from China’s National
Population and Family Planning Commission. In September,