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Student Profiles

Margaret Lloyd

Margaret Lloyd, Ph.D. student

Read about Margaret Lloyd’s mentoring relationship with Jody Brook and how it impacted her time here as a Ph.D. student at University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.

Nik Schuetz

Nik Schuetz, M.S.W. student

Learn about the life changing experiences that Master of Social Work (MSW) degree student Nik Schuetz experienced that led him to choosing the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.

Adele Falk

Adele Falk, M.S.W. student

Read about Adele Falk’s decision to choose the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Kansas.

Felicia Mitchell

Felicia Mitchell, Ph.D. student

Read Felicia Mitchell’s journey from KU undergrad to working on her Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.

Alumni Profiles

At the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, we’ve had thousands of students just like you who were interested in our social work degree programs. Read more about some of our alumni who have chosen to follow the path of a B.S.W. or M.S.W degree, or who have chosen to get a Ph.D. in social work.

Kellie Henderson, 2014 M.S.W.

Kellie was one of twenty students who began KU master’s classes the summer of 2013 with the launch of KU’s new western Kansas-based M.S.W.

Molly Tye, 2006 B.S.W.

Molly’s interest in social work began with a desire to mentor youth in the inner city. She was able to sharpen her skills during her practicum at an inner city school district.

Venida Chenault, 1986 B.S.W., 1990 M.S.W.

In December 2004, Chenault was named Haskell’s vice president of academic affairs, which gave her administrative oversight of a $3-$4 million budget and supervisory responsibility for all academic programs, budgets, faculty and staff within the Division of Academic Affairs.

Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty, 1993 B.S.W.

Instead of writing down her own thoughts, she decided to write the stories from the perspectives of the patients.

Sam Finke

Sam Finke, 2004 M.S.W.

Sam Finke graduated from the B.S.W. program in 2003 and the M.S.W. program in 2004.

Joel Karman

Joel Karman, 1996 M.S.W.

Currently, Karman is the associate hospital director at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System where he manages 35 departments and roughly 400 employees.

Paul Gutierrez

Paul Gutierrez, 2009 M.S.W.

Since graduating, Gutierrez has worked in direct therapy and counseling at the Mattie Rhodes Center in Kansas City.


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