Tag: Social Work

UW-Green Bay graduate student receives honors achievement of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies

UW-Green Bay graduate student Isaac Kabacinski (Social Work) is one of 13 honorees of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory […]

Lecturer Sheng Lee Yang featured in Post Crescent

UW-Green Bay lecturer Sheng Lee Yang (Social Work) was recently profiled in the Appleton Post Crescent. Her story is about her non-profit to improve care for diverse people needing mental health care. Here is an exerpt: “When Soua Lee’s son was 15, his school identified him as at risk for thoughts of suicide. She remembered not […]

Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption holds first public hearing at UW-Green Bay

A bipartisan group of state representatives hopes to learn more about the barriers that make child adoption challenging in Wisconsin. The committee’s first public hearing was held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay faculty provided feedback. “Children need their parents. The question is how do we protect a child who may think […]

Alumnus Doug Wirth named to the 2019 Pride Power 100 | CSNY

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues efforts to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Doug Wirth ’89 (Social Work) tells Gay City News that preventive health care should be expanded to reach vulnerable populations. Wirth served on Cuomo’s Task Force to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York state by 2020 and was senior health policy adviser to […]

Video: UW-Green Bay 2018 Alumni Award recipient, Doug Wirth, shares his Phoenix story

Doug Wirth ’89 (Social Work) entered UW-Green Bay feeling good about who he was, but unsure about who he would become. According to Wirth, a degree from UW-Green Bay prepares you well for the world of work. Wirth is the president and CEO of Amida Care, a Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan in New York […]

Photos: Celebrating Social Work in 2018-19

Social Work Symposium

Student posters, students, community members and faculty/staff filled the Weidner Center foyer on Friday May 10, 2019 to celebrate Master of Social Work (MSW) capstone projects, induction into the Phi Alpha Honor Society, and completion of the Social Work program for 32 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and 55 MSW students. More than 60 posters […]

Spring semester success in Social Work: International collaboration with University of Gothenburg in Sweden


The Social Work Professional Programs and the College of Health, Education & Social Welfare (CHESW) proudly hosted guests from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden’s Social Work Department to explore international student and faculty exchanges between UW-Green Bay and the University of Gothenburg’s International Master’s in Social Work and Human Rights. This effort builds upon the […]

Social Work students hold informational session on men affected by domestic violence

As part of an Advocacy Project in their undergraduate Social Policy Analysis course, Social Work students will host an advocate from Rainbow House to speak about men who are affected by domestic violence. The informational session will be held Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m., in Wood Hall 117.  All are welcome to attend the […]

Social Work senior class presents ‘ALICE’ results to United Way

Culminating a year-long research project, the Bachelor of Social Work senior class gave a presentation to the United Way on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in the Christie Theater. Annually, seniors in the Social Work Program take on a collaborative research project with a community partner. This year, the students worked with United Way to learn […]