Newman University Social Work graduates honored at pinning ceremony

May 18, 2012

The Newman University School of Social Work honored Spring and Summer 2012 graduates of the Master of Social Work program with a pinning ceremony held May 4, 2012 on the Newman campus.

Director of the Newman School of Social Work Kevin Brown, Ph.D. placed a pin on graduating MSW students’ lapels as recognition of their achievements. The event also included the induction of new members to Pi Gamma Mu, the international social sciences honor society, and new members to Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society, by Director of Field Education Leslie Jensby, MSW. Brown and Assistant Professor of Social Work Gloria Hegge, Ph.D. also presented awards to selected students.

Faculty and Spring and Summer 2012 graduating students of the Newman University Master of Social Work program gathered recently for a pinning ceremony and celebration. Attending the event were, l-r, front row: Laura Cassity; Crystal Milliken; Mary Phillips; Jerry Slaight; Stella Allen; Theresa Sly; Assistant Professor of Social Work Gloria Hegge, Ph.D., Field Liaison Robert Bontrager, LSCW; back row: Director of Field Education Leslie Jensby, MSW; Director of the School of Social Work Kevin Brown, Ph.D.; Emillius Mwanache; Kathryn Cole; Tammy Eady; Rachel Sprunger; Beverly Hammersmith; Jill Baxa; Susan Weigel-Wise; Betty Phillips, Associate Professor of Social Work Sue Ellen Gardner, Ph.D. Not pictured: Rudesta Edwards-Ugiomoh; Jovanna Johnson; Katie Kilgore; Samantha Mitchell; Chris Rairdon; Debra Sellers, Rachel Siegwarth

The Spring and Summer 2012 MSW graduates are listed below by hometown.

Stella Allen – Wichita, Kan.
Jill Baxa – McPherson, Kan.
Laura Cassity – Goddard, Kan.
Kathryn Cole- Wichita
Tammy Eady – Mulvane, Kan.
Rudesta Edwards-Ugiomoh – Wichita
Beverly Hammersmith – Wichita
Jovonna Johnson- Wichita
Katie Kilgore – Salina, Kan.
Crystal Milliken – Wichita
Samantha Mitchell – Dodge City, Kan.
Emillius Mwanache – Wichita
Betty Phillips – Wichita
Mary Phillips – Wichita
Chris Rairdon – Wichita
Debra Sellers – Wichita
Rachel Siegwarth – Wichita
Jerry Slaight – Ellsworth, Kan.
Theresa Sly – Hutchinson, Kan.
Rachel Sprunger – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Susan Weigel-Wise – Hutchinson