UGA School of Social Work 2022 Graduates - Spring/Summer

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GRADUATING CLASS of 2022 Spring and Summer


Our Mission The School of Social Work at the University of Georgia prepares culturally responsive practitioners and scholars to be leaders in addressing social problems and promoting social justice, locally and globally, through teaching, research, and service.

Photographs in this virtual program were taken by the School of Social Work, UGA Photographic Services and friends and family of the persons pictured. Design: Kat Farlowe, UGA School of Social Work. © 2022 University of Georgia School of Social Work


PROGRAM WELCOME Llewellyn J. Cornelius Interim Dean and Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Civil Rights Studies

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Bob Sleppy Executive Director, Nuci’s Space Part-time Instructor, School of Social Work

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY GRADUATES

MASTER OF ARTS IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP GRADUATES

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK GRADUATES

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK GRADUATES

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE GRADUATES MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY CERTIFICATE GRADUATES SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELING CERTIFICATE GRADUATES KEEP IN TOUCH!



We l come Llewellyn J. Cornelius Interim Dean and Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Civil Rights Studies

Dear School of Social Work Graduating Class of 2022, On behalf of everyone at the School of Social Work, I wish you a hearty and heartfelt “Congratulations!!!” This year we are celebrating both on the UGA campus on May 13th and for those who could not be with us, we are also recognizing this time virtually. I am so proud of each and every BSW, MSW, MA NML and PhD graduate. Your success is a testament to your resilience and passion for making the world a better place. We continue to live in interesting times due to COVID-19, social inequities and the economy. Nonetheless, I am know that each of you is well prepared to overtake these challenges and make a real difference. Your faculty have equipped you with many tools and skills, and your capacity to make positive social change is limitless. We can’t wait to see all blossom and fulfill the School’s mission to address social problems and promote social justice. All the best to you on this special day and beyond. Please stay connected—we would love to hear how you are doing and we are always here to support you and celebrate your accomplishments. Be safe and well, be happy, be the change you want to see in the world. With warm regards,


KEYNOTE SPEAKER Bob Sleppy Executive Director, Nuçi’s Space BS ’05, MBA ’10, NP Management and Leadership Certificate ’11

“To paraphrase a well-known quote in our field, ‘YOU are the change we wish to see in the world.’ You are no longer doe-eyed dreamers. You are fighters. Please remember, regardless of how many times you are pushed back, keep moving forward.”

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ob Sleppy has been the Executive Director of Nuçi’s Space in Athens, GA, since 1999. The mission of the organization is to prevent suicide. With a focus on musicians, Nuçi’s Space advocates for and helps alleviate the suffering of those living with brain illness and fights to end the stigma of mental illness. Nuçi’s Space has been recognized by the University of Georgia as a Bulldog 100 organization five times since 2012. The Bulldog 100 celebrates the top 100 fastest-growing organizations owned or operated by UGA alumni each year. In addition to his work with Nuçi’s Space, Mr. Sleppy has been a part-time lecturer at the University of Georgia School of Social Work since 2012. He teaches the courses Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Financial Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Nonprofit Leadership to graduate students in the Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. Mr. Sleppy was awarded the Part-Time Teacher of the Year for the program in 2016 and 2021.


PhD

Doctor of

Philosophy

KATHERINE FITZGERALD GOWER Dissertation title: Exploring an online adaptation of reflective structured dialogue Committee members: Llewellyn Cornelius, Chair Mary Ager, Janette Hill, Raytheon Rawls

BARBARA HILTON ARNOLD Dissertation title: Trauma and the body: A phenomenological study of practitioners’ experiences using somatic approaches to treat trauma Committee members: Jennifer Elkins, Chair Rosalyn Denise Campbell, Kate Morressey Stahl


MA Master of Arts in

Nonprofit Management and

Leadership


A NML Mayowa Michael Benson Maya Denise Caldwell Caroline Hogg

Preston Norvell Horne, Jr. Kendall Adell King Caroline Marie Kramer Emily Bentley Pettigrew

Caitlyn Rose Richtman Nicholas Bryan Rulon Renee Nicole Seligman


M S W

Master of

Social Work


Jacqueline Estes Adams Rachel Joy Adams Mashfia Sajeda Ahmed Elkana Maureen Alexandre Ashley Nicole Archer Nicole Aussin Chantal Marie Austin Erica Renee Autry Olivia Kendall Baggett Kirsten Leigh Bagley Tameka Deidre Barber Yashimabet N. Baronian Shadonna Nicole Bell TaLysa Shante’ Bethea Qiana M. Beverley Melody Susan Bloomfield Emma Marie Boardman Melissa Deanne Braden Emily Ruth Brandon Kimberly Iris Brown Shanice Ladonya Brown Jenna Caitlin Bruck Elyse Sydney Bryman Oliver Demarquis Burrell Sabol Payne Rodgers Butler


Thomas Jackson Carani William Caraway Britney N. Carr Victoria Joyce Brooklyn Casey Jackie Chi-Kei Cazares Jayla Alexis Chapman Kacie Diane Chasteen Caitlin Clark Olivia Brynn Cona Caelen Javier Contreras Nicole Convis Lexi Jacqueline Cooper Katherine Anne Cope Catherine J. Corfah Elizabeth Cowart Eric Jarmal Cox Colleen Elise Craven Brynn Leah Crosby Gisela Cruz Lauren Mariel Dennis Lauren Elizabeth Deutser Jozsalina Del Val Sally Joann DeVane Catherine Sarah Dills Emily Grace Doyle


Erin Alyse Dryden Mariale Dunbar Munyerenkana M’lubala Euphrasie Zachary Ferer Brittney N. Ferguson Maria Fernandez Ivory Fillmore Cody Davis Fitzpatrick Margaret Hancock Gaddis Emily Mills Galenbeck Grace Mary Gilbert Jenna Margaux Gould Haley M. Granville Morgan Elizabeth Guthrie Katelyn Marie Hackbarth Tayler Delainee Hall Alexandria Brevard Hamilton Takieshia Nekiea Handy Nayjha Mienye Harris Jorden Ruth Hayes Aspen Bailey Holeman Janae Angelique Johnson Keshia L. Johnson Joann Elizabeth Johnston


Cori Lynn Jones Wallace Wade Jones Rashidah Jones Erica Sade Jones Alisha Shana Jones Gabriela Juarez-Rodriguez Nadege Emiline Kanumba Kira Deniece Kellogg Derek Andrew Key Jasmine Nycole Key Zachary C. Kumpula Andrew Lake Lisa Anne LaRoche Jamie Katherine Lee Lily Marie Letourneau Ellen Georgia Lopez Gabriela Beatriz Lor Joshua Hung Luong Tavia Yvette Lyons Austin Leigh Macenczak Alexander MacLean MacNicol, IV Olivia Rachael Maley Abbegale Carynne Malone Chassidy Chantea Mann Hudson Quinn May


MSW


Ashley Lynn McAllister Alan Long McArthur Kaitlin McCullough Cameron McGlothen Lauren Alexandra Melville Kathryn Elizabeth Miller Charisse Renee Moore Kierra Moultrie Kristen Nicole Mulkowsky Brian Mulwo Jayle Imon Myers Abigail Jessica Nelson Heather-Leigh Owens Nies Robert Lee Nolan Bodunde Olubadewo Mensford Obeng Owusu Yvanna Pantner Katherine Elaine Parker Julie Lynn Peters Shelby Rae Pluger Megan Ruth Pluymert Sara Ashley Polin Gabrielle Nichole Prince Elise Simone Darrow Ramia Kara Leigh Reeves


Laura Amy Remillard Elizabeth Autry Rhea Peyton Lashlee Ricketts Valerie Payne Rivenbark Jade Marie Rodriguez Michelle Rodriguez Angela Iakovou Romero-Shih Ileigha Anna Sanon Gia Elizabeth Santiago Martha Louisa Selph N. Zakiya Shareef-Givens Ashley Nicole Smith Aspen Dee Starbird Virginia Millie Stearns Ashley Marie Stephens Sarah Katherine Still Monica Marie Tate Jessica Mackenzie Taylor David Joseph Terraso Erik Charles Thompson Jordan E. Tildon Corlisa Tillman-Hampton Courtney Elizabeth Toth Miranda J. Towns Abigail McCane Turner


Wimberly Ford Underwood Shoko Uno Taya Jasmine Van Boxel Morgan Whitney Vance Ashley Whitten Vasile Kyle Robert Verhaeg Raven Janae Walker Yasmine Zhane Wallace Sharee Lynnette Walls Victoria Elizabeth Ward Alana Alexandria Ward April Leah Waters Ashlee Ann Watson Melody Faye Weisbaum La Shaun White Travis Anton Williams Cornell Lee Williams, Jr. Imelda Dionne Williams Meredith Lacy Williamson Rebekah Joann Wyant Siang Zaem


M S W


BSW

Bachelor of

Social Work


Carlyn Rose Autry Karena Elizabeth Barker, Cum Laude India Iuyania Barrow, Cum Laude Grace T. Beasley Alyssa Bedard, Magna Cum Laude Carli Joan Bernardo Hannah Blair, Summa Cum Laude Ansley Taylor Brague, Summa Cum Laude James Francis Brower, Magna Cum Laude Donna Jean Buttafuoco Sarah Elizabeth Cline Romona Deodath Rylee Elise Dickinson Vivian Elaine Finch, Magna Cum Laude


Madison Lynn Grabher Brandon Kemp Harrelson Skyler Raven Walker Harris Aereyona Charissa Heaton Mary Leigh Holden, Magna Cum Laude Khurtasha Monshay Hutchinson, Magna Cum Laude Malaya Lauren Ilustrisimo, Magna Cum Laude Anna Lynn Jarrett, Magna Cum Laude Julianna Rachel Johnson, Cum Laude Nicholas Johnson, Summa Cum Laude Morgan Elizabeth Jones Courtney Anne Jones, Magna Cum Laude Marley Britt Jones, Summa Cum Laude Christina Joseph Addison Grace King Megan E. Lance, Summa Cum Laude Sidney Rebecca Looney, Magna Cum Laude


Sophia Kennedy McIntyre, First Honor Graduate, Summa Cum Laude Erin Margaret Moore Ridhi T. Patel Olivia R. Payne, Magna Cum Laude Dustin Khanh Phan, Magna Cum Laude Madeline Riley Pool, Summa Cum Laude Rebecca Anne Rankin Charity Sade Robinson, Cum Laude Victoria Lynn Schiffer Madison Olivia Shelnutt, Summa Cum Laude Bethany Ann Shires Kelly C. Smoltz Charlotte M. Strazis, Summa Cum Laude Emma Hendley Taylor Avery Lange Terrell, Summa Cum Laude Natalie Anne Thompson, Cum Laude Elizabeth Grace Trapnell, Magna Cum Laude Gabriella Welch

B S W


Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Elkana Maureen Alexandre Nicole Aussin Erica Renee Autry Olivia Kendall Baggett Yashimabet N. Baronian Shadonna Nicole Bell Emily Ruth Brandon Kimberly Iris Brown Elyse Sydney Bryman Oliver Demarquis Burrell Kacie Diane Chasteen Lexi Jacqueline Cooper Eric Jarmal Cox Jozsalina Del Val Lauren Mariel Dennis Lauren Elizabeth Deutser Munyerenkana M’lubala Euphrasie Ivory Fillmore Alexandria Brevard Hamilton Keshia L. Johnson Cori Lynn Jones Erica Sade Jones Kira Deniece Kellogg Derek Andrew Key Lisa Anne LaRoche Austin Leigh Macenczak Kathryn Elizabeth Miller Kristen Nicole Mulkowsky Heather-Leigh Owens Nies Robert Lee Nolan Ileigha Anna Sanon Martha Louisa Selph Aspen Dee Starbird Jessica Mackenzie Taylor David Joseph Terraso Ashley Whitten Vasile Ashlee Ann Watson Cornell Lee Williams, Jr. Meredith Lacy Williamson Siang Zaem

Yashimabet N. Baronian Qiana M. Beverley Colleen Elise Craven Emily Grace Doyle Mariale Dunbar Emily Mariko Eng Francesca Felicella Brittney N. Ferguson Maria Fernandez Cody Davis Fitzpatrick Grace Catherine Gelpi Rebekah Marilyn Groth Aspen Bailey Holeman Janae Angelique Johnson Rashidah Jones Gabriela Juarez-Rodriguez Andrew Lake Jamie Katherine Lee Ellen Georgia Lopez Tavia Yvette Lyons Alan Long McArthur Abigail Jessica Nelson Heather-Leigh Owens Nies Mark Eric Pettit Megan Ruth Pluymert Macy Jordan Reeves Valerie Payne Rivenbark Ashley Marie Stephens Amy Elizabeth Sweet Jordan E. Tildon Corlisa Tillman-Hampton Melody Faye Weisbaum

Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Counseling Jacqueline Estes Adams Nicole Aussin Olivia Kendall Baggett Tameka Deidre Barber Victoria Joyce Brooklyn Casey Elizabeth Cowart Eric Jarmal Cox Jozsalina Del Val Sally Joann DeVane Zachary Ferer Jorden Ruth Hayes Joann Elizabeth Johnston Wallace Wade Jones Chassidy Chantea Mann Hudson Quinn May Charisse Renee Moore Brian Mulwo Mensford Obeng Owusu David Joseph Terraso Courtney Elizabeth Toth Sharee Lynnette Walls Cornell Lee Williams, Jr.

Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Alexa Elsie Al-Hameed Olivia James Bauer Sophia G. Dodd Megan Gallagher Maruthappan Saminath Gandhi Mary Grace Huffman Kristen Michelle Huffstutler Evan M. King Sydney Brooks Laughlin Callie Anne Maffett Abigail Hongdou McGillis Abigail Julia Parkes Alexandra Althea Piacek Elizabeth A. Quilliams Gouri Rajesh Alyson Newman Satisky Sarah Chandler Sewell Charlotte M. Strazis Meghan Elizabeth Toomey Julianne Mary Vogel


Chartered in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America. As Georgia’s flagship institution, the university is recognized for its commitment to student excellence as it tackles some of the world’s grand challenges — from combating infectious disease to advancing economic growth and improving community well-being. Since its founding in 1964, the UGA School of Social Work has demonstrated its commitment to student excellence by preparing more than 8,000 culturally competent social work practitioners and scholars to be leaders in addressing persistent and emerging social problems through practice, research and policy. The school offers a learning environment that emphasizes social justice for all, with relevant experiences both inside and outside the classroom, training in reflective and critical thinking skills that incorporate global perspectives and cultural humility, and hands-on research and leadership opportunities. We wish all our graduates continued personal and professional success. As a Bulldog alum, you will always have our support.


BRAVO! Congratulations graduates and welcome to the School of Social Work’s alumni family! Each of you are amazing and have persevered through a very difficult and challenging time. I am so proud to be your alumni director and it is my hope that I can be resource and a connection back to the school as you begin this new journey. Please take a moment to complete the survey at the link below so that we can stay connected. Again, congratulations Class of 2022!

Jennifer Abbott, MPA SSW Alumni Director

STAY IN TOUCH Click on the following link to update your alumni information and let us know how you are doing.

https://bit.ly/SSW-alumni-records