Department of Social Work


2014 Graduates

 

 

 

photo of DebbieDebbie Becker passed her Final Oral Exam on December 12, 2014. She is doing clinical work with Accend Services and plans to become a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).

 

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Angella Carter passed her Final Oral Exam on November 20, 2014. She is currently working for Northern Pines Mental Health Center at Forestview Middle School in Baxter MN as the 7th and 8th grade REACH program Coordinator and is also working as part of the Mobile Crisis Outreach team with Northern Pines.

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Susan Anderson passed her Final Oral Exam on November 13, 2014. She is Anishinaabekwe from the Red Lake Nation in NW Minnesota.

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Michael Harbin passed his Final Oral Exam on November 20th, 2014. Michael is currently employed through Children’s Mental Health Services out of Grand Rapids. Michael will be pursing employment related to child welfare practice in the Grand Rapids area. 

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Dawn Eckdahl passed her Final Oral Exam on November 13, 2014. Her special areas of interest include tribal and county child welfare, curriculum and program development, research and policy. Dawn will pursue a career in macro practice that provides opportunity to end disparities and disproportionality of American Indian children in child welfare.

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Crystal Reich passed her Final Oral Exam on October 16, 2014.  She has accepted a Pre-Petition Commitment Screening position within the Chemical Dependency Unit at St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services. 

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Sarah Markert passed her Final Oral Exam on November 14, 2014. Sarah works as a social worker for Beltrami County Health and Human Services in Child Protection. She is interested in adoption work and also teaching social work in the future.

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Susan Gran passed her Final Oral Exam on October 2, 2014. Susan is planning to pursue her clinical license and is interested in working with children and adolescents.

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Crystal Mullen passed her Final Oral Exam on October 17, 2014. Crystal is employed at Haven Chemical Health Systems in Cloquet, MN as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and plans to go into clinical work and pursue her LICSW.

Amy Wicker passed her Final Oral Exam on June 11, 2014. Amy is working as a Clinical Associate at Accend Services in Duluth and will be pursuing her LICSW.

Taylor Holm passed her Final Oral Exam on July 1st, 2014.

Elizabeth "Biz" Sorenson passed her Final Oral Exam on June 5th, 2014. She will be starting her new job as a school social worker at King Elementary School in Deer River, MN in August 2014.

Cheri Goodwin (second from left) passed her Final Oral Exam on June 2nd, 2014. Cheri is pictured here with her family. She will continue to work as a social worker at the Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center on the Red Lake Reservation working with elders in her community.

Heather Jarvis passed her Final Oral Exam on May 22nd, 2014. She will be continuing her current employment at Lutheran Social Services in Duluth and will continue to look for opportunities to work with and support families directly and at the community/policy level.

Lisa Stark passed her Final Oral Exam on May 22nd, 2014. Lisa is currently working at Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe in Indian Child Welfare as the Assistant Director.

Karly Katchmark passed her Final Oral Exam on May 16th, 2014. She will be working as an Advanced Generalist at Kindred Family Focus working with adoption, licensing, and case management. She plans to continue working within the child welfare sector.

Kate Wigren passed her Final Oral Exam on May 22nd, 2014. Kate is the Director of Employment Services at Community Action Duluth

  

Carolyn Mueller passed her Final Oral Exam on May 15th, 2014. Carolyn had a double focus in clinical and child welfare practice. Carolyn passed her LGSW exam in April, and will be pursuing a position where she can attain her LICSW while serving families and children.

 Samantha Madsen passed her Final Oral Exam on May 15th, 2014. Sam recently accepted a position with Community Action Duluth as a Financial Coach and Housing Counselor.

Megan Bock passed her Final Oral Exam on May 14th, 2014. Megan plans to seek employment in the Duluth area as an Advanced Generalist social work in an aging or medical setting.

 

Ali Rassa passed his Final Oral Exam and plans to go full time with his current employment. He hopes in the future to continue working within the child welfare sector in the Duluth/Cloquet area. Ali is working on taking his LGSW and plans on obtaining his LICSW.

 

Alyssa Peoples completed her Final Oral Examination on May 15th, with a special focus on macro practice. She hopes to stay in the Duluth community and utilize her Advanced Generalist degree to find a position with a community and macro focus.

Daisy Mundt passed her Final Oral Exam on May 15th, 2014. Daisy will be pursing employment related to child welfare practice in the Grand Rapids area.

Alexa vanDonselaar passed her Final Oral Exam on May 14th, 2014. Her Final Master's Portfolio was completed with a special focus on clinical social work practice. Alexa plans to seek employment in the Duluth area as she works towards getting her LICSW licensure.

Nicole Feralin passed her Final Oral Exam on May 15th, 2014. She plans on staying in Duluth and working as an Advanced Generalist social worker in mental health.

Becky Revier passed her Final Oral Exam on May 9th, 2014. She is pictured here with Dr. Lake's dog, Gryffin. Her Final Master's Portfolio was completed with a special focus on clinical social work practice. Becky is working at Accend Services as a Clinical Associate and will be working towards her LICSW.

Allan Lamb passed his Final Oral Exam on May 6th. Allan will be working with Essentia Institute of Rural Health as an Ethnographer exploring to better understand the nature of team-based care and patient involvement in ICU settings at Essentia Health. Allan will also be exploring clinical social work opportunities within the Duluth area.

Erin Wojciechowski passed her Final Oral Exam on Thursday, May 8th. Erin has an interest in working with families and will be searching for a job in the child welfare sector.

Beth Kinney passed her Final Oral Exam on May 9th, 2014. She is a clinical scholar and will pursue working in the field of mental health and autism at the graduate level. She currently works at Essentia Health.

Brenda Caya passed her Final Oral Exam on Thursday, May 1st. Brenda is currently working part time at ARC Northland, and Lutheran Social Services. Brenda was a Child Welfare Scholar recipient and is currently working with parents and families in both of these positions.

Kerry Tomhave passed her Final Oral Exam on May 7, 2014. Her Final Master's Portfolio was completed with a special focus on clinical social work practice.  Kerry plans to pursue post-MSW practice opportunities in the Duluth area while working towards her LICSW.

Kyle Mitchell passed his Final Oral Exam on January 30, 2014. His Final Master's Portfolio was completed with a special focus on working with people with developmental disabilities. Kyle is working at the Challenge Center in Superior, Wisconsin as a supervisor of supportive home services and also as a job coach.

Jessica Unkelhauser is currently an ARMHS worker for Fond du Lac Behavioral Health Services. She plans to pursue her clinical license and further her practice in child welfare and mental health fields.


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2013 Graduates

2012 Graduates

2011 Graduates

2010 Graduates

2009 Graduates

See Alumni Luncheon Pictures, October 2010

See Alumni Luncheon Pictures, October 2011

Graduation Reception, 2011

 


UMD Social Work Department

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1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812

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