Virginia Commonwealth University

Our stories

Amazing things are happening in the VCU School of Social Work. Read about the people making a difference and how the school has impacted their lives.

This is whyVCU’s School of Social Work Peer Mentor Program expands.

View profile »

This is whyThis is why: Life experiences lead to social work pledges.

View profile »

Lori ThomasStaying relevant: Faculty members confront the latest issues in social work.

View profile »

Lori ThomasVCU’s School of Social Work welcomes group of new tenure-track assistant professors.

View profile »

Lori ThomasVCU’s School of Social Work expands hands-on learning with new field education faculty.

View profile »

Lori Thomas“It was probably one of my richest intellectual experiences in the Ph.D. program — a real gift.”

– Lori Thomas, M.S.W. and Ph.D. alumna and McGrath Morris Fellowship recipient
View profile »

Jessee  Caleb“I was able to make a difference by helping ….”

– Jessee Caleb, B.S.W. senior
View profile »

Aubrey Sclarandis“Turned out it was the best 10 days I ever spent.”

– Aubrey Sclarandis, B.S.W. senior and study abroad participant
View profile »

Nicki Lee“It is important to find meaning and passion in what you do.”

– Nicki Lee, B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. alumna and Zumba instructor
View profile »

Ted Susac“Social work has so much variety and such opportunity for lifelong learning. It’s a vital and personally interesting profession.”

– Ted Susac, M.S.W. alumnus and field instructor
View profile »

Randi  Buerlein“Children in Ghana want more than anything to go to school and now some will be able to do so.”

– Randi Buerlein, M.S.W., assistant director of field instruction
View profile »