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First Black graduates from Tulane School of Social Work will be honored in 'Trailblazers' painting

Over the past month, we've been sharing the story of Gloria Bryant Banks, Pearlie Hardin Elloie and Marilyn S. Piper who are trailblazers for social workers, women, and African Americans.

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Alum Update: Social Worker Burnout Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

As March is National Social Work Month celebrating the essential role the profession plays in community well-being, social workers may also want to take this opportunity to discover what they need for their own well-being.

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TSSW Trailblazers Featured on WDSU

Get more of a sneak peek into the TSSW Trailblazers painting with this feature on WDSU.

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Alumni Couple Give to Advance Addiction Research & Recovery Services

Tulane University has received a $500,000 gift from alumni Rick and Debbie Rees to support behavioral health and addiction research and recovery. The donation will be split between the School of Social Work and the university’s Collegiate Recovery Program.

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Coming Soon: TSSW Trailblazers

Celebrating individuals who have made Tulane University a more inclusive and diverse academic community is at the heart of the Trailblazers initiative, and TSSW is honoring three vibrant women with a unique collaboration.

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Alumni in the Field: Disaster Resilience & Response

The ability to assess needs, implement programs, and connect people with resources is critical to social work as well as disaster preparedness, management, and recovery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, one Tulane University School of Social Work alum is leveraging his interdisciplinary skills to support an organization well-versed in responding to uncertainties.

Having graduated in 2019 with the dual degree of Master of Social Work with Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership, Mark Rogers, II, LMSW, now works as a Capabilities Research and Development Associate in the Field Operations Department of Team Rubicon.

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Alumni in the Field: Supporting Released and Exonerated Individuals

Social workers help ensure every person has resources and opportunities, and that work hasn’t stopped during the global COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it’s adapted and increased because creative, passionate people have dedicated themselves to it. Angelique Thomas, LMSW (SW ‘2016) is the only social worker on staff with the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO), a free-standing, non-profit law office with specialized full-time staff attorneys and investigators working to free innocent life-sentenced prisoners in Louisiana and Mississippi. 

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