Monmouth University School of Social Work “Art Take Away for Education” Event Raised $8,700 for Student Scholarships

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7/18/2014

Monmouth University's School of Social Work held a fundraising event on June 20 as a kickoff event to celebrate its 40th anniversary, which begins in the 2014-2015 academic year. The event, "Art Take Away for Education," raised $8,700 for the School's graduate student scholarship fund. Over 50 guests attended the event and took home a professionally framed fine art reproduction or an original piece of art from local artists as well as artists from the school's overseas field internship sites in Vietnam, Chile and Rwanda.

"Our first event was a huge success and I look forward to celebrating our anniversary throughout the year," said Robin Mama, dean of the School of Social Work. "Forty years of preparing social workers at either the baccalaureate level, or since 1998, at the graduate level is quite an accomplishment. I am proud of our alumni and their achievements."

Monmouth University's School of Social Work is built around the ideals of advancing human rights and social justice. Ranked as one of the top social work programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the school offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a graduate Master of Social Work (MSW), both of which are nationally accredited and nationally recognized. All students get hands-on experience in the field and engage in practice at all levels, including working with individuals, groups and communities. Specialty areas of study include school social work, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, gerontology, community organizing, and grant and policy writing.  For more information, visit www.monmouth.edu/socialwork or call 732-571-3543.

) From left, “Art Take Away for Education” committee members Lou Storey, Sher VanFossan, Robin Mama and Laura Oncea From left, Laura Oncea and Monmouth University President Paul R. Brown Marilyn McNeil, vice president and director of athletics at Monmouth University, looks at art work with volunteers Hayden Audy and Sarah Davis, a student in the MSW program at Monmouth University.

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