Monday, November 7, 2016

Social Work Club "Give a Meal" Raises $1,677

AU's Social Work Club collected $1,677 in meal swipes and monetary donations through its "Give a Meal" service project.

The money will be used to purchase food in bulk through AU's dining services, which will be donated to Associated Charities and the Ashland County food bank.  Both organizations distribute food and personal hygiene items to individuals and families in need in Ashland County.

Great work, Social Work Club!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium

On Saturday, April 8, 2016, The College of Wooster will host the 4th annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium from 7:30am-5:00pm in Wooster, OH.  Over 70 Colleges and Universities have been invited to participate.

If you wish to present at the symposium, your abstract must be submitted online before January 20, 2017.  If you wish to just attend, or if you plan on presenting, you must register online before March 13, 2017 online.

For more information about the event, or to register and submit an abstract, please visit their website here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Social Work Club

Did you know the Social Work Department has a great way to get involved?

The purpose of the Social Work Club is to provide those interested in helping others with programs and experiences which will enhance their education, to contribute positively to the improvement of the community, and to enhance the awareness of social issues on the Ashland University campus. 

Check out events from the past like the “Give a Meal” service project, an Ethnic Potluck, and Easter Basket donations for Associated Charities

The Social Work Club's first meeting will take place in early October.  Be sure to check back for the meeting announcement.  For more information about the club, contact President Jessica Green at 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair

Career Services will be hosting a Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 12th from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm in Upper Convocation.  Professional dress is required for this event (for guidance on what to wear, consult the Career Services's Business Attire Pamphlet).  Be sure to bring several copies of your resume.  Student Registration, which is highly recommended, is available on the Career Services website.  All registered students will receive printed nametags to wear at the event.

There are many exciting opportunities for jobs and internships at this career fair.
Employers attending include:


-Catholic Charities

-Goodwill Industries

-Ohio Guidestone

-Recreation Unlimited

As well as these employees, there will be many graduate schools attending with great opportunities.  AU students should refer to the Career Services Guidebook for a complete list of employers and graduate schools who will be in attendance at the Fair.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Congratulations, Social Work Grads!

The Social Work Program extends its congratulations to the following Social Work majors who are graduating today:
  • Jocelyn Bean
  • Bailey Fullwiler
  • Brad Gowins
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Ashley Hoffman
  • Stephanie Julian
  • Rena Parma
  • Jessie Ryder
  • Kayla Shaver

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Social Work Senior Field Experiences Wrap Up for 2016

Each spring, senior social work students complete a 500-hour in-agency internship during which students put into practice the skills they have learned throughout their time at Ashland while gaining valuable experiences to prepare them to go on to employment or graduate studies after graduation.

This year, 9 students interned in organizations across the counties of Ashland, Richland, Huron and Wayne, spotlights for 7 of whom are below.

To learn about each student and his or her internship, click on the corresponding link provided below.

For more information about Ashland University’s Social Work Program, please visit our website.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Social Work Academic Achievement, Leadership & Service Honored

The Academic Honors Convocation and the Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony, two annual events that recognize the achievements of Ashland University students, faculty and staff, took place on Sunday. 

Social Work Students Honored for Outstanding Academic Achievement
At the Convocation, one student at the sophomore, junior and senior in each department is recognized as an Outstanding Student, who has notable scholarly achievement, acts as an academic role model for other students within the department, and possesses an inquiring and/or creative mind. 

The following social work students were recognized for their outstanding achievements:

(from left to right)

Bailey Fullwiler,
     senior social work major

Leah Paxton,
      sophomore social work major

Alison Bartholomew,
       junior social work major

Social Work Students, Organization, Staff Honored for Service, Leadership
The Social Work Club and several social work students were recognized as being nominated for or for receiving awards in various categories at the Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Bailey Fullwiler, who was nominated for several awards and received the Dr. Donald Rinehart Honor and Integrity award, addressed the audience as the Ceremony's keynote speaker.  Throughout her four years at Ashland University, Ms. Fullwiler has been involved in numerous organizations including Social Work Club, Campus Activities Board, and Theta Phi Alpha sorority.  Through these organizations and her time at AU, she states she was "shap[ed into] a more confident, joyful and skilled version of herself."

"Somewhere along the way," Ms. Fullwiler continued, "I had shifted from a freshman girl afraid to raise her hand in class to a senior woman thrilled to be around and helping others. This past semester I have been in a full time internship for [the Social Work] program and each and every day I have been able to use the skills I learned from my involvements, leadership roles and class work to benefit my clients and agencies."

Also recognized at the Ceremony was Stephanie Julian, a senior social work student who was nominated for the Volunteer Hall of Fame award, the Social Work Club's "Give a Meal" project, which was nominated for the Service Project of the Year award, and Sara Garska, the Social Work Program's Administrative Assistant, who was nominated for the Outstanding Female Staff Member of the Year award.

"I came to Ashland to earn a degree but what I got along the way was so much more. Ashland fundamentally changed my life, and, more importantly, it gave me an opportunity to have that same positive impact on others," says Ms. Fullwiler.  "Truly, this is a place where extraordinary things occur, each and every day."