Department of Social Work professors Natalie Cawood and Anne Medill were recently honored by the the National Association of Social Workers-Arizona Chapter. Cawood was named “Social Worker of the Year” and Medill was named “Transformational Educator of the Year.”
The NAU Speech & Debate team has participated in its first full-team event of the season at California State University Long Beach. NAU was represented by nine undergraduate students who competed in two different speech tournament against 16 other college and university teams. The team brought home two tournament championship titles, with sophomore Riley Smelkinson winning First Place in Novice Persuasive Speaking and sophomore Elliot Lovell winning First Place in Novice Informative Speaking.
- First Place in Novice Persuasive Speaking,… Read more
Geri Hongeva (2001, Visual Communication) was recently featured in Native News Online. The profile highlighted her journey since graduating from NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Read more
The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council awarded a one-year grant, totaling $99,996, to the Institute for Human Development (IHD) to develop a pilot project to create an inclusive environment on college campuses for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). IHD plans to partner with Coconino Community College, providing professional development and support for coaches and peer mentors to work with students with I/DD and CCC personnel to leverage and expand current support structures for students, professors, instructors, and all… Read more
Michael McCarthy, an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department, is serving as Co-Investigator on a competitively-funded administrative supplement to the Southwest Healthy Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) core grant. The study is funded in the amount of $374,906 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging. The long-term goal of this study is to develop culture-based programs for underserved (Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, rural) family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The goal of… Read more