Louisiana State University (LSU) Child and Family Studies graduate, Miya Tate, anticipates graduating in May of 2024 with a Master of Social Work and Public Health. Tate is from Bogalusa, Louisiana and says, "Growing up in Bogalusa, there are not many people who choose LSU due to financial hardships and a difficult contextual environment. Since only 6% of people in Bogalusa hold a bachelor's degree, attending LSU truly seemed like an 'urban legend'". Deciding to attend LSU was Tate's effort to break that stigma and challenge herself to be more than just a statistic. Tate earned all A's in high school and set her goals on attending LSU. Her aspirations include changing the narrative back home, providing hope for future generations, and obtaining a college degree. Tate says, "Starting from the bottom does not define your destiny."
LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) announced that Scott E.Wilks, PhD, LMSW, was named LSU Life Course & Aging Center (LCAC) Director. Wilks is Professor and PhD program director in the LSU School of Social Work.
Join us September 23 2-4pm at Peabody Hall!
LSU, Southern University and Louisiana Public Broadcasting Present a Panel Discussion - Champions of Education: Perspectives from Classroom Teachers
Daily headlines site teacher shortages across the country, and Louisiana is experiencing unprecedented vacancies in our classrooms. Ultimately teachers are the foundation of our future workforce and are essential to the success of industries throughout the state. On Wednesday, September 7, LSU and Southern are hosting a panel discussion titled Champions of Education: Perspectives from Classroom Teachers. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Independence Park Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA.
A scholarship program for HSE residential college students living in Cypress Hall
Hannah Plauche, PhD, was named rector of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Residential College, Cypress Hall. As rector, Plauche will direct community involvement, collaborate on creating and executing student programming, and teach courses in the residential college.
LSU School of Social Work Doctoral Students Receive Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) Fellowship
Alisha Thompson and Rhonda Bardales, PhD students from the LSU School of Social Work, were named pre-dissertation fellows for the 11th cohort of the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW).