Thirty students have completed requirements for their Master of Social Work degrees at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The students were recognized at a ceremony held on Saturday, December 15 on the UPJ campus. The MSW degree, which is awarded by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, has been available at UPJ since 1998. To date, 122 students have completed the program.
The MSW program is one of three University of Pittsburgh graduate degrees administered through the UPJ Office of Outreach and Professional Services.
At the graduation ceremony, UPJ President Dr. Jem Spectar praised the graduates for their hard work and dedication.
Members of the class included Linda A. Benza, Christie M. Betz, Amber L. Brick, Amy L. Canavan, Michael A. Clark, Brenda M. Dick, Teresa A. Fiorica, Janis E. Franklin, Richard D. Georg, Sarah E. Grove, Heather L. Hay, Jessica M. Hendrickson, Gayle C. Hinebaugh, Melissa A. Leskowsky, Charlotte c. Manges, Amanda C. Miller, Roxanne T. Miloro, Jason A. Mirobelli, Catherine M. Monk, David O’Brien, Sherrie Salata, Vivian M. Savit, Ronnie P. Scheeler, Jason A. Schiffhauer, Miranda N. Simunic, Jennifer A. Stiffler, Julia N. Tannehill, Danielle Thorpe, Michael J. Weakland, and Richard S. Williams.
The MSW program is the result of a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social work. The part-time program at UPJ is tailored to working professionals as well as new graduates who are interested in preparing for careers in advanced direct practice with individuals, families, and small groups. Students complete all degree requirements entirely through study at UPJ. The program is administered through the John P. and Joyce Murtha Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development, Office of Outreach and Professional Services. Laura Perry-Thompson is the program coordinator.
For additional information about the program, contact the UPJ Office of Outreach and Professional Services at 814-269-2099.
The Office of Outreach and Professional Services at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown delivers quality educational programs and services to our region. Through a strong commitment to developing community partnerships to meet educational needs, the office offers enrichment programs for adults as well as a variety of educational opportunities for children. Operating within the Outreach Office is the John P. and Joyce Murtha Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development, which offers graduate-level study and professional development programs.