Twenty-nine 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 Saturday, December 5 on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. The MSW degree, which is awarded by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, has been available at Pitt-Johnstown since 1998. To date, 151 students have completed the program.
The MSW degree is one of three University of Pittsburgh graduate degrees available at the Johnstown campus.
Members of the class included Kayla Sherrine Barnouski of Armagh; Derik Steven Berkebile of Stoystown; Laura Catherine Blair of Boswell; Erica Erin Erdley of Johnstown; Kristen Marie Gokey of Johnstown; Laurie A. Hoffman Lantz of Saint Michael; Tera Lynn Kelleher of Altoona; Adam A. Kleinman of Johnstown; Shawna Jill Kosakowski of Johnstown; Tanya M. Kvarta of Johnstown; Julia Ann Lesniak of Huntingdon; Megan M. Lintz of Jenners; Amy Lynn Lockard of Indiana; Joanna Marie Lombardo of Altoona; Erin Elizabeth Pituch of Johnstown; Kimberley Marie Pugh of Altoona; Amanda Nicole Ravida of Johnstown; Randi Jo Reichard of Allport; Aimee Lee Riggleman of Portage; Patrick John Shell of Ebensburg; Janice L. S. Shelton of Ligonier; Sarah E. Sherry of Johnstown; Carla D. Smith of Mineral Point; Holly Marie Thompson of Altoona; Billy John Tomchick of Altoona; Andre Lemont Trainer of Altoona; Martina Louise Vermeulin of Portage; Byron Glenn Wyant of Altoona; and Jamie Annette York of Duncansville.
The MSW program is the result of a partnership that began in 1994 with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Pitt-Johnstown. The 60-credit degree program was 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 earn six credits per term and complete all degree requirements in 10 terms of study. The program is administered through the John P. and Joyce Murtha Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development. The eighth cohort will be admitted in the Fall of 2010. Laura Perry-Thompson is the program coordinator.
For additional information about the program, contact 814-269-2099.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”