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Alumna Melissa Douglass' New Tele-health Online Counseling Practice

Alumna Melissa Douglass (BSW '12, MSW '14) has started an online counseling practice called "Goal-Driven Counseling." Melissa has been very involved in the School of Social Work's Alumni Network Association. We are very appreciative and proud of Melissa!

Read about Melissa and her new program at the UMSL Daily's blog profile.

Melissa Douglass


Kevin Geekie at Bloom Cafe

BSW student Kevin Geekie was recently on Channel 5 News at the opening of Bloom Cafe, which, according to their website,  "serves a fresh take on casual dining while helping people with disabilities grow their independence through a unique job training program." Click the title for a low-resolution video of Kevin speaking at the ribbon cutting last month.


MSW student Joel Sjerven has written a timely piece titled The Life of Grover Perry, If he hadn't died homeless, published in the St. Louis American. Joel's article personalizes the struggles that people who are homeless face in their daily lives. Click the link to read the full article.

Joel Sjerven

MSW student Chelsey Jacox was profiled by the UMSL Daily. Read about her journey from basketball to her practicum experience at Youth In Need and the School of Social Work faculty that inspired her along the way by clicking on the photo below.

Chelsey Jacox


At the UMSL Student Leadership Awards Banquet, The Student Social Work Association was honored with several nominations and awards including:

Way to go everyone! We could not be more proud!

Student Social Work Association Awards



 Alumni Engagment Survey


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