Social Work club wins award

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University of North Dakota


The Social Work student club at the University of North Dakota has earned the prestigious National Phi Alpha Chapter Service Award. The award recognizes and rewards chapter achievement in fulfilling the core values of the Phi Alpha Honor Society and the social work profession.

The Chapter Service Award comes with a plaque, a check for $500 and national recognition at this year's Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program meeting in Atlanta, GA.

"The applications were sent to many judges in various regions. All applications were excellent this year and the judging was tough," stated the award letter.

"I'm so proud of our Club and all of the volunteer work they have provided in our community," said Thomasine Heitkamp, chair of the Social Work Department. "Club advisor Barb Kramer has provided wonderful leadership and, along with faculty, has illustrated a model value of service to our students."

The Purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.