This is why.


Shayla Betts, M.S.W.

Shayla Betts, M.S.W.

“I really want to be an advocate for people.”

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Brinette Jones, M.S.W.

Brinette Jones, M.S.W.

“Just knowing that I’m changing lives keeps me in social work.”

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Sherry Parrish, M.S.W., ACSW, LCSW-C

Sherry Parrish, M.S.W., ACSW, LCSW-C

“(People) allow me to be a part of whatever it is they’re going through, which is an immense privilege.”

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Thomas Strentz, Ph.D.

Thomas Strentz, Ph.D.

“Every day in my job as a negotiator, I relied on the application of what I learned at the VCU School of Social Work.”

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Vicki Yeroian

Vicki Yeroian

“Would I have been able to find my passion anywhere else? I don’t think so.”

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Dr. Grace E. Harris

Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

“When I say, ‘I’m a social worker,’ it’s really no different than saying, ‘I’m me.’”

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Edward H. Haas, Esq., M.S.W.

Edward H. Haas, Esq., M.S.W.

“The pursuit of equality, fairness and justice informs every level of social work.”

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