Social Work Yearly Assessment Outcomes

Social Work Student Outcomes BSW PSEI 2015

Social Work Student Outcomes BSW SRS 2015

Summary of Social Work Assessment Findings 2014-15

Student Outcomes

 Jessica Antonik '05 is from the US but decided she wanted to work in Europe for a while; is employed as a social worker for the Borough of Hounslow, England

Lauren Auster-Gussman '11 will soon be attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University for her master's degree in social work (M.S.W.). Lauren was admitted with advanced standing.

Alison Banks '10 is currently enrolled, with advanced standing, in a master's of social work degree program at the University of Maine, following a career as a social worker at the Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax, Va., where she provided case management services to an elder population.

Emily Blejwas '05 is a resource coordinator with the Association of Retarded Citizens working with families of developmentally disabled children in Middlesex County, NJ

Melissa Boas '10 is pursuing her master's degree in biological anthropology at Florida Atlantic University. Her POE of biology and anthropology has well prepared her for this interdisciplinary graduate study.

Courtney DeGemmis '11 has been accepted to a variety of M.S.W. programs and has decided to pursue graduate study at Boston College.

Rachel Droessler '10 is employed full time by the California Department of Parks and Recreation in her home town of San Diego, Calif., but she also does work with AECOM and Laguna Mountain Environmental, Inc. After graduating from Juniata, she attended archaeological field school in Belize for one month and obtained her GIS certification. Rachel is also pursuing a master's degree in historical archeology at San Diego State University.

Ashley Fisher '11 will be employed by Mainstream Counseling in Huntingdon, Pa. following her May 2011 graduation from Juniata.

Alcione Frederick '05 is currently working on her Master's degree at Washington State University studying in a joint development anthropology/Peace Corps program. She will be leaving for a two-year assignment in Senegal in March 2007

Brittany Gregory '11 is enrolled at Morgan State University, where she is pursuing her master's degree in sociology.

Megan Lowery '11 is currently enrolled at Temple University for Medicine.  While at Juniata she studied Biology with an emphasis in anthropology and Spanish, studying abroad in Xalapa, Mexico. She plans to continue to use her anthropological studies in her medical practice both in the United States and abroad to best serve people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Kelsey Morgan '13 is currently studying anthropology at the graduate level at the University of Kentucky.

Leah Renee Myers '09 is employed as a behavioral support specialist at Skills of Central Pa., Inc. She earned her M.S.W. from Temple University in 2011, and intends to achieve her L.S.W. and earn a promotion to therapist.

Kirstin Olson '11 is currently pursuing graduate study at the University of Fairbanks, where she is undertaking an in-depth exploration of indigenous peoples who live above the Arctic Circle.

Bryce Rigg '12 is employed as a youth counselor at Central Counties Youth Center in Bellefonte, Pa.

Shelleisha Salmon '11 is enrolled at Morgan State University, where she is pursuing a master's degree in public health. She was recently awarded a full scholarship for her second year of graduate school and she is currently the only graduate student in her program to receive funding.

Nicholas Sepulveda '10 is currently conducting research at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland thanks to a Fulbright Fellowship. Inspired by his anthropology work at Juniata, he will be taking Old Norse language and history courses that supplement his Juniata graduate thesis on the history of whaling in medieval Iceland. Studying abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland thanks to a St. Andrews Society of Philadelphiascholarship will certainly help Nick adapt and learn in Reykjavik.

Kelsey Shutt '12 earned her master’s degree in social work (M.S.W.) at Temple University—along with a certificate in play therapy—within one year with advanced standing and a tuition scholarship.

Denalyn Spratt '10 is employed at Chester Community Hospital in Chester, Pa., where she is a case manager in a substance abuse treatment program. She is also pursuing her master's of social work degree part-time while continuing her career.

Sarah Svigals '07 is currently enrolled in a master's of social work program at George Mason University focusing on military behavioral health. During her graduate study, she also works as the program coordinator of Cause, an organization that provides comfort recreation and relaxation programming for recovering soldiers.

Joseph Viscomi '04 - After being taken with the Arabic language during his year abroad in Jordan, Joe is currently completing his Master's degree in Anthropology at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Stephanie Waslyk '05 is a social worker and resource coordinator working with developmentally disabled adults in Carlsbad, CA

Rebecca Wilson '01 - is finishing her Ph.D. in Biological (Forensic) Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, and is currently the Director of the Forensics Anthropology Center at "The Body Farm."

Ka Ho "Sherman" Wong '11 is employed as a mental health technician at the Boys and Girls Home of Alaska, works as a language interpreter at Fairbanks School District, and also serves as the city coordinator of the Fairbanks Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, which is a grassroots social and environmental movement.

All Alumni Outcomes


Adrienne Foster '07 has been accepted into the Master's Programme in the School of Anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK.

Jamie McFadden '07 applies her POE in Zoology and Anthropology to an Interpretive Intern position at Glacier National Park.

Jenna Weber '06 is the Admissions Coordinator and Case Manager with Catholic Charities Independent Living Program in NJ

Heather Hassel '06 is studying Physical Anthropology (Primatology) at SUNY Stoneybrook. Her planned dissertation fieldwork is a continuation of her NCUR research on the genetics of pair-bonded siamangs. Her fieldwork will take her to Thailand.

Karin Brown '06 is currently living in Jerusalem and is planning to apply to Notre Dame University. She has been working with a group of Palestinian artisans and has been keeping fieldnotes.

Stephanie Waslyk '05 is a social worker and resource coordinator working with developmentally disabled adults in Carlsbad, CA

Emily Blejwas '05 is a resource coordinator with the Association of Retarded Citizens working with families of developmentally disabled children in Middlesex County, NJ

Jessica Antonik '05 is from the US but decided she wanted to work in Europe for a while; is employed as a social worker for the Borough of Hounslow, England

Alcione Frederick '05 is currently working on her Master's degree at Washington State University studying in a joint development anthropology/Peace Corps program. She will be leaving for a two-year assignment in Senegal in March 2007

Joseph Viscomi '04 -- After being taken with the Arabic language during his year abroad in Jordan, Joe is currently completing his Master's degree in Anthropology at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Diane Yutzy '03 -- Director of Social Services of an extended care facility in central PA

Bethany Kyper '02 -- MSW* from Temple University, LSW; Director of Social Services at community hospital in central PA

Micah Morton '02 completed his Master's degree in Anthropology* at the University of Hawai'i. His thesis dealt with the environmental practices of Buddhist monks at a monastery in Thailand. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. His fieldwork is both in Thailand and Burma.

Diana Goodley '01 did one year with Americorps/VISTA after graduation; since then has been a case worker with Big Brothers/Big Sisters; is working on MA in Education/Secondary School Counseling at West Chester University

Leslie Slingsby '01 - MSW* from University of Michigan; LSW; Director of Victims Services at Network of Victim Assistance in southeastern PA

Emily McCave '01 - MSW* Washington University, St. Louis; then worked in children's mental health; currently in a social welfare PhD program at U of Kansas on student assistantship with primary research focusing on sexual health [i.e., teen pregnancy prevention, sex education, GLBT issues, and HIV prevention.

Rebecca Wilson '01 is completing her Ph.D. in Biological (Forensic) Anthropology at the University of Tennessee. She is currently Director of the Forensics Anthropology Center at "The Body Farm."

Connie Aumiller '00 - employed by Area Agency on Aging of Mifflin County as a case manager and adult protective services specialist

Kari Fox Harding '99 - employed as a Supports Coordinator of a Case Management Unit in Dauphin County, PA; is working on MSW in mental health management planning at Temple University

Erin Black '99 - Masters of Social Service* degree from Bryn Mawr; LSW; currently a social worker in Philadelphia prison system

Kelly States '97 - MSW* from Ohio State University in 1998; LSW; currently a mental health therapist in central PA

Assessment of Student Outcomes 2013

Key
LSW = Licensed Social Worker in PA
* = denotes advanced standing in graduate program