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Social Work seniors help local nonprofit agencies

Social Work students teamed-up with area nonprofit agencies to provide much needed research and improve outreach success in the Chattanooga community.

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Three UTC women honored by Girls Inc. of Chattanooga

Three of the ten Unbought and Unbossed women honored by Girls Inc. of Chattanooga in 2014 are employed by UTC. They are Dr. Stephanie Bellar, Dr. Christine Benz Smith, and Kathy Purnell.

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Disability Awareness Walk raises community consciousness of pedestrian hazards

For people with disabilities, navigating city streets can be difficult and even dangerous. UTC Social Work students Ryan Galloway and Demetria West held the first Disability Awareness Walk in downtown Chattanooga on Wednesday, March 5 to raise awareness of this issue.

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UTC Department of Social Work influences social work education policy

Social Work faculty at UTC may be few, but they are mighty. Dr. Michael Sherr, the Department Head and commissioner on the Council on Social Work Education, is responsible for policy curriculum instruction for the country. Associate Professor Dr. Amy Doolittle has been appointed chairperson for the Tennessee Social Work Education Association (TSWEA), a group dedicated to uniting social work educators across Tennessee with the goal of providing quality education across the state.

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UTC health profession students raise falls awareness in the community

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, one of three adults age 65 or older falls each year. For older adults, a fall can cause severe injuries, such as fractures or concussions. Falling and the fear of falling can hamper individuals’ ability to lead healthy, independent lives. UTC students from various fields did their part to help prevent falls at Fall Prevention Awareness Day.

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