The Wayne State University School of Social Work alumni community is nearly 12,000 strong. Our vibrant community of alums spans the country and beyond serving vulnerable individuals, families and communities through social work practice, research, and innovative leadership.
Your degree from Wayne State's School of Social Work is only the beginning of a career rich in achievement, personal contact and networking. The School's Alumni Association exists to help you make the most of your career through professional development activities, community service, social gatherings and more. We encourage you to make an impact on future Social Work Warriors through our new Social Work Mentorship Program and the Warriors Together alumni volunteer program.
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"The education I received through the MSW program at Wayne State University prepared me to engage in social justice work in the community and in higher education. The MSW is seen as an asset by my supervisors and has helped me positively impact individuals, communities, and larger social problems. Being a social worker isn't just a degree it's part of my identity and the Code of Ethics has guided me throughout my 25 years of practice. "
The impact of alumna Kathy Fahl's Wayne State MSW degree is clear. From her time as the director of a Gender and Equality Center to her new position as the assistant dean of students at Ohio University, Kathy is a #SocialWorkWarriorInAction
- Social Work’s 13th Annual Diversity lecture looks at race, violence and community
- Richard Phillips sheds light on wrongful conviction experience with Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
- $3.5 million grant extends Michigan Resource Center and the work of Social Work associate professor and MSW alum to engage minority older adults in research
- Wayne State associate professors named 2019 fellows of national social work society