UT Graduate Student Named 2012 Tennessee Social Work Student of the Year

 

Graduate student Steven Stothard has been named the 2012 Social Work Student of the Year by the Tennessee chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Stothard, who is pursuing a master’s degree in the College of Social Work, was recognized for his influence on classmates while also maintaining a 4.0 GPA in his last semester before graduation.

He has worked to increase participation of students in the college and has started a mentoring program for first-year students.

Stothard, through his work with Students for Social Justice, spearheaded a conference at UT called “OUTstanding: a Seminar Exploring LBGTIQ Diversity.” He wrote grants to secure funding for the event and ensured that it coincided with the university’s vision to nurture diversity.

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