Meet our Student of the Year
Congratulations to Kimberley Small, winner of the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work Student of the Year Award!
“Kimberley is a powerhouse,” said Joy McClellan, MSW Program Coordinator and Instructor at the School.
“She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work as well as neuroscience, was awarded advanced standing admission to the MSW program, and was awarded one of our highly competitive Provost Fellowships, enabling her to engage in research with the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health here on campus. That’s all in addition to working with the Social Work Honor’s Society, Phi Alpha, to provide a job fair and a leadership seminar for her fellow classmates,” McClellan continued.
After being nominated by Dr. David Landsman-Wohlsifer, one of her instructors, Kimberley was also just named a Diversity Scholar by the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) and will be attending their annual conference this year in Austin, Texas, where she will join a cohort of other Diversity Scholars from around the world and enjoy opportunities for mentorship, career advice, and additional training.
According to Sara Dochterman, program coordinator for the School’s Professional Development division and School Instructor, Kimberley’s name appears with virtually every student-led project.
“Persistent and dedicated, Kimberley lives the values and ethics of social work,” Dochterman said. “In the classroom, she shines as one who strives to master the information and skills offered, and stands for her classmates to do the same. She is a powerful force ready to make a difference!”
Look out, world – Kimberley has a promising career ahead, and we look forward to watching it unfold.