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JMSW student Madison Hill pens letter to the editor

"Maslow’s theory of human needs states that before an individual can reach self-actualization, their human needs must be met first," writes Madison Hill, a current graduate student in the Joint Master of Social Work program at Texas Woman’s University, where she also serves as an AmeriCorps member for Communities in Schools of North Texas serving at-risk students.

Texas Governor appoints TWU Social Work alumna to State Independent Living Council

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed TWU alumna Melva Henderson and three others to the State Independent Living Council for terms set to expire on October 24, 2023. The council develops the State Plan for Independent Living and serves as a resource to state and local organizations on Independent Living and related issues for persons with disabilities. Henderson is a prospect research associate at Envision Dallas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Arts in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Public service a common denominator in congresswoman’s career

If there is a gene for leadership and public service, it can be found in Sylvia Garcia’s DNA. The Texas Woman’s University social work graduate (BA '72) and current U.S. congresswoman representing Houston’s 29th District is no stranger to being in leadership posts and helping disadvantaged people. 

As a first-term congresswoman, Garcia in 2020 became the first Hispanic – and one of three women – to ever be selected as an impeachment manager in a presidential impeachment trial.

TWU-UNT Joint Master of Social Work program gains accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has granted initial accreditation to a Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) degree program offered by Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas through June 2024.

TWU social work alumna Kathryn McCartney named Head Start CEO

Hard work and dedication are the principles Kathryn L. McCartney lives by daily. McCartney, who has spent her entire career working around the early childhood community, has risen up the ranks to become the new chief executive officer of Head Start of Greater Dallas Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves 2,500 low-income preschool age children, infants and toddlers throughout 44 full-day Head Start and Early Head Start centers in Dallas County. McCartney earned her bachelor's degree in social work at TWU.