The Applied Approach
Spring 2004 Vol. 2 No. 1 A newsletter for the School of Applied Sciences

In this Issue

Cover Page

Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter president and president elect

New president of national speech-language-hearing group will focus on shortage of teachers with doctorates

Grandparents who raise grandchildren get special recognition--and help

Senior from Alabama is first recipient of Park and Recreation Management Scholarship

DeSoto Center's day classes in social work and criminal justice reach out to working students

How to stay involved in your school

School of Applied Sciences is proud of spring 2004 Phi Kappa Phi initiates

Professor's concern about kids on welfare leads to recognition from state group

Two departments get new leaders

Three Applied Sciences scholars receive UM's highest honor

National award is icing on the cake for dietetics professor who loves teaching

Teaching students to handle alcohol responsibly is task of new UM position held by Applied Sciences grad

 

The Applied Approach is published twice a year by the School of Applied Sciences and The University of Mississippi Alumni Association. Production services are provided by the offices of Media and Public Relations and University Publications. For more information, contact: Sheila Dossett, Alumni Association, (662) 915-7375, sdossett@olemiss.edu.

 

Professor's concern about kids on welfare leads to recognition from state group

Kim Shackleford, assistant professor of social work, received the
Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare Individual Merit Award for her commitment to social welfare.

“They gave a long speech about the winner,” Shackleford said. “About halfway through I realized that they were talking about me.”

A member of the conference since 1985, Shackleford believes her involvement in social justice and active role in the conference are two reasons she won.

“My main objective is to ensure that children in the welfare system receive the best possible care. Due to recent funding cuts, there are not enough social workers in the state to efficiently monitor this care,” she said.

Shackleford said she hopes the award will bring recognition to the University’s social work department.

Linda Chitwood, dean of the School of Applied Sciences, said Shackleford’s accomplishment is a great honor to the University.

“The School of Applied Sciences is proud of Ms. Shackleford’s accomplishments and congratulates her on this outstanding achievement. She has brought a great honor to the school and The University of Mississippi, and is an exemplary role model for students,” she said.

Founded in 1927, the Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare consists of over 350 social workers in statewide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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