Congratulations to our graduate students!

Nov 20th, 2018

Laura Woodford

Congratulations to our graduate students!

The 2018 Fall Convocation at Memorial University included 14 MSW (Master of Social Work) and two PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work) graduates from the School of Social Work. Some graduates are from Newfoundland and Labrador; others are Newfoundlanders relocated to other provinces and some from other provinces chose to study at Memorial.

Three of the MSWs, Catherine Hyland, Tia Morris and Loriann Pilgrim Greening, as well as PhD graduate student Debashis Dutta received the distinction of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement throughout a graduate program.

Serena Lewis, MSW was awarded the Wesley and Jeanne Drodge Award in Public Policy for demonstrating the value of collaboration in health and social sciences to advance public policy.

Master of Social Work Graduates

Craig Bernard BESAW, Sydney, N.S.
Nadia Susan HOVENCAMP, Amherstview, Ont. 
Catherine Agnes HYLAND, Miramichi, N.B.
Serena Anne LEWIS, Great Village, N.S.
Nicole LOUGHLIN, St. Catharines, Ont.
Karen Michelle MCKEAN, Wolfville, N.S.
Ashley Dawn Elaine MERCER, Grande Prairie, Alta.
Tia MORRIS, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.
Lindsay Anne PAGET, St. John’s, N.L.
Loriann PILGRIM GREENING, Clarenville, N.L.
Nancy Teresa REID, Cranbrook, B.C.
Melanie Dawn SHEA-PROFIT, Alberton, P.E.I.
Lisa Audrey WIGGINS, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.
Laura Lee YOUNG, New Waterford, N.S.

PhD (Social Work) Graduates

Debashis DUTTA, Kitchener, Ont.
B.A., B.S.W., 1993, McMaster University; M.S.W., 1994, University of Windsor Supervisor: Dr. Ross Klein
Dissertation: “It’s the Same Rain”: Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to Explore Parenting Experiences of Bengali Speaking Immigrants to Canada

Isabel LANTEIGNE, Moncton, NB
B.S.W., 1991, Université de Moncton; M.S.W., 1995, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Ross Klein
Dissertation: The International Field Placement Experience: A Continuous Process with Learning Moments and Outcomes

Congratulations to all!

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