We are pleased to announce that we have selected 2 recipients for the SSWLHC Scholarships. The 2016 Scholarship Recipients are Emma Green and Sandee Rodgers.
The purpose of this scholarship is to:
- To raise the visibility of the Social Work profession in the area of health care.
- To honor and support outstanding students who are committed to pursuing a Social Work career
- in health care.
- To provide mentorship opportunities to students new to the field
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Emma moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington for her master’s degree in Social Work. She is in her second-year of the MSW day program and concentrating in Administration and Policy Practice. Before entering the MSW program, she earned her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and worked in Resource Development at a cancer care facility and an academic institution. These experiences guided her interest in program development within healthcare institutions as a way to bring world-class medical resources to underserved communities. This year, Emma is excited to complete her advanced practicum at Swedish Medical Center in Clinical Education and Practice. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes and listening to podcasts while running around Lake Union!
Sandee is a student at Eastern Washington University’s part-time MSW program in Everett, WA. She completed her first year of practicum at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle as a member of the Cancer Care Navigation Team. She is excited to be continuing her advanced practicum studies at the VA Puget Sound in the Renal Dialysis program. Prior to entering the MSW program, Sandee received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology (Communications Disorders) with a minor in Elementary Education from Western Washington University. She has gained social work experience assisting adults with severe and persistent mental illness with a primary recovery focus in the areas of supervised and supported housing, developing and improving independent living skills and coordinating post-acute care treatment. When time permits, Sandee enjoys card making, gardening, kite flying and she is excitedly awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild this winter.