Texas Tech University Social Work Celebration Creates Interest in Helping Profession

DATE: March 13, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, john.w.davis@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – In honor of National Professional Social Work Month, Texas Tech University’s Social Work Program will hold a celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 on the south lawn of Holden Hall.

At this year’s event, titled Social Work Celebration, students can find out more about area social work practice options and agencies. Local professionals will describe what their agencies do for the community, as well as answer questions about the career path in general. The free event also features games and prizes.

“The Social Work Celebration provides a unique opportunity for students to network with local professional social workers," said Helen Morrow, director of the Social Work Program. “This is the second year for the event, and we’re planning to have several professional social workers from different areas of the field on hand to share their experiences with the students.”

The theme for National Social Work Month for 2006 is “Life’s Journey: Help Starts Here.” The goal of National Social Work Month is to showcase how social workers help people at every stage of life while promoting dignity for everyone, especially the most vulnerable citizens.

Texas Tech University's baccalaureate social work degree program is a division of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Social Work Division has been active for more than 30 years and continues to enjoy widespread acceptance in the professional community in Texas and across the nation.

CONTACT: Helen Morrow, Director of the Social Work Program at Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2400 or helen.morrow@ttu.edu.