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Tiffany Welch, Social Work Program Field Director, recently completed her doctorate in Social Work from Capella University's Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Welch is a 2005 graduate of Mansfield's BSW Program and holds an MSW from Marywood University. Her dissertation was entitled "Assessing the need for enhanced mental health services on a college campus: An appreciative action research inquiry."
Dr. Welch joined the Social Work Program as field director and assistant professor in the Fall of 2014. She has taught as an adjunct for the program and has been involved providing field liaison services to program interns in the past. She has a range of social work practice experience, having worked as a behavioral specialist and a clinical therapist with children and families, in school settings and in the criminal justice system.
Dr. Mary Daly was awarded the national Phi Alpha Honor Society Advisor of the Year Award. Presented in Tampa FL at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in October 2014, this award honors one outstanding chapter advisor each year. Dr. Daly was nominated for this national award by the local chapter of Phi Alpha. In her nomination, student Sarah Rava wrote of Dr. Daly's commitment to students and her encouragement to chapter members. In addition to receiving a plaque, Dr. Daly received a $1,000 travel grant to attend the meeting and was honored at the Phi Alpha Annual Business Meeting.
The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.