FSU Social Work Student Receives Top Award
The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named Monica Haynes as the recipient of the 2013 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award for Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate student for the 2012-2013 academic year. Monica Haynes is an outstanding graduate student at the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University (FSU).
Haynes exhibits a dedication to the social work profession through her academic excellence, community involvement, and professional experience. The NASW-NC Presidents’ Award honors Monica’s exceptional leadership skills and professional potential.
Haynes has spent a number of years coordinating early childhood education services at the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County. Her dedication to the preservation of families is strengthened at her current field placement at the Safe Havens Visitation Center where she has gained experience working with grandparents who raise their grandchildren and supervising visits of non-custodial parents.
Haynes long-term goal is to be a marriage and family therapist where she would be able to support families through counseling and intervention programs. Haynes believes “the family is the central unit where all things begin and end. Therefore, it is my desire to have the opportunity to make a positive and direct impression on the lives of families.”
Haynes will be honored at the NASW-NC Annual Ethics Conference and Awards Luncheon on March 1, 2013, at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.
The Presidents’ Award/Fund provides an annual award of $1,000 to an MSW student from a CSWE accredited social work program in North Carolina. This is an award that honors past NASW-NC Presidents and is awarded to MSW students who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and potential.
Fayetteville State University is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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