School of Social Work

Sheryl KubiakCongratulations from Dean Kubiak

Congratulations to you, our 2020 Social Work Warrior Graduates! Every day, I am more and more impressed by your commitment, strength and adaptability as you have come together to support one another and our Detroit community during this challenging time. You truly embody our Social Work Warrior Strong spirit!

You are joining a vibrant community of nearly 13,000 fellow alumni, and as you transition from the classroom to the community, I hope you stay connected by registering your contact information. Social distancing doesn't mean we need to be socially distant! I also encourage you to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for up-to-date school announcements, event information and opportunities to stay involved.

Sheryl Kubiak
Dean and Professor


Daniel OConnorBSW Student of the Year: Daniel O'Connor

Daniel O'Connor was a senior in the BSW program at WSU when he died suddenly January 3, 2020, one semester away from completing his degree. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and two daughters. His sudden death was a shock to both his biological family and WSU Social Work family. Dan's presence, leadership and support has been sorely missed by his fellow student colleagues. Prior to entering the BSW program, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005 and served two tours in Iraq. He was injured in Baghdad on a security patrol and endured the death of five fellow soldiers due to a suicide bomber. He persevered and entered the BSW program with the intention of helping others. He was a leader among his classmates and supported those who struggled and encouraged initiative and success — reminding others and demonstrating via his actions the importance of social work practice to help those in need.


Farhana AktarMSW Student of the Year: Farhana Aktar

Farhana Aktar is in the advanced year of the MSW program and has been very active in school and university life. Farhana ran for student senate and was officially elected to serve as our School of Social Work representative and director of governmental affairs. Her campaign included four platforms: 1) improve the internship experience; 2) create flexible class schedules for all; 3) facilitate better student/faculty communication; and 4) advocate for more licensing training. Farhana has shown her passion, drive and initiative to get things done throughout her time at Wayne State. She has reached out to various staff and faculty to ensure her objectives are realized and to advocate for the collective good.
 


Candidates for Degrees in Social Work

From the School of Social Work
Sheryl Kubiak, Ed.D., Dean
Founded in 1935

Master of Social Work

April 2020

  • Madeeha Abbasi
  • Sara Abrin
  • Fadil Adeyola
  • Jessica Aiello
  • Farhana Aktar
  • Manar Al-Asady
  • Leila Alawie
  • Christine Alcantara
  • Shavon Alexander
  • Noor Al-Omari
  • Hanan Al-Shahly
  • Jasmine Al-Sheikh
  • Nicole Amacker
  • Meredith Ambrosiewicz
  • Nia Anderson
  • Alexander Arevalo
  • Richard Armstrong
  • Amy Asmar
  • Rawan Awad
  • Patsy Ball
  • Jennifer Bardon
  • Lloyd Barnes
  • Kayla Barrios
  • Katie Baumgartner
  • Bailey Beem
  • Shaila Begum
  • Nadia Berenjian
  • Amalie Bergman
  • Sara Berlin
  • Rudolph Best
  • Karen Bester
  • Sarah Bismack
  • Dorianne Blair
  • Claire Bokram
  • Deanna Bond
  • Madeleine Boudreau
  • Ashley Broadie
  • Keyantae Brown
  • Valerie Brown
  • Taylor Bryant
  • Kayla Brynaert
  • LaTosha Buckley-Williams
  • Emily Burcham
  • Samantha Burks
  • Dachia Butler
  • Amelia Calcaterra
  • Elizabeth Cameron
  • Annemarie Campo
  • Emily Carroll
  • Dustin Caza
  • Fai Cheleuka
  • David Cicala
  • Erin Clancy
  • Victoria Clark
  • Katelyne Click
  • Phaebre Colbert
  • Phoebe Cole
  • Ashley Coleman
  • Ashley Collins
  • Jerry Copeland
  • Rebecca Corbett
  • Jennifer Cronin
  • Lawrence Dababneh
  • Naveen Dalli
  • Kyla Dames
  • Dominique Daniel
  • Mary Ann Daniel
  • Melanie Davenport
  • Anika Davis
  • Zykia Davis
  • Abigail Dawson
  • Emmanuel Dealca
  • Robert Dejesus
  • Brian Demoisey
  • Linda Denna
  • Anna Diamante
  • Vanessa Dipierdomenico
  • Emma Divian
  • Sarah Dooley
  • Mallory Dorton
  • Amanda Dufty
  • Amanda Durand
  • Larry Edwards
  • Raquel Edwards
  • Majida Elkadri
  • Alisha Ellico
  • Colleen Elsbernd
  • Hadeel Elzubeidi
  • Megan Epskamp
  • Amanda Estioco
  • Kilolo Everson
  • Kyanna Ferrell
  • Taylor Fields
  • Jessica Fontaine
  • Julie Gage
  • Tracy Gallardo
  • Emily Gates
  • Mishioka Gates
  • Shawnte'S Gayden
  • Elizabeth George
  • Jeffrey Giancarlo
  • Rachel Glogower
  • Rachel Gonzalez
  • Jaunita Gool
  • Bettina Graham
  • Alyssia Green
  • Natalie Griffin
  • Victoria Guido
  • Juliet Gustafson
  • Dayana Hager
  • Sarah Harper
  • Ashlee Harrell
  • Jamoni Harris
  • Brooke Hasenbusch
  • Katie Heath
  • Mikayla Hershberger
  • Heather Hibdon
  • Thomas Hilborn
  • Madison Hille
  • Reem Hoballah
  • Hannah Hoeft
  • Joel Hornung
  • Britney Hunt
  • Andre Iadipaolo
  • Abigail Isacson
  • Chante' Jackson
  • Rolanda Jackson
  • Nicole Jarzembowski
  • Beata Jedrzejczyk
  • Mishay Jefferson
  • Masuma Jinnat
  • James Johns
  • Kaelyn Johnson
  • Shuna Johnson
  • Tre Jordan
  • Allison Karasienski
  • Megan Kelly
  • Chelsea Kendrick
  • Kimlin Kennedy
  • Riley King
  • Samantha Koebbe
  • Jenna Kowalski
  • Dominique Lamar
  • Adrienne Lane
  • Hope Lang
  • Jessica Larkin
  • Amanda Layne
  • Cassie Leger
  • Alison Lemanski
  • Breana Lewis
  • Alex Lindsay
  • Jordan Lindsay
  • Angela Long
  • Todd Losie
  • Erin Lyons
  • Ayeda Madhigi
  • Hala Mallah
  • Stephanie Mangutz
  • Tyler Manns
  • Emily Martin
  • Chama Maweja
  • Ashlee Mcdonald
  • Kristyna Mcdonnell
  • Louise McKenzie
  • Maxie Mcnair
  • Kayla Mcneal
  • Ckandy Mendoza
  • Monica Merzin
  • Brittany Mitchell
  • Alexis Monaco
  • Paige Moody
  • Blaina Morgan
  • Bria Morrow
  • Jenna Motyka
  • Anna Mullaly
  • Sarah Nabhan
  • Katelynn Neely
  • Denaishia Neff
  • Candice Nel
  • Tetyana Nenych
  • Kristin Nobles
  • Charon Normand-Widmer
  • Danielle Noyse
  • Jovia Ochieng
  • Lauren Ochs
  • Yemisi Odetoyinbo
  • Katrina Okler
  • Michelle Oliver
  • Kelly Ott
  • Kayla Paparizos
  • Delicia Parker
  • Alessia Pescara
  • Lauren Peterman
  • Melissa Piszker
  • Alyssa Poisson
  • Joseph Portelli
  • Latia Porter
  • Elijah Proge
  • Crystal Radford
  • Lindsey Reed
  • Alyssa Ritts
  • Adrian Robinson
  • Boycea Robinson
  • Christina Root
  • Nathanael Russell
  • Ryan Rutkowski
  • Zahraa Saab
  • Mariam Saad
  • Cassie Sanders
  • Shannon Savinsky
  • Courtney Schmidt
  • Molly Schultz
  • Gabriele Schwarz
  • Celine Shamoun
  • Ellen Shansky
  • Gina Shaw
  • Anna Sherry
  • Johanna Sherry
  • Monica Silva
  • Alexander Simmons
  • Taylor Slating
  • Olivia Solomon
  • Denise Sowell
  • Tyler Spencer
  • Courtney Spurgeon
  • Caitlin Stadler
  • Ashley Statfield
  • Carly Steele
  • Caleb Stinnett
  • Kayla Strong
  • Alexus Sturdivant
  • Sylvia Sznurkowski
  • Chaniece Taylor
  • Felicia Taylor
  • Tamiesha Taylor
  • Tanesha Terrell
  • Crystal Thomas
  • Jeffrey Thomas
  • Shaina Thompson
  • Katie Till
  • Alexis Tillery
  • Kelsey Tomei
  • Emma Towers
  • Kyle Towner
  • Lindsey Tregenza
  • Qujuan Twilley
  • Janelle Uganski
  • Anna Utter
  • Alexandra Valentino
  • Luxie Vang
  • Antonio Vasquez
  • Phyllis Vaughan
  • Deangelo Vernon
  • Melissa Vincke
  • Quinn Walker
  • Margaret Walthall
  • Karrah Wanagat
  • Gail Ward
  • Amanda Washnock
  • Dorothy Watkins
  • Claudia Welch
  • Denice Welch
  • Marianna Werda
  • Brittany Whitaker
  • Jasmine White
  • Marishia Whittaker Bryant
  • Emily Wiese
  • Megan Wilk
  • Alicia Williams
  • Jonathon Williams
  • Rhonda Williams
  • Shekinah Williams
  • Janeane Williamson
  • Colleen Wilson
  • Natasha Windless
  • Jamie Wormsbacher
  • Stephanie Woznak
  • Foadeh Yahya
  • Kayla Young
  • Olivia Zaglaniczny
  • Rachel Zahon
  • Paige Zarb
  • Tehany Zindani
  • Venessa Zverotic
  • Katelin Zylka

August 2020

  • Emily Bremer
  • Kyle Hill
  • Stephanie Leonetti
  • Yolanda Skelton
  • Dawn Smith
  • Luciana Wieckowski
  • Erinn Williamson

Bachelor of Social Work

April 2020

  • Amani Aboutaam
  • Nadia Almasmary
  • Mia Apruzzese
  • June Bedo
  • Antoinette Bell
  • Aya Beydoun
  • Zeinab Beydoun
  • Jill Biskner
  • Angela Breakey
  • Ashlan Brice*
  • Alexis Brown***
  • Callie Brown
  • Holly Buckley
  • Karrie Burnett
  • Quenisha Caldwell
  • Desirae Carr
  • Jessica Cassel
  • Michelle Cenowa
  • Myla Chapman
  • Paul Chase
  • Anisa Chowdhury
  • Brianna Cipponeri
  • Koinonia Colley
  • Lachonta Conley
  • Mary Curmi-Herrera
  • Deshonda Davis
  • Theodore Dawson
  • Emilie Devaney
  • Shannon Eatmon
  • Amani El-Edlebi
  • Patrice Fails
  • Angelique Felder
  • Samantha Fell
  • Aubrey Fetzer
  • Sidney Fites
  • Emily Foerg
  • Matthew Freed
  • Tanisha Gaither
  • Aziza Ghanem
  • Hannah Gianfermi
  • Megan Gill
  • Joshua Griffith
  • Colin Hall**(DH/UH)
  • Darilyn Hall
  • Seham Hassan
  • Claire Hermes
  • Alexandria Hilden
  • Savanna Holmes
  • Bianca Hunter
  • Dawn Iminski
  • Gina Impastato
  • Benjamin Isaac
  • Irene Ivanac
  • Faten Jafer
  • Sonia Jishi*
  • Aggie Johnson
  • Tierra Johnson
  • Paul Joyner
  • Marina Karjo
  • Jannatuj Khan
  • Marlina Kiriakoza
  • Courtney Kulick
  • Angelica Kummer
  • Melissa Lee
  • Mikeia Littlejohn
  • Emily Malinski
  • Madelyn Mans***
  • Hala Mashrah
  • Asia Matthews
  • Isabel Max***(DH/UH)
  • Natalie Mckinney
  • Shamema Miah
  • Yasmin Miah
  • Miranda Mizla
  • Paige Morin
  • Deondre Morris
  • Julia Namou
  • Jasmonique Norman-Pruitt
  • Parker Pagano*
  • Alexandra Painter*
  • Margaret Petruska
  • Julia Pfeifer-Ledford*
  • Zachary Raymond
  • Kiva Redmond
  • Ariana Robinson
  • Michael Rosewood
  • Sarah Ruff
  • Emily Ryan
  • Chelsea Salame
  • Jessica Schankin
  • Chelsea Schwartz
  • Sadfah Shohatee**(DH/UH)
  • Melissa Singer
  • Curletta Smith
  • La Shawn Smith
  • Ashley Soleau
  • Darrell Steger
  • Jennifer Steyer
  • Karissia Stringfield
  • Theresa Strongarone*
  • Angela Taylor
  • Tammy Terrell
  • Timothy Thomason
  • Asia Thompson
  • Carolyn Thompson
  • Savanna Thompson
  • Tayler Thorpe
  • Angeline Trotto
  • Nicole Tucker
  • Justina Udeagha
  • Madison Vandyke
  • Marchelle Washington-James
  • Jennifer Williams
  • Nancy Williams
  • Paige Wolski
  • Christina Young
  • Clarke Young
  • Loretta Young
  • Ola Zegheib

August 2020

  • Lamont Conley
  • Ashleigh Harris
  • Emily Mcmichael
  • Kimberly Nelson
  • Candice Raban
  • Nicole Rowley
  • Deborah Smith
  • Alyson Temple
  • Tammy Terrell
  • Martina Ward
  • Zena Washington

Recognition for Academic Achievement

Students who attain high scholastic achievement are denoted by an asterisk after their name. The official list of graduates cited for cum laude (*), magna cum laude (**), or summa cum laude (***) will be compiled subsequently and their diplomas will carry the appropriate notation. This practice is observed at the undergraduate level only.