Northwestern social work student elected to serve on NASW-OK board of directors

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Northwestern social work student elected to serve on NASW-OK board of directors

Raquel Conway 
Raquel Conway, Woodward senior, was elected to serve on the NASW-OK Board of Directors.

Raquel Conway, Woodward senior, was elected as the undergraduate student representative to serve on the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW-OK) 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world and works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social practices.

“I’m so grateful to the Department of Social Work for the wonderful opportunities it creates for students to develop professional growth and leadership skills,” Conway said. “To be elected to the NASW-OK Board of Directors and represent the perspectives of all BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) students in the state is a great privilege.”

“This is the third year that a Northwestern social work student has been elected to serve as the undergraduate student representative on the NASW-OK Board of Directors,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, Department of Social Work Chair, said. “Serving as a board member is an excellent learning experience and an invaluable opportunity in networking with other social work leaders in the state. Ms. Conway will be a fantastic addition to the board.”

Following graduation, Conway plans to pursue a master's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in administration and community practice.

For more information on Northwestern’s social work department contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu.

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