Social work senior receives CWPEP stipend

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Social work senior receives CWPEP stipend

September 21, 2011

 Ana Estrada, CWPEP stipend recipient
Ana Estrada, Hooker senior, (middle), pictured with Dr. Steve Lohmann (left), executive vice president, and Kylene Rehder (right), chair of the Social Work Department, is a 2011-2012 Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) stipend recipient. 

The Social Work Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is proud to announce Ana Estrada, Hooker senior, as the new stipend recipient of the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) for the 2011- 2012 academic year.

The program provides funds for students who plan careers in child welfare services in Oklahoma. The stipends are awarded to full-time students majoring in social work and provide money toward educational expenses to participating students. Students who receive the stipends complete educational internships in child welfare agencies within the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). Upon graduation, students are assured employment in the participating DHS programs.

CWPEP is a partnership between all Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work programs in Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma manages the child welfare consortium, and the other participants include Southwestern Oklahoma State University, East Central University and Oral Roberts University.

Funding for the educational program is provided by Title IV-E of the social security act, called the Child Welfare Training program.

The CWPEP program at Northwestern is administered by Kylene Rehder, Social Work Department chair.
For more information about Northwestern’s social work program, contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or