News Archive (2019)

  • December 4, 2019
    Selene Boyd and Jonathan Monteverdi, both MSW Clinical specialization year students, traveled to Indianapolis and presented with MSW professor, Regina Chow Trammel, PhD, LCSW, at the North American Association of Christian Social Workers.
  • November 4, 2019
    MSW Community specialization students, Juan Ortega (full-time) and Rosemary Baraja (part-time), are the 2019 recipients of this award, as selected by MSW faculty, based on academic/field internship performance and professional behavior.
  • November 4, 2019
    MSW advanced standing student, Gizelle Roldan, is serving as the Phi Alpha Student Officer this year. She acts as a liaison between the MSW students and the MSW program, and has recently overseen a service event to benefit a local elementary school.
  • November 1, 2019
    Dr. Jennifer Shepard Payne has been elected to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities.
  • October 30, 2019
    BAS sponsored an event on October 4, 2019 to bring together students from various allied professions, including social work, in order to better understand the role and responsibilities of each discipline in response to Opioid addiction.
  • October 29, 2019
    Congratulations to APU BSW student Doma Bowie, who was elected as the Student Director South of the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She may be reached at
  • October 14, 2019
    MSW alumni, Jenny Rodriguez and Claudia Chavez, have both found their calling as medical social workers at City of Hope in Duarte, developing new programs, support groups, and resources in Spanish.
  • August 29, 2019
    The Master of Social Work (MSW) program welcomed 98 incoming students on August 22, 2019 at the New Student Orientation. Students entered into one of three cohorts: full-time; part-time; and advanced standing. More information? Call (626) 857-2400.
  • May 7, 2019
    Emily Kemp was the recipient of the "Outstanding Full-Time Student" award at the MSW Graduation Banquet. Emily completed the Community Leadership and Program Administration specialization and looks forward to a career in nonprofit leadership.
  • May 7, 2019
    The MSW program was pleased to present the "Outstanding Part-Time Student Award" to Mayra Pizeno, who completed the Community Leadership and Program Administration specialization while working full-time in the social work field. Congratulations!
  • May 7, 2019
    Congratulations to Mary Bohorquez, who received the "Outstanding Advanced Standing Student" award at the MSW Graduation Banquet on May 1, 2019. Mary was a Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families specialization student.
  • May 7, 2019
    Jessica Parris received the "Most Inspirational Full-Time Student" award on May 1, as voted by her cohort. Jessica will begin her career at LA County DCFS this summer, after being part of the APU MSW DCFS stipend program. Congratulations Jessica!
  • May 7, 2019
    Brandee Stepp (Part-Time Advanced Standing) was voted the Most Inspirational Part-Time Student by her cohort. The award was made at the MSW Graduation Banquet on May 1. Thank you for the positive impact you have made to your cohort, Brandee!
  • May 6, 2019
    The MSW Program proudly celebrated 80 graduates in NUTCC at Azusa Pacific University on May 1, 2019. Over 425 family and friends were in attendance to watch the hooding and award ceremony. We are so proud of our grads! 
  • April 29, 2019
    APU’s MSW program was recently certified to offer the Human Services Management Certificate by The Network for Social Work Management. This certification is available to Community Leadership and Program Administration specialization students who take the Fundraising, Grant Writing and Fiscal Decision Making elective course, in addition to the following required...
  • April 25, 2019
    GSWEC is the Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium stipend program, educating final year MSW students specializing in geriatric social work. Both Clinical and Community specialization students are eligible to apply for this stipend opportunity.Nine APU MSW GSWEC stipend recipients attended the April 24, 2019 celebration event in Los Angeles, together...
  • April 25, 2019
    Azusa Pacific University is proud to present the 2018-2019 LA DCFS first year incoming DCFS Interns (pictured from left to right: Jose Tejada, Jorge Maldonado, Michelle Argueta, Erica Chavez, Yesenia Guardado, and Chelsea Vielhauer).  
  • April 25, 2019
    Azusa Pacific University (APU) is proud to present the 2018-2019 second year LA DCFS Interns
  • April 25, 2019
    First place:         Micaela TracySecond place:     Richard RuizThird place:         Jazmine Mendez Honorable Mention:     Alondra Juarez Torres     Brittani Skinner     Kristen Tritt     Cinthia Zamora     Natalie Zecca
  • April 25, 2019
    First place:          Kayla WalkemeyerSecond place:     Monica HernandezThird place:         Carolina Perez Honorable Mention:  Amanda Martinez
  • April 25, 2019
    Eighty graduating MSW students participated in a poster presentation Capstone Leadership Showcase event on April 23, 2019.
  • April 24, 2019
    A large group of MSW and BSW students travelled to Sacramento on April 7-8, 2019 to take part in the NASW Legislative Lobby Days. This annual trip gives students the wonderful opportunity of learning how policies are made. 

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