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MSW Alum of the Year

page34-3Elizabeth Patterson MSW’01 was recently recognized as the Roberts Wesleyan College Masters of Social Work Alum of the Year. After graduating from Roberts, Patterson spent several years working in Romania coordinating social services for a faith-based orphanage and setting up student internships. In 2007, she began working at Malone University, where she is an associate professor.

Patterson is actively involved in the North American Association of Christians in Social Work and serves as the volunteer coordinator at the NACSW conferences. She is in her final year of pursuing a Ph.D. at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. She has published a number of articles on international social work, international field placements and globalization. Patterson exemplifies our department’s new vision statement to “lead the advancement of integrating Christian faith with social work practice, scholarship and service locally, nationally and internationally.” Congratulations, Elizabeth!