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Welcome Back!


On behalf of the Social Work Student Association (SWSA) we would like to welcome you back for the Fall 2021 semester!


Some of you will be joining online, some on campus, and others as a hybrid. We will offer both online and in person events, as permitted by the campus Retriever Ready: COVID-19 Response.



Fall 2021 Monthly Meetings!

Third Wednesday via Webex

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • September 15th, 2021 

  • October 20th, 2021

  • November 17th, 2021



Fall 2021 Events!

Some events & presentations this semester may include...

  • A speaker from the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to talk about state licensing at the baccalaureate level (LBSW license for BSW graduates)

  • A presentation on Mental Health 

  • Presentations on Mindfulness and Self-Care


We will hold additional presentations, events, and service events (volunteer opportunities) this semester; so stay tuned for additional information!


Virtual Lab! 

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


The social work (virtual) lab is for Social Work majors only and is to allow you to get to know the SWSA board members, to meet fellow SW majors, to discuss different classes, and to share knowledge on how to navigate your journey at UMBC. This semester we will host SW Lab virtually via Webex and we encourage all SW students to attend and socialize! 



Links for each meeting/event will be sent out the week prior via email and will be updated on the SWSA Group Page under the Events tab.  Follow and comment to us on Instagram and Facebook! Reach out with any questions or concerns: umbcswsa@gmail.com.



Remember, we're all in this together!



SWSA 2021-2022 Board Members  

President: Kimberly Kouame, kkouame2@umbc.edu 

Vice President: Udochi Elendu, uelendu1@umbc.edu 

Secretary: Shawn M. Rill, shawnr1@umbc.edu 

Public Relations: Marybeth Mareski, m33@umbc.edu 

Service Chair: Joshua Wenzinger, joshuaw3@umbc.edu 

Treasurer: Gabby Machuca, g110@umbc.edu 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ekas, aekasm@umbc.edu



Posted: August 25, 2021, 5:19 PM