Student Organizations

The Social Work Association is student-led, chartered by the college, and serves as an informal vehicle for getting acquainted with other social work students, faculty, and social workers in the local community. Over the years, the association has provided a forum for a variety of social, professional-development, and community-service activities. Opportunities to develop both leadership skills and important networks in a professional field make the association an active club.

The program's Lambda Theta chapter of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society serves to promote excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

The Social Work Advisory Board assists in the planning and development of the Social Work Program. The Advisory Board typically meets twice a year and provides students and faculty with an additional community resource, reports trends in the field, helps in the location of field placements, advises on curriculum review and evaluation, and information on social work job possibilities for graduates. The Board also assists the program in recruiting new students for the program.

2020-21 Luther College Social Work Advisory Board Members

Italee Castellon, Counselor
Loras College Counseling Center

Rachel Clennon ‘23, Student Representative
Social Work Association

Carol Hagen, Clinical Social Worker
Luther College Counseling Services

Kristen Erikson ‘21, Student Representative
Phi Alpha Honor Society & Social Work Association

Sara Kling-Punt, Academic Advisor
Rochester Community and Technical College

Josh Pedretti, Director of Child Welfare Strategy Development
Families First Counseling Services

Lisa Radtke, Chief Administrative Officer
Winneshiek Medical Center

Tamar Tedla ‘20, Catalyze Coach
Luther College

Program Faculty

Andy Eastwood, Visiting Assistant Professor
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Britt Rhodes, Professor and Program Director
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Susan Schmidt, Assistant Professor and Field Director
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