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