Methodist College graduated first students from Social Work program

Spring 2020 Marks First Methodist College Social Work Graduates

Graduation is always a time for celebration at Methodist College as we honor the accomplishments of our students. The end of the Spring 2020 semester was especially poignant as four students successfully earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree, marking the first graduates of the program.

The Bachelor of Social Work program started at Methodist College in fall 2017. The degree prepares students to work as social workers in a variety of settings, seek licensure as either licensed social workers (LSW) or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), or pursue graduate studies.

Molly Carlton of Bradford, Illinois graduated Magna Cum Laude and plans to pursue a master's degree in school social work and continue working part-time at a local child advocacy center.

Celeste Gleason of Pekin, Illinois graduated Cum Laude and has moved to Colorado to start in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Denver. 

Samantha Michael of Rushville, Illinois plans to spend time with her 10-month-old daughter and family, and continue her job at a local school.

Keagan Weber of Peoria, Illinois graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be working as a mental health associate at UnityPoint Health - Methodist. His future goals  are to start a master's program and become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

The Bachelor of Social Work program at Methodist College is led by Dr. Staci Wolfe, program director and Mr. Corey Campbell, instructor and director of field practicum. 

The Bachelor of Social Work program is approved as a Candidate for Accreditation through the specialized accreditation offered through the Council on Social Work Education