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Spirit of MLK Awards honor faculty, students

MLK_awardSocial Work professor Nancy Rodenborg and the Coalition for Student Activism (CSA) were the recipients of the 2008 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards. The winners received their awards at the luncheon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21.

Rodenborg, associate professor and field coordinator of the Social Work bachelor’s degree program, focuses her professional work in preparing students to become culturally-competent social workers. She teaches Diversity and Oppression in Professional Practice, exploring the issues of diversity and social inequality that social workers encounter in their practice.

In the Master of Social Work program, Rodenborg piloted Intergroup Dialogue, a practice engaging students in intentionally diverse dialogue group sessions focusing on race and class that facilitate their development of cultural competence. Continue reading “Spirit of MLK Awards honor faculty, students”