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TWU Social Work Program to celebrate 40 years of continuous accreditation


DENTON— The Texas Woman’s University Social Work Program will celebrate its 40th year of continuous accreditation with a public reception scheduled Friday, April 17.

The come-and-go reception will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Old Main Building. TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten will provide welcoming remarks at 2 p.m. Complimentary cake and punch will be served. Donations of nonperishable food items to the TWU Food Pantry will be accepted at the reception.

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TWU’s social work program was among the first undergraduate programs in the country to be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education when the council began accrediting undergraduate programs in 1975.

“Accreditation is a vital aspect of baccalaureate social work education,” said Mark Sandel, professor and director of the TWU Social Work Program. “Graduates of an accredited BSW program are immediately eligible for licensure as social workers by the state of Texas, and they qualify for advanced status at the graduate schools of social work.”

The TWU program, which began in 1946, previously had been recognized as an approved program.

“Our program always has operated on a foundation of high professional standards, integrity, and strict adherence to accreditation standards,” Mr. Sandel said.

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