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CHILD WELFARE STIPEND RECIPIENTS
-- Five Southeastern Louisiana University senior social work students
have been awarded $5,000 stipends through a special program funded by a
Louisiana Office of Community Services Title IV-E grant. The program is
designed to prepare professional practitioners in the field of child welfare.
Each year, participants are selected based on scholarship, leadership and
commitment to work with at-risk families and children. They have committed
to take three child welfare courses, serve an internship in local child
welfare offices and work in the field for a year following graduation.
The grant also funds the students= participation in social work and child
welfare conferences. Chosen to participate in 2004-05 were from left, front,
Donna Turgeau, Abita Springs; Brandi Lamana, Central; Sarah Burnett, Prairieville;
Jessica Flick, Klamath Falls, Ore., and Katressa Dillon, Franklinton. Also
shown are, middle row, OCS supervisors Monica Grimes and Candy Smith; Southeastern
social work professor Judy Laurendine; OCS regional administrator Jane
Moncrief; back, Maurice Badon, Southeastern Child Welfare Program coordinator;
Robert Couvillion, OCS regional administrator; Dalene Smith, OCS liaison,
and Southeastern social work professor Heidi Kulkin.