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Students and Faculty Contribute to Landmark Report on Challenges Facing Peninsula Nonprofits

  Thursday, January 17, 2019
— Students at Christopher Newport learning about social work have discovered a hard truth: nonprofits in communities near campus are seeing demand for services outpace resources. That means some people may go without, whether they need help with ...

Senior Wins Social Work Student of the Year Award

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Virginia chapter has awarded Christopher Newport senior Marianna Ferguson the 2018 Bachelor’s in Social Work Student of the Year Award. Ferguson earned the award thanks to her ...

Research Spotlight: Ayesha Ferozpuri, Harris Franken and Isabelle Clough

  Thursday, March 29, 2018
— Names Ayesha Ferozpuri '19, Arlington, Virginia Psychology and neuroscience Robert "Harris" Franken '18, Alexandria, Virginia Psychology Isabelle Clough '18, Crownsville, Maryland Psychology and sociology Faculty Mentor Dr. Laurie S. Hunter, ...

Alumni Take Local Concrete Company to the Next Level

  Monday, December 11, 2017
— When Laughton “Buddy” Cockrell ‘74 and his partners started RPC Industries in 1979, he couldn’t have envisioned that a generation later, a core group of his employees would be fellow Captains. He founded ...

Senior Wins Social Work Student of the Year Award

  Monday, February 27, 2017
— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Virginia Chapter has awarded Christopher Newport University senior Abbey Yoder the 2017 Bachelor’s in Social Work Student of the Year Award. Yoder was recognized for her outstanding ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Service

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Ever since I was little, I have been serving others. An outreach program called Reaching Our City Kids here in Newport News shaped my views on service. My mother was director of the program, and my brother, sister and I worked by her side. It was ...

Sociology Professor Pens Text on Prohibition in the South

  Thursday, May 26, 2016
— Dr. Michael Lewis, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology (SSWA), has published The Coming of Southern Prohibition, an examination of the rise and fall of South Carolina’s ...

Alumni Society Award – Dr. Linda Waldron

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— “I came here during a time when there were a lot of curriculum changes,” she says, recalling her role in developing new courses. “This forces you to constantly seek feedback from your students. That’s how I ...
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