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Student Awarded

Hector Ventura

Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The School of Social Work proudly congratulates Hector Ventura for being awarded the Ima Hogg Scholarship. He was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support his graduate studies in social work. Ima Hogg Scholarship awards are granted to second year graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and a strong commitment to providing mental health services after graduation. Hector Ventura is among eleven award recipients of the Ima Hogg Scholarship.

Faculty Awarded

Katherine Sanchez

Social Work Assistant Professor Awarded Competitive Scholar Course for Innovative Health Disparity Research

Dr. Katherine Sanchez, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, was honored for her cutting-edge work in health disparity research, practice and policy interventions as a 2015 scholar for the NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course. The program, Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research, will be held in Bethesda, Maryland from August 3-14, 2015.

The program will focus on methods, concepts, applications and key issues of health disparity research. In addition, the course will provide Dr. Sanchez and other scholars the opportunity to provide knowledge and research tools essential for conducting and developing translational and trans disciplinary research for the purpose of eliminating health inequalities. As a participant of the health disparities program, Dr. Sanchez will be responsible for sharing the learning benefits with colleagues in the form of presentations, trainings and consultations.

Student Awarded

Bonita Sharma

Doctoral Student Recognized for Contributions and Service in Social Work

Bonita Sharma, doctoral student and social work adjunct professor, is one of three award recipients of the 2015 Partners in International Education (PIE) Award presented by the Council on Social Work Education's Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work. Recipients of the prestigious PIE Award have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of international social work education.

Sharma was also recently accepted into the Network for Social Work Management’s 2015 Research to Practice Institute (RPI), an international organization dedicated in advancing professionals in social work administration, hosted by Howard University School of Social Work. She was one of the eight doctoral students competitively selected, nationally and internationally, with research interests in organizational management and leadership. Recipient of this award receive mentorship from distinguished group of social work faculties from around the country with expertise in organizational management and leadership knowledge.