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Congratulations to the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work alumna Jeanette Davidson. She was recognized in "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education" magazine as one of its top 25 women in higher education. reported Davidson earned her master's degree in social work at UTA.


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Congratulations to the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work alumna Dr. Cynthia Franklin, who was named a NASW Texas Lifetime Achievement awardee in March 2017. Dr. Franklin is the associate dean for doctoral education at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and is the Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health. Dr. Franklin was named a University of Texas at Arlington Distinguished Alumna in 2003.


Jane Avila, MSSW ‘90 is founder of The Art Station, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth offering individual and group art therapy and community programs to children and adults. She received the Esteemed Alumni award at the School of Social Work’s Night of Excellence and has also been named as the Alumni Association’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni. She will be honored at the annual gala held on Saturday, October 15, 2011.


Joseph P. Bohanon, BSW ‘96 and MSSW ’97, has been named President of the Pawnee Nation College, located on the Pawnee Nation Reserve in Oklahoma.


David Cory, (MSSW ’78) was honored as Social Worker of the Year at the October 2010 NASW/TX Annual Conference in Houston. This award honors NASW workers who exemplify the best of the profession’s values and achievements through specific accomplishments.


Curtis Mooney, (PhD ’90) has served as CEO of DePelchin Children’s Center in Houston, TX, for the past 14 years. DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of Houston’s children as the largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health, prevention and early intervention, and foster care and adoption services.


Michael R. Hoskins, (MS ’89) works as Special Assistant, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy) in Washington, D.C. In his current assignment, Mr. Hoskins directs the Military and Family Life Consultant program and the counseling component of Military OneSource. These critical war-time programs provide world-wide counseling support to members of Active and Reserve component, and their families. Mr. Hoskins’ awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Department of the Navy Social Worker of the Year, Civilian of the Quarter and letters of commendation.