Golda Miller, a student in The College of St. Scholastica’s social work program, was recently elected by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Arizona Chapter to sit on its board as the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Student Representative for the 2016 fiscal year. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers worldwide.
Miller is one of two student representatives, on a board of 20, that will provide perspective to the Arizona Chapter. She will represent the perspective of BSW students in Arizona, and will have an opportunity to share specific student and community needs.
Jeremy Arp, executive director at NASW Arizona, said that Miller was elected because “she has a record of being a wonderful student with The College of St. Scholastica, takes a leadership role with her classmates and contributes greatly to robust class discussions. She also has experience with advocacy and a history of speaking up for vulnerable populations.”
Miller recently completed an internship with a local nonprofit organization, A New Leaf, and holds an associate degree in communications. She is in her senior year at St. Scholastica.
“I realized that through my experiences I developed a passion for social justice and an interest to represent the underrepresented,” said Miller. “What I am learning at The College of St. Scholastica will allow me to be a competent and skilled social worker.”
In Arizona, The College of St. Scholastica offers a Bachelor of Arts program in Social Work with 570 hours of field experience, well above the national average. The cohort-based curriculum offered in a blended format of on-campus and online courses is available in six locations across the country and at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College in Arizona.