Alumni Notes from the Department of Sociology and Social Work

While by no means exhaustive of the many success stories among Department graduates, here is a selection of those that have come to our attention recently. If you are a sociology or social work graduate, contact Dr. Brett Zollinger, department chair, to let everyone know what you're up to!

Morgan Campas-O’Hara (BA in Sociology, 2003)
Morgan completed her MSW from the University of Denver and is now employed by Devereux Cleo Wallace in Denver as an intake clinician and patient rights representative.

Lee Chastain (Virtual College BA in Sociology, 2004)
Lee was hired as the City Planner for Thomasville, Georgia. Lee is now nearing the completion of his Masters in Public Administration from Troy University.

Laura Dunn (BS in Social Work, 2008)
Laura was hired by the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority and works as a juvenile intake officer for northwest Kansas.

Ryan Nelson (BA in Sociology, 2005)
Ryan was promoted to Survey Manager of National Research Corporation’s Healthcare Market Guide division. The HCMG is among the most comprehensive consumer reported assessments of hospitals, health plans, and health systems in the industry. Ryan is also now pursuing a Masters degree in Survey Methods from the University of Nebraska.

Linda Page (recipient of Sociology’s Grant Proposal Writing and Program Evaluation Certificate, 2009)
Linda’s grant proposal to the Drug Free Communities Support Program for a five-year project was funded in the amount of $625,000!

Emily Zink (BS in Social Work and Certificate in Addictions Counseling, 2009)
Emily has been hired by Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center’s Manhattan, Kansas location, where she is a substance abuse case manager.