University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work will host
its annual summer colloquium June 25 at the Hattiesburg Family YMCA
from 9 a.m. to noon.
The theme for
this year's event is "What Children Deserve in the 21st Century:
Child Welfare and Mental Health" and it will feature Southern
Miss alum Beth Frizsell as keynote speaker.
her master's degree in social work in 1982 from Southern Miss and
currently serves as director of strategic planning for the National
Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement. Previously,
she served as deputy director for the Mississippi Department of
Human Services' Division of Family and Children's Services.
will also include a panel discussion, featuring Forrest County Youth
Court Judge Mike McPhail; Velma Hankins, coordinator of the Title
IV-E program at Jackson State University; Dr. Missy Rowley, assistant
professor of social work at Southern Miss; Dr. Michael Forster,
director of the Southern Miss School of Social Work; and Billy Mangold,
director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services' Division
of Family and Children's Services. Panelists will take approximately
10 minutes each to respond to the keynote speaker's presentation
or give their own unique perspective on issues related to child
At the end
of the session, a presentation will be made to Carolyn Brooks, who
will be retiring after 14 years of service to the School of Social
Work as coordinator of field placements.
School of Social Work alumni, friends of the school and current
field instructors and supervisors are invited to attend this event.
For more information, call the School of Social Work at (601) 266-4163.