Alumni Spotlight, November 2011

Deena Crawford, MSW

MS - Social Work, 1998.  The University of Southern Mississippi

BS - English, 1992.  The University of Southern Mississippi

Deena currently serves as the director of the Southern Miss Student Counseling Services Center at the Univeristy of Southern Mississippi.

  • She authored and served as investigator of a three-year, $225,000 SAMHSA grant that established a 2006 campus-wide suicide prevention program on campus and helped establish the CARE System.
  • She has served as the chair of the Southern Miss CARE team, a student-centered approach to providing services to student with mental health issues and behaviors that interrupt the learning and living campus environment.
  • Deena received the 2008 IHL Best Practice Award
  • She assisted in establishing the Southern Mississippi Campus Council for Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
  • Deena co-founded the Southern Miss Campus Recovery Community to provide sober resources for Southern Miss students.
  • Deena has served as treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Shafer Center for Crisis intervention.
  • Deena also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Southern Miss School of Social Work, and field liaison for the School of Social Work.