Social work graduates welcomed into field with commissioning service

2014 Social Work Service

Huntington University’s social work department formally welcomed its eight graduating seniors into the profession with a special commissioning service this morning, May 17.

“We are honored today to have these eight individuals … to join those who have gone before them in entering the field of Christian service through social work,” said Dr. Carla MacDonald, assistant professor of social work.

Those graduating seniors are:

  • Gina Boucouras of Columbus, Ohio
  • Meagan Dean of Lombard, Ill.
  • Samantha Dunn of Paoli, Ind.
  • Erica Isenberg of Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Minkailu Mambu of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Stephanie Mihich of Valparaiso, Ind.
  • Jessica Perry of Jefferson, Mo.
  • Giuliana Ruiz-Moreno of Chesterton, Ind.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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