Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Britt Hochhausler
PORTALES--Are you interested in helping people? Would you like to work in a
field such as: child protective services, foster care and adoption, mental
health, education, health care, law enforcement/corrections, geriatrics, or
political practice and social policy?
Eastern New Mexico University is now accepting current Eastern students,
transfer or AA degree holding candidates for the bachelor of Social Work
(B.S.W.) degree program. High school seniors, freshmen and sophomore level
students considering a career in Social Work should talk with Dr. Allen
Stata, program director, or Ms. Valerie Pacini, director of field placement,
as soon as possible to get the most benefit from the Social Work Program.
Eastern has begun the process of seeking accreditation by the Council on
Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.). Accreditation by C.S.W.E. is important
because it prepares students to apply for Social Work licensure. According
to Dr. Stata, BSW graduates from an accredited Social Work program are
eligible for state licensure. In addition, once the BSW program achieves
C.S.W.E. accreditation its graduates will be eligible to apply for admission
to an MSW program with advanced standing. Advanced standing in an MSW
program means that the student can complete a normally two-year MSW program
by taking only a one-year post BSW course of study.
The B.S.W. core program is a two-year full-time program, after the
completion of sophomore-level credit hours and completion of ENMU's general
education requirements. To apply, applicants fill out an application form,
write a brief 500-word essay, have a personal interview with Dr. Stata, and
submit two letters of recommendation.
ENMU has offered social work courses since fall 2002. This semester Eastern
is offering a full set of B.S.W. classes. In the 2004-05 academic year,
ENMU's instructional television remote sites will be added to the Social
Currently, ENMU's Social Work Program has two full-time faculty: Dr. Stata
and Ms. Pacini are located in Rooms 173 and 181, respectively, of the
College of Business Building.
For more information, contact Dr. Stata at 505-562-2504, or e-mail