May 22, 2008

Eighty-four undergraduate students in the Department of Family Science graduated with their Bachelor of Science degrees this week. Students completed a rigorous family science curriculum that required each student to complete a small group, empirical research project and an intensive, semester-long internship in the human services. The graduating class of 2008 is distinguished by its scholarship, community service, and student leadership. Seniors were actively engaged in activities of the Maryland Council on Family Relations and Phi Upsilon Omicron (family science honorary) during the 2007-08 academic year. Graduates are heading off to a wide variety of graduate schools and the world of work. For example, this fall Mallory Hanfling will begin a graduate program in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania, Zainab Okolo will be a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University, and Katherine Hancock will start a graduate Nursing program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Other graduates plan to begin full-time employment including Melba Malpass (pictured second from the left), who will work for the Department of Juvenile Services with the State of Maryland and Jasmine Foreman, who has accepted a legal assistant position with the legal offices of Wiley Rein in Washington, DC. Heartfelt congratulations to all our graduates! We wish you success and happiness in all your future endeavors and hope that you will stay in touch!

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