Alumni - Department of Social Work

Meet our graduates

  • Ellen Brandenburg-
    Ellen Brandenburg ’16 Social Worker for Co-Ed Adolescent Mood Disorders Crisis Stabilization Speciality Unit

    Messiah’s Social Work Department took an unconfident freshman, and cultivated my voice and abilities so that today I can be a confident and skilled clinician who is striving to be excellent and who is still continuing to develop. Without the deep-seated commitment of this Department, I wouldn’t be as professionally and personally grounded as I am today.

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  • Emma Dougherty-
    Emma Dougherty ’19 Behavioral Health Specialist at Educational Data Systems Inc.

    After graduation, I worked in the field for a year before pursuing my MSW full time. I worked as a part-time Victim Advocate for the Victim Services Division of the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, which allowed me to walk alongside individuals victimized by crime as they experienced the justice system.

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  • Julia Van Der Hulst-
    Julia Van Der Hulst ’18 Director of Social Work

    My time in the Messiah College Social Work Department, though brief, prepared me in more ways than I could have ever imagined in terms of my education, vocation, and faith.

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  • Lindsay Terry-
    Lindsay Terry ’20 Caseworker at Dauphin County Children and Youth

    I have found that professionalism isn’t always common knowledge, and I am forever grateful for how the Department prepared me to always present myself as a confident professional.

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