Even as her national exposure as a writer, speaker and celebrity grows, Brown - who earned her master's and her doctorate at the UH GCSW - continues to enjoy her role as an educator at UH.
Funds raised from the luncheon will provide scholarships for UH GCSW students.
According to Ira Colby, dean of UH GCSW and past president of CSWE, the demand for graduate degreed social workers currently exceeds the capabilities of colleges and universities in China.
After completing a competitive application process, UH GCSW was one of seven universities in the U.S.
“The China Collaborative will provide opportunities for UH GCSW students and faculty to visit China and faculty and students from China to visit Houston.
Parrish's research and grant award emphasize both the need for and importance of innovative approaches to problem-solving, especially when working with high-risk youth, in particular young women in the juvenile justice system,” said Ira Colby, dean of the UH GCSW
. “This award aligns with the UH Graduate College of Social Work's mission and specifically connects advanced social work practice and research with the broader social services community.”
“UH GCSW is only one of 20 graduate Social Work and Psychology programs in the nation awarded this competitive grant,” said Ira Colby, dean of the UH GCSW.
The grant covers student stipends and training for new bilingual students entering the UH GCSW program.
It's critical that we produce more graduates who are committed to specializing in culturally competent mental and behavior health,” said McClain Sampson, assistant professor at the UH GCSW and principal investigator for the grant.