Winter 2022
School Updates

Student News and Awards 2022

News about student accomplishments

Ana Flores

Doctoral student Ana T. Flores was named one of the recipients of the 2021 Leadership and Service Award from Pitt’s Graduate and Professional Student Government.

Dashawna Fussell-Ware

Doctoral student Dashawna Fussell-Ware was selected for the doctoral Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP). The IMFP fellowship is awarded through a federal grant to the American Psychological Association from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Fussell-Ware also was selected by the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity for its 2021 Doctoral Student Award for outstanding scholarship in the areas of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in social work education.

Christina Huerta

Doctoral candidate Christina Huerta was chosen to participate in the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research/Program for Research on Black Americans Virtual 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop.

Laurenia Mangum

Doctoral student Laurenia Mangum received a grant from the Society of Family Planning to explore contraceptive use attitudes and health-seeking behaviors among Black mothers living with HIV in the United States.

Tre Tipton

MSW student Tre Tipton, a wide receiver on the Pitt football team, was named one of six recipients of the 2021 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award, which is annually presented by the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals. Tipton also won the prestigious Disney Spirit award, given every year to the most inspiring person in college football.