Student veteran recognized by President Obama

It’s not every day the 44th president of the United States calls you out by name on the south lawn of the White House.

But on April 14, 15-year U.S. Army veteran and MSW@USC student Casey McEuin was bestowed that privilege as President Barack Obama honored him and other wounded veterans at the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride kick-off at the White House.

McEuin, currently a veteran transition program specialist with Hire Heroes USA, served in the Army as an infantry platoon sergeant at Fort Carson, Colorado, with the 4th Infantry Division.

During his time in the Army, McEuin had an accomplished athletic […]

By |May 5th, 2016|Students|0 Comments

Second MSW alum appointed to California Veterans Board

by Lilledeshan Bose

Carla J. Thornton had always been involved in community work, but it took being part of a class on community organizing to change her life. The light bulb moment came while she was obtaining her master’s in social work at the University of Southern California. “I realized I could do social work at the macro level and directly impact individuals,” she said.

On Feb. 11, Thornton MSW ’12 — who is the associate director of development for the University of California Riverside College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences — was appointed to the California Veterans Board, which advocates […]

By |March 18th, 2016|News, Students|0 Comments