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Semester Break:

The Human Service office will be closed from December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015.  We will resume normal business hours on January 5, 2015.  However, there will be no HSP adivsing hours from Decemer 8, 2014 through January 13, 2014.


Study Abroad Opportunity:

Course: Global Metal Heath: The Case of India

This is a three week study abroad course that focuses on the history, culture, and mental health issues of India. The course includes a service learning component that will have students working daily with an organization that supports individuals with mental health issues, women, and children in Pune. Travel dates will be from 5/17/14 - 6/3/14.  For more information, please view the youtube video here: And contact Dr. Shawn Worthy at:

Congratulations to:

Spring 2014 HSP Graduates!

Spring 2014 grads

Congratulations to:

MSU's Denver Fire and Emergency Services.  The photo below, submitted by Kayla Rauh, won 3rd place in Campus Compact of the Mountain West’s (CCMW) Service in Action Photo Competition.  The photo shows the Fire and Emergency Services Club teaching families in our community about fire safety as part of the club's Fire Safety Service Project:


Congratulations to:

The Outstanding Graduates award recipients from Human Services for 2013-2014:

Addictions: Deborah Caruana
Domestic Violence: Glory McDaniel
High Risk Youth: Antonia Garza
Mental Health Counseling: Xochilt Alamillo
Nonprofit Studies: Shana Hutchens

The Human Services recipients of the Charles Branch Scholarship for 2014:

Barbara Monahan
Sharron Carson
Patricia Heiden

Deborah Dale Brackney, 2014 recipient of the Community Impact Award. Deborah is an affiliate faculty at Metro, teaching primarily in the Dept. of Human Services Non-Profit concentration. Additionally, Deborah is the VP at the Mountain States Employer Council, where she oversees HR Services, Organizational Development and Learning, Outsource Consulting Services, and Surveys.

Jennine Jeffries, HSP major with a nonprofit studies concentration, and Alton Clark, HSP alumni and Director of Veteran’s Upward Bound, for receiving the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.