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Graduate School Panel October 15, 2014:

The Department of Human Services, HSEO, and TUA are hosting a Graduate School Panel.  The event will take place on October 15th, 2014 at 12 p.m. in Tivoli 444.  Representatives from MSU Denver, DU, CU Denver, Regis, & UNC will be there to answer your questions and offer advice and information on relevant graduate programs at their institutions.  Please RSVP by sending an email to

HSEO & Extreme Community Makeover Volunteer Event October 18, 2014:

HSEO has teamed up with Extreme Community Makeover who, “coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods.”  HSEO has adopted a block within the Westwood neighborhood for a one-day event. We need your help to come out and help us serve the community.  The event will be on Saturday, October 18, from 8:30 to 4:00 or until complete. We will meet at 1000 South Lowell Boulevard, Denver, 80219 at 8:30 am. 

Lunch is offered for $10.00 or you can bring your own. 

This will be an outside event so dress for the weather. 

CAC Info Sessions:

The Department of Human Services will have two information sessions for students who have questions about the CAC program and licensure process.  The first session will be on October 22, 2014 from 12pm - 1pm with Dr. Scott DeMuro in room WC 239.  The second session will be on November 10, 2014 from 11am - 12pm with Dr. Mita Johnson in room WC 133.

Scholarship Workshop October 28, 2014:

The Department of Human Services will offer a workshop to answer questions about and help students apply for HSP related scholarships.  The workshop will be offered on October 28, 2014 from 10am - 11am in room WC 258.

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.