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MSU Denver

Bailee Bannon Murray, M.A. | Associate Director of Social Work Student Services, Advising & Alumni

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Oversight of OSWSS-FA admissions, advising, and alumni engagement activities and programming for undergraduate and graduate students.

Biography

Bailee Bannon Murray is a Colorado native who is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with MSU Denver Social Work students! She received her B.S. in Human Development from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2010 and an M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from University of Colorado – Colorado Springs in 2013.

Bailee has experience at a variety of public and private institutions in various student affairs roles and has a passion for supporting students while they pursue their educational goals. She joined the Department of Social Work in 2014 and has enjoyed being a part of the continued development of the Office of Social Work Student Services (OSWSS).

In her free time, Bailee enjoys reading, going to concerts, skiing, and nature walking with friends and family.

Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW | Assistant Director of Field Education

Areas of Research and/or Practice

Amanda is interested in work with under-served communities and promoting access to educational opportunities. She has a passion for field education within social work programs.

Biography

Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW earned both her BA in Psychology and MSW from the University of Denver.  Over the course of her career, she has worked in many settings including in residential treatment with adolescent girls, as a clinical vocational counselor for adults with disabilities and spent many years in the youth development space as a counselor/case manager, volunteer recruiter and program director for Denver Urban Scholars. She also worked as a social worker at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. A consistent theme throughout her career has been advocating for access to services for underserved populations.

Amanda came to MSU Denver in 2013 and has served in multiple roles including affiliate Faculty Field Liaison, Clinical Field Faculty and currently, Assistant Director of Field Education – Placement Development and Support. Amanda is passionate about supporting social workers in their educational journeys and professional development. In addition to helping students navigate the field education program, she provides supervision to social work interns and social workers seeking licensure in the state of Colorado.

Outside of work, you will find her pounding the pavement in training for her next running race, exploring the mountains with her husband and two kids.

Stevie Noll, MSW | Assistant Director of Field Education

Key Areas on the Field Team

Provides support to students and agencies when challenges arise in field placements, focuses on employment-based field placements, coordinates offsite Field Instructors, and contributes to field education policy and leadership.

Biography

Stevie Noll is a community social worker with a background in anti-oppressive practice, trauma-informed care, and restorative practice. Her experience includes education, direct service, community organizing, and policy advocacy.  One of Stevie’s core belief is that relationships are the building block for all change – whether that is individual, interpersonal, or social change. She uses an intersectional approach to understanding identity development, and she is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work education and practice.

Prior to becoming a social worker, Stevie taught Language Arts in a public high school in Milwaukee, WI and worked at CU-Boulder supporting first generation, low-income undergraduate students.  After getting her MSW at the University of Denver, Stevie worked at Mi Casa Resource Center and the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) supporting parents surviving poverty.  She is actively involved in the All Families Deserve a Chance coalition and volunteers in the immigrant rights movement.  Stevie has lived and traveled in Central and South America and speaks conversational Spanish.

Outside of work, Stevie loves to garden, hike and camp in the mountains, bike around town, enjoy live music and theater, blend herbal teas, support local small businesses, get crafty, sing karaoke, and participate in democracy.

Claire Alfus, M.A. | Graduate Advising Services Coordinator

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Provides advising and student support programming for prospective and current MSW students, as well as recruits new students and maintains alumni engagement after graduation.

Biography

After working in both the higher education and social work fields for over 10 years, Claire combined her interests and joined the Department of Social Work at MSU Denver. Originally from Chicago, Claire received her BS in Communication Studies from Ball State University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She describes herself as a seeker who is always learning, and finds that working in a university environment allows her to support others who have similar passions. In her free time, Claire can be found reading, doing genealogy, and drinking good coffee.

Susan A. Archuleta | Grants Community Liaison

Lara Bruce, MSW | Project Director, Colorado Child Welfare Scholars Consortium (CCWSC)

Rebecca Cottrell, Ph.D. | Social Work Online and Hybrid Development Analyst

Elizabeth De La Rosa, M.A. | Undergraduate Advising Services Coordinator

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Provides advising and student support programming for prospective and current BSSW and social work minor students, as well as recruits new students and maintains alumni engagement after graduation

Biography

Elizabeth De La Rosa is a First-Generation, Immigrant, Latina who grew up in Five Points Denver and graduated from North High School set off to embark on her college journey at the University of Denver. She received BS degrees in Spanish, Sociology, and Communications. She then returned to her community and worked for Mi Casa Neighborhood Resource Center at North High School as the Post-Secondary Success Coordinator and Family Liaison. She received her master’s degree from the Morgridge College of Education in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in student affairs.  She has over 7 years of experience in the education field and before MSU Denver, she worked at the University of Denver for the department of Access and Transitions.  Her mission is to “give back, encourage diversity, inclusiveness, student retention, and most importantly equity”. She describes herself as hardworking but easy going and fun. Outside of work she enjoys time with family, engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking and snowboarding or simply listening to good music.

Kayla Duensing | Welcome Desk Coordinator

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Supports all areas of the Department and SWK student body through administrative support, event planning, and introductory advising while creating a welcoming environment and hub of information for students, faculty and staff.

Biography

Kayla is excited to be a team member of this department, knowing the impact that this Department, students included, has in the Social Work community. She enjoys supporting students in their journey to success and also supporting the faculty and staff of the Social Work Department. Kayla grew up in Nebraska (Go Huskers!) but has spent the last 4 years in Colorado. She can be found in the mountains snowboarding, hiking, camping, hammocking, biking, or just enjoying the great outdoors with her family and two silly pups.

Jocelyn Galindo | Student Services Specialist

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Supports admissions, advising, and alumni engagement activities and programming for undergraduate and graduate students.

Biography

Jocelyn is excited to be joining the OSWSS-FA team. She enjoys working with the students and being able to guide them through their journey of college education. She has over 12 years’ experience working in Higher Education and has been with MSU Denver for the last three years. Jocelyn is a First-Generation college graduate. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. When she is not working, Jocelyn enjoys spending time with her family watching movies, sports, taking family vacations and cuddling with her dog.

Melissa Grogan Gore, M.A. | Administrative and Financial Services Coordinator

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Supports Director in fiscal management of department, manages onboarding of affiliate faculty, student research assistants and graduate teaching assistants, coordinates travel and expense reporting for faculty and department staff, and provides additional support to Assessment Coordinator, Online Coordinator, MSW Program Director, BSSW Program Director and Chair.

Biography

Melissa brings a background in nonprofit and community development and higher education to her role in the Department of Social Work. She thrives supporting the infrastructure of a robust organization with the opportunity to collaborate with and support a huge variety of administrators and faculty members. In addition to being a multitasker at work, she co-chairs a chaotic and beautiful family of 9 at home, including an undergraduate student at MSU Denver. Melissa is most at home on roadtrips to see our amazing national parks and in spirited discussions about social justice.

Krystal Gutierrez, MSW | Field Coordinator

Michael Holroyd | Administrative and Finance Support Specialist

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Supports the Administrative and Financial Services Coordinator in fiscal reconciliation, assists with onboarding and payroll of affiliate faculty and student employees, supports purchasing and expense reporting for department expenses including professional development, student travel and scholarly research, and provides accounting support for grants administration.

Biography

Michael developed a passion for higher education while attending school at MSU Denver, where he earned a B.A. in History, and is thrilled to be a part of the process that brings the same passion to the students and faculty he serves in the Department of Social Work. He brings four years of higher education experience from the University of Denver where he worked for the department of Gifts Administration and Records Management. Michael enjoys spending watching Disney movies and West Ham United FC, spending time with his two cats, and trivia based on The Office (TV show).

Cassie Mullin | Field Coordinator - Data and Resource Management

Caitlin Plamp, M.S. | Marketing and Admissions Coordinator

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Coordinates marketing and recruiting efforts and materials. Provides advising and admissions support for prospective BSSW and MSW Program students, and facilitates processing for both programs.

Biography

Caitlin Plamp (she/her) is an alumna of MSU Denver, graduating with a B.A. in Promotional Strategy Design. She also holds an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Caitlin got her start in the Department as a student worker during her undergraduate degree and developed a passion for higher education and supporting faculty, staff, and students. A lifelong learner, she is delighted to be working in higher education helping other reach their educational goals. In this role, she develops systems and processes that support admissions growth over 20% each academic year. Caitlin also uses her previous design experience to develop strategic marketing and recruiting initiatives to support departmental and University goals. Grounding her work in responsible use of data, she participates in predictive analytic enrollment planning and facilitates admissions initiatives that are tied to strategic goals. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys reading, participating in and attending live theatre, and playing tabletop games with family and friends.

Brooke Rohde, M.A. | CCWSC Administrative and Financial Services Specialist

Biography

Brooke came to Colorado in 1998 for graduate school and never looked back. After working in various Denver museums, she landed at the University of Denver where she worked for over 15 years in the Museum of Anthropology. She is passionate about helping students succeed, bringing people together, and making communities stronger.

When not balancing budgets Brooke can be found enjoying the Colorado sun in any way she can – gardening, hiking, or just walking with friends.

Jenae McCall | Graduate Assistant for Social Work Student Services

Key Areas on the OSWSS-FA Team

Provides various student services to individuals across the entire student lifecycle, from recruitment through alumni engagement.

Biography

Jenae is a current student MSU Denver student pursuing a Masters in Social Work. After calling Auraria Campus a second home for the past five years while pursuing an undergraduate degree, she decided to remain on campus for her graduate studies due to the love for campus environment and unique student population. In the past two years, she has worked with clients and peers at the Phoenix Center at Auraria, educating peers on interpersonal violence and assisting those who have experienced interpersonal violence. Born and raised in Denver, CO, Jenae received her BS in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from MSU Denver. In her free time, she enjoys live music, poi dancing, and spending time with her cat, lizards, and husband.