Making a Difference

Student Social Work Club  SR Dance

For the past ten years, students in the Social Work Club have organized a dinner dance at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center; this intergenerational service learning project has been coordinated through the SW3520 Theory and Practice Social Work Intervention III course. The experience introduces students to working with older adults and gives them an opportunity to consider pursuing a career in gerontological social work.

In addition to this project, students in the club have organized a Habitat for Humanity trip during Spring Break for the past four years. In 2008, the students travelled to Corpus Christi, Texas where they helped build a home for the Garcia family.  A story about the project aired on the local television news station and included interviews with our PSU students.

In 2007, students in the SW3340 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I course participated in a Campus Ministry Homeless Shelter trip to Boston to help feed homeless families.  And locally, students in the club participate annually in various fundraising and advocacy events such as the Cancer Walk, Candlelight Vigil, and other events.

SWC Habitat TX

SWC Habitat TX

By choosing social work as a profession, students in the Social Work major make a commitment to “making a difference” in the lives of others.  Individually, they demonstrate their commitment through their volunteer efforts in the community.



Social Work Club Officers


  • President: Paula Davies
  • Vice President: Annie McCarthy
  • Secretary: Hannah Andry
  • Treasurer: Lauren Campbell


  • President: Kayla McKinley
  • Vice President: Steph Richter
  • Secretary: Alison Molloy
  • Treasurer: Krystal Homan

Contact Us

Social Work Department

Department Chair:
Kristina Lind
Phone: 603-535-3077

Hyde Hall 418
Phone: 603-535-2703
Email: (Suzanne Banister, Office Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2854

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #57
Plymouth, NH 03264

Department News

Stephen Gorin in NASW News

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Stephen Gorin Named Chairman of NH’s State Committee on Aging

Featured PSU Magazine article spotlight on Social Work alum…Ann Widger

New Social Worker Magazine