During this week, the College of Social Work is proud to recognize our four Bachelor of Social Work students who were recognized at the University of South Carolina’s annual Awards Day on April 15 at Colonial Life Arena. The awards celebrate the service, scholarship, leadership and character of the student community.
BSW Student Achievement Award
Hometown: Simpsonville, South Carolina
The award is designated for a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement within and outside the classroom, effectively representing the profession of social work.
Tamiah is a leader; serving on the Undergraduate Program Committee as a junior and senior. She’s always been present and active. Tamiah is also vice president of USWSA this year. She works hard in classes and has earned very high marks because of the great quality of her work.
Clinical Associate Professor Brent Cagle
What does earning the BSW Student Achievement Award mean to you?
“It is really an honor to receive any type of recognition from the College of Social Work. Earning the BSW Student Achievement Award means that I have been able to learn and grow during my time in the BSW program and have hopefully left a great impression on others.”
What are some of your achievements in the BSW program that you are most proud of?
“I am most proud of the work I have done with my field placement at Habitat for Humanity and the amazing events and programs that I have been able to help implement as USWSA vice president.”
How has the College of Social Work helped prepare you for your future social work studies and career?
“The college of Social Work has provided me with a great field placement and instructor, having awesome class dialogue, helpful and competent professors, and leadership opportunities. I truly believe that I could not have received a better experience anywhere else.”
What have you learned the most during your time in the BSW Program?
“I learned the importance of identities. Identity makes each individual unique, but it also unites us. I have learned how to listen and advocate for others in need.”
What are your future plans?
“I will be starting the UofSC Advanced Standing MSW program. I hope to one day earn my LISW-CP and provide therapy to families and children.