NC State University BSW student named NASW-NC 2014 Toby Brown Award Recipient
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Valerie Arendt,
Associate Executive Director
RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina State University student Tiffany
Deans has been awarded the 2014 Toby Brown Award from the National Association
of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC).
The award recognizes the
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student of North Carolina who best reflects and
represents the ethics, values, and passion in the field of social work through
exemplary performance in social work coursework, field placement, student
social work associations, and community organizations.
This award program was
established in memory of and to honor Dr. James S. “Toby” Brown who died in
1995. He was an Assistant Professor of Social Work at North Carolina State
University and was a highly recognized educator and practitioner.
Tiffany Deans graduated as a
Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North
Carolina State University in December 2013. Tiffany has worked in a broad range
of settings to provide services and support to adolescents and families,
including adolescents with eating disorders, individuals with autism and
developmental disabilities, and adolescents involved with the Juvenile Justice
System. Tiffany has gone above and beyond her duties as a service provider, by
taking it upon herself to learn Spanish, in order to better serve her
Spanish-speaking clients. Tiffany has worked for Veritas Collaborative, the
Autism Society of North Carolina, Easter Seals, and the Durham Family Exchange
Club, and has volunteered at The Carying Place and New Leaf Behavioral Health.
Tiffany has been commended and
held in high regards by her peers, faculty, and direct supervisors, who have
identified her as a huge asset to her school, clients, community, and the
social work profession. She has been recognized as an enthusiastic, committed,
and compassionate social worker.
In order to advance her career
and continue to provide outstanding support for adolescents and families,
Tiffany will be pursing her Master of Social Work at North Carolina State
The National Association of Social Workers
North Carolina (NASW-NC) is a membership
organization of professional social workers with over 4,500 members in North
Carolina. NASW promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and
social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals,
families, and communities through its advocacy.