NCC professor recieves award from UNC Chapel Hill Social Work Program
Monday, May 12, 2014
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
Marbeth Holmes is a NASW-NC Member:
NCC Professor Honored with Award
The Rocky Mount Telegram (Rocky Mount, NC)
Nash Community College Humanities and Social Sciences Professor
Marbeth Holmes is the recipient of the University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill Mary Jane Burns Book Award for Excellence in
Clinical Social Work. Holmes will graduate from the UNC School of Social
Work in May with a master’s degree.
Marbeth Holmes began working at Nash Community College in August
1998. In 2004, she was recognized as Nash Community College’s J. Edgar
and Peggie T. Moore Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. In 2008, she
established the Jimmy and Mary Charles Holmes Endowment Scholarship
Fund at Nash Community College in memory of her parents. She is a member
of the N.C. Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of
Teachers of English. She was inducted into Who’s Who of America in 2009.
Her recent clinical placements have been at the Duke University
Infectious Disease Clinic and the Duke University Addictions Program
where she has worked with patients with triple diagnoses living with
HIV, Substance Use Disorder, and a variety of mental health disorders.
In the context of the placement, she has also served as a behavioral
healthcare provider on an Institutional Review Board research study
facilitated by the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities.
Holmes holds an associate’s degree from Louisburg College, a
bachelor’s degree in English from Meredith College and a master’s in
English from Abilene Christian University, all with honors. She is the
2013 recipient of the UNC-Chapel Hill Carroll Heins Scholarship to study
at the Psychoanalysis Center of the Carolinas learning how childhood
development, unconscious conflict and psychological trauma influence
memory, symptoms, relationships, and a sense of self.
The Mary Jane Burns Book Award for Excellence in Clinical Social Work
was established in 2013 to honor the memory of Mary Jane Burns, MSW
’74, by members of her book group. Mary Jane Burns was a clinical social
worker who demonstrated compassion, professionalism, devotion to her
clients and a deep understanding of clinical practice, and commitment to
education in her field.