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Meredith College BSW student receives NASW-NC Toby Brown Award

Tuesday, May 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
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(RALEIGH, NC) – The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named Dielle McMillan as the recipient of the 2017 NASW-NC Toby Brown Award for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) graduate student for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dielle McMillan is an outstanding student at Meredith College and in her community.

The award recognizes a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student in 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.

Ms. McMillan has demonstrated her dedication to the profession and promise as a social worker through her work on campus and in her field placement at NAMI North Carolina. Dielle established the first NAMI on-campus organization at Meredith College which encourages students to advocate for mental health support on campus and spread awareness to end the stigma around mental illness.

Ms. McMillan has been recognized on her campus and in her community as an innovative figure. She has received the Impact Raleigh Service Scholarship, the Youth Empowerment Award from National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI North Carolina), and the Who’s Who National Campus Leaders Award.

Dielle also created a Diversity Awareness Week and a Self-love Campaign on campus. She is the Events Chair at Meredith’s social work club, a position that she created based off of a need she identified.

Dielle’s internship supervisor, Jack Register the Executive Director of NAMI North Carolina, states that her “maturity, insight, identification with the profession, integration of the NASW Code of Ethics, and sense of professionalism” is exceptional.

Ms. McMillan will be attending the Master of Social Work program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May. She plans to continue her social work career pursuing a focus in macro social work. She is interested in program development, public policy and community integrated problem solving.


The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina (NASW-NC) is a membership organization of professional social workers with over 4,800 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.

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