Meet the Social Work Alumnae

Katelyn Roitz 13 Hope Ministries

Katelyn Roitz '13, Hope Ministries

I want to be able to help people reach their goals when they are struggling to do so on their own.  I want to give people who are underprivileged the opportunity to reach their maximum potential, and be a voice for them. This is exactly why I want to be a social worker. Bottom line I want to help people.

Kenzie Carpenter  13 Youth Service Bureau

Kenzie Carpenter '13, Youth Service Bureau

I was born to serve others in need. I've always had a passion for helping others, but it wasn't until I understood exactly what social work was that I realized I could make a career out of it. I truly believe that everyone has a purpose in life, but some people are faced with situations or events that deter them from, or make it difficult to know their purpose and that is why I want to be a social worker. I want to empower people and teach them the skills they need to succeed in life, and if while I'm working with them they find their purpose, well then I consider that an added bonus!

Monica Murphy 13 IVY Tech

Monica Murphy '13, IVY Tech

With the endless opportunities that I have had to reach and invest in people, I feel that being a social worker will allow me to continue to impact people. In everything that I do, I want to build the kingdom. I believe that helping people comes from a place of authentic compassion. I want people to get excited about their lives. No matter what challenges people have faced, or the mistakes they have made, there is still this amazing purpose for them to fulfill. I want to help empower people so that they can transform their minds. After all, everyone was born for greatness. Furthermore, as a social worker, I believe that I will help people to live a bold and full life—but they must be committed to building one. I am called to achieve my dreams and to let my life speak for the greater good. To sum it all up, here is my motto that I live by: “Believing in people before they have proven themselves, is key to motivating people to live their best possible life.” –John Maxwell.