Meet the Social Work Majors

Emma Derheimer 14 Kids Peace St Joseph County Office

Emma Derheimer '14, Kids Peace St. Joseph County Office

I want to be a social worker to help others improve their lives. I want to help initiate a change for the equality of all people in society. I want to assist on making this community a better place. I have the passion to aid others and Social Work is the perfect profession to do just that.

Gabrielle Sanchez 14 Oaklawn The Childrens Campus

Gabrielle Sanchez '14, Oaklawn: The Children's Campus

I want to be a social worker because I believe in advocating for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. I also believe that every individual should have an opportunity for success and the profession of social wo...rk aids in providing the education for their clients to succeed. Furthermore because the profession of social work is vast and it allows for there to be many different opportunities to utilize the knowledge that I have obtained, whether I decide to counsel or proceed on to an administrative path. The vastness of the profession is what has drawn me to the field.

Kathleen Pummill 14 Adult Rehabilitation Center

Kathleen Pummill '14, Adult Rehabilitation Center

Social Work has always been a part of my life in one way or another. I wasn’t expecting to go into Social Work when I first arrived at SMC, and the Social Work program here at SMC fell into my lap and I’m so glad it did;... it is such a natural fit for me, I don’t know how I didn’t think of it in the first place. I knew I wanted to help others, but my original plan took me a completely different route that didn’t necessarily fit me. Finding Social Work was the best thing that happened to me; I know that what I’m doing and how I’m going about it is so much more meaningful and is going to make an impact in someone’s life and in the world in general, and in turn has benefitting me in so many ways. The program, professors, and my fellow students here at SMC make this program what it is: AMAZING, and I’m so happy to be a part of something so much bigger than myself.