Announcements — Faculty and Staff

June 20, 2012

Laura Napky Joins Dean’s Office

Laura Napky.jpgWe are delighted to announce that Laura Napky has joined the Dean’s Office as the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans. Laura has over six years of experience working for VCU in various departments and roles, beginning as a student worker. In her new role, Laura will be assisting the associate deans with maintaining calendars, processing travel, helping with special events, and general Dean’s Office duties.

Laura earned her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. She is a very active volunteer and enjoys community service. Laura assists in the production of the Richmond Folk Festival as a fourth-year volunteer with Venture Richmond, teaches a free hula hoop class, and occasionally works with Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities in partnership with the Let’s Move! Richmond initiative. She is also a member of RVA Hoop House, a local nonprofit focused on fun and fitness with a hula hoop.

Please join us in welcoming Laura!

April 10, 2012

Jackie Maroney Joins School as M.S.W. Program Assistant

JackieMaroney.pngWe are pleased to announce that Jackie Maroney has joined the school as the new M.S.W. Program Assistant. In her new role, Jackie will be supporting M.S.W. faculty in a variety of capacities. She will make travel arrangements, maintain program files, and assist the M.S.W. Program Director.

Originally from upstate New York, Jackie studied Sociology at the State University of New York College at Cortland. She has extensive administrative support experience at VCU, as well as in health care and accounting settings.

Please join us in welcoming Jackie!

March 8, 2012

Kim Flournoy DiJoseph Joins Office of Student Success

Kim 2.JPGWe are delighted to announce that Kim Flournoy DiJoseph has joined the school as the Director of Student Success. In her new role, Kim will serve as a resource to students in all programs at the School of Social Work. Kim will coordinate our Advising Center, which will open later this year. She will further develop student engagement and support activities, emphasize scholarship opportunities, coordinate student awards, and advise the school’s various student organizations.

Kim earned her B.S.W. and M.S.W. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a field instructor and adjunct instructor in addition to having provided course development for the School of Social Work and the Department of Sociology’s Certificate in Gender Violence Intervention Program. She provides consultation and training in areas such as domestic violence, play therapy, non-profit program development, and the effects of trauma on children, families, and clinicians. Kim serves on the board of the Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work and is an active member of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Kim!