Students studying social work hear from national president

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - MSU Meridian welcomed the president of the National Association of Social Workers to the campus Wednesday.

The school offers a bachelor's degree program in social work. Dr. Kathryn Wehrmann toured the Riley and College Park locations and met with faculty and students.

This is the first time an acting NASW president has visited Mississippi. Wehrmann also visited field agencies where MSU Meridian social work students are currently doing their internships.

"We have individuals that's completing their internships with Care Lodge, Multi-County. We have some in the schools," said Dr. Angela Savage, director of field instruction at MSU Meridian. "So, the diversity when it comes to our communities, we want our students to be able to meet the needs of the community, as well as their interests."

The NASW sets guidelines for social work practices nationwide and is responsible for writing the code of ethics for social work practitioners.