About Us


Our mission is to enhance the well-being of our members by promoting opportunities for connecting them to fellow alumni, to the Andrews University Social Work Department, to Andrews University, and to the profession.



As the Social Work Alumni Board, we aim to reach two main overarching goals:

  1. Be a resource & support to fellow SOWK alumni
    • Post and share employment notices/opportunities
    • Provide CEU opportunities
    • Share Information and updates about new programs, trainings, classes, licensure, and events at Andrews.
    • Support the SOWK Deptarment
  2. Connect with current students by sharing internship, CEU, and mentorship opportunities
    • Conduct CEU presentations (sharing responsibility with faculty)
    • Recruite potential students (Career Fairs, etc.)
    • Update Alumni page on Andrews Social Work website


2017-2018 Officers:

(Left to Right)
Michael Schadler, LMSW
Marji Bates, LLMSW
Brandy Rehmel, MSW
Jaqueline Torres, MSW student
Shannon Trecartin, PHD, Faculty Sponsor
Kristen Jones, LMSW, Chair

Ariana Peña, LLMSW

(Not Pictured)
Andrea Vajdic-Peña, MSW, PhD Candidate
Lauren Lane, BSW