News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University recognizes faith’s role in new social work master’s program

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Aurora University’s new master’s degree specialization in faith-based social work remains a rarity in higher education today.

Aurora University senior to join Peace Corps in Botswana

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The ink will barely be dry on Alexandrea “Alex” Wilson’s diploma this May before she embarks on what most people would consider the challenge of a lifetime – a two-year stint with the Peace Corp in Botswana, where she will work in an HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for school kids.

Aurora University alumna named Social Worker of the Year

Mary Abbott, who completed her master’s degree in social work at Aurora University in 1997 and now teaches in the university’s social work program, was named Statewide Social Worker of the Year by the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Pilgrimage strengthens student’s religious faith and desire to serve

On the way to World Youth Day: Andy Misquez (first row, right) stops with fellow pilgrims in Wadowice, Poland, hometown of Pope John Paul II.

For senior Andy Misquez, attending World Youth Day (WYD) earlier this year in Krakow, Poland, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Spartan Spotlight: Kelsey Nelson

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Kelsey Nelson, AU ’16, received the George Williams Legacy Social Work Award at the spring 2016 honors convocation.