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U of M Dept. of Social Work Will Hold Inaugural Symposium October 25th & 26th

For release: October 2, 2012
For press information, contact Dr. Elena Delavega, 901-338-6977

The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis will hold its inaugural symposium to celebrate its master in social work degree and to honor the Memphis social work community, including Dr. Muammer Cetingok, in recognition of his legacy and his years of service.

“The Next Hundred Years in Social Work: Social Work and Engagement for Social and Economic Justice” will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the University Center.  Ruby Bright, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Memphis, will deliver the opening keynote address, and Dr. Jan Young, executive director of the Assisi Foundation, will deliver the closing keynote address.

Space is limited. The registration deadline is Oct. 18. Registration and additional details are available online at

Participants can earn social work CEU’s. Free parking will be available in the Zach Curlin garage.

Dr. Elena Delavega, assistant professor of social work, emphasized the importance of the conference to the Memphis community. “The purpose of the symposium is to bring together all the great talent in social services in Memphis to herald the future,” she said. “Memphis is an incredibly innovative community, and we are proud to be at the center of this great impulse for the innovative social service systems of the future. This innovation, this engaged and effective practice, needs to be showcased and shared with the world. We are very impressed with the Memphis social work community and proud to belong to it.”



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