Photos: Glenwood Master of Social Work degree program graduates first cohort |

Photos: Glenwood Master of Social Work degree program graduates first cohort

The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work Western Colorado Master of Social Work Program graduated its first class of 21 students Saturday. Professor James Herbert Williams, Graduate School of Social Work Dean, cheers them on.
Renelle Lott / Courtesy photo |

The University of Denver’s two-year Western Colorado Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program, based in Glenwood Springs, had their student recognition ceremony on Saturday.

The 20 students who were honored represent several counties on the Western Slope including Pitkin, Garfield, Mesa, Grand, Gunnison, Eagle and Montrose. These students have completed coursework specifically designed to meet the needs of rural and mountain communities in Western Colorado. They have also provided over 1,000 hours of service to local agencies through their internships. Many students plan to continue working at their internships sites or find employment in their home communities.

The Western Colorado program is currently accepting applications from students to make up the second cohort, which will begin classes September 2015.

Please contact Clinical Assistant Professor Rachel Forbes, program director, at 970-930-1585 for additional information, or visit GSSW online at

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