Education & Social Sciences

Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology

Student and Alumni Success


  • Natalie Stewart '20 (social work and educational studies double major) was hired as a school social worker at Whitko H.S. and accepted into Indiana University's advanced standing MSW program.
  • Kierra Thomas '20 and Sierra MItchell '20 (social work majors) were both hired by their field placement agencies--St. Joseph County and Vigo County Departments of Child Services, respectively.
  • MacKenzie Weadick '20 (social work and peace studies double major) was hired by her field placement agency--House of the Good Shepherd in Chicago--to work with women and children affected by domestic violence.
  • Taylor Cordero '19 (social work major, psychology and gerontology minors) was hired shortly after graduation to be a Social Service Director at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne.

  • Stormy Melton '19 (social work major, sociology minor) was hired by White's Residential & Family Services, her field placement agency, as a full-time house parent before graduation.

  • Dom Hastings '19 and Sierra Mitchell '20 were both awarded a prestigious Journey Fellowship during their time at Manchester. As a Journey Fellows, Dom and Sierra participated in intensive leadership development retreats and an internship centered on youth work.

  • Delaney McKesson '19 (social work/peace studies double major) became a certified mediator through Education for Conflict Resolution during her time at MU. After graduating with majors in social work and peace studies, Delaney went to work at AIDS Ministries in South Bend.

  • Meghan Zuber '19 (sociology major) joined the staff at Bi-County Services in Bluffton, IN, after graduating from MU. She became a program manager over two group homes serving people with disabilities.

  • Gabi Carney '18 (double major in social work and criminal justice) was hired as a caseworker for Marion County Community Corrections in Indianapolis.

  • Mikayla Deisler '18 (social work major, criminal justice and gerontology minors) joined the Bowen Center's Fort Wayne office as a Skills Coach upon graduating from MU with her social work degree.

  • Hannah Napier '18 (social work major, gerontology minor) used her social work major and gerontology minor to land the position of Director of Social Services at The Springs of Lafayette. She was also accepted into a Long-term Care Administrator Training Program. 

  • Blake Denton '18 (social work major) was offered a position as a Child Protective Services case worker within one month of graduating from the MU Social Work Program.

  • Annika Harley '18 (double major in social work and peace studies, Spanish minor) studied off-campus in Ecuador and Chicago during her time at MU. After graduation, she entered a year of service with Brethren Volunteer Service.

  • Anna Schillinger '17 (social work major, gerontology minor) was hired by Parkview Health after completing a success field instruction placement there.

  • Taylor Skinner '16 (social work major, gerontology minor) was hired as a Social Service Director by Miller's Merry Manor after graduation.

  • Alexah Parnin-Choisne '16 (social work) was accepted into the advanced standing MSW program at IU Fort Wayne.