Northern Michigan University's social work department was awarded a $500 Meemic Foundation mini-grant to support a Professionalism Day activity aimed at preparing students for senior year field placement with social service agencies. Erik Bergh of the Bergh Agency-Meemic Insurance presented the check to Ann Crandell-Williams' direct practice methods class.
Teaching apprentice and social work senior Alyssa Schnurer wrote the mini-grant application and will coordinate this year's Professionalism Day, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. The event is intended to be a fun and educational activity that prepares juniors to transition from the classroom to a professional work environment. It will simulate a professional conference, with guest speakers and workshops.