• Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work

    phialphaThrough Knowledge - The Challenge is to Serve

    The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

    HSU - Sigma Beta Chapter

    The Sigma Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work was established in November 2011 in order to provide social work students with additional opportunities to promote humanitarianism, human and civil rights, and social and economic justice through participation in Chapter projects, events and activities. As members in good standing, our students can apply for Phi Alpha awards and scholarships. This is a student lead organization with student phiAlpha2officers and faculty advisors to guide and direct the organization. For more information about Phi Alpha, please go to their website http://phialpha.org/  

    For more information about HSU’s Sigma Beta Chapter, please review the Sigma Beta Consitution and By-laws. To apply, complete the Sigma Beta Application and send to Melissa Milliorn at mmilliorn@hsutx.edu.


    Phi Alpha Sigma Beta Officer’s 2013-14

    •   John M. Vaughan -President

      My name is John M. Vaughan and I am the President of the Sigma Beta chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, for the 2014-15 school year. I am a junior in the Social Work program here at Hardin-Simmons, and I am also a veteran of the US Air Force. I enjoy helping people, and my goal is to become a clinical social worker employed at the Veteran's Administration. Between a moderate class load, membership in the Social Work club, and membership here, I still manage to find time to enjoy the company of my beautiful wife and our friends.

    • Evariste Musonera - Vice President
      Evariste-MusoneraMy name is Evariste Musonera and I will be serving as the Vice President for the HSU Sigma Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society this year. I am a senior, double major in social work and ministry, completing my field placement with the International Rescue Committee in Abilene assisting with refugee resettlement. I came to the United States with my wife and 9 children as a refugee of Rwanda, so I have great passion for working with this population. I also serve as an Associate Pastor of Gospel Restoration Church and as a caregiver for people with disabilities at Hill Resources.
    • Jackie Ledbetter – Secretary
      Jacki-LedbetterMy name is Jacki Ledbetter and I will be serving this year as the Secretary for the HSU Social Work Club, as well as the HSU Sigma Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society. I am a senior social work major and plan to work with vulnerable population groups, more specifically older adults with special interest in policy practice. I will be in my field placement this year at Mesa Springs.

    Club Meeting Dates for 2014-2015

    Date Time Place
    9/4/14 7:30– 9:30pm Back to School Picnic on Anderson Lawn
    9/8/14 12:00– 2:00pm Social Work Student Orientation in MC 108W
    (RSVP -Lunch provided)
    9/11/14 5:30– 7:30pm Social Work Student Orientation at Noah Project
    (RSVP –Dinner provided)
    10/15/14 12:00– 1:00pm Sigma Beta Meeting in MC 108W (bring your lunch)
    10/18– 10/20/14   NASW Texas Conference in San Marcos
    11/19/14 12:00– 1:00pm Sigma Beta Meeting in MC 108W (bring your lunch)
    2/18/15 12:00– 1:00pm Sigma Beta Meeting in MC 108W (bring your lunch)
    ***March is Social Work Month – More events and activities TBD including Legislative Day at the Capital in Austin
    3/4/15 12:00– 1:00pm Sigma Beta Meeting in MC 108W (bring your lunch)
    3/20 –3/21/15   Champion for Children Conference at Abilene Civic Center
    4/15/15 12:00 – 1:00pm Sigma Beta Meeting in MC 108W
    (bring your lunch – election of new officers)
    TBD   Awards Banquet in April
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