Author Archives: markelaunc

About markelaunc

Hello everyone!! I was born in Wilson, NC and currently live in the Winston-Salem area. While working in a mental health day treatment program for four years, my eyes were opened to the field of social work. I am currently in the 2nd year Winston-Salem Distance Education cohort. My interest include children and families, mental health, and integrated healthcare. I enjoy traveling, singing (at church), and going to the gym.

Forever a TarHeel

I can’t believe that I am at the end of my MSW journey! Looking back, it feels like each semester flew by. I met some very influential people along the way. My cohort became a supportive family and my professors … Continue reading

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Out of the Classroom and On the Court

If you are from North Carolina and into basketball, you can usually ask one question that sparks a conversation. And that question is “Duke or Carolina?” Then one of these three things happens: You end up talking to a person … Continue reading

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The Messy Truth Challenges Perspectives

       <– GREAT & EASY READ!! Typically, I avoid anything related to politics. I am pretty sure I would not have picked up this book on my own so I am glad that it was a required reading for one … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time

Social work experiences and life have taught me that no one has this “thing” figured out. When I say “thing” I am referring to life. A few things come to mind when I think of life and daily experiences. I … Continue reading

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Perfect Attendance

My MSW journey began in the Winston-Salem Distance Education (DE) Program. During the first two years in Winston-Salem, we have classes scheduled all day on Friday. I was excited about being in a learning environment again. I had perfect attendance … Continue reading

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Count the Cost

There were so many financial decisions that I had to consider while applying for graduate school. At the time I was working and fully supporting myself in my one bedroom apartment. I knew that I would not be able to … Continue reading

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Integrated Healthcare

I just completed the month and a half of my concentration field placement. Being a part of the Primecare Program requires a placement in an integrated healthcare setting and I have the great opportunity to gain experience at the Tim … Continue reading

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