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.

Transition into the FINAL YEAR!

Looking back on the last two years and it feels like time flew by. I’ve learned so much and have grown professionally as well in my personal life. To complete my final year in the Winston-Salem Distance Education(DE) program, I … Continue reading

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Service Trip 2017

I had the privilege of traveling to Columbia, NC, Tyrrell County with another young lady from my cohort, 17 graduate students from different disciplines, and four staff. I saw this Inter-professional Service Learning with Vulnerable Populations course as an opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Getting Involved, Outside of the classroom

Pace Yourself

In my “Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice” course, we were assigned readings pertaining to mindfulness and acceptance. The timing seemed perfect seeing that I just participated in a ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) conference in Charlotte through my field placement. The professor … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Outside of the classroom

Identity

I was slightly intimidated by a course I started two weeks ago. My assumptions about the “Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice and Program Evaluation” course were that it would involve math and a ton of research. I allowed my anxiety to … Continue reading

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Cohort Love

One of the positive factors that come along with attending a distance education program is the closeness of the cohort. I remember the first orientation, ice breaker activities, and introductions back in August 2015. I knew right away that a … Continue reading

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Curriculum Comes to Life!

While completing my undergraduate degree, I engaged in an internship after finishing all of the required courses. I assumed that having field placement while simultaneously doing course work would be very different and possibly too much to handle. It was … Continue reading

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Why I chose UNC! #GoHeels

Besides the fact that I was born and raised a TARHEEL fan (by Dad would not have it any other way), making a choice for Graduate school was very important. When I began my search I knew that I wanted … Continue reading

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