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.

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


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

Posted in In the Classroom, Uncategorized

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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Step by Step: Applying

I am entering my 2nd year in the Winston-Salem Distance Education Program but it seems like yesterday I was applying and waiting for a response. There are multiple steps to the application process and it can be anxiety provoking if … Continue reading

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