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KSU Student Bianca Hannon, awarded the Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship

Bianca Hannon, awarded  Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship

Bianca Hannon, was awarded the 2020-2021 Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship by our national association, NASW! Another testament to the caliber of our students. The Verne LaMarr Lyons scholarship is awarded “to master's degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities.” She was one of four recipients nationally. She received $5,000 towards tuition and professional development!

Bianca Hannon is an MSW candidate at Kennesaw State University. She graduated from Georgia State University (GSU) in 2018 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After graduating from GSU, she started working at Hillside, Inc., which is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. As a behavioral specialist working with the treatment team to find what works best for the youth, she found her passion and decided to pursue her MSW. At Aniz, Inc., her first-year internship placement, she found another passion – working with adults who are HIV positive. When Bianca graduates in May 2021, she plans to specialize in working with African American women and youth who have suffered from trauma.

KSU Student wins seat on NASW Georgia Board

KSU Student won the board seat on NASW Georgia Board News Header

Will Ard is a 2nd year Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration student at KSU. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a marketing concentration from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as two specialist certificates in music production from Berklee College of Music. Will founded the Georgia Tech Chapter of Active Minds during his final year of undergrad and currently serves as the President of the Society of Social Workers at KSU.

In his free time, Will enjoys creating music, playing retro video games, reading non-fiction, creating stop-motion PowerPoint animations, and spending time with his family and new nephew.

Will Ard - Graduate Student | Social Worker | Researcher | Marketer | Artist | Music Producer | DJ
Visit Will Ard LinkedIn Page to learn more.