News and Announcements
Scholarship fund for new PhD program
The Wayne State University School of Social Work has established an endowed
scholarship fund to support students in its new doctoral-degree program — Michigan’s only
PhD program focusing solely on research to advance social work practice in urban settings.
Friends and family members of Mavis M. Spencer, associate professor emerita, who
retired from the school in May, started the endowment to recognize her many contributions
to Wayne State, the Detroit community and the social work profession.
The endowment fund is the first to be offered at the school to students who enter the
new doctoral-degree program. Funds generated by the endowment will be used to cover
student expenses for workshop or paper presentations, as well as other scholarly activities.
Anyone interested in honoring Mavis Spencer with a contribution to the endowment
may contact Marguerite Carlton, development officer, at (313) 577-8807.
The School of Social Work will start accepting applications in fall 2005 for its PhD
in applied research for social work practice. For further information, call (313) 577-8806 or