Air Force salutes Brown School students

National military social work scholarships awarded on Veterans Day

article photo (Above) Amanda Moore McBride (right), PhD, associate dean of the Brown School, congratulates Michelle Gordon (center), a first-year student, and Jenneva Barrett, a second-year, on receiving commissions in the U.S. Air Force as part of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. Master Sgt. Michael Forehand (below, left), an Air Force recruiter, made a special trip to the Brown School on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to congratulate Gordon and Barrett on receiving the scholarship — only 11 were given nationwide out of 152 applicants. “The military is the No. 1 employer of social workers, and this is a real tribute to both our students and the Brown School that it has found the best and the brightest right here,” McBride said. Forehand affirmed that commitment. “That Washington University was the only school in the nation to receive two of the scholarships is a direct reflection of the caliber of students and the quality of the education received at the Brown School.” Upon graduation in 2014 and ’15, respectively, Barrett and Gordon will be commissioned first lieutenants in the Air Force, attend six weeks of basic military training and then be on active duty as military social workers. Credit: Sid Hastings/WUSTL Photosarticle photo