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School of Social Work Awards Scholarships (Released: 3/28/00)

By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- Sharon Dunkley, a ten-year resident of Bloomfield, has been awarded the Frank V. Carollo Scholarship by the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

Dunkley graduated from Holy Childhood High School in Kingston, Jamaica and from St. Joseph's College in West Hartford. She is pursuing a master's degree in social work at the University of Connecticut, majoring in casework with a minor in group work.

STORRS, Conn. -- Ann Patterson, a student at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, has been awarded the Dr. Ivor Echols Scholarship.

Patterson is pursuing the Master of Social Work degree and expects to graduate in May. Her major concentration of study is administration with a minor concentration in policy and planning.

A graduate of Northwest Catholic High School in Wes t Hartford, Patterson earned her B.A. in biology from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She is the mother of two children, Mahoney and Jah-son.

STORRS, Conn. -- Carmen Strachan of West Hartford has been selected to receive The Dana DeBiasi Scholarship by the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

She is a second year student at the UConn School of Social Work majoring in administration with a minor in casework. Carmen is also a dual degree candidate in the public health program at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Strachan has a particular interest in international health and hopes to work in a community health care agency.

She is a 1988 graduate of Hamden High School and graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. with a BA in psychology 1992.

STORRS, Conn. -- Stacey Violante, a Collinsville resident, has been selected to receive the Nancy Tarr Berdon Scholarship at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. The $2,000 scholarship is for the current academic year.

Violante grew up in Canton and attended Canton High School. She is the daughter of Cynthia Glasser and Daniel and Suzie Violante.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont, and is a dual degree student, working toward a Master of Social Work degree and a Juris Doctor degree at UConn School of Social Work and UConn School of Law.

She is interning as a dual-degree student at the Center for Children's Advocacy and Greater Hartford Legal Assistance.

She hopes to use her social work and legal skills to work as an advocate for children.

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