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Mars Hill University Announces Social Work Scholarship
Mary Beth Wilde (center), scholarship recipient, is pictured with Dr. Beth Vogler, (left) professor of social work and Liz Anderson (right), assistant professor of social work.
Mary Beth Wilde, a senior social work major, has been named the first recipient of the Jeanne Cagle Scholarship at Mars Hill University. The scholarship was created and sponsored by the Social Work Program Advisory Board at MHU.
Wilde, who is due to graduate in December 2013, is currently interning at Madison County Department of Social Services and Adult Protective Services. She said she came to Mars Hill to complete her bachelor’s degree, in part, because of encouragement from Jeanne Cagle, who was at that time, an adjunct instructor in the social work program.
This year’s scholarship is $300, but the amount may vary in the future.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be an upper-level social work major in the Adult and Graduate Studies program, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to a student interested in a career in mental health.
The scholarship is named for Jeanne M. Cagle, who was the director of Mountain Area Residential Facilities, Inc. in Asheville. In addition to being an adjunct instructor in the social work program at MHC, she was a field instructor for social work interns for many years. She also served on the MHC Social Work Program Advisory Board from 1998 until her death in April 2013.
Cagle was an alumna of Mars Hill, having completed her bachelor’s of social work degree as an adult Continuing Education Program (now AGS) student in 1995. She went on to earn her MSW from the University of Tennessee, and later became certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.