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Cowgill Wins Award from FSU Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work at Frostburg State University awarded its Bertha Capen Reynolds Award for the fall semester 2001 to Kim Cowgill.

A December, 2001 graduate, Cowgilll completed her senior field placement with Pressley Ridge of Western Maryland, a therapeutic foster care program. She has worked part-time for the last two years with Archway Station, Inc. and recently secured a full-time position with the agency. She is interested in art therapy and hopes to pursue her master's degree in the near future. Cowgill was recently married and lives with her husband, Rob Marker, in Cumberland.

The Bertha Capen Reynolds Award was named in honor of a social work activist from the 1920's, 30's and 40's. An outspoken advocate for client rights, Reynolds worked to mobilize social workers to become more politically active. The award is presented to a graduating social work student whose commitment to the values of the social work profession has resulted in substantial personal and professional growth. Award recipients receive a copy of Reynolds' autobiography, "An Uncharted Journey," and their names are added to a plaque permanently hung in the Department of Social Work.

For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen H. Powell, FSU Department of Social Work, at (301) 687-4695 or

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