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FSU Student Selected as Book Reviewer for Social Work Publication

Marcy Doyle, a social work student at Frostburg State University, has been selected as a book reviewer for the "The New Social Worker," a national publication for social work students and recent graduates. Founded in 1994 by Linda May Grobman, an entrepreneurial social worker in Harrisburg, Pa., the quarterly magazine is published by White Hat Communications. It is also available online for a fee.

A resident of Cumberland, Doyle recently transferred to FSU from Allegany College with an associate's degree in general studies.

She responded to a call for book reviewers she discovered through her subscription to Grobman's online newsletter, "Social Work E-News." Grobman solicits book reviews from social work practioners, students and educators for her Web site, the first specialized book review site focusing on social work books of interest to social workers, educators and students. Books are assigned according to the reviewer's specific interests in the field of social work.

As part of her application, Doyle sent a writing sample, which was a critique of an article she wrote for Dr. Kathleen Powell's Social Policy class. Because her writing and critical thinking skills met Grobman's standards, she was selected as a reviewer. Her first assignment, "Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Elderly," reflects her interest in on aging and health care.

"It's a great opportunity," Doyle says of her selection as a book reviewer. "I've always enjoyed writing. And social work is my life's calling."

For more information about FSU's social work program, contact Dr. Powell at (301) 687-4695 or

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