One by One, Social Workers Change the World
Who are Baylor social workers and how do they impact the world? Take a few moments to meet five alumni who are changing the world one life, one family, one congregation, and one community at a time.
If you are an alumni, share your story
and/or a picture with us! We would love to know what you are doing.
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Beth Kilpatrick, Teacher
After graduating I worked with Waco Community Development to complete a community revitalization strategy for North Central Waco, assisted in the startup of Texas Hunger Initiative, and worked as an Interim Development Director at World Hunger Relief, Inc.
This year I am serving as a field liaison for a group of community practice students who have interned all over the globe.
My husband and I have been invited to teach at Northrise University, a Christian private university in Ndola, Zambia. We desire to walk with Zambian leaders as they develop their own nation from a place of significant poverty into a respected participant in the global economy, in international diplomacy, and in the Church.
Amy Kramer Ward, Military Community Consultant
I am currently living in Germany where my husband is stationed with the Army. We have been here for two years and are looking forward to another two years here.
I have been working as a Community readiness Consultant at the Airman and Family Readiness Center to Bavaria, Germany.
I lead the Family Readiness Group (FRG) which provides Army families with an avenue of mutual support and assistance within the unity and community while supporting the military mission through support, outreach, and information to family members.
Rachel McCarty (BSW ’11)
after graduation, Rachel moved to Northern Thailand and taught English as a Foreign Language for one year. During this time she discovered a deep
passion for the importance of quality
education. She is now the Development
Coordinator for Collaborative for Children in Houston, a
non-profit that works to improve early education and care for children, ages zero to five.
Rachel shared,“I am grateful for everything that
the SSW taught me about non-profit work
and how to use my strengths to help
Jenny Hodge (MSW ’12)
As the new Coordinator/Missionary
for Together for Hope - Louisiana, Jenny works with community members to
implement community-building and development activities that capitalize on the
assets and strengths already present in the Delta area.
Together for Hope -
Louisiana looks to engage local and regional churches in support of the
parents, students, business owners, and citizens of the East Carroll and Tensas
Kate Bean, Campus Minister
After graduating from Truett in May 2011, my husband, Eric and I moved to Corpus Christi where he serves as the Baptist Student Ministry Director at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Del Mar College. The week we learned we were moving here, we also discovered our family would be growing! Our son, Grayson Douglas, was born February 21. While I love being a mommy, it takes every ounce of energy I have (plus some I don't!) just to keep up with him.
I enjoy serving college students alongside my husband. I have also become involved with the Corpus Christi Baptist Association's Community Impact Team, which seeks to be a light and a presence throughout the city, through community development, backpack ministry to children, youth mentoring, inner-city church partnerships and support, and any other opportunities as they arise.
Amber Stark (MSW ’08;
the past five months, Amber has been living in South Asia where
she serves as an Aftercare Fellow with International
Justice Mission (IJM). IJM works to bring justice to individuals who
have been a victim of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent
Amber works with IJM's social workers to equip them in their fields through
training sessions that focus on therapeutic techniques to use when working with
Keith Aulick (BASW '99)
serves as a Technical Advisor for Leadership and Capacity Development programs
at FHI 360, a U.S.-based non-profit. He develops and manages programs that help
enhance the functioning of local non-governmental organizations and
support them to become stronger, more independent organizations that are
better-equipped to serve their constituencies. He is based
in Conakry, Guinea, but
travels throughout Africa for this work.
2010, Keith received an MS in International Agricultural Development and an MBA
from the University of California, Davis.