Rewarding careers in social work
Our social work graduates leave SFA prepared to do amazing things. They find rewarding careers in health care facilities and schools, and many are active in community organizations that serve populations in need. Here are just a few success stories from graduates of SFA’s School of Social Work.
Jacob Thomas, Class of ‘17
Social Services Supervisor, Hospice in the Pines
Jacob Thomas played football and worked as a model while earning his master’s degree in social work at SFA. After he graduated, Jacob traveled through Europe and did volunteer work in Chennai, India, where he learned Ayurvedic medicine/yoga (holistic medicine). Currently Jacob works with terminally ill patients at in Hospice in the Pines. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in The Netherlands or Berlin. His primary areas of interest are mental illness and emotional intelligence.
Ruby Ramon, Class of ‘07 and ‘06
Lead Social Worker/Homeless Liaison, Nacogdoches Independent School District
Ruby Ramon is a first-generation college graduate. She earned bachelor’s degrees in social work and psychology from SFA in 2006, and she earned her Master of Social Work from SFA in 2007. In her role as a social worker and homeless liaison at Nacogdoches Independent School District, she works to remove barriers to education for middle school and high school students through group counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy. She is also an adjunct instructor and field liaison for SFA’s School of Social Work.
Ruby is an American Red Cross volunteer and serves on the board of her local Salvation Army. She is a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council’s Nacogdoches Community and Neighbors Coalition, as well as the Pineywoods Pride Coalition and the Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition.