McCauley, doctoral student, receives President-for-a-Day Award from National Council on Family Relations

12/11/14 11:00 AM

First year LSU School of Social Work doctoral student, Janeal McCauley, recently received the 2014 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) President-for-a-Day Award.

“This award creates the opportunity to continue my exploration into the world of academia by attending presentations, engaging in meaningful conversations about theoretical concepts, exploring cutting edge research by my colleagues, spending time with new mentors and friends, and most importantly, receiving encouragement to seek new possibilities as an emerging scholar,” said McCauley.

McCauley had the opportunity to shadow the current NCFR President, Paul Amato, during the recent NCFR annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was also presented her award.  

In addition to receiving this award, McCauley also served as a panelist for a session on career diversity in family studies.

This award recognizes a student or new professional’s commitment, energy, and innovation in his/her service to NCFR and empowers him/her to continue evolving their leadership role. 

McCauley has a MS in Family Studies from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and is a Certified Family Life Educator. She is a qualitative researcher and studies homelessness, poverty housing, and resilience.  Her state award winning thesis “Defining Family: Perspectives of Homeless Adults in Southeast Texas” went on to receive the NCFR Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award in 2012 and was published in the 2013 edition of Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research.  


About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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