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Ward Presents at Conference on Behalf of the Voiceless


Taylor Ward, senior at Southern Arkansas University, was selected to present at the BPD Annual Conference in New Orleans on her project, “She Didn’t Say No: Consent Among College Students.”  The BPD, Baccalaureate Program Directors, teach and administer baccalaureate social work programs, field education, global social work, advocacy, and connecting classroom education to community practice.

Taylor shared that she was honored to receive the amazing opportunity to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and will not stop until their voices are heard.  Taylor is a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and SWEL (Social Work Leadership), an organization for social work students. Taylor will receive her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work this May.  She was recently accepted into the graduate program at Arkansas State University.  Taylor is the daughter of Dane and Shelly Ward.

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