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FALL 2013

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A C R O S S C A M P U S RAY MOND A KEN T SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK NEW PROGRAM TARGETS EMOTIONAL FIGHT AGAINST CANCER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MOYER LEAVES MBA LEGACY Former College of Business Dean Charles Moyer has been molding young business minds for decades, and thanks to a new scholarship bearing his name, his infuence will continue to be felt for years to come. UofL's Development Offce recently announced the creation of the R. Charles Moyer MBA Scholarship Fund, a $1 million endowment honoring Moyer's eight-year tenure as dean of the College of Business and benefting students striving to earn a Master of Business Administration degree. University faculty and staff as well as Louisvillearea businesses funded the scholarship through their generous contributions, and the endowment is expected to generate some $55,000 a year, which will enable individual scholarships of between $5,000 and $20,000. Recipients will be selected based on academic credentials, career promise, f nancial need and a personal interview. "These scholarships will not be a totally free ride," Moyer said. "Typically, the students who get them also will work in a paid internship while pursuing their MBA." Moyer, who retired as dean in August, helped the college achieve national prominence, including a climb in its national rankings, the addition of outstanding faculty, a student business plan contest global win and extensive renovation of its building, Harry Frazier Hall. Also during his tenure, the college opened a new wing for its entrepreneurship and equine industry programs, increased study abroad and forged new alliances with companies and community groups. Besides its full-time MBA, the school also offers a professional MBA with evening and weekend classes, MBAs specializing in health care, entrepreneurship and international business, a doctoral degree in entrepreneurship and undergraduate degrees in business, accounting and economics. VISION | Our vision is to be broadly recognized as one of the leading public university business schools in the United States and to continue to enhance our international reputation. The physical battle the body endures in a fght against cancer can be devastating, but the emotional journey of facing a possibly terminal disease can be equally destructive. This is why 11 Kent School of Social Work students are working toward master's degrees with a psychosocial oncology specialization, in the hope of helping people navigate the winding emotional and medical path after diagnosis. Their wide-ranging work could include patient advocacy, family counseling and arranging access to care, treatment and resources. Beyond classwork, students gain practical experience at health care providers, community settings or the iCOPE (interdisciplinary Curriculum for Oncology Palliative Education) program based at the Health Sciences Center. Alan Gomez's (11A) placement at Hosparus, which administers the American Cancer Society training grant providing his stipend, offered another plus for him — work in multiple settings this school year. After a 22-year Army career, Gomez said he chose this program because "it gave me a chance to help people. It's kind of exciting because it's brand new and I want to be one of the f rst going through it." Leading the way is Karen Kayser, who joined UofL in 2011 as Kent's f rst endowed chair, the Renato LaRocca Chair in Oncology Social Work. LaRocca, a noted Louisville oncologist, continues to support the program, she said. "One really major component in working in a medical setting is learning to work as a team. Often the social worker is the only psychosocial representative," Kayser said. "They are put in a position of working as a leader from the beginning. We want to make sure our students f ll that role." VISION | Kent School is committed to retaining its place as one of the top schools of social work in the country. With the recent addition of the Renato LaRocca Chair in Oncology Social Work, believed to be the first and only chair in the country addressing such concerns, the Kent School maintains its status as a preeminent researchoriented school of social work in the nation. FA L L UO F L M A G A Z I N E | 5 5

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