Social Work Senior, Courtney Howard, named Mount’s Co-op Student of the Year

Sociology & Social Work

By: Judy Singleton

File Under: department of sociology and social work

Courtney Howard has been named College of Mount St. Joseph’s co-op student of the year. Howard worked as an analyst co-op with Hamilton County Job & Family Services (HCJFS) for the past four semesters.

Howard was one of the few undergraduate students to present a research poster at the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers state conference in November 2012. Her poster was titled: Crossover Youth Program Evaluation and focused on the evaluation data collection methods and practices to improve program efficiencies within Children’s Services at HCJFS.

She analyzed data to evaluate the effectiveness of certain placement settings, recidivism rates and more. The goal of her data collection is to take the results and evaluate programs and policies to create a data driven workplace.

Howard has been described by her HCJFS supervisor as a student who is “refreshingly engaged with outstanding commitment.” She is a self-starter who works well independently and has been given increasingly more responsibility over the past four semesters. Her contribution to HCJFS has been impressive.