Pilkinton elected to ASWB post

Melinda Pilkinton of the Mississippi State University Department of Sociology's social work program has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). The election was held at the association's annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Okla., in early November.

In addition to her position with MSU, Pilkinton is a private clinical practitioner. She is a member of the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, and has served ASWB as a member of both the Practice Analysis Task Force and the ASWB Regulations and Standards Committee.

As a member of the ASWB Nominating Committee, Pilkinton will be creating the slate of candidates for elected leadership positions in the association.

ASWB is the organization of the boards in 49 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands, and 10 Canadian provinces that license and regulate social workers. Its purpose is to provide support and information toward the goal of protection of the public which uses social work services. Its current president is Patricia Heard of North Carolina.

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