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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Alumni

We encourage you to stay in touch with GSSW and use our many resources throughout your professional career.

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ALUMNI RESOURCES

LICENSURE

REGISTRAR SERVICES

  • GSSW Registrar (Email Sarah Sweetman)
    • degree verifications, post-graduate for-credit course registration, institutional recommendations for school social work
  • Transcript requests
    • Transcripts must be requested from the University of Denver Registrar. Transcripts are not available from the GSSW Registrar.
  • Syllabus archive
    • Access syllabi from when you were a student. You must first log in to your Portfolio account to see the syllabi. If you are unable to see the syllabi, please log in to your DU Portfolio account and then try to enter the Portfolio syllabus archive. This process limits access to current GSSW faculty, staff and alumni.

SOCIAL WORK ORGANIZATIONS

Alumni Spotlight

Yoko Felter

Yoko Felter, MSW '81, LCSW, CACIII, was recently chosen for the GSSW Service Award for her contributions to the Graduate School of Social Work and her service on GSSW's Advisory Council on Racial Diversity (ACORD) and similar diversity committees under four deans.


For over 25 years, Felter has served in the substance abuse, mental health and criminal justice fields. She has worked for a variety of organizations, including a halfway house, an in-patient alcohol treatment facility for young men, the Mount View School for Boys, two battered women's shelters, a DUI treatment program, the Salvation Army Family Services Department, and the Lowry Air Force Base Mental Health Center. Felter has held positions on the State Mental Health Grievance Board, the Supreme Court Multi-Cultural Commission, the Denver International Program Board of Directors, the NASW Colorado Chapter Board of Directors and the Asian Pacific Center for Human Development (APCHD) Board of Directors. She is also very proud to have served three years on the State Board of Social Work Examiners, a position to which she was appointed by Governor Ritter in 2009.

Felter is currently the Director and Owner of the Dry Creek Treatment Center, an outpatient alcohol treatment facility, where she also does individual counseling. Felter says her favorite part of her social work career is connecting with young people. She finds their perspectives refreshing and fun, and believes they help her improve as a therapist. She also greatly enjoys her pro bono work at the Gathering Place, where she provides counseling to homeless women. She is encouraged by the improvements she sees in clients after just one session, and plans to continue her efforts to help women love themselves and connect with their inner strength. Felter says she was inspired to become a social worker by her parents, who were always non-judgmental and very giving to others.

Biography compiled by Jennifer Ladzinski, MSW student.

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