Mary Broom receives national social work award
Mary Broom, Nacogdoches Memorial Health's brand-new social worker, was recently named the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) of Texas Social Worker of the Year. This award honors student members who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to social justice and the profession of social work; it is the highest honor a student can receive at the state level by NASW. Mary graduated in May 2019 with her master’s in social work from Stephen F. Austin State University and became part of the Memorial family in July. While working on her masters, Mary was very active in the community through volunteer work and multiple student organizations. She was involved in Omicron Delta Kappa and served as event planner for the Association of Graduate Students of Social Work. Throughout her graduate career, she developed a panel discussing social work licensure and volunteered at food drives and soup kitchens. She shows the true spirit of service before self, and we welcome her to our team.