Wall accepted into UT's College of Social Work

April 22, 2013
Contact: Mary Moates, Communications Assistant
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E. Windsor Wall, a senior psychology major with minors in sociology and French at Maryville College, has been accepted into the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. She will complete requirements for a bachelor's degree from Maryville College in May 2013, and plans to begin her studies at UT in the fall of 2013.

While at Maryville College, Wall has played on the women's soccer team, as well as studied abroad in Rennes, France. She has been advised by Dr. Crystal Colter, associate professor of psychology, and completed an independent Senior Study under the guidance of Dr. Ariane Schratter, associate professor of psychology.

One of the distinctive features of a Maryville education, the Senior Study requirement calls for students to complete a two-semester research and writing project that is guided by a faculty supervisor.

Wall’s completed study is titled, “Recent Bereavement in College-Aged Students.” According to Wall, the project focused on bereavement in college-aged students and, more specifically, on the six months following the loss of a friend, family member or colleague and its effect on an individual’s social and academic life. Wall’s Senior Study was chosen by the National Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) to be represented as a poster presentation at its annual conference in Hollywood, Calif., April 24-27.

Schratter said that Wall studied a topic that had not yet been extensively researched, and her comfort and competency talking about a difficult subject made her stand out among other graduate school applicants.

“Windsor put all the pieces in place for a successful study,” Schratter said. “She discovered the research needed, created the materials she needed for assessment, fulfilled the necessary steps for research approval, collected and analyzed data and drew meaningful conclusions. I believe she is well prepared for independent, graduate-level research now.”

Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Wall is the daughter of Scott and Laura Wall of Knoxville, Tenn. She graduated from West High School in 2009.