Association of Social Work Assistants

  1. To bring together students in the Social Work Assistant Program and to enhance their professional growth.
  2. To provide service opportunities on campus and in the community for students who desire to improve social conditions.
  3. To increase visibility of the social work profession and the SWA Program at Athens Technical College (ATC).
  4. To serve as a networking and social outlet and to provide opportunities for interaction among SWA students.

In order to become a member of the ASWA the following criteria must be met:

  1. Current enrollment in the Social Work Assistant program.
  2. Attend at least two ASWA meetings per semester.
  3. Participate in at least one club project or activity each semester.
  4. Alumni members are invited to all meetings, programs, and activities, but may not vote.
  5. The ASWA does NOT discriminate based on to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or class.
  6. Active members must meet all eligibility criteria in order to vote or hold office.
ASWA Activities
  • Annual SWA/ASWA Program Alumni Celebration & Networking Event
  • Community Service Projects including
    • Care Packages for U.S. Airmen who are deployed
    • Holiday Adopt-a-Family (with Winterville Elementary School)
    • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
    • Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • ASWA Advisement Hospitality Room once each semester
  • Booth and Fundraiser a the ATC Spring Fling
  • Annual ASWA Gobbler Fun Run
  • Assisting with Nation Association of Social Workers(ASWA) Northeast Georgia Unit monthly meetings and training events
  • Celebration of Social Work Month and honoring our profession: Information Booths on campus Mondays in March
  • Monthly general membership meetings
  • Participation in ATSAC Meetings
  • Participation in the ATSAC Leadership Conference (through Student Activities)
  • Participation in ASWA Officer/Leadership Transition Training and Orientation
  • Annual membership drive and holiday celebration
Contact Information


Rhonda Lastie, LCSW, Program Director, Social Work Assistant Program

Betty Watts, LMSW, Instructor, Social Work Assistant Program

Officers (2014):
President: Shuntekia Byrd-Haynes
Vice-President: Stephanie Roberts
Treasurer:Tammy Valla
Recording SecretaryStephanie Gray
Correspondence Secretary Open
Member at LargeJames Humphries
Member at LargeJaqueline Peter
Member at LargeWillie Smith

Club Newsletters

January 2015 Newsletter

March 2014 ASWA Newsletter

November Newsletter

October Newsletter

Club Forms/Fliers

Membership Form

2nd Annual Gobbler Run/Walk

Social Work Month Flyer

February 2014 ASWA Brochure