Student Profiles - Diamond White

Student Profiles - Diamond White

Diamond White

Class: 2012
Major: Social work
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

What organizations are you involved with on campus?
I am a member of the Collegiate Leadership and Development Program, an active volunteer at Scriber Pediatrics of Lancaster County, and am an intern at Community Action Program, working with the Transition Living Program.

Do you have a part time job?
YES! I am a Certified Nursing Assistant at Manor Care Nursing Home. I work part time on weekends and gear my focus towards my internship and volunteer work throughout the week days.

Why did you choose to attend Millersville?
I have heard very optimistic annotations about Millersville from friends and my high school teachers. After I made up my mind about majoring in social work I was thrilled to hear that Millersville was a very popular and accredited school to attend for this major. After my first tour of the college my mind was set and ready to begin my college experience.

What do you like the most about the social work department?
Let’s see, the answer to this question can be very complex because the social work department is so diverse and welcoming to all that there are so many different things to like about it. But most importantly I must say that the most likable thing about the social work department is that it provides a learning environment that prepares social work students to work in an increasingly diverse, multicultural and technologically complex society.

What is your favorite thing about Millersville’s campus?
Well, I must say the never-ending opportunities of extracurricular activities and outreach programs are amazing on campus.

Do you have a favorite class/professor?
Wow! This is a tricky question because all of the professors in the social work department are so passionate about the subject they teach and go up and beyond their way to make sure that all social work students fully understand the social work core values. However, I must say my favorite class tribute goes to Dr. Rice Encounters in human diversity. She taught this class in ways in which students were able to be open about any and everything when it comes to diversity.

Can you share some of your favorite books and movies?
My favorite books are The Color of Water by James McBride and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. My favorite movie I will have to say is My Sister’s Keeper; I could sit and watch this movie over and over again and still get teary eyes.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Wow! As much as I love to travel I would probably end up in Paris really soon!

Who do you admire? Why?
The woman I admire most is my mother. She is what I would define as “strong and intelligent.” Through all the hardships and downfalls she never seems to give up on anything she does. She always tell me “be more than ordinary and strive for greatness.”

After graduation, what do you see yourself doing?
After graduation I planning on beginning my career in the social work field while attending graduate school part-time to obtain my master of social work degree.

How has Millersville helped you succeed?
Millersville has helped me “Seize the Opportunity” in ways in which I never thought I would. Ever since I came here in fall of 2008 I was able to accomplish any and everything that I set forth. I started volunteering at various different places, which enabled me to work with several different cultures in society. Also, the administrative staff has helped guide me with their words of wisdom and encouragement.