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Sheretha Page-Wooten

MSW Candidate,
Designated Commencement Speaker

By Jayna Morris | Photography by Scott Beseler | Published May 2020
Sheretha Page-Wooten, MSW candidate at NKU
Sheretha Page-Wooten has spent the last two decades dedicating her life to serving others.

Page-Wooten, who grew up in Cincinnati, is a candidate in Northern Kentucky University’s Master of Social Work program and a full-time addictions and substance abuse counselor. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and has worked in the field for more than two decades.

As a nontraditional student, Page-Wooten had to find a balance between a full-time job and graduate-level coursework when she returned to school. But NKU’s flexible MSW program allowed her to do both.

She remembers her favorite class, Contemporary Social Welfare Policy, fondly.

“The class provided a forum for students to discuss current social policies and how they foster discrimination and injustice toward specific populations,” she says.

With her master’s degree and more than 20 years of experience under her belt, Page-Wooten hopes to continue her career in the health field as a medical social worker.

“My professional career has always been in the helping profession,” she says. “However, my desire to address social injustice on a larger scale prompted me to pursue my MSW. Having my MSW places me in a position to be heard and utilize my skills as a social worker to organize change on a community and state level.”