Graduate highlight: Logan Gilmore
After completing his BA in social work at NNU in 2015, Logan Gilmore decided to continue his education by returning for a Master of Social Work with an emphasis in community mental health. When asked why he chose NNU’s graduate program, Logan remarked, “I knew I would receive the skills I needed to practice clinical social work through the experienced faculty and experiences offered in the community.”
In this program, Logan was able to be a full-time student while interning at St. Alphonsus Hospital and working as a substance abuse counselor at Recovery 4 Life—the largest substance abuse agency in Idaho. “My time spent interning in the community was priceless,” he explained. “The experience taught me so much—about myself and what I want to do. It really helped me find my passion in social work.”
In addition to the flexibility this program provided and the learning experience it fostered, Logan enjoyed the relationships at NNU. “Overall, the people I met at college and the memories made with those people is one of my favorite parts of being at NNU,” remarked Logan. “I grew up at NNU and found who I wanted to be, along with who I wanted to be with.”
Upon graduation, Logan will continue to work as a substance abuse counselor at Recovery 4 Life. During his time in this position, he plans on earning his clinical license, which includes completing 2,000 hours of clinical practice.