Deborah Sturtevant, associate professor of sociology and social work at Hope College, has been elected as a Region 2 Board Representative by members of the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter (NASW-MI).

Her term began on July 1, 1997, and will end on
June 30, 1999.

Sturtevant has been a member of NASW for 13 years.
Her previous service to the association includes hosting
annual meetings at Hope for local members and focusing on
particular policy issues, such as assisted suicide and
welfare reform.

She joined the Hope faculty in 1988. She is a
1975 graduate of Hope College and holds an M.S.W. from
Western Michigan University, and has completed the
coursework and her dissertation in pursuit of a doctorate at
Michigan State University.

NASW-Michigan has nearly 8,500 members statewide,
and is one of 55 chapters comprising the National
Association of Social Workers. The NASW is the nation's
largest social work association, and has 150,000 members

The Michigan members are divided into four
geographical regions within the state. Region 2 is
comprised of 17 counties in western Michigan, including
Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa
and Van Buren counties.