On September 7, 2007, The Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation presented its 3rd scholarship of 2007 to Carlos F. Moran, a final year MSW student at University of Southern California (USC). USC's School of Social Work matched the scholarship with a tuition credit.
Moran, an alum of California State University, Northridge, received two bachelor's degrees, one in child and adolescent development and the second in Chicana/o studies. He was one of five Outstanding Graduating Senior awardees. At USC, Carlos' concentration is Community Organization, Planning and Administration.
Carlos' hands-on social service delivery experiences include mentoring and supervising delinquent and neglected teens as a case worker, teacher's assistant and teacher, aimed towards building social-political awareness and leadership skills of the students. His MSW internship is to provide, under supervision, mental health services to children and families.
Carlos' volunteerism has centered on community activism as a youth organizer and facilitator and as board member of The Puente Project Conference and MechA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan) National Conference, which he also served as Finance Director (2005) and Chairman (2005-6).
As many who are called to social work, Carlos had first hand experience as a beneficiary of social work when he was a child. The oldest of five siblings who were taken from their parents and placed separately in the California foster care program, Carlos kept them all in contact and when he was "emancipated" from foster care, Carlos enrolled in college and started the process of adopting legally his two brothers and one sister who were still in the system. He succeeded, brought them all together under one roof and now serves as parent, along with his other roles of graduate student, social activist and volunteer.
Carlos' deep experience in living and working in the child welfare system and helping to make it work and his role-modeling inspiration to his family and community are predictors of success as a credentialed social worker.
Carlos' area of concentration in graduate school is what Gabe's was. The communities that Carlos has helped and wants to continue to help have many of the same characteristics as the populations that were Gabe's beneficiaries.
Gabe's Foundation is thankful that USC's School of Social Work has introduced it to Carlos Moran and proud to be able to assist in supporting him in the final year of his MSW program.For further information, please contact The Foundation.
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|1st Gabe Miller Scholar||Trish Snell, M.S.W., University of Denver, 2006; Ph.D., Notre Dame University|
|2nd Gabe Miller Scholar||Dawn Davis, Illinois State University|
|3rd Gabe Miller Scholar||Lauren White, Illinois State University|
|4th Gabe Miller Scholar||Cheryl Lockett, Illinois State University|
|5th Gabe Miller Scholar||Shani L. Trapp, University of Illinois|
|6th Gabe Miller Scholar||Christopher S. Perri, Loyola University Chicago (LUC)|
|7th Gabe Miller Scholar||Carlos F. Moran, University of Southern California (USC)|
|8th Gabe Miller Scholar||Audrey L. Tousant, University of Southern California (USC)|
|9th Gabe Miller Scholar||Thomas J. Malczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)|
|10th Gabe Miller Scholar||Rachael Dietkus-Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI)|
|11th Gabe Miller Scholar||Stephanie D. Moss, University of Southern California (USC)|
|12th Gabe Miller Scholar||Ananda Leinartas, Jane Addams College of Social Work of the University of Illinois, Chicago|
|13th Gabe Miller Scholar||Zuleika Andrade, University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work|
|14th Gabe Miller Scholar||Kristopher Koester, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work|
|15th Gabe Miller Scholar||Whitney Welsh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work|
|16th Gabe Miller Scholar||Jana Hernandez, Loyola University Chicago|
|17th Gabe Miller Scholar||Lauren Higbee, University of Illinois Chicago / Jane Addams Colllege of Social Work|
|18th Gabe Miller Scholar||Lauren Belding, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|19th Gabe Miller Scholar||Jennifer Copeland, Loyola University, Chicago|
|20th Gabe Miller Scholar||Jenny Vu, University of Southern California|
|21st Gabe Miller Scholar||Alison Lehner, Loyola University, Chicago|
|22nd Gabe Miller Scholar||Annie Azriel, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|23rd Gabe Miller Scholar||Danielle Perry, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work|
|24th Gabe Miller Scholar||Raji Shivshanker, University of Southern California|
|25th Gabe Miller Scholar||Lynette De Dios, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|26th Gabe Miller Scholar||Nakisa Choupani, University of Southern California|
|27th Gabe Miller Scholar||Sarah Mesick, Loyola University, Chicago|
|28th Gabe Miller Scholar||Ashley N. Grabb, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|
|29th Gabe Miller Scholar||Ivan Gonzalez, University of Southern California|
|30th Gabe Miller Scholar||Tiara Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work|
|31st Gabe Miller Scholar||Candyss Newman, Loyola University, Chicago|
|32nd Gabe Miller Scholar||Melissa Farmer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|