Fall 2019 Alumni News

Featured Alumni: Henry J. Lucas, 12’,13’

  Henry J Lucas

Henry J. Lucas 12’, 13’, a graduate of the Kent School’s BSW and MSSW program, is the author of Maximize: 7 Mind-Shifts to Maximize Key Areas of Your Life and owner of Lucas Counseling and Consulting. Lucas’ focus is on trauma and he works with patients in one-on-one sessions, couples’ sessions, and group sessions. He is a firm believer in the power of the creative process. In his practice he applies his knowledge and skills to help others resolve a variety of issues and maximize their full potential. Henry is also an active member of a non-profit organization called The Mankind Project, facilitating transformational experiences for men throughout the year.

Lucas recently started a foundation that awards scholarships to social work students at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. The Compassionate Person scholarship supports diverse students’ educational expenses including books, materials, and tuition. A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) in the state of Kentucky, Henry lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and daughter. For more information, contact him at henry@lucascounseling.org and visit his website: www.lucascounseling.org


Kent Alumni in the News

Giselle Danger, a BSW and MSSW graduate, was recently interviewed and featured on the JCPS website for the work that she does in the district’s Diversity, Equity and Poverty Department and with students and families who have been impacted by housing instability and homelessness. Danger is a Specialist for Access/Opportunity and the district's Homeless Education. You can read the story here.


Steven DeGeorge 07’, a MSSW graduate, was selected a Patron of the City of Macon, Georgia in November.  DeGeorge was interviewed and featured on Medium.com for his work as a grass roots leader working on racial healing and reconciliation in Macon, Georgia with his organization Field of Hope.  You can read the story here


Amirage Saling 15’, a MSSW graduate, was recently featured on poz.com in the 10th annual issue of The POZ 100: Celebrating Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming and Nonbinary Advocates for her work as an advocate making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.