Dr. Gregory Stewart to Coordinate Gateways New Human Services Program

Dr. Gregory Stewart has joined Gateway Community and Technical College as coordinator of the colleges new Human Services program, according to Susan Chaney, chair of Gateways Allied Health Division.
Dr. Stewart is responsible for the day to day operations of the new major that offers an associate in applied science degree in human services.

Upon graduation from the two-year program, students can transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelors degree in human services or a related field such as social work. By law, Gateway credits can be transferred to any public four-year university in Kentucky and are accepted elsewhere throughout the country.

Program graduates also are qualified for entry-level positions in agencies and institutions that provide social, community, educational and mental health services. According to the Kentucky Workforce Development Cabinet, the median annual wage for jobs in this rapidly growing field is about $40,000 a year, depending on the type of agency.

Gateway is currently accepting students for the new program, which launches Feb. 7 when the colleges 12-week spring term begins. Classes will be taught at the Gateway Urban Center, 525 Scott Boulevard, Covington. The Human Services program qualifies for student assistance under a federal Health Profession Opportunity Grant. As a result, low-income students interested in human services may qualify for free tuition and other financial benefits.

To learn more, attend an information session at Gateways Urban Center, 525 Scott Boulevard, Covington. Sessions are scheduled at noon and 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 16, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. Parking is available at the Midtown City Garage at 5th and Scott; ticket stubs can be validated at the Urban Center to park for free.
A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he earned an undergraduate and masters degree in social work. He received a master of science degree in counseling from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Ohio University at Athens.

Dr. Stewart continues to teach in the Department of Social Work at the Union Institute amp; University in Cincinnati. He previously served as an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Akron, as an assistant professor and adjunct at Northern Kentucky University, and as auxiliary lecturer at the University of Akron, Community and Technical College.

To apply to become a Gateway student, call 1-855-3GO-GCTC or 859-441-4500. Prospective students may apply online at www.gateway.kctcs.edu. Financial aid is available.