Oct 27

Chapel – “Extending the Welcome: Refugee Resettlement in 2016”, Dr. Lisa Aubrey

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

student life

Oct. 27 (Friends Experience)
“Extending the Welcome: Refugee Resettlement in 2016”
Marla Schmidt

Marla Schmidt is the Field Office Director for the Episcopal Migration Ministries – Wichita refugee resettlement agency. EMM-Wichita welcomes individuals and families to Wichita who have fled their homeland due to persecution and war and assists these newcomers as they adjust and integrate into their new lives in America. Marla has been with the agency for over three years and has been the director for 1 1/2 years. Marla received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Bethel College North Newton and her masters of social work from the University of Kansas. She is a licensed master level social worker. Marla has been involved in a variety of capacities with refugee resettlement for most of the last 20 years in three different states – South Dakota, Maryland and Kansas. Marla also spent ten years as a school social worker in Newton. Marla and her husband have three wonderful children, all in middle school. In her spare time, Marla can most often be found on the sidelines of a soccer, volleyball or basketball game cheering on her children in the sport/s they love.

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