UNH Student Wins National
For Work With Manchester Teens
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
May 17, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – Ryan Barrieau, a student in the University of New Hampshire’s
master in social work program, has been awarded a national scholarship by the
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) for his commitment to serving children,
youth and their families.
Barrieau, of Manchester, was chosen as the New England recipient
of the Freddie Mac Foundation’s David S. Liederman Scholarship.
Seven regional winners are awarded $12,000 ($7,000 from Freddie
Mac and $5,000 from the CWLA sponsoring agency).
The national scholarship program is designed to help agency employees
purse an M.S.W. or other relevant degree full- or part-time.
Barrieau, who is a student at UNH-Manchester, supervises a group
of teens and paid workers who do outreach work finding and engaging
homeless teens for Child and Family Services in Manchester.
According to the nomination, Barrieau’s “exceptional
ability to establish relationships is evident as he simultaneously
spends time on the street winning the trust of homeless teens and
rallying the corporate community around the issue.