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Alumna Dr. Catherine R. Gayle appointed by CSWE to Commission on Accreditation

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Savannah Native, Dr. Catherine R. Gayle; Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Tuskegee University was appointed to serve as a member of the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation (COA). The term becomes effective July 1, 2015−June 30, 2018. The work of the Commission on Accreditation fulfills the critically important function of maintaining and advocating for quality in social work education through its accreditation/candidacy of more than 750 […]

Dr. Machelle Madsen Thompson honored with the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education


Dr. Machelle Madsen Thompson, an FSU College of Social Work adjunct professor and alumna, was honored for her efforts in teaching on April 27, 2015 at the FSU Faculty Awards Dinner. Machelle received the biennial Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education for her inventive assignments in social work that aid students in better understanding the impact of living in poverty. “Machelle is a gifted instructor. People who observe her teaching describe her as passionate and […]

Samantha Spiers receives University Undergraduate Advising Award


Alumna Samantha (“Sam”) Spiers (BSW, 2012; MSW, 2014) had never considered a career in advising, but the previous BSW advisor and alumna Lisa Burgos (BSW, 2009 ; MSW, 2010) in Sam the same passion for helping people, especially students. “Little did she know how much I would love advising students,” Sam joked when reminiscing about applying for the position. But, Sam has excelled in her role as BSW advisor for the FSU College of Social […]

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