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BSW student receives scholarship from American Addictions Center’s 2016 Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program


American Addictions Center (AAC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program. Among the winners was FSU College of Social Work BSW student Samantha Ferrara (third place). Ferrara and second place winner, Patricia Francois an MSW student at Columbia University, will each receive $2,500. First place winner Rhonda Kelly, a master’s student in clinical mental health counseling at University of Colorado at Denver will receive $5,000. “The most appealing thing about this […]

Social Work faculty member appointed to national Council on Field Education

Katrina Boone

Katrina Boone, the director of field education for the FSU College of Social Work, has been appointed to a three-year term with the Council on Field Education, a group within the national Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). “Field education is the signature pedagogy for social work education as established by the Council of Social Work Education,” Boone said. “Field education is the intersection between academia and the practice community.” Boone will serve from July […]

Social Work dean shares expertise in aftermath of Pulse nightclub attack


Jim Clark is no stranger to dealing with high-stress, traumatic events. Clark, who has served as the dean of Florida State University’s College of Social Work for about a year, lent his expertise in Orlando after the recent terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that devastated the LGBTQ community. In the days following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, Clark visited with FSU social work alumni, friends and colleagues in the region, helping to […]

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