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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 […]

Alumna Connie Jenkins-Pye: One of Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know


Connie E. Jenkins-Pye has lived by her philosophy, “to whom much is given, much is required,” and has illustrated this, particularly through her work as a social worker. She has spent the past 23 years with the Tallahassee Police Department’s Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Plan (SHOCAP) as a case manager working with at-risk youth that have had encounters with law enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Ms. Jenkins-Pye has provided supervision and counseling, […]

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