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Student Highlight: Garnet & Gold Scholars Scholar Kimberly Clarke
Monday, January 08, 2018

While on the lookout for an honors program at FSU, Kimberly found that Garnet and Gold Scholars, which supported her personal values of scholarship, service, and leadership. The program welcomed 53 new members in December and facilitates student involvement in the areas of international, internship, leadership, research and service engagement.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

Adrienne Capeless: Creating Connection Through Food and Memories
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Social work students are often challenged during their coursework to bridge the divide between the professional and the personal as they develop the skill sets to connect with clients and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations. Delving into the personal also aids in self-awareness about personal strengths and challenges that affect social work practice.

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FSU Social Work Faculty Amp Up International Collaboration and Global Impact in 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This year was marked by abundant opportunities for FSU College of Social Work to make new international connections and to develop collaborations on the world stage. Faculty teamed up with partnering universities and colleagues at leading universities from other continents to bring about innovative scholarship, training, and dialogue. Here are some of the highlights of the FSU social work faculty’s efforts in 2017 all over the globe.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, International Programs, Research

FSU Social Work Celebrates Fall 2017 Graduates
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On December 15, 2017, FSU College of Social Work celebrated with fall 2017 graduates and their guests at special ceremony and reception in the Oglesby Ballrooms on FSU’s Tallahassee main campus. Dean Jim Clark presided over the occasion with MSW Program Director Fran Gomory presenting MSW students with their FSU College of Social Work alumni pins.

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“What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit Put on by FSU Social Work Students
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

During November, undergraduate (BSW) social work students in faculty member Carol Campbell Edward’s Diversity and Social Justice Class put on their own “What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit to increase awareness of sexual assault and clothing bias.

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Alumnus Guy Spearman Receives Faculty Senate Torch Award
Monday, December 11, 2017

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate presented four honored members of the university community its annual Torch Award at dinner and reception on December 4th. Established in 1996, Torch Awards are bestowed on “those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence.” Nominations are made by FSU faculty members to an award committee who then provide recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee.

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Partnership with U.S. Peace Corps brings Coverdell Fellowship to the MSW Program
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Florida State University College of Social Work in partnership with the U.S. Peace Corps will begin offering the Coverdell Fellowship in 2018 to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. It marks the first time the fellowship will be offered at Florida State in the field of social work.

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Alumna Lisa Jackson: An Unconquered Ally for Students
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Some students start their social work journey with a strong idea of where they want their career to go. Lisa Jackson is just such a person. Her career is right where she wants to be, and it is where her passion lies, working with the students at the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and the Unconquered Scholars Program at Florida State University.

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Dr. Amy Ai and Other Barbour Scholars Recognized for Excellence
Monday, November 20, 2017

The Barbour Scholarship is a signature program of the University of Michigan (UM). As a Barbour Scholar, FSU College of Social Work Professor Dr. Amy L. Ai and a small group of Barbour Scholars represent women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the countries encompassing the large region extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

2017 Scholarship & Distinguished Graduate Dinner Celebrates Excellence
Monday, November 06, 2017

Florida State University College of Social Work honored its distinguished alumni and student scholarship recipients on Thursday, November 2nd at The Gathering in Tallahassee, Florida. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Craig Stanley presided over the event, which included reflections by Dean Jim Clark, Development Director Colette Podgorski, and student speaker and scholarship recipient Julie Mishoe to an audience of current and former students, faculty and staff.

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