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2017 FSU College of Social Work Scholarship Recipients
Friday, June 02, 2017

The following awards are for fall 2017, except as indicated, and are contingent on students enrolling in classes and satisfying any other terms of the specific scholarship.Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

Bernhard Scher Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Stephen Sardelis

Bill & Nolia Brandt Scholarship

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Academic Leadership Awards: Leadership on and off campus
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Academic leadership takes many forms. Two FSU College of Social Work students exemplify the abilities and talents necessary for a student to excel and to exemplify leadership on and off campus. MSW student Mandi Cauley and BSW student Zoe Genkin were awarded 2017 Academic Leadership Awards that were celebrated during the spring 2017 semester, each receiving an award for this honor.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Alumni Profiles: The Exciting Careers of the Institute for Family Violence Studies’ Former Interns
Monday, May 22, 2017

The Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS) at the College of Social Work benefits from the tremendous talent and energy of student researchers who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of children and families. “The Institute could not operate without these rockstars. Each one made a significant contribution to building the IFVS,” said Karen Oehme, IFVS Director.  In return, the Institute launches these graduates into a lifetime of meaningful work.

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

FSU College of Social Work holds annual Spring Convocation and Pinning Ceremony
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 5, 2017, the College of Social Work celebrated its most recent class of social work graduates in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms. More than 700 people attended the annual event to witness the graduation of 38 BSWs, 54 MSWs, and one doctoral student, Stephanie Grace Prost.

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Alumni profiles: Transitioning from social work students to practitioners
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Students take many different paths when they graduate, and the experience is often very personal and individualized. For two talented FSU College of Social Work alumni, their journeys into careers in social work began with their field placements.

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

FSU Autism Clinic expands services through new partnerships
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Five-year-old Jasper Geisz smiles as he clicks the small motorized fan off and on. Jasper loves fans and anything electrical.                             

He has a big toothless grin, not unlike any other child his age, except he’s not like any other neurotypical child — Jasper is autistic. He was diagnosed about two years ago by psychologists at the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic housed in Florida State University’s Multidisciplinary Center. The center operates under the purview of the FSU College of Social Work. 

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FSU Students Advocate for Social Work at LEAD 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

More than 100 FSU College of Social Work students participated in the National Association of Social Worker’s Florida (NASW-FL) LEAD (Legislative, Education and Advocacy Day). Students attended the NASW-FL’s rally at the Tallahassee Automotive Museum on April 3rd, listening to inspiring speakers and getting geared up for the legislative day the next morning.  Students showed up at Florida’s Capitol on April 4th to attend hearings focused on ethics and the judiciary.

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Social Work Dean Emeritus honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A poet and a writer since adolescence, Dr. Nick Mazza was working in the maintenance department of a hospital in New Jersey putting himself through college when he noticed an article in Time magazine on poetry therapy. His curiosity piqued, he wrote to one of the national leaders in poetry therapy, attended a national conference in Brooklyn and found himself hooked. He approached the medical director of the hospital about reading poetry to patients, and the director introduced him to the hospital’s social services department.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Biden Foundation brings on FSU alumna and former Obama White House expert
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FSU alumna Lynn Rosenthal (BSW, 1980) and another former Obama White House expert, Gautam Raghavan are being hired by the Biden Foundation. The Foundation was created to build on the Biden family’s long-standing work including violence against women, cancer, community colleges and equality.

Posted Under: Alumni Spotlight, CSW General