News Articles


Alumna Pat Lager and the Establishment of FSU Social Work International Programs
Thursday, June 07, 2018

International Programs at the FSU College of Social Work began with efforts of one faculty member, Patricia (Pat) Lager (MSW, 1983, BA 1967). Pat transitioned from work in the areas of mental health and child welfare education, teaching at Florida A&M University before being hired by [then] Dean Ray Bardill. “I graduated from FSU, so I’ve always loved this university and the College of Social Work.

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

Social Work Staff Member Receives Prudential Productivity Award
Thursday, June 07, 2018

Information Technology Support Specialist May Bolden was honored with a 2018 Prudential Productivity award in a ceremony on June 5th along with other dedicated state employees, including four additional teams from Florida State University. Recipients of this award are recognized for contributing significantly to productivity and for promoting innovation that improves the delivery of state services while saving Florida taxpayers and businesses money.

Posted Under: CSW General

Alumni Profile: Dr. William Anderson, First Social Work Doctoral Graduate at FSU
Thursday, May 31, 2018

William (Bill) Anderson came out of the U.S. Army in 1972 looking for a social work MSW degree program. He had three to choose from, and it was the financial support FSU offered that first brought him to Tallahassee. It would be his experiences in the program and faculty support that made him stay.

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

College of Social Work Celebrates the Class of Spring 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018

FSU College of Social Work students proceeded into the FSU Ballrooms at the Oglesby Union wearing their regalia surrounded by proud family and friends and cameras clicking. The College’s annual Spring Graduation Reception started early Friday morning, May 4th with more than 650 people in attendance to watch FSU social work students graduate among their peers.

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

100 Years Celebration: Student Reflections
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In the hours leading up to the 100 years celebration, I was incredibly nervous but excited. A college that I’m a part of is celebrating 100 years of dedication and achievement to students, social work education and profession. From the excellence of my curriculum to the academic opportunities provided by the college, I understood how noteworthy and important this celebration was too many. I was the only student attending that was speaking in front of my professors and other distinguished social work alumni.

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

Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium
Monday, May 14, 2018

Experts from across the state gathered last month at Florida State University in an effort to improve the standards of child abuse prevention services in Florida.

The FSU-headquartered Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium April 26-27 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Florida State University Online is Now an NC-SARA Institution
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Everyone loves a compliment, which is why the team behind Florida State University’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program is proud to have been lauded with impressive accolades. Ranked first in the state of Florida’s online MSW degree programs by U.S.

Posted Under: CSW General

MSW Graduate Receives Competitive Interprofessional Postgraduate Fellowship
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Social Work graduate, Savannah Hipes, credits her extracurricular activities and mentors during her time at the College of Social Work for steering her towards the unique experience she will be starting after graduating with her MSW degree this spring. Savannah was awarded a competitive Social Work Fellow position with the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Pensacola, Florida.

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

Opioid Abuse Prevention Research Education Event Scheduled at FSU
Friday, April 20, 2018

During National Prevention Week, the FSU College of Social Work’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities (CFC), Families and Children is hosting a community event about opioid abuse, Friday, May 18 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the FSU Alumni Center. Opioid abuse, an epidemic sweeping our nation and our state, impacts every age and social group.  The event is open to interested FSU and local community members.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General

Doctoral student Sarah Rakes awarded Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Second-year social work doctoral student and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sarah Rakes is a lifelong learner in her own right. She spent more than ten years in the field in roles focusing on older adults. These roles included activity consultant at a memory care facility, social services director in a long-term care facility, and an as an inpatient psychiatric social worker working with older adults.

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