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Welcome the College of Social Work’s New Development Director
Saturday, February 17, 2024

For Paige McKay Kubik, joining the Florida State University College of Social Work staff as its new Development Director is like returning home.

“I was a first-generation college student at Florida State,” she recalled fondly. “When I was on the field with the Marching Chiefs, I’d look into the stands of Doak Campbell Stadium and marvel at the crowd. So big that every person in my small Alabama hometown could have a seat, and there would still be 70,000 seats left to fill.”

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FSU Faculty Member Inducted into Society for Social Work and Research Fellows
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Dr. Michael Killian, an associate professor at the College of Social Work, was inducted into the 2024 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) fellows class.

SSWR fellows are members who have served to advance the society's mission to – advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses social work practice and policy issues and promotes a diverse, equitable, and just society. 

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Social Work Graduate Supporting Fellow Alumni as FSU Career Liaison
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

As Assistant Director of Experiential Learning at the FSU Career Center, Alexis Fraites (MSW 2019) meets a variety of students and alumni at various stages in their career journeys. “I’m here to support every need along the spectrum,” she expressed. “From first-year students who are still figuring out their interests and goals, to seniors preparing for graduate school or job searches, and alumni further in their career who need support in their next steps.”

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FSU College of Social Work Collaborate to Co-Host NASW-FL LEAD
Thursday, February 08, 2024

The National Association of Social Work, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) held its annual LEAD event on February 5-6, 2024. The FSU College of Social Work co-hosted the event, helping to provide space and support.

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FSU Researchers Gain Insights into Maternity Group Homes and Services
Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Drs. Melissa Radey and Shamra Boel-Studt recently published two articles from a study funded by the Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW) aimed to provide insights into maternity group homes and their services to young mothers and their families.

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Doctoral Student Accepted to HIV and Aging Scholars Program
Monday, February 05, 2024

Social work doctoral student Beren Crim Sabuncu was accepted into the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care's (ANAC) fourth cohort of HIV and Aging Scholars.

Posted Under: CSW General

Black History Month at FSU
Friday, February 02, 2024

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize and honor the achievements, contributions, and history of African, Caribbean, and Black Americans. This year, the College of Social Work is kicking off its annual celebration of Black History Month by sharing information and upcoming events. 

The FSU College of Social Work is thrilled to be partnering with Florida State University and Tallahassee communities to celebrate Black History Month with several February events:

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Doctoral Graduate Joins University of West Florida Faculty
Monday, January 29, 2024

Dr. MaKenna Woods, a three-time Florida State University graduate, joined the University of West Florida (UWF) Department of Social Work staff as an assistant professor this spring.

A Floridian since the age of 10, she’s excited to continue making a difference in her home state. “I am looking forward to affecting so much change in my own little corner of the world,” she shared. “I have so many ideas that I couldn’t pursue as a student as dissertation deadlines loomed.”

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Spring 2024: By the Numbers
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Spring 2024 semester started January 8th followed by a campus closure on January 9th due to inclement weather. Despite the weather, our semester is off to a strong start!  

The College of Social Work welcomed 24 BSW Students, 11 Advanced Standing Campus MSW students, and 133 Online MSW students. The total current enrollment includes 155 BSW Students, 256 Campus MSW students, 738 Online MSW students, and 19 doctoral students. 

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