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Graduate Receives One of Central Connecticut State University’s Highest Honors
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Dr. Evelyn Newman Phillips, a faculty member and chair of the Anthropology Department at Central Connecticut State University (CCSA), received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award, one of the university’s highest honors.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of CCSA’s university community who provide exemplary service to the university over an extended period.

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Simply Healthcare is First to Earn Florida State University's Organizational Certification in Trauma Awareness
Friday, January 13, 2023

Florida State University proudly announced this week that Simply Healthcare Plans is the first organization to complete FSU’s new “Trauma Aware” organizational certification program. The program is the first of its kind in the US and will build a more resilient and trauma educated workforce.

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Social Work Graduate Appointed to Federal Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee
Friday, January 13, 2023

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has appointed Dr. David L. Albright to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee. Dr.

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Doctoral Graduate Joins Salem State University Faculty
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Chris Collins, a doctoral candidate with the FSU College of Social Work, will join the faculty of Salem State University starting the fall semester of 2023. As an assistant professor within the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services School of Social Work, Chris will primarily focus on teaching macro social work courses focused on areas like policy, social work practice with organizations, forensic social work and research methods.

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Remembering Faculty Member Bill Kintz
Wednesday, January 04, 2023

William (Bill) Kintz, a long-time teaching professor with the FSU College of Social Work served as the college’s Department of Children and Families Training Coordinator until his death on December 14, 2022. He worked in the social work field for more than 50 years.

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Longtime Faculty Member Margaret Ashmore Retires
Thursday, December 08, 2022

As a young student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Margaret Ashmore was inspired by President Jimmy Carter’s dedication to service and social programs. A test at the university’s career center confirmed her desire to serve others, leading to a degree in social work. At UNCG, Ashmore was mentored by her professor, Dr. Patricia Spakes. “It was Dr. Spakes and another beloved professor, Jerry Finn, who influenced and encouraged me to continue my education.”

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Faculty Publishes Book on Combat Social Work
Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Dr. Bruce Thyer recently published a book in 2020 with his co-editors Dr. Charles Figley and Dr. Jeffrey Yarvis. The book Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services, published by Oxford University Press, draws attention to the many unsung social work heroes exposed to active combat.

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FSU Institute Receives Florida TaxWatch Award
Saturday, December 03, 2022

FSU Institute for Justice Research and Development received a 2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award. The awards recognize and reward state employees and work groups who find ways to improve services, increase efficiency and save Florida taxpayers money.

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"Where Am I Going?": Attending to Child Welfare Removals in Florida
Friday, December 02, 2022

Hundreds of children in Florida are removed from their homes each year due to child welfare reports and investigations. In 2020, the State of Florida reported 28,268 child welfare cases.

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Social Work Graduate Advocates for Foster Care at the Macro and Micro Level
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

As a first-generation college student, Lauren Johnson (BSW, 2006) knew what it was like to not only navigate a new environment and culture but how the assistance of others can make all the difference in an individual’s success.

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