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FSU and Northern Arizona University Partner on Student Resilience
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Student Resilience Project (SRP), originally created at Florida State University, has launched a custom version of the project at Northern Arizona University (NAU), located in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Posted Under: CSW General

Congratulations Fall 2020 Graduates
Friday, December 11, 2020

Fall 2020 Graduates were celebrated in a virtual ceremony on Friday, December 11th, incorporating many traditional customs associated with the usual on-campus commencement exercises including the opening processional to “Pomp and Circumstance,” the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, the official conferring of graduate and undergraduate academic degrees, and the turning of tassels on the graduates’ caps.

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

Faculty Member Pam Graham MacDill Retires
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Margaret Atwood wrote in The Penelopiad, “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall; it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing, in the end, can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember, you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” Therefore, it is appropriate that Pamela W.

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

FSU Alumna to Lead Alabama Department of Mental Health
Thursday, December 10, 2020

“I’m pleased to announce Kim Boswell as commissioner for the Alabama Department of Mental Health,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. “She has spent the entirety of her professional career devoted to helping struggling individuals and I appreciate her willingness to serve in this new capacity. Her background as a mental health provider as well as administrator makes her uniquely qualified.”

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

Faculty Member Appointed to CSWE and BPD Leadership Positions
Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Katrina Boone, director of Field Education at the FSU College of Social Work (FSUCSW), takes her higher education role in social work seriously. While her main focus is promoting field education as social work’s signature pedagogy, when opportunities arose to join committees to further shape social work education, she was eager to participate.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Celebration for Social Work Distinguished Alumni and Scholarship Recipients Goes Digital
Thursday, November 12, 2020

The FSU College of Social Work (CSW) celebrated its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship recipients through a virtual event on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The event was hosted by Dean Jim Clark and faculty members who serve on the college’s Student Affairs Committee.

The event honored 90 outstanding student scholars. Scholarship awards, totaling more than $97,000, were given in support of CSW students, including those studying international programs, child welfare, social policy, and veterans.

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

FSU Launches New Professional Certification in Human Trafficking Prevention and Intervention
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Florida State University has launched a new online certification in human trafficking prevention and intervention to help professionals develop skills to better understand the dynamics of the various types of human trafficking. 

Posted Under: CSW General

FSU Faculty Receive Grant to Evaluate FSU Center Telehealth Services
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Two Florida State University faculty members received a $16,000 grant from the Mental Research Institute to launch their project, “Family Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Telehealth Response.” Dr. Michele Parker of the FSU College of Human Sciences and Dr.

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

Social Work Student Receives Leslie N. Wilson–Delores Auzenne Assistantship
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Fabienne Alexandre, a current MSW student (Clinical Track) at the College of Social Work, was thrilled when she learned that she received a 2020 Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities. The assistantship requires a nomination through a student’s department or college and is competitive for students university-wide. Recipients receive a stipend and tuition waiver while completing a research or teaching assistantship with an FSU faculty member.

Posted Under: CSW General

Social Work Student Focuses on Student Voter Registration
Friday, October 30, 2020

Undergraduate Student Ashley Rhodd is from Miami, Florida. While volunteering at a Thanksgiving food drive with friends in 2019, she realized through a conversation on social justice just how passionate she was about the subject. Almost a year later, Ashley, who is currently a junior, is a social work major with a minor in education.

Posted Under: CSW General