Alumni & Friends

Welcome the College of Social Work’s New Development Director

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.”

FSU Faculty Member Inducted into Society for Social Work and Research Fellows

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. 

Social Work Graduate Supporting Fellow Alumni as FSU Career Liaison

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.”

Doctoral Graduate Joins University of West Florida Faculty

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.”

Alumni Honored as NASW Social Work Pioneer

This year, Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor was selected by his peers as a Social Work Pioneer, recognized nationally by the National Association of Social Workers. Social Work Pioneers are chosen for their contributions to exploring new territories and building outposts of human services across the United States of America. Honorees were recognized at an event in October at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.

Meet Our 2023 Doctoral Student Cohort

The College of Social Work is excited to welcome our newest cohort of doctoral students. Each joins Florida State University's academic community with a broad range of experience in social work and an interest in contributing to social work research and scholarship to advance the profession and benefit the diverse populations it serves. 

Schyler Brumm

Originally from Central Florida, Schyler attended Florida State for her bachelor's degree in psychology and dual master's degrees in social work and criminology.