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FSU’s Great Give 2024: Investing in Future Social Workers

Florida State University launches the 13th annual FSU’s Great Give on Wednesday, March 6.

During the 24-hour event, the FSU College of Social Work’s project focuses on supporting social work students in completing their field placement internships. The college has set a goal of raising $40,000. 

Since 2011, the annual day of giving has garnered tremendous support from donors worldwide. Last year, FSU’s Great Give raised $1+ million thanks to the generosity of 5,155 donors. 

FSU Rebound and Recovery Program Participates in Children's Week at the Florida Capitol

In the heart of Children's Week 2024 at the Florida Capitol, a magical spectacle unfolded as the Storybook Village came to life, inspiring young minds to "Dream Big," this year's Child's Week theme. Storybook Village, an integral part of Children's Week, transforms the plaza at the Florida Capitol into a wonderland of education and learning for children.

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.”