Alumni and Friends

BSW Student Denise Baril: An Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year

Panama City BSW Student Denise Baril and 15 other humanitarian heroes were recognized by President John Thrasher and Vice President of Student Affairs Amy Hecht during a luncheon on March 21st. The President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year Award is a prestigious honor bestowed to one FSU student from each college for their exemplary commitment to service. Each student is awarded a $200 donation to the nonprofit of their choice.

“Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing students giving back and make the world a better place,” President Thrasher remarked.

FSU Alumna to Evaluate Experiences of Older Incarcerated Adults

Dr. Stephanie Grace Prost and a team of Investigators at the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville received recent approval from the Commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Corrections to conduct a comprehensive multi-site and multisystemic study regarding older adults in Kentucky state prisons. From a strengths-based perspective, the study seeks to identify and describe the experiences of incarcerated older adults’ through self-reporting, institutional record review, and focus groups conducted with several stakeholder groups in Kentucky state prisons.

College of Social Work celebrates ‘100 Years of Social Work’ at FSU

The FSU College of Social Work will commemorate “100 Years of Social Work at FSU” with a celebratory dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the University Center Club’s Champions Club. The event will include opportunities to explore and celebrate the past, present and future of the college.

The celebration will feature live music and displays of current college projects, research and initiatives. Representatives from the college’s institutes and centers, along with faculty and current students, will share how the college is advancing social work education and the profession. 

Finding My Voice at the 2018 Women in Leadership Conference

As a volunteer for the conference, I arrived early to help set up for the event. As the doors opened, I was amazed at the number of women in attendance - managers, entrepreneurs, professors, executive directors, and others in important leadership roles attended this conference to learn from each other to become stronger, more effective leaders. I was also elated to see the number of men who attended the conference as well.

FSU Social Work Leaders at #WIL2018

With more than 450 attendees at this year’s Women in Leadership Conference at FSU, there was scores of remarkable female leaders from a wide variety of professions and from the co-sponsoring organizations of the event – the College of Communication and Information, College of Social Work, College of Business, and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. A dozen College of Social Work alumni, faculty and students participated as panelists for this much-anticipated, inspiration event.

Profiles in Leadership: FSU social work dean coaches faculty to greater heights

March is National Social Work Month. The FSU College of Social Work, celebrating its 100th anniversary, holds more experience than any other institution in Florida offering social work education and was the first in the world to offer a Master’s in Social Work through an accredited online program. Below FSU Social Work Dean Jim Clark shares his vision for the future of the college. 

FSU Operation Family Caregiver Site Celebrates Rosalynn Carter Institute’s 30 Years of Caregiving

“I went into social work because of Former President Jimmy Carter and the work he did in the eighties that inspired me,” Margaret Ashmore, Teaching Professor, and Program Manager for the FSU Operation Family Caregiver (FSU OFC) program reminisced. “He really had a meaningful impact on me. I was in childhood education at that time and changed my major to social work. President Carter focused on social service programs, and he invested so much in people.