“I love helping people ---and there’s nothing more special than giving yourself to a little being,” College of Social Work Alumna Patricia (Pat) Grise says about her role as a volunteer “baby cuddler.” For more than twenty years, Pat has been cuddling, bathing and bottle feeding premature and newborn babies at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) to help them thrive.
Amy L. Ai, Ph.D., Professor in Florida State University’s College of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate with the Institute for Successful Longevity, was honored by the International Association of Applied Psychology for her long and distinguished history of scientific contributions to health psychology.
IAAP’s Division 8: Health Psychology gave Ai its Distinguished Health Psychology Contribution Award for 2018.
This year was the seventh annual College of Social Work Arts & Athletics Camp. The Camp utilizes arts and athletics to introduce local middle school aged youth, ages 11-14, to the university environment and encourage them to pursue higher education. This program aims to enhance leadership development, grow confidence in academic achievement, socialization, and other life skills for young adults living in the local community, including those with limited social and economic opportunity.
Information Technology Support Specialist May Bolden was honored with a 2018 Prudential Productivity award in a ceremony on June 5th along with other dedicated state employees, including four additional teams from Florida State University. Recipients of this award are recognized for contributing significantly to productivity and for promoting innovation that improves the delivery of state services while saving Florida taxpayers and businesses money.
International Programs at the FSU College of Social Work began with efforts of one faculty member, Patricia (Pat) Lager (MSW, 1983, BA 1967). Pat transitioned from work in the areas of mental health and child welfare education, teaching at Florida A&M University before being hired by [then] Dean Ray Bardill. “I graduated from FSU, so I’ve always loved this university and the College of Social Work. It’s a passionate program,” Pat related about taking on her first academic role at FSU as a part-time field faculty placing students in their internships.
William (Bill) Anderson came out of the U.S. Army in 1972 looking for a social work MSW degree program. He had three to choose from, and it was the financial support FSU offered that first brought him to Tallahassee. It would be his experiences in the program and faculty support that made him stay.
Former faculty member Dr. Harris Goldstein encouraged Bill to pursue a doctoral degree. It was his fond memories as an MSW student and teaching assistant with faculty member Curtis Krishef that helped Bill decide to pursue his Ph.D. at FSU.
FSU College of Social Work students proceeded into the FSU Ballrooms at the Oglesby Union wearing their regalia surrounded by proud family and friends and cameras clicking. The College’s annual Spring Graduation Reception started early Friday morning, May 4th with more than 650 people in attendance to watch FSU social work students graduate among their peers.
In the hours leading up to the 100 years celebration, I was incredibly nervous but excited. A college that I’m a part of is celebrating 100 years of dedication and achievement to students, social work education and profession. From the excellence of my curriculum to the academic opportunities provided by the college, I understood how noteworthy and important this celebration was too many. I was the only student attending that was speaking in front of my professors and other distinguished social work alumni.
Experts from across the state gathered last month at Florida State University in an effort to improve the standards of child abuse prevention services in Florida.
The FSU-headquartered Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium April 26-27 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center.
Everyone loves a compliment, which is why the team behind Florida State University’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program is proud to have been lauded with impressive accolades. Ranked first in the state of Florida’s online MSW degree programs by U.S.