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​​​(Updated  5/8/19)​

Congratulations to our spring graduates! The University’s Spring Commencement included social work graduates from all three programs:  44 BSSW, 25 MSW, and two PhD graduates, Dr. Stephanie Diez (The Mediating Effects of Problematic Internet and Video Gaming Behaviors on Family, Cultural, and Individual Constructs among Latinx and non-Latinx Black Youth) and Dr. Michelle Thompson (The Impact of Microaggressions and Minority Stress on the Psychological Well-Being of Emerging Adult Sexual Minorities of Color). Two graduating students received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence: Emily Blower, MSW and Bertha Vera, BSSW.

At the beginning of May. we held our annual Field Instructors’ Recognition Breakfast, which also included a continuing education workshop titled Supporting Gender Diverse Social Work Interns and Providing Affirmative Supervision Beyond the Binary presented by Mark Houston, MSW, RCSWI, Clinical Manager at Alliance for GLBTQ Youth. Additionally, we had the pleasure of honoring our Field Instructors and Student Interns of the Year (2018-2019). Mr. Etzer Duffaut, the Program Services Manager at Chapman Partnership, won the BSSW Field Instructor of the Year Award. Dr. Teresa Neira, a medical social worker at UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, won the Foundation Level MSW Field Instructor of the Year Award. The Advanced Clinical MSW Field Instructor of the Year Award recipient was Jackie Romillo, LCSW, the Citrus Health Network Early Childhood Development Programs Administrator. Our BSSW Student Intern of the Year Award went to Julia Pomeroy, BSSW, and Alyssa Delgado won the MSW Foundation Student Intern of the Year Award. Finally, Quinn Shuckerow, MSW won the MSW Advanced Clinical Intern of the Year Award. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

This fall we will be holding the bi-annual Field Instructors’ Training (16 CEUs) on September 27th and October 4th. This training meets the requirements for the Qualified Supervisor Training. For information and registration, please contact Jessica Arguello at 305-348-3881 or Reduced rates are given for alumnae and task supervisors who are not currently Field Instructors.

Stay tuned for information on other continuing education events occurring this fall!


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