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College of Social Work receives gift to establish new center

A substantial gift from a family foundation formed by two Florida State University alumni is helping the FSU College of Social Work establish a new center dedicated to generating knowledge that leads to effective policies, services and research for the benefit of communities, families and children.

The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will be created with major support from The Stoops Family Foundation Inc. Beginning in September, the center will receive $100,000 a year for the next five years from the foundation started by Aggie and Jeff Stoops. Read the full story here.

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MAY 2017
Annual Spring Convocation and Pinning Ceremony – May 5, 2017
The College celebrated its spring graduates with more than 700 attendees. Speakers included MSW student speaker Kotrish Wright and Keynote Speaker Dr. Jack Richman. A special award was also presented to service dog of MSW graduate and Navy veteran Bryan Wimberly named Bella.
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FSU Autism Clinic expands services through new partnerships
The FSU Multidisciplinary Center (MDC), which operates through the College of Social Work, is partnerships with the FSU Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic and Capital Health Plan, a regional insurance company, to offer services to residents in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. To read more
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APRIL 2017
FSU Students Advocate for Social Work at LEAD 2017 – April 3-4, 2017
More than 100 FSU College of Social Work students participated in the National Association of Social Work’s Florida LEAD Day events.
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Social Work Dean Emeritus honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Dean Emeritus of the FSU College of Social Work Dr. Nick Mazza was honored by the National Association for Poetry Therapy’s first Luminary Award for Lifetime Achievement for his 45 year legacy in poetry therapy.
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​JUNE 2017
Real life role models: FSU hosts free summer camp for youth
The College of Social Work held its sixth consecutive CSW Arts & Athletics camp that brought local middle school students to FSU’s campus to introduce them to the university environment and to encourage them to pursue higher education. Read more here