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Category: Social Work

FCTL Selects Leon, Saleh as 2016-17 Faculty Fellows

Thursday November 3, 2016
Congratulations to Ana Leon, professor of social work, and Suha Saleh, assistant professor of health sciences, for their recent selection as 2016-17 faculty fellows by the UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

Former Foster Child Overcomes Long Odds to Earn Degree

Thursday August 4, 2016
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Lisa Jaweed is a former foster care child who will graduate Aug. 6 with a double major in legal studies and social work, and a certificate in victim advocacy.

Students, Faculty Members Care for Local Farmworkers at Free Clinics

Wednesday August 3, 2016
UCF physical therapy and social work students and faculty members were among the 60-some volunteers who offered two free health clinics last week for Apopka-area farmworkers and their families.

New Online Master of Social Work Proves Popular

Tuesday May 17, 2016
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Students from across the nation now have the opportunity to earn their Master of Social Work online from the School of Social Work at UCF.

UCF Faculty Members Gather to Discuss Positive Aging

Monday March 28, 2016
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UCF faculty members with interests in aging studies gathered March 24 to discuss positive aging in Florida during a half-day meeting coordinated by the School of Social Work.

Orlando Sentinel Reports on Refugee Camp Simulation

Thursday March 17, 2016
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Orlando Sentinel reporter Gabrielle Russon reported on the School of Social Work's Refugee Camp Simulation held March 16.

Refugee Simulation Camp Coming to Memory Mall March 16

Friday March 11, 2016
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On March 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Refugee Simulation Camp will give people a small taste of what it means to face the dire circumstances of refugees.

B.S.W. Student's Fight for Immigrant Rights Featured in National News

Tuesday February 16, 2016
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Bernarda Elizabet (Eli) Garcia, a junior at UCF, balances coursework and political activism. She was recently awarded the Mario Savio Lecture Fund's Young Activist Award.

Federal Grant to Expand Screening, Treatment for Substance Abuse in Central Florida

Friday November 20, 2015
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Shawn Lawrence, associate professor of social work, has received a $915,000 federal grant that will significantly increase the number of people in Central Florida who are screened and treated for substance abuse.

UCF, FADD and DCF Team Up to Protect Children in Florida

Thursday October 22, 2015
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UCF, in collaboration with the Florida Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work, will lead a new statewide project that will help reshape and enhance the workforce at the Florida Department of Children and Families.


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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