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Quick Facts

  • 125 - Number of BSW graduates in 2015-16
  • 127 - Number of MSW graduates in 2015-16
  • 2016 - Year Lecturer Mary Dillon was named Social Work Educator of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Central Unit Chapter
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of MSW online option

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School of Social Work
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
HPA I, Suite 204
12805 Pegasus Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816-3358

Phone: 407.823.2114
Fax: 407.823.5697

BSW Student Association Organizes Gift Giving Drive for Homeless Children

Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 BSW Assoc Gifts

Each year the BSW Student Association brings holiday cheer to local children and families in need through its "Gift Giving Tree" project.

The students set up make-shift trees, adorned with tags with recommended gifts for children, in HPA I and II. Members of the college are invited to select a tag, purchase the gift and give the gift to the student association for distribution. 

"We identify an agency -- or an agency contacts us -- with children in foster care or a homeless shelter, or with families who are unable to provide for their children due to mitigating circumstances," said Robin Kohn, BSW program coordinator, associate instructor and faculty advisor to the student group.

"This year we collected for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida," she said. The agency is based in Orlando.

The students recently gathered to wrap the gifts (photo), many of them toys, and delivered the gifts to the coalition on Monday. The agency will give them to homeless families to give to their children.

"The BSW Student Association thanks everyone who participated," Kohn said. "This wouldn't be successful without you."

(Photo by Abi Bell)

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I am very privileged to be in the B.S.W. program at UCF and learn from instructors such as yourself [referring to Dr. Dziegielewski].
— Brittany Hamilton,  social work major
I am so grateful for all I've received from this university, both as a student and an alumna.
— Judith Thames,  B.A., social welfare/psychology ('73); co-founder, Judith G. Thames Endowed Scholarship
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