News: Social Work

Fulbright Scholar from Bulgaria Visits School of Social Work

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ‘98 | April 12, 2019
Maya Tcholakova, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Bulgaria who recently wrapped up a semester-long research appointment in the School of Social Work. Tcholakova was exploring the perspective of...

Meet Our 2019 Founders’ Day Student: Felicia Bender

Written By: David Janosik | April 1, 2019
Felicia Bender is a social work major with an outstanding academic record and a passion for improving the care of aging populations. As a scholar in the Research and Mentoring...

AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative

Written By: AdventHealth Staff | March 20, 2019
AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...

Social Work Takes National Prize for Work at Apopka Clinic

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 7, 2018
Helping an Underserved Community For the second year in a row, UCF’s School of Social Work’s Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society has been selected by its national chapter to...

Suicide: A Topic We Need to Talk About

Written By: David Janosik | November 2, 2018
The panelists were (seated, left to right) Kim Gryglewicz, Julie Bilsky and Jim Whitworth, here with (standing, left to right) Bonnie Yegidis and Ana Leon. Experts from UCF’s School of...

Social Work Experts Discuss Importance of Mental Health Awareness, Education

Written By: DREXLER B. JAMES ’13 | October 10, 2018
A rising concern in recent years is the number of people who deal with mental illness. Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental illness,...

Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Buckley Crane ’10 ’12

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 27, 2018
Twenty. That’s the number of United States armed forces veterans who die each day by suicide. It’s that number that keeps Kristen Crane ’10 ‘12 going each day. As a...

UCF Expert Inspires Talk, Dispels Myths About Sexuality

Written By: Camille Dolan ‘98 | August 20, 2018
When Tameca Harris-Jackson was a freshman at Old Dominion University in Virginia, one of her dormitory mates came bursting into her room, crying inconsolably. “She said she was pregnant,” said...

Graduating Knights Pantry Manager Aims to Impact Through Policy

Written By: Nicole Dudenhoefer '17 | August 2, 2018
If you’ve ever walked through Ferrell Commons on campus, you’ve likely passed the dark doors of Knights Pantry. It’s hard to tell but there is plenty of light inside, along...

Katherine Payares ’12 ’13 Named to UCF’s 2018 30 Under 30

Written By: Camille Dolan | April 3, 2018
UCF Alumni announced the recipients of its fourth annual 30 Under 30 Awards on March 30. This year’s class includes marketing and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, engineers, software specialists, attorneys, education leaders, doctors,...