News: Social Work

Orlando’s LGBTQ community to get more mental health help from new nonprofit

Written By: Caroline Catherman | May 13, 2024
Joseph Sivoli, 54, knows firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate Central Florida’s mental health system. As a gay man who grew up in an abusive household, he struggled...

Graduation Spotlight: Andrew Wiater, Social Work

Written By: Lasha Markham | May 2, 2024
Meet Andrew Wiater. He has a disability, but he has never wanted to let that define him or his future. Throughout his life, he has shattered expectations set for him...

Knight Life @UCFCHPS Spotlights Master of Social Work Field Education

Written By: Lasha Markham | May 2, 2024
Yamil Ramon Cortes ‘22 is on track to be a double Knight with his upcoming graduation from the Master of Social Work program, and in his final semester at UCF...

Graduation Spotlight: Daija Wade, Social Work

Written By: Lasha Markham | May 1, 2024
Meet Daija Wade. After finding a passion for helping people in her early college career, she’s following in the footsteps of her mother – who is a social worker –...

CHPS Excels in 2024 U.S. News and World Report Graduate Rankings

Written By: Lasha Markham | April 9, 2024
Three graduate programs in the College of Health Professions and Sciences rank in the top 25% of the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2024....

School of Social Work Honors Students and Community Partners

Written By: Lasha Markham | April 8, 2024
The School of Social Work held its eighth annual Field Education Awards Ceremony on April 5 to celebrate the hard work and commitment by students and agency partners. The event...

Two Sisters, One Journey

Written By: Lasha Markham | March 25, 2024
Physical therapy doctoral student Gabrielle “Gabie” Owens ’23 and junior social work student Zoe Owens are often spotted together on the UCF campus where they take classes in the same building,...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Fall 2023

Written By: Stella Canfield | March 21, 2024
Students at the College of Health Professions and Sciences benefit from faculty who conduct research into a broad number of health and wellness topics, discovering new insights and creating innovation...

Research Identifies Student Pathways to Academic Success

Written By: UCF Academic Success | February 13, 2024
Research underway by Center for Higher Education Innovation (CHEI) fellows is producing key insights into how to help students with adversity in their backgrounds find academic success.  The Life Happens project is led by...

Graduation Spotlight: Kamryn Fuqua, Social Work

Written By: Lasha Markham | December 14, 2023
Meet Kamryn Fuqua. She saw her peers at her high school have struggles that prompted the addition of a school social worker her senior year. Megan, the social worker, was...

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