News: Student Spotlight

The Right Time Is Now, an MSW Graduate’s Journey Towards Success

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | July 29, 2020
Massiel Hernandez ’17 ’18 MSW has an infectious positive attitude in all that she does. “The idea of helping someone was engrained in me as a child,” she said. Through...

New CSD Pilot Telehealth Clinical Instruction Initiative Keeps Students on Track for Graduation

Written By: David Janosik | July 10, 2020
A new clinical instruction initiative in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is ensuring that students in the master’s program get the patient-contact hours they need for graduation. The...

New CHPS Scholarship Honors Strength, Promise and Invincibility

Written By: David Janosik | June 24, 2020
A new scholarship in the College of Health Professions and Sciences honors not only a student’s promise, but also their past. The Invincible Knights Award was created to honor students...

Health Sciences Alumnus Shares How Getting Involved Helped Him Find His Passions

Written By: David Janosik | June 22, 2020
Growing up, Taylor Duffy ‘20 was on track to become a professional tennis player. At the age of 16, he was nationally ranked and seemed destined to continue his trajectory....

UCF Grad Works at Johns Hopkins Hospital to Prevent and Control COVID-19 Spread

Written By: NICOLE DUDENHOEFER ’17 | April 20, 2020
After studying health sciences at UCF, Frankie Catalfumo ’13 is using his expertise as an infection control epidemiologist to keep patients and hospital staff safe at the Baltimore hospital.

Social Work Student Launches Food Pantry at Community School

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 6, 2020
Celine Rodriguez, a social work graduate student, didn’t really understand food insecurity issues until she witnessed it firsthand at the Academic Center for Excellence in Parramore during her internship. She...

UCF School of Social Work MSW Graduate & Doctoral Candidate Receives International Grant to Help Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Written By: The School of Social Work | December 11, 2019
Kenan Sualp, ‘15 MSW and a current public affairs doctoral student within the social work track, has received a grant from the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG)...

Driven by Pulse: Social Work Graduate Aims to Change the World

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | June 11, 2019
In June 2016, Gabriel Martinez began to think about how he wanted to change the world around him following his graduation with a master’s degree from the School of Social...

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...

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