Shellene Mazany, program director for the Online MSW Track, has received the 2021 Social Work Educator of the Year Award from the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) Florida Chapter. This prestigious award honors social work educators who demonstrate exceptional leadership characteristics and “take risks to achieve outstanding results on behalf of social work students.”
“I have been inspired, encouraged, and supported over the years by my colleagues and students. Receiving this award is a testament to the genuine impact they have had on my professional career. I am extremely grateful to be acknowledged by my peers,” said Mazany.
Mazany is a UCF alumna from the inaugural MSW advance standing class of 1995 and later, returned to her alma mater as a social work services specialist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). In 2010, Mazany transitioned from a social work provider to educator when she joined UCF School of Social Work as an adjunct faculty. She now serves as an associate instructor and leads the school’s Online MSW Track as program director.
“Shellene is an excellent educator who is really setting the course for powerful online instruction,” said Ana Leon, interim director for the School of Social Work. “She is expanding the profession and helping to change so many lives – of not just her students, but the clients they go on to help too. We are extremely grateful to have her in our school.”