News: Alumni Spotlight

‘Hope is here:’ March held in Orlando to raise awareness for youth, gun violence

Written By: Amanda Castro, WKMG Click Orlando | June 11, 2022
Dozens of people participated in a march through downtown Orlando to raise awareness for youth and gun violence on Saturday. The group formed the H.O.P.E. Circle, which stands for “Healing...

CSD Alumna Earns Prestigious Certification, ASHA Award

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 25, 2021
Daniela Berrios ‘15 ‘17MA was recently selected as a Distinguished Early Career Professional by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the national organization for the profession. In addition to the award, she recently became...

A Full-Circle Journey: How a CSD Alumna’s Strengths and Family Drove Her Success

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 30, 2021
When Rachel Williams ‘96MA was growing up in Brevard County, her parents often urged her to consider a career in education. They were lifelong educators themselves, and knew their daughter...

Alumni Spotlight – Braveheart of Hope: Erica Sirrine, director of social work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Written By: UCF Social Work | July 20, 2021
Helping clients deal with illness and the grief that may follow is part of a social worker’s professional career. Maintaining a sense of hope and compassion throughout that can be...

Alumni Spotlight – Social Work Alumnus Starts Nonprofit for the Homeless

Written By: UCF Social Work | June 23, 2021
Eric Camarillo BSW’16, MNM’19 and CEO of nonprofit Service and Love Together (SALT) Outreach, was awarded a $250,000 grant from the City of Orlando in September 2020 to establish a...

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