News: DEI

Social Work Student LEADs the Way with Political Activism

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | February 25, 2022
Every year, the National Association of Social Workers-FL Chapter (NASW-FL) invites social work students from all over Florida to participate in Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD), a two-day event....

Physical Therapy Students Host Diversity Panel Discussion

Written By: Mikita Nayee | February 25, 2022
The Division of Physical Therapy hosted a virtual panel discussion on Feb. 23 about the importance of diversity within the field of physical therapy, in honor of Black History Month. ...

A Career that Speaks Volumes: Celebrating Rosa-Lugo’s Contributions to UCF CSD

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | December 10, 2021
Linda I. Rosa-Lugo is retiring in January 2022 after nearly three decades with the University of Central Florida. While this marks the close of an important chapter in her life,...

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...

CSD Alumnus Continues Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Learned from Faculty Mentor

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | July 1, 2021
Providing opportunities to change and advance the professions, lives and well-being of others has been the mantra of Bernard Rousseau’s life and career.   Growing up as a light-skinned Haitian-American, Rousseau...

Eight CSD Graduates Earn Specialized Certificates Thanks to Federally Funded Programs

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | June 1, 2021
Thanks to CSD faculty for successfully submitting grant proposals, funding from the US Department of Education supported eight graduates from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders toward their master’s degree,...

New Physical Therapy Student Receives UCF Fellowship Award

Written By: Mikita Nayee | March 12, 2021
Camron Bartley, an incoming student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, is the newest recipient of the UCF Professional Doctoral Diversity Fellowship.   The fellowship, which was established in 2017,...

Reshawna Chapple Selected as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | December 9, 2020
School of Social Work Associate Professor Reshawna Chapple has done much throughout her academic career to address inclusion and diversity among faculty and students. Chapple’s recent selection as UCF’s Faculty...

New Field Education Director Continues UCF School of Social Work’s Focus on Collaborative Community Learning

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | November 16, 2020
Field education is the signature pedagogy and an important component of social work practice. It prepares UCF Social Work students to serve as clinical and generalist professionals in the real...

ASHA Voices: Working at Diversity Awareness in Higher Education

Written By: The ASHA Podcast, J.D. Gray | August 13, 2020
On this episode of the podcast, higher education takes on the moment in two distinct ways. We hear the story behind a program created to raise diversity awareness among faculty...

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