A Welcome from the Director
Dr. Wesley Hawkins
Welcome to FAU School of Social Work Website. We hope that you are able to locate answers to all of your questions. We are always available to talk with you either in person or by phone. Please feel free to contact us at any of the numbers provided.
FAU School of Social Work is an active and vibrant community of faculty and students working to make the community in which we live a better place for everyone. Our students and faculty work with people in all walks of life. Heartache and despair come into the lives of most people and families at some point in their life. In our community, it is likely that you will find an FAU School of Social Work student or FAU School of Social Work graduate in agencies assisting those in need. Our students and graduates work in hospitals, hospice care, homeless shelters, child welfare and adoptions, criminal justice, substance treatment centers, mental health centers, and elder care facilities (just to name a few).
The School of Social Work partners with local community agencies as far north as Vero Beach and as far south as Miami to serve populations in need. Student field hours donated to the community for the academic school year of 2011-2012 were 143,600 with an estimated economic impact of $3,015,600.
Graduates of our programs provide positive feedback regarding their educational experiences. Respondents to our recent alumni survey state that their experiences with FAU School of Social Work were outstanding due to our faculty’s breadth of knowledge, teaching skills and caring attitudes. Over 90% reported that they were employed and that they would recommend FAU School of Social Work to a friend. Further, in an agency survey, supervisors stated that they prefer to hire social workers from FAU. They state that our graduates come to the work place with the academic and professional skills necessary to practice.
While we are proud of all that we are doing, the School of Social Work is just at the beginning of a very bright future. We would like YOU to be a part of our future. I would love to hear from each of you. Please feel free to call me, write or stop by for a visit.
Ellen Ryan, Ph.D., MSW
Interim Director of FAU School of Social Work and Professor
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