The Gulf Breeze News reports FSU MSW alumni, Courtney Cook, has been named vice-president of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest Florida. Cook has more than 13 years working in the nonprofit sector including work as a cancer support services specialist at Baptist Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Pensacola, Fla. Cook has also served as client services coordinator at Alzheimer’s Family Services as well as a volunteer manager at Covenant Hospice, both in Pensacola.
Regarding her work with nonprofits and her new role, Cook says, “I love the not for profit world. I believe in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters and feel honored to be chosen to be a part of such a force in our community.”
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters works to bring role models into the lives of youth. The Northwest Florida branch was established in 1989. As vice-president of development, Cook will work on donor cultivation, gaining support/sponsorships for events as well as engaging the community.
Cook holds her bachelor of social work from the University of West Florida and a master’s in clinical social work from FSU.
For people like Cook who already hold their BSW, Florida State University offers an online master of social work with an advanced standing program. The online advanced MSW gives individuals a chance to complete their MSW at an accelerated pace. Learn more here.