Message From the Director
Welcome to the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work! I am glad you have decided to visit us and to seek more information about our School, our people, and our mission. I encourage you to explore our undergraduate and graduate programs both accredited by CSWE, our first rate faculty, our exciting centers and programs, upcoming events, and student/alumni news.
Prospective students are invited to find out more about our undergraduate and graduate programs by exploring our website, scheduling an appointment with an Admission & Enrollment Coordinator, and reviewing our Spotlight Series to learn more about our graduates. Current students can find information that will help them navigate their degree programs. If you are an alumni of the School looking for ways to reconnect with the School - please check out our calendar of events, our Board of Visitors, and the Spotlight Series that highlights the interesting work of faculty, students and alumni.
2017 is an important year in the history of our School as this anniversary year marks 100 years of education, research and service in social work. Our history includes graduates who make positive impacts on a wide array of individuals, families, and communities. Every day our students, alumni, faculty and staff contribute significantly to solving social concerns that impact our state and beyond. The School has graduated many distinguished and accomplished alumni that we will celebrate, highlight, and honor in the coming months. We will launch several social media campaigns that will inform our stakeholders about the important and exciting work of the School, so please stay in touch by following us on all your favorite social media outlets!
Please take the time to find out more about our faculty, students, Board of Visitors and our 100 honorees. You will find a diverse set of hard working social workers who are creative and committed to addressing such critical issues as food insecurity, facilitating community development and youth empowerment, increasing hope and reducing critical incidents among soldiers in the US Army, enhancing social work education through simulation, engaging in interprofessional education, enhancing the status of refugees, mentoring the next generation of social workers, increasing knowledge and skills to work with diverse populations, promoting international exchange, and the reduction of child abuse and interpersonal violence – and more!
The School will continue to offer a wide variety of continuing education opportunities across the state including events in Norman, Tulsa, and Northwestern Oklahoma. This year, we will embed the theme of 100 Years of Social Justice in our main continuing education events. We hope to see many of you at these events!
Our facilities on both campus sites support innovations in instruction, community gatherings, simulation, continuing professional education, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Reflecting the confidence of the University and the donor is the endowment of the School as the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Anne and Henry Zarrow who together have directed their wealth to advance human well-being within the state of Oklahoma endowed the School as a living capacity for carrying on their deep commitment to social betterment. An outstanding curriculum, educational innovations, certificate programs and a strong commitment to social work education by our faculty are hallmarks of the School. Our faculty are engaged in research that adds to the vibrant academic environment of the School and move forward our mission and vision that have propelled our good work the last 100 years!
Whether you are a new visitor to our School or an old friend, we certainly invite you to celebrate with us and hope that you will visit us again soon!
Julie Miller-Cribbs, MSW, Ph.D.
Director & Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health