As part of our 100th anniversary celebration, we will be recognizing 100 people who have contributed to our amazing history over the years. These individuals have impacted the school, made outstanding contributions to the profession of social work, demonstrated leadership, and/or contributed to their community or field of practice. They wear the title of social worker, alumni, and supporters of the school.
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, we will highlight one of these 100 individuals, in no specific order, leading up to our 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala in September 2017.

Featured 100 for the 100th Honoree

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Anne & Henry Zarrow

    The mission of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is to lift our neighbors out of poverty by supporting housing and shelter resources, social services, and basic human needs, mental health and indigent healthcare initiatives, and programs that empower and inspire community members to improve their lives.The philanthropy reflects the faith, vision, and values that guided founders, Anne and Henry Zarrow, who believed in building communities where marginalized populations are elevated in ways tha...  Read More...

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  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Anne & Henry Zarrow

    The mission of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is to lift our neighbors out of poverty by supporting housing and shelter resources, social services, and basic human needs, mental health and indigent healthcare initiatives, and programs that empower and inspire community members to improve their lives.The philanthropy reflects the faith, vision, and values that guided founders, Anne and Henry Zarrow, who believed in building communities where marginalized populations are elevated in ways tha...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Brent Wolfe

    Brent Wolfe had the privilege of being raised in a family that, although not professional social workers, lived the values of social work daily. Following his graduation from Phillips University, Brent served in VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in a settlement house in Columbus, Ohio. He combined his beliefs in service to country and community by becoming a conscientious objector and working in a residential facility for developmentally challenged youth.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Kenneth Wedel

    Dr. Kenneth Wedel received his M.S.W. degree from Florida State University (1964), and a Ph.D.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Randy Tate

    Randy Tate is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NorthCare, a state certified and nationally accredited community mental health center which, in addition to providing traditional mental health, addiction, and trauma treatment services, also provides services to families with child welfare involvement. NorthCare is also the largest contractor to the child welfare system and provides services in forty-seven of Oklahoma’s seventy-seven counties. Tate has been the CEO of NorthCare since 2001...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Connie Schlittler

    Connie Schlittler, LCSW, MPA is Executive Director of OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. in Oklahoma City. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 and master degree in Social Work in 1988.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Martha Scales

    Martha L. Scales is retired after working as a professional social worker in Oklahoma for 40 years. Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Kylene Rehder

    Dr. Kylene Rehder is an Associate Professor, Director of the Social Work Program, and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). She has worked at Northwestern since 2005 and is credited with leading the social work program to external accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ruth Knee

    Ruth Irelan Knee (1920-2008) was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and received a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. Her graduate work was completed at the School of Social Service Administration (SSSA) at the University of Chicago.The setting of her field work placement while at SSSA, then the recently established Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute, led to her first professional employment at that site. The mission of the Institute was to study mental and nervous di...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Gail Lapidus

    Gail Lapidus is the Chief Executive Officer of Family & Children’s Services, (F&CS) a premiere behavioral health care leader in the Tulsa metro area. Ms. Lapidus has held her CEO position since 1986.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ammon Jenkins

    Ammon P. Jenkins is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ammon worked in the field of Social Work for forty-and-a-half years.   Read More...

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