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.

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  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Carol Bridges

    Dr. Carol Bridges, whose career in social work spans over 45 years, retired in 2013, after serving for 35 years on the Social Work faculty at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and also as Social Work Program Director for 16 of those years. As Director of the undergraduate Social Work Program, she led in its CSWE reaffirmation of accreditation in 2002 and 2010, which she considers one of her greatest accomplishments.   Read More...

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  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Carol Bridges

    Dr. Carol Bridges, whose career in social work spans over 45 years, retired in 2013, after serving for 35 years on the Social Work faculty at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and also as Social Work Program Director for 16 of those years. As Director of the undergraduate Social Work Program, she led in its CSWE reaffirmation of accreditation in 2002 and 2010, which she considers one of her greatest accomplishments.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Donald Baker

    Donald R. Baker received his Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Mary Hardin-Baylor University in 1973, his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1975, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work from Washington University in 1984 with the assistance of a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health (N.I.M.H.). Dr.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Julie Miller-Cribbs

    Julie joined the OU faculty in 2006 as the Assistant Director in Tulsa and is currently serving as the Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health and the Director of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. She is also the director of Social Simulation at OU-Tulsa and a Research Associate in the OU School of Community Medicine where she spends time developing social simulation training for social workers, medical students and other health professions, as well as a number of com...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Bob Mann

    Bob Mann graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work with his Master’s degree in 1997. His interest in social work began when he met Professor Herman Curiel at a mental health conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1993. Though Bob was a registered nurse at that time, Dr.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mike Fogarty

    Mike Fogarty’s social work career began in 1971 at OKDHS as a caseworker in Pottawatomie County, and later as a counselor at Girls Town Juvenile Treatment Center. He was granted a scholarship by DHS and earned his MSW degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1974. He credits these early direct service experiences and graduate education as the foundation of his forty-two-year career.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Donna Spivey

    Donna Spivey is a social worker for the Palliative Medicine Team on the campus of Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Donna is the original social worker of this ground breaking team which was one of the first palliative services in the nation to achieve accreditation through The Joint Commission. Donna has worked in the field of hospice and palliative medicine since 1998 where she has provided intervention, advocacy, and education in end of life care and the field of medical ethics.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Claudia Arthrell

    Following her graduation from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work, Claudia Arthrell began work at Family and Children’s Services (F&CS) in 1979. Currently, Claudia is the Senior Program Director of Professional Services at F&CS. During her time at F&CS, Claudia has served as a therapist, supervisor, program developer, and local and national trainer.Claudia has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Helping Children Cope with Divorce Program,...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Greer Fites

    Greer Fites, a 1978 graduate of The University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work, has held a variety of positions at several agencies in the mental health field. She began her career at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) in Norman Oklahoma, at what is now known as Griffin Memorial Hospital. There she provided inpatient social work services to adults with severe mental illness.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sherri Cone

    Ms. Cone has been the administrator and owner/operator of the Brooks Clinic in Jackson and Comanche counties for the past seventeen years, in which she has provided substance abuse services to the region. Over the years, she has provided substance abuse education, counseling, and resource connections tailored to individual needs and desires.Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Terri White

    TERRI L. WHITE, MSW COMMISSIONER FOR THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICESTerri White, commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is a passionate advocate for individuals experiencing mental illness and addiction. Because of her leadership, ODMHSAS has become nationally known for its children’s behavioral health services, community-based treatment programs, technological innovations such as “telepsychiatry,” a...  Read More...

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