As part of our 100th anniversary celebration, we recognized 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. 

Featured 100 for the 100th Honoree

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ben Brown

    Ben Brown spoke about what a social worker means to him: “Being an effective social worker means helping people overcome obstacles that prevent them from fulfilling the fullest of their potential. Yes, it means rescuing victims, it also means addressing events and circumstances that create victims. It means being involved in affecting policies and decisions that determine people’s lives.   Read More...

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  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ben Brown

    Ben Brown spoke about what a social worker means to him: “Being an effective social worker means helping people overcome obstacles that prevent them from fulfilling the fullest of their potential. Yes, it means rescuing victims, it also means addressing events and circumstances that create victims. It means being involved in affecting policies and decisions that determine people’s lives.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Eunice McDowell

    Eunice C. McDowell, MSW, ACSW, LSWEunice C. McDowell, Graduated from Langston University (1963) and The University of Oklahoma (1973).   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jeff Chace

    Jeffery W. Chace is currently employed at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute in Enid, Oklahoma, which is a 22 bed CARF Accredited Physical Rehabilitation Unit within the confines of St.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mary "Jodie" Standard

    Mary J. “Jodie” Standard, LCSW, is a 1982 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work. She has served on the Board of Visitors.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Gary Theilen

    Gary Lee Theilen, PhD and University of Oklahoma Master of Social Work Graduate, is the Executive Director of the non-profit, Caring Communities Support Center, which provides technical assistance to community leaders and other non-profits as these service providers plan, deliver, resource, and integrate with health and human services. During Gary’s time as Executive Director since 2013, he has worked alongside partnering organizations to implement the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, whic...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Maxine & Jack Zarrow Foundation

    The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation was established to further the charitable purposes of the family by supporting activities and programs in the following areas:General relief for the poor, distressed and underprivileged; health related research and disease prevention; health care and supportive health services for special populations and the uninsured; educational organizations and those supporting educational activities; arts and cultural activities; and the support of organizations ...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Howard Hendrick

    For more than 25 years, Howard Hendrick served as an advocate for and an administrator of services for disadvantaged Oklahomans. For twelve years, he served as a member of the Oklahoma State Senate on the Health and Human Services Committee. In June, 1998, he resigned from the Senate and was selected as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, a position he held until his retirement in March, 2012.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Larry Gross

    Larry Gross received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma. From the late 1980s, Larry has been a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a member of NASW, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, he worked in social services in city, county, family service and tribal settings.Beginning with his social work graduate practicums in the mid-1980s, he worked as a clinical social worker in...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation

    In 1987, Charles and Lynn Schusterman began a philanthropic journey to help ensure a vibrant future for the Jewish people, the State of Israel and their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.At the heart of their philanthropy was a deep commitment to providing young people with the knowledge, self-confidence and experiences they need to better their lives and, in turn, become leaders in their communities, the Jewish world and beyond.They drew their inspiration from the Talmudic story of Honi the Circlemak...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sandy Ingraham

    Sandy Ingraham, social policy consultant and attorney at Ingraham & Associates law firm in McLoud, Oklahoma, is an advocate for social justice in the state of Oklahoma. Sandy, a California native, received two bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma. She continued her education, earning a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Oklahoma, and then concluded her formal education with a Juris Doctorate from the Univer...  Read More...

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