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: Stanley Clifton

    Stanley Clifton was appointed Professor of Social Work and Director of the School in 1953 and served until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Clifton was instrumental in securing the then new home of the School, Rhyne Hall (1005 Jenkins), in 1965.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Stanley Clifton

    Stanley Clifton was appointed Professor of Social Work and Director of the School in 1953 and served until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Clifton was instrumental in securing the then new home of the School, Rhyne Hall (1005 Jenkins), in 1965.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Robert Culp

    Robert Culp, D.Ed., was the Director of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work from 1969 through 1973. He receive the D.Ed. From the University of Michigan.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Richard Chuculate

    Mr. Chuculate was born April 16, 1913 in Sallisaw. He attended Horn School, Dwight Mission, and the Roe Institute in Wichita, Kansas.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Nadine Roach

    Nadine Roach was born in Lima, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma City’s Douglass High School in 1941. Her higher education degrees were a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1947, and an MSW degree from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work in 1968.Prior to joining the OU faculty, Ms.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Martha Holmes

    Martha Kendall Holmes received an MSW from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work in 1976. Ms. Holmes’ life work was in perinatal social work.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Lennie Marie Tolliver

    Professor Lennie-Marie Tolliver received her M. A. degree in social work from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Karen Gaddis

    Karen Gaddis is the Director of Violence Prevention Services at the Chickasaw Nation. She has been employed with the tribe for 12 years and oversees program services relating to domestic and sexual violence. Under her leadership, the Chickasaw Nation program has been recognized as a leader in the Native American community in regards to awareness, prevention and direct services for Native families experiencing domestic and sexual violence.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: John Eckenberger

    John Edward Eckenberger II was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and proudly held Oklahoma License number 128. He received a Bachelor’s degree with a double major of Speech and Social Studies from Southwestern Oklahoma State College in Weatherford in 1964, and went to work in Tulsa County DHS as a caseworker. He qualified for a scholarship program through DHS, relocated to Oklahoma County, and received his MSW from The University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work in 1970.John serv...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: JJ Rhyne

    In September 1927, Professor J. J. Rhyne was added to the staff of the Department of Sociology with teaching responsibilities in the School of Social Service.   Read More...

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