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: Robert Lee

    Robert Lee, LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received a Master's Degree in Social Work in 1977. Robert learned the values and ethics of social work from professors Olds, Pierce, Norlin, Chess, Richek, Ho, Bender, Lindeman, and Kirkland. After graduation, Robert took these skills to the ODH Child Guidance Center/Family Planning services in Lawton where he served as social worker, and then to Youth and Family Services in Canadian County where he served as social worke...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Robert Lee

    Robert Lee, LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received a Master's Degree in Social Work in 1977. Robert learned the values and ethics of social work from professors Olds, Pierce, Norlin, Chess, Richek, Ho, Bender, Lindeman, and Kirkland. After graduation, Robert took these skills to the ODH Child Guidance Center/Family Planning services in Lawton where he served as social worker, and then to Youth and Family Services in Canadian County where he served as social worke...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mike Brose

    Michael W. Brose, MSW, serves as Chief Empowerment Officer of the statewide advocacy agency Mental Health Association Oklahoma (the Association). Under his leadership, the Association has grown from five employees in 1993 to approximately 170 full and part-time staff members in the Tulsa area and in Central Oklahoma.As a proud partner agency of both the Tulsa Area United Way and the United Way of Central Oklahoma, Mike has worked to ensure the Association has a reputation for bringing community ...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mary Kevin McNamara

    Mary Kevin McNamara, LCSW, graduated from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 1997 with a Masters in Social Work. At that time she was a school-based social worker at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School employed by Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa. During this time, she was an instrumental partner with the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Pediatrics in Tulsa where she was responsible for establishing the first school-based pediatric clinic in Tulsa.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mary Grissom

    Mary Grissom graduated from Nathan Hale High School before attending Est Central State College and Central State College, now University, finishing with a BA in Education. Mary married Charlie Grissom in 1974, and received her MSW from the University of Oklahoma in 1981.Mary’s 38-year human services/social work career began with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 1972 providing services to families receiving AFDC. She quickly moved to Child Welfare, serving as a child abuse/neglect inv...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jeremy Nikel

    nikelJeremy Nikel is a native of Oklahoma and a two-time graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned a Naval Officer in 1993. Jeremy subsequently served as a Naval Aviator, deploying twice and serving as the NATO Helicopter Element Coordinator during the Kosovo War.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Grace Browning

    Grace A. Browning was an early graduate of the School of Social Service (BA, 1925). Following graduation from the University of Oklahoma, she joined the United Providence Association of Oklahoma City.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Don Anderson

    Don Anderson is honored to be included as one of the 100 for the 100th anniversary celebration of theZarrow School of Social Work. During a social work career of over 40 years, he has seen the impact of the School of Social Work and its graduates in the lives of Oklahomans. He found that social workers are able to have a positive impact upon the lives of individuals, as well as influence public policy.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Diane Freeman

    Diane was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Moore Oklahoma. She has a have a degree as a Licensed Computer Technician. Diane has worked for the University of Oklahoma for over 31 years.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Christine Marsh

    Christine Marsh is the Senior Director of the Child Abuse and Trauma Services at Family & Children’s Services (F&CS). Marsh has been the director since 1990 when the program was the Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program before expanding to serve all types of child abuse and trauma experiences.Marsh is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work where she graduated in 1997. She has 2...  Read More...

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