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: Shawn Partridge

    Shawn Partridge is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and serves as Director of the Nation’s Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP). The FVPP is an advocacy program providing a variety of supportive services to Native and non-Native victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, and other violent crimes. Under Ms.   Read More...

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  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Shawn Partridge

    Shawn Partridge is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and serves as Director of the Nation’s Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP). The FVPP is an advocacy program providing a variety of supportive services to Native and non-Native victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, and other violent crimes. Under Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sue Lunsford

    Sue Lunsford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1961) and a Master of Social Work Degree (1963) from the University of Oklahoma. When Sue attended OU, the School of Social Work was located in the basement of Gittinger Hall. Dr.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Susie Vaughn Settles

    When notified of her selection into the group of honorees, Susie Vaughan Settles responded, “Oh, my! I wasn’t expecting this, but I am proud to be included in the group! You know when you throw your life into the roller coaster of experiences you will have as a social worker, you never expect this kind of recognition for anything you have done.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ina Javellas

    Born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Ms. Ina Javellas was raised in the finest traditions of progressive thought and action, preparing her well for the subsequent choice of a profession that demands much of its practitioners emotionally, intellectually, and ethically. On January 26, 2013, Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jerome Dowd

    Professor Jerome Dowd was the first Director at the University of Oklahoma of the newly created School of Social Service in 1917. The School was located within the Department of Sociology, and offered a series of social work related courses intended primarily for undergraduate students. The School’s bulletin lists Dowd as teacher for many of the courses offered.Dowd was raised in North Carolina, and obtained his master’s degree from Trinity College (later renamed Duke) in 1896, and studied in Eu...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Man Keung Ho

    Dr. Man Keung Ho, was a professor of social work from 1970 to 1992. During his 22 years as a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, Dr.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Vilona Cutler

    Vilona Phillippi Cutler was born in 1890 on a family farm near Harper, Kansas. Knowing about farmer crop problems, she studied bacteriology and chemistry at Kansas State Agricultural College. It was through her YWCA college student membership that she learned about and became a YWCA volunteer to support First World War soldiers and their families.   Read More...

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