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: Rodney Bivens

    Rodney W. Bivens is the founder and executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. His work with other nonprofit agencies led him to witness what hunger can do to individuals and families.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Julia (Judy) Norlin

    Julia (Judy) M. Norlin holds three OU degrees: baccalaureate (social work), MSW (thesis option) and PhD (including a Higher Education Internship with President Paul Sharp).  Her practice base was with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) as a community-based Psychiatric Social Worker.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Fran Alltizer

    Born and educated in Oklahoma, Ms. Alltizer received her BS from the only Women’s University in Oklahoma, Oklahoma College for Women, which is now a Historic Site in Chickasha, OK. For the next 25 years, she worked in family businesses and raised 4 children.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Judy Eason-McIntyre

    Judy Eason McIntyre is a native Oklahoman who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Shirley Cox

    Shirley A. Cox serves as the Legal Services Developer and an Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). In her capacity as the Legal Services Developer, she incorporates essential social work principles by providing statewide leadership to secure and maintain legal rights for older Oklahomans.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Anne & Henry Zarrow

    The mission of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is to lift our neighbors out of poverty by supporting housing and shelter resources, social services, and basic human needs, mental health and indigent healthcare initiatives, and programs that empower and inspire community members to improve their lives.The philanthropy reflects the faith, vision, and values that guided founders, Anne and Henry Zarrow, who believed in building communities where marginalized populations are elevated in ways tha...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Brent Wolfe

    Brent Wolfe had the privilege of being raised in a family that, although not professional social workers, lived the values of social work daily. Following his graduation from Phillips University, Brent served in VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in a settlement house in Columbus, Ohio. He combined his beliefs in service to country and community by becoming a conscientious objector and working in a residential facility for developmentally challenged youth.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Kenneth Wedel

    Dr. Kenneth Wedel received his M.S.W. degree from Florida State University (1964), and a Ph.D.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Randy Tate

    Randy Tate is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NorthCare, a state certified and nationally accredited community mental health center which, in addition to providing traditional mental health, addiction, and trauma treatment services, also provides services to families with child welfare involvement. NorthCare is also the largest contractor to the child welfare system and provides services in forty-seven of Oklahoma’s seventy-seven counties. Tate has been the CEO of NorthCare since 2001...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Connie Schlittler

    Connie Schlittler, LCSW, MPA is Executive Director of OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. in Oklahoma City. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 and master degree in Social Work in 1988.   Read More...

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