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: Martha Scales

    Martha L. Scales is retired after working as a professional social worker in Oklahoma for 40 years. Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Kylene Rehder

    Dr. Kylene Rehder is an Associate Professor, Director of the Social Work Program, and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU). She has worked at Northwestern since 2005 and is credited with leading the social work program to external accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ruth Knee

    Ruth Irelan Knee (1920-2008) was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and received a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma. Her graduate work was completed at the School of Social Service Administration (SSSA) at the University of Chicago.The setting of her field work placement while at SSSA, then the recently established Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute, led to her first professional employment at that site. The mission of the Institute was to study mental and nervous di...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Gail Lapidus

    Gail Lapidus is the Chief Executive Officer of Family & Children’s Services, (F&CS) a premiere behavioral health care leader in the Tulsa metro area. Ms. Lapidus has held her CEO position since 1986.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ammon Jenkins

    Ammon P. Jenkins is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ammon worked in the field of Social Work for forty-and-a-half years.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Pat Froehle

    Pat Froehle is a 1985 graduate of the OU School of Social Work with a concentration in social work administration. Pat’s career has included non-profit administration, direct service, and social work education. Pat is honored to be named one of the 100 persons named in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the OU School of Social Work.Pat worked at Catholic Charities for 14 years where she worked with social service and advocacy groups in parishes throughout western Oklahoma.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Linda Edmondson

    Linda Edmondson, LCSW, ACSW, is an advocate for progressive public policy and better end-of-life care in Oklahoma. Her social work career has included public welfare, school social work, medical social work, non-profit administration, and consultation. Her graduate education at the O.U.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Kelly Damphousse

    Kelly Damphousse was raised in a small fishing village in northern Canada. As far back as he can remember, he wanted to be either a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer (a Mountie) or a goalie in the NHL. After a failed professional hockey tryout and high school graduation, he carefully considered his options (okay, he saw a poster in the counsellor's office) and began attending Lethbridge Community College in 1980.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sally Carter

    Sally Carter is the Tribal Liaison for the Oklahoma State Department of Health and has worked in public health for over twenty six years. Prior to her current position she served as the Executive Director of Parents Assistance Center and the Clinical Director of the Children’s Day Treatment Program at Sunbeam Family Services. Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Carol Bridges

    Dr. Carol Bridges, whose career in social work spans over 45 years, retired in 2013, after serving for 35 years on the Social Work faculty at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and also as Social Work Program Director for 16 of those years. As Director of the undergraduate Social Work Program, she led in its CSWE reaffirmation of accreditation in 2002 and 2010, which she considers one of her greatest accomplishments.   Read More...

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