At the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, we love our alumni! Please keep in touch with us by entering your contact information and staying connected through our social media and newsletters. We have both a Facebook page and a Twitter account. If you have any exciting news to share, please send it to Amy Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Aragon, recent MSW graduate who is currently seeking his PhD, has co-authored a piece that was accepted for publication with Ric Munoz, Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work Faculty Member, and Dr. Mark Fox, School of Community Medicine Faculty Member. Keep your eyes out for "Partnering with Homeless Adolescents" in the International Public Health Journal. Congratulations!
Tiffany will be honored during the Oklahoma CASA Association’s 24th Annual Child Welfare Conference, taking place April 11-12, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman (2501 Conference Dr.) The awards banquet lunch will be held on Saturday, April 12.
The two-day conference event will include amazing, inspiring and informative presenters from across the state and will address a wide variety of topics related to serving children and families involved in child welfare services. Professional CEU’s (9.5 hours) have been approved for social workers by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers.
You can learn more about the full conference and register here You may also choose to purchase only a ticket to the award luncheon ($20), if you wish, by contacting our office at 405-524-8999.
Each year the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) presents its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to up to four graduates of the college. On February 28, 2014, Alumna Ina Javellas (’56 BA, '58 MA in Social Work), was presented with this award. We are proud to count her as an alumna!
Ina Javellas is known in Oklahoma as a pioneer in social work and mental health services. She has worked effectively with community groups, professional organizations, legislative and political bodies, and voluntary and public agencies to improve the health of the citizens of Oklahoma.
Javellas graduated with a master’s in social work in 1958. Following graduation, she became a staff psychiatric social worker at Central State Memorial Hospital in Norman, Okla. Later, she was assigned to develop social service programs in another state hospital and an institution for the mentally retarded.
In 1965, she joined the state office as administrator of the Community Mental Health Clinic Program. From 1978 to 1980, Javellas served as deputy director for the Community Mental Health Program in the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health. In this position, she was responsible for coordinating state development with federal community mental health mandates and the Oklahoma State Advisory Council for Mental Health Services.
She is a charter member of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work Board of Visitors. The college is honored to be able to recognize the contributions of Javellas to the state and citizens of Oklahoma.
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