NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31, 2017
The centennial anniversary of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is now in motion, and to strengthen this celebration the school is calling for nominations of those exemplary social workers who fulfill the spirit, intentions, and innovation of social work in the state of Oklahoma. The school refers to these three awards listed below as Centennial Awards. They reflect what the school is about, and capture its purpose & mission over the past century.
The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work requests nominations for its 100th Anniversary Awards in which the school and its alumni will recognize three outstanding if not exemplars of social work in Oklahoma and beyond. In 2017, these awards will take the place of the school’s annual call for nominees for its Hall of Fame.
To be eligible for these three awards, a nominee must:
- Be a graduate of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work
- Hold the BSW and/or MSW degree
- Be Involved in the practice of social work although some nominees may be retirees.
Previous honorees of the school’s Hall of Fame can be nominated for the three awards listed below.
- Centennial Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work. This award recognizes exceptional sustained achievements of a school graduate who stands as a role model for the profession in Oklahoma. These nominees are exemplars of practice, contribute to the advancement of social work practice, and demonstrate considerable sustained accomplishment over the course of a career stretching across decades. Nominees stand as role models for how to develop a meaningful long term career in social work.
- Centennial Anniversary Social Work Practice Award. This award recognizes a front line social worker who demonstrates the core values of the profession in action. The committee is searching for nominees who work at the front end of service delivery in social work offering meaningful assistance to high-need individuals, groups, families or communities, and who reach out to those struggling with vulnerability and marginalization. The work and stories of such nominees may go unheralded but nonetheless, they persist in their efforts to improve the lives of people and communities reflecting the very best of the ideas, values, philosophy, and personal commitment indicative of outstanding social work practice. Nominees are service providers involved in the actual delivery of social work assistance.
- Centennial Anniversary Social Work Impact Award. This award recognizes a social worker who has worked consistently to advance social work as a profession in Oklahoma. For this award nominees should demonstrate considerable impact in advancing the quality of life and well-being of those individuals who face marginalization. Whether this is done through policy formulation, advocacy, political activism, practice innovation, or research, nominees for this award are known for their substantial improvements in the well-being of groups or populations.
Submit your nomination here by March 31, 2017.