Honoring 100 for the 100th: Man Keung Ho

Photo of Man K HoDr. 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. Ho earned a distinguished reputation in the field of family and marital counseling. His specialization was in multicultural and ethnic families and marriages. A prolific scholar, he was author or co-author of 7 books and more than 90 articles. His books include Minority Children and Adolescents in Therapy (1992), Intermarried Couples in Therapy (1990), and Family Therapy with Ethnic Minorities (1987). Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Ho immigrated to the United States in 1960 to attend college at the University of Tulsa.

Dr. Ho came to the United States to attend school at the University of Tulsa on a soccer scholarship where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1965. He received his MSW and doctorate from Florida State University. His social work practice experience included positions as group worker at Tulsa’s Child Guidance Clinic, counselor at Tulsa Boy’s Home, part-time director of the Transcultural Family Institute, and executive director during a sabbatical year at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home in Oklahoma City. He had a part-time private practice and served as consultant to numerous area social agencies, and served on various editorial boards. Dr. Ho had an international reputation in the field of family and marital counseling with emphasis on cultural and ethnic considerations.

Dr. Ho died unexpectedly in 1992 at age 52. At that time, the Man Keung Ho Minority Student Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to minority social work students at the University of Oklahoma. Donors may contribute to this fund via http://socialwork.ou.edu/giving by selecting "Scholarship-Minority Students".

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