Honoring 100 for the 100th: Man Keung Ho

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Dr. 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, some which are still used today, over 25 years after first publication. 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 the University of Tulsa where he received his bachelor’s degree. He received his MSW and doctorate from Florida State University. 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 passed away from an aggressive illness in 1992 at age 52. He is remembered by his colleagues and students for his sense of humor and his enthusiasm for helping others improve themselves. At the time of his passing, 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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