Everything listed under: 100 for the 100th

  • 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...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Eunice McDowell

    Eunice C. McDowell, MSW, ACSW, LSWEunice C. McDowell, Graduated from Langston University (1963) and The University of Oklahoma (1973).   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jeff Chace

    Jeffery W. Chace is currently employed at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute in Enid, Oklahoma, which is a 22 bed CARF Accredited Physical Rehabilitation Unit within the confines of St.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mary "Jodie" Standard

    Mary J. “Jodie” Standard, LCSW, is a 1982 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work. She has served on the Board of Visitors.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Gary Theilen

    Gary Lee Theilen, PhD and University of Oklahoma Master of Social Work Graduate, is the Executive Director of the non-profit, Caring Communities Support Center, which provides technical assistance to community leaders and other non-profits as these service providers plan, deliver, resource, and integrate with health and human services. During Gary’s time as Executive Director since 2013, he has worked alongside partnering organizations to implement the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, whic...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Maxine & Jack Zarrow Foundation

    The Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation was established to further the charitable purposes of the family by supporting activities and programs in the following areas:General relief for the poor, distressed and underprivileged; health related research and disease prevention; health care and supportive health services for special populations and the uninsured; educational organizations and those supporting educational activities; arts and cultural activities; and the support of organizations ...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Howard Hendrick

    For more than 25 years, Howard Hendrick served as an advocate for and an administrator of services for disadvantaged Oklahomans. For twelve years, he served as a member of the Oklahoma State Senate on the Health and Human Services Committee. In June, 1998, he resigned from the Senate and was selected as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, a position he held until his retirement in March, 2012.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Larry Gross

    Larry Gross received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma. From the late 1980s, Larry has been a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a member of NASW, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, he worked in social services in city, county, family service and tribal settings.Beginning with his social work graduate practicums in the mid-1980s, he worked as a clinical social worker in...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation

    In 1987, Charles and Lynn Schusterman began a philanthropic journey to help ensure a vibrant future for the Jewish people, the State of Israel and their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.At the heart of their philanthropy was a deep commitment to providing young people with the knowledge, self-confidence and experiences they need to better their lives and, in turn, become leaders in their communities, the Jewish world and beyond.They drew their inspiration from the Talmudic story of Honi the Circlemak...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sandy Ingraham

    Sandy Ingraham, social policy consultant and attorney at Ingraham & Associates law firm in McLoud, Oklahoma, is an advocate for social justice in the state of Oklahoma. Sandy, a California native, received two bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma. She continued her education, earning a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Oklahoma, and then concluded her formal education with a Juris Doctorate from the Univer...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Juli Skinner

    Juli is Native American and of the Ponca Tribe. In 2000, Juli began working as a Child Welfare Specialist and Program Supervisor with Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare until she moved to the HERO Project in 2013.Throughout her career, Juli has worked with Native American youth and families involved in the Child Welfare system. She has worked with youth in Independent Living, spending countless hours teaching foster youth values such as leadership, trust, and responsibility.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Cindy Howard

    Cindy Howard knew in elementary school what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was an avid reader of Lois Lenski’s children’s books provided by the weekly bookmobile, and decided she “wanted to be one of those caseworkers that visit all kinds of kids.” Later in college, Cindy fine-tuned the career dream to “a Social Worker who worked with children and families and treasured diversity!”Cindy received her Bachelors of Social Work from Bethel College in Kansa...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Esther Houser

    Esther Houser, graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Bachelors of Social Work and the University of Texas’s Masters of Science in Social Work programs, has dedicated her life to the field of social work. From 1979 until her retirement in 2014, Esther served in Oklahoma’s Aging Services Division of the Department of Human Services as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman.Though originally from Pennsylvania, Esther felt that Oklahoma was home. At the start of her career, Esther worked ...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sam Bowman

    Bowman holds a B.S. degree from Penn State University and an M.S.W degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees,, Bowman served in the U.S.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Wayne Chess

    When Wayne A. Chess came to the University of Oklahoma in 1969, he planned to stay only a few years. He retired from the School of Social Work in 2000.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Pat Fennell

    Patricia Breihl Fennell, MSW, ACSW, is the executive director of the Latino Community Development Agency in Oklahoma City, which she founded in 1991. She is the past president of NASW-OK, was the Oklahoma Social Worker of the Year, and has served on the NASW Insurance Trust for the past six years. While she is influential on the state level, Patricia is also a national leader of Latinos, serving on the board of the National Council of La Raza.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mike Dover

    Mike Dover, CEO of the Variety Care Foundation, has dedicated his life to working and teaching within the field of social work. For the past 27 years, Mike has been charged with overseeing and running the Oklahoma’s Variety Health Center, which manages health clinics that serve the uninsured communities in Oklahoma City, Del City, Tipton, and Fort Cobb.Under Mike’s leadership, two non-profits, the Variety Health Center and Oklahoma Community Health Services, joined, forming one non-p...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jacqueline Cook

    Ms. Jacqueline (Jacque) Cook has filled numerous roles throughout her social work career. From an educational perspective, she has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work since 1977, as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine since 1998, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine (1991-present) at OU College of Medicine, and as an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychi...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Gerry Clancy

    Gerard Clancy serves as the 20th President of The University of Tulsa. Prior to assuming the presidency, Clancy served as Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences and held the Oxley Foundation Chair in Community Medicine, all at the University of Tulsa. He serves on numerous Boards across Oklahoma and is the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Tulsa Area United Way.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Alice Blue

    Alice Blue, MSW, has organized and led many key community-based youth and neighborhood initiatives engaging schools, families, nonprofit organizations and community groups. She has been with CSC since 1989. She has conducted overall administration of prevention initiatives addressing youth violence and delinquency, positive youth development, neighborhood coalition building, specialized services to immigrant populations, prisoner re-entry, and health promotion.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Rodney Bivens

    Rodney W. Bivens is the founder and executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. His work with other nonprofit agencies led him to witness what hunger can do to individuals and families.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Julia (Judy) Norlin

    Julia (Judy) M. Norlin holds three OU degrees: baccalaureate (social work), MSW (thesis option) and PhD (including a Higher Education Internship with President Paul Sharp).  Her practice base was with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) as a community-based Psychiatric Social Worker.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Fran Alltizer

    Born and educated in Oklahoma, Ms. Alltizer received her BS from the only Women’s University in Oklahoma, Oklahoma College for Women, which is now a Historic Site in Chickasha, OK. For the next 25 years, she worked in family businesses and raised 4 children.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Judy Eason-McIntyre

    Judy Eason McIntyre is a native Oklahoman who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Shirley Cox

    Shirley A. Cox serves as the Legal Services Developer and an Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). In her capacity as the Legal Services Developer, she incorporates essential social work principles by providing statewide leadership to secure and maintain legal rights for older Oklahomans.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Anne & Henry Zarrow

    The mission of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is to lift our neighbors out of poverty by supporting housing and shelter resources, social services, and basic human needs, mental health and indigent healthcare initiatives, and programs that empower and inspire community members to improve their lives.The philanthropy reflects the faith, vision, and values that guided founders, Anne and Henry Zarrow, who believed in building communities where marginalized populations are elevated in ways tha...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Brent Wolfe

    Brent Wolfe had the privilege of being raised in a family that, although not professional social workers, lived the values of social work daily. Following his graduation from Phillips University, Brent served in VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in a settlement house in Columbus, Ohio. He combined his beliefs in service to country and community by becoming a conscientious objector and working in a residential facility for developmentally challenged youth.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Kenneth Wedel

    Dr. Kenneth Wedel received his M.S.W. degree from Florida State University (1964), and a Ph.D.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Randy Tate

    Randy Tate is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NorthCare, a state certified and nationally accredited community mental health center which, in addition to providing traditional mental health, addiction, and trauma treatment services, also provides services to families with child welfare involvement. NorthCare is also the largest contractor to the child welfare system and provides services in forty-seven of Oklahoma’s seventy-seven counties. Tate has been the CEO of NorthCare since 2001...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Connie Schlittler

    Connie Schlittler, LCSW, MPA is Executive Director of OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. in Oklahoma City. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 and master degree in Social Work in 1988.   Read More...

  • 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: 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...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Donald Baker

    Donald R. Baker received his Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Mary Hardin-Baylor University in 1973, his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1975, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work from Washington University in 1984 with the assistance of a fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health (N.I.M.H.). Dr.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Julie Miller-Cribbs

    Julie joined the OU faculty in 2006 as the Assistant Director in Tulsa and is currently serving as the Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health and the Director of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. She is also the director of Social Simulation at OU-Tulsa and a Research Associate in the OU School of Community Medicine where she spends time developing social simulation training for social workers, medical students and other health professions, as well as a number of com...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Bob Mann

    Bob Mann graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work with his Master’s degree in 1997. His interest in social work began when he met Professor Herman Curiel at a mental health conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1993. Though Bob was a registered nurse at that time, Dr.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mike Fogarty

    Mike Fogarty’s social work career began in 1971 at OKDHS as a caseworker in Pottawatomie County, and later as a counselor at Girls Town Juvenile Treatment Center. He was granted a scholarship by DHS and earned his MSW degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1974. He credits these early direct service experiences and graduate education as the foundation of his forty-two-year career.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Donna Spivey

    Donna Spivey is a social worker for the Palliative Medicine Team on the campus of Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Donna is the original social worker of this ground breaking team which was one of the first palliative services in the nation to achieve accreditation through The Joint Commission. Donna has worked in the field of hospice and palliative medicine since 1998 where she has provided intervention, advocacy, and education in end of life care and the field of medical ethics.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Claudia Arthrell

    Following her graduation from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work, Claudia Arthrell began work at Family and Children’s Services (F&CS) in 1979. Currently, Claudia is the Senior Program Director of Professional Services at F&CS. During her time at F&CS, Claudia has served as a therapist, supervisor, program developer, and local and national trainer.Claudia has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Helping Children Cope with Divorce Program,...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Greer Fites

    Greer Fites, a 1978 graduate of The University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work, has held a variety of positions at several agencies in the mental health field. She began her career at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) in Norman Oklahoma, at what is now known as Griffin Memorial Hospital. There she provided inpatient social work services to adults with severe mental illness.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sherri Cone

    Ms. Cone has been the administrator and owner/operator of the Brooks Clinic in Jackson and Comanche counties for the past seventeen years, in which she has provided substance abuse services to the region. Over the years, she has provided substance abuse education, counseling, and resource connections tailored to individual needs and desires.Ms.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Terri White

    TERRI L. WHITE, MSW COMMISSIONER FOR THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICESTerri White, commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), is a passionate advocate for individuals experiencing mental illness and addiction. Because of her leadership, ODMHSAS has become nationally known for its children’s behavioral health services, community-based treatment programs, technological innovations such as “telepsychiatry,” a...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Doris Fransein

    The Honorable Doris L. FranseinDistrict Judge, Tulsa County District CourtChief, Juvenile DivisionTulsa, Oklahoma Doris L. Fransein graduated from the University of Tulsa’s College of Law, and worked with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant, working in both criminal and civil divisions.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Edsel Ford, Sr.

    Edsel W. Ford Sr. graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1961.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Evelyn Seaton

    Ms. Evelyn L Seaton, LCSW, is the Clinical Social Worker Specialist in Washington, Oklahoma. She attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work, having over 20 years of diverse experiences, especially in Clinical Social Work.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ann Hardy

    Ann was well known throughout the State of Oklahoma for her pioneering work in child abuse treatment and prevention. Colleagues described her as “literally a voice in the wilderness” when she first began offering counseling and other services to at risk families and victims of child abuse back in the early 1970’s. Few professionals during that period could boast of the low recidivism rate after treatment that Ann achieved.Ann had been out of school for 22 years when she decided...  Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Audry Haldaman Stewart

    Audry Stewart worked 43 years in social work prior to her retirement in August of 2015, and has since returned to her hometown in Woodward, Oklahoma where she continues to volunteer in the helping profession. Mrs. Stewart is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare/Psychology (1971) from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (1980) from the University of Oklahoma.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: David Boren

    DAVID L. BORENThirteenth PresidentThe University of OklahomaDavid L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as Governor and U.S.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Wilma Mankiller

    Wilma Mankiller was the first woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. She works to improve the lives of Native Americans by helping them receive better education and health care, and urges them to preserve and take pride in their traditions.Wilma Mankiller was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, on November 18, 1945. Her father was Charley Mankiller, a full-blood Cherokee, and her mother was Clara Irene Mankiller, who was of Dutch-Irish ancestry.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mike McCurtain

    Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Social Work Degree in 1965, Mr. McCurtain’s first employment was with Eastfield Children’s Center in Campbell, California, providing treatment services to children and their families. He later became Director of the Day Treatment Program.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Lloyd Rader

    Lloyd Rader Sr. was born August 30, 1906, and died December 6, 1986. History will be the best judge of the life and time of Lloyd Rader, Oklahoma's retired Director of Human Services and one of Oklahoma's foremost authorities in that field.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Linda Ketcher

    Dr. Linda Kaye Ketcher was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, raised in rural Adair County, and is the daughter of the late Reverend Key and Anna Ketcher. Cherokee was the predominant language spoken in her home, churches, and community.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Katherine Hudson

    Katherine Kaufman Hudson is recognized as a Friend of the School of Social Work Professional. Ms. Hudson’s professional career was closely intertwined with the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jim Burke

    Dr. Jim Burke has dedicated himself, over a lifetime, to a career in social work, which has resulted in exemplary contributions to the social work profession and to the practice arena of social work. Jim has been an active and committed social work professional for forty-five years.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Hayden Donahue

    Hayden H. Donahue (BSS 1939, Pre-Medicine and Engineering and M.D. 1941, Kansas University) is recognized for his lifetime support of Oklahoma social work practice.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Virginia Olds

    Virginia Olds, a 1962 graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work, has the distinction of being the first social work student to have a field placement in Tulsa. She was assigned to Family and Children’s Services.After graduation, she began her social work career as a caseworker with Deaconess Hospital. In 1963, she accepted a position at the OU Health Science Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine and Public Health.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Tarah Warren

    Tarah Warren is the Executive Director and Founder of Tenaciously Teal (T. Teal), an Oklahoma-based non-profit focused on the support of cancer fighters and their families. Tarah received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Southern Nazarene University (2006) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma (2014).   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Suzy Ewing

    Suzy Ewing has worked in the Social Services field for 43 years, serving in the role of Therapist, EAP Provider, Crisis Responder, Supervisor, Clinical Director, and Administrator. Suzy has specialized training and experience in addictions, trauma, grief, child development, and family therapy. She has provided services in a variety of venues: residential, inpatient, outpatient, and home based and school based programs.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Robert Lee

    Robert Lee, LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received a Master's Degree in Social Work in 1977. Robert learned the values and ethics of social work from professors Olds, Pierce, Norlin, Chess, Richek, Ho, Bender, Lindeman, and Kirkland. After graduation, Robert took these skills to the ODH Child Guidance Center/Family Planning services in Lawton where he served as social worker, and then to Youth and Family Services in Canadian County where he served as social worke...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mike Brose

    Michael W. Brose, MSW, serves as Chief Empowerment Officer of the statewide advocacy agency Mental Health Association Oklahoma (the Association). Under his leadership, the Association has grown from five employees in 1993 to approximately 170 full and part-time staff members in the Tulsa area and in Central Oklahoma.As a proud partner agency of both the Tulsa Area United Way and the United Way of Central Oklahoma, Mike has worked to ensure the Association has a reputation for bringing community ...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Mary Kevin McNamara

    Mary Kevin McNamara, LCSW, graduated from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 1997 with a Masters in Social Work. At that time she was a school-based social worker at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School employed by Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa. During this time, she was an instrumental partner with the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Pediatrics in Tulsa where she was responsible for establishing the first school-based pediatric clinic in Tulsa.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jeremy Nikel

    nikelJeremy Nikel is a native of Oklahoma and a two-time graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned a Naval Officer in 1993. Jeremy subsequently served as a Naval Aviator, deploying twice and serving as the NATO Helicopter Element Coordinator during the Kosovo War.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Grace Browning

    Grace A. Browning was an early graduate of the School of Social Service (BA, 1925). Following graduation from the University of Oklahoma, she joined the United Providence Association of Oklahoma City.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Don Anderson

    Don Anderson is honored to be included as one of the 100 for the 100th anniversary celebration of theZarrow School of Social Work. During a social work career of over 40 years, he has seen the impact of the School of Social Work and its graduates in the lives of Oklahomans. He found that social workers are able to have a positive impact upon the lives of individuals, as well as influence public policy.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Diane Freeman

    Diane was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Moore Oklahoma. She has a have a degree as a Licensed Computer Technician. Diane has worked for the University of Oklahoma for over 31 years.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Christine Marsh

    Christine Marsh is the Senior Director of the Child Abuse and Trauma Services at Family & Children’s Services (F&CS). Marsh has been the director since 1990 when the program was the Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program before expanding to serve all types of child abuse and trauma experiences.Marsh is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work where she graduated in 1997. She has 2...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Catherine Claybrook

    Catherine Claybrook is the Clinical Supervisor in the Women in Recovery program at Family & Children’s Services, (F&CS) a behavioral health care provider in the Tulsa Metro area. She has worked at F&CS since 2006 holding numerous positions within the agency including Therapist, Intern Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, and Program Director. Ms.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Bernard Albaugh

    Bernard Albaugh started his career in 1964 as an Oklahoma Child Welfare case worker, eventually becoming a Child Welfare Supervisor. Bernard received his University of Oklahoma MSW degree in 1968, and then became a Field Representative, and then an Assistant Director.In 1970, Bernard held a new position as a child therapist in a BIA Indian Boarding School, and then was a child therapist in Indian Health Services from 1971‑1991. During that time, Bernard carried out eight research/demonstration p...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Angela Bauer

    Angela Bauer is the Senior Program Director of Mental Health Clinical Services at Family & Children’s Services (F&CS), a community mental health center in Oklahoma. Bauer has been at F&CS for the past 8 years. She leads several programs with over 40 staff members, a combined budget of just under $4 million, and serves over 5,000 consumers a year.Bauer, a licensed clinical social worker, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa (1993) and a Mast...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Stanley Clifton

    Stanley Clifton was appointed Professor of Social Work and Director of the School in 1953 and served until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Clifton was instrumental in securing the then new home of the School, Rhyne Hall (1005 Jenkins), in 1965.   Read More...

  • Honoring 100 for the 100th: Robert Culp

    Robert Culp, D.Ed., was the Director of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work from 1969 through 1973. He receive the D.Ed. From the University of Michigan.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Richard Chuculate

    Mr. Chuculate was born April 16, 1913 in Sallisaw. He attended Horn School, Dwight Mission, and the Roe Institute in Wichita, Kansas.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Nadine Roach

    Nadine Roach was born in Lima, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma City’s Douglass High School in 1941. Her higher education degrees were a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1947, and an MSW degree from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work in 1968.Prior to joining the OU faculty, Ms.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Martha Holmes

    Martha Kendall Holmes received an MSW from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work in 1976. Ms. Holmes’ life work was in perinatal social work.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Lennie Marie Tolliver

    Professor Lennie-Marie Tolliver received her M. A. degree in social work from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Karen Gaddis

    Karen Gaddis is the Director of Violence Prevention Services at the Chickasaw Nation. She has been employed with the tribe for 12 years and oversees program services relating to domestic and sexual violence. Under her leadership, the Chickasaw Nation program has been recognized as a leader in the Native American community in regards to awareness, prevention and direct services for Native families experiencing domestic and sexual violence.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: John Eckenberger

    John Edward Eckenberger II was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and proudly held Oklahoma License number 128. He received a Bachelor’s degree with a double major of Speech and Social Studies from Southwestern Oklahoma State College in Weatherford in 1964, and went to work in Tulsa County DHS as a caseworker. He qualified for a scholarship program through DHS, relocated to Oklahoma County, and received his MSW from The University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work in 1970.John serv...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: JJ Rhyne

    In September 1927, Professor J. J. Rhyne was added to the staff of the Department of Sociology with teaching responsibilities in the School of Social Service.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: James (Jim) Marks

    James (Jim) Marks is currently employed as Executive Director of the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers. Since his hire in January 2011, Marks has worked to increase safeguards for the welfare of the public of the State of Oklahoma by establishing, promoting, and enforcing high standards of practice for licensed social workers. He has been instrumental in strengthening the Oklahoma Social Work Practice Act by working diligently with the legislature toward multiple statutory and rule...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Eloise Reynolds

    Eloise was an anchor within the school for 24 years from 1963 to 1987. Not only did she serve as the secretary for the school, she also attended classes in journalism. She enjoyed her work at the school, especially working with the students.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Charlotte Kendrick

    Charlotte Kendrick is a Program Administrator for Child Welfare Services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). She began her social worker career with Child Welfare Services at DHS in 2000, and then temporarily worked as a medical social worker wherein she became manager of Social Services at the University of Oklahoma’s Medical Center. She returned to DHS in January of 2013.Ms.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Frank Pierce

    Dr. Francis Pierce, DSW, was the Director of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work from 1971-1979. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and obtained his Doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1966.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Gwen Allen

    Ms. Gwen Allen holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology (’79), Bachelor Degree in Social Work (’79), Master Degree in Social Work (’81), and Master Degree in Public Health with an area of concentration in Health Administration (’89). All of her degrees were earned at the University of Oklahoma, and she holds dual LCSW and LSW-Administration licenses.She began her social work career on the Geriatric Unit at Griffin Memorial Hospital.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Patricia Albaugh

    Patricia Albaugh, Professor Emeritus at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, was the first social worker to teach on campus. Beginning in 1977, her coursework included social work, sociology, and anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences. Additionally, she was the practicum coordinator for social work, gerontology, chemical dependency, and criminal justice.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sharon Neuwald

    Sharon Neuwald, DrPH, MMHS and BSW has worked extensively in health and human services. She is currently a consultant working in the area of early childhood development, community development, human services, and health. Sharon has worked in several capacities at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as Chief of Staff, Legislative Liaison, and program and reimbursement designer in the agency’s Medicaid Division.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Shawn Partridge

    Shawn Partridge is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and serves as Director of the Nation’s Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP). The FVPP is an advocacy program providing a variety of supportive services to Native and non-Native victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, and other violent crimes. Under Ms.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sue Lunsford

    Sue Lunsford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1961) and a Master of Social Work Degree (1963) from the University of Oklahoma. When Sue attended OU, the School of Social Work was located in the basement of Gittinger Hall. Dr.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Susie Vaughn Settles

    When notified of her selection into the group of honorees, Susie Vaughan Settles responded, “Oh, my! I wasn’t expecting this, but I am proud to be included in the group! You know when you throw your life into the roller coaster of experiences you will have as a social worker, you never expect this kind of recognition for anything you have done.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Ina Javellas

    Born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Ms. Ina Javellas was raised in the finest traditions of progressive thought and action, preparing her well for the subsequent choice of a profession that demands much of its practitioners emotionally, intellectually, and ethically. On January 26, 2013, Ms.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Jerome Dowd

     Professor Jerome Dowd founded the School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. Professor Dowd, a sociologist by training, was a true Renaissance man, and had his hand in the formation of many schools at OU in its early days, including the College of Business Administration; the departments of Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology; and the Schools of Journalism and Social Work. This from a person who did not graduate from college in typical fashion, but obtained a Master of Arts by...  Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Man Keung Ho

    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.   Read More...

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    Honoring 100 for the 100th: Vilona Cutler

    Vilona Phillippi Cutler was born in 1890 on a family farm near Harper, Kansas. Knowing about farmer crop problems, she studied bacteriology and chemistry at Kansas State Agricultural College. It was through her YWCA college student membership that she learned about and became a YWCA volunteer to support First World War soldiers and their families.   Read More...