Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sherri Cone

Sherri Cone PhotoMs. 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. Cone is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor. She holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing (1988) and Master’s Degree in Social Work (1997) from the University of Oklahoma. She was inducted into the University Hall of Fame for Excellence in Rural Social Work. She has served on several boards, including Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Family Advocacy. She has worked in many other areas of the field, including Taliaferro Mental Health/Home-based Therapeutic programs, Department of the Air Force/Family Advocacy, Outpatient Hospitals, and Group Therapy.

She set up a Scholarship Endowment Fund for University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work students awarding $1,000 per year to an undergraduate student, and two, $1,500 per year awards for graduate students. She donated six Stucco Houses to Teen Challenge/Son Rise Ranch, a Bible-based, thirteen month, substance abuse program to use as re-entry into “Sober Living Dwellings”. Son Rise Ranch was recently given a pod at Geo Prison in Lawton to take their program on board. She is so elated that many will now experience low-cost living with support and the chance to build a solid foundation for sober-living success upon reintegration. Ms. Cone believes that many people fail when there is no bridge from prison or treatment to re-enter society.

Ms. Cone is grateful for her University of Oklahoma education at the School of Social Work and is overwhelmed to be honored on the 100 Years of School History as an integral part of the college. Social Work and helping others attain success in life is what she is most passionate about. Her focus and objective for the next five years is on REVIVAL.

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