Hall of Fame
2018 Hall of Fame Awards
Outstanding Service to Veterans and their Families -Edwina Luker (accepted by her daughter Teresa Sterling)
Rural Social Worker - Raquel Razien
Social Work Educator -Dr. Kylene Rehder
Professional Development Leader for the State of OK - Rita Hart
Social Welfare Leader - Dolores Subia Bigfoot
Not pictured: Lifetime Achievement Award – Jim Rosenthal, Social Work Practice Professional - Pam Stark
Professional Development Leader: State
The professional social worker has made significant contributions to specific programs, agencies or field of practice in the State of Oklahoma. The award recognizes leadership at the state level in the development of services or programs. Characteristics of practice include program innovation, advocacy, public education and community or state level inter-organizational work.
Professional Development- National
The professional social worker has made significant contributions to specific programs, agencies or field of practice at the national level. This award recognizes national leadership in the development of programs or services. Characteristics of practice include program innovation, advocacy, public education, and national or international-level efforts or leadership.
|Harroll "Hop" Backus||2014-2015|
|Lennie Marie Tolliver||1998-1999|
Social Work Practice Professional
The professional social worker has demonstrated distinguished achievement in social work practice. He or she represents the highest level of ethical and effective practice. The recipient is recognized as a revered model for the profession and epitomizes the values of professionalism. Characteristics of practice include the demonstration of leadership qualities, risk-taking, mentoring, teaching, and advocating.
|Amy Schrimsher ||2015-2016|
*Social Work Professional
Rural Social Worker
This award recognizes a social work professional utilizing a generalist practice model in a rural area of Oklahoma. This professional social worker is identified by the community as a resource in more than one area of expertise.
Outstanding Service to Veterans and Their Families
Lifetime Achievement Award
Social Welfare Leader
The awardee is a friend of the School who may or may not be a social worker or alumnus but is recognized for his or her contribution to the development of practice standards, enlisting public support for improved social services and practices, and proactively responding to the needs of people. The recipient is recognized for his or her personal and professional integrity in helping people. Characteristics of the recipient's work include responding to social concerns or threats, empowering vulnerable groups, and concern for social justice.
|Jean Ann VanKrevelen||2005-2006|
The awardee is a friend of the School who may or may not be a social worker or alumnus but is recognized for his or her contributions to the well-being of people at the state or national level. The recipient has demonstrated concern and commitment to improving the lives of citizens through state or national policy formulation, public education, advocacy, and brave and courageous positions. He or she exhibits ethical behavior as a political leader.
|Judy Eason McIntyre||2012-2013|
Social Work Educator
The social work educator's career reflects leadership, the vision of the profession, commitment to students and to the profession, and service to the profession and to the educational enterprise. The award recognizes the purpose of professional education to lead and guide the profession. Characteristics of awardees include linkages with practice; contributing to the body of knowledge of the profession; creating awareness and understanding of emerging issues that confront practice and the profession; advocating for social work educations, or performing national responsibilities.
2017 Hall of Fame 100th Anniversary Awards
Advancing Social Work in the State of Oklahoma and Beyond
In celebration of our centennial anniversary, the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work recognized three people who exemplify social work in Oklahoma and beyond. In 2017, these awards took the place of the school’s annual Hall of Fame Awards. The centennial anniversary award nominations sought exemplary social workers who fulfill the spirit, intentions, and innovation of social work in the state of Oklahoma. These social workers reflect what the school is about, and capture its purpose & mission over the past century.