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Ruth Knee

Remembering Ruth Irelan Knee, – Friday, November 14, 2008, Washington, DC NASW Social Work Pioneer® Ruth Knee passed away on October 8, 2008. Ruth Irelan Knee, 88, a retired social worker with the U.S. Public Health Service and a prominent figure in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), died Oct. 8 of lung cancer at her home in Fairfax ... Read More »

Frances Lomas Feldman in Memoriam

NASW Social Work Pioneer® Frances Lomas Feldman, a USC professor and social work pioneer who conducted a groundbreaking study in the 1970s that showed cancer patients faced discrimination in the workplace, has died. She was 95. Feldman died at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on Tuesday, a week after having a stroke, USC announced. In 1976, she began a multiyear study ... Read More »

Diana Ming Chan: Her National Legacy

by Bob Arnold, Director, NASW Foundation I am so very honored to be here today representing the National Office of the National Association of Social Workers and our 150,000 social worker members. My name is Bob Arnold, and I am here from Washington, DC. I would like to share a little about Diana’s impact and legacy at the national level. ... Read More »

Diana Ming Chan

Diana Ming Chan: Her National Legacy by Bob Arnold, Director, NASW Foundation Ms. Diana Ming Chan, LCSW, ACSW was a professional social worker for 54 years since receiving her Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. As with many great pioneering social workers, Ms. Chan worked tirelessly in direct services during this period starting with directing youth and ... Read More »

James Karls

(1927 – 2008) James Karls passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008. After serving in World War II, Dr. Karls began his outstanding 59 years of social work in public mental health services at the local and state level. He started the first mental health clinics in California’s Central Valley. He was the associate director and then director of the ... Read More »

David M. Austin

NASW Social Work Pioneer® David M. Austin Dies 1923-2008 Dr. David M. Austin, a pioneer in the field of social work education and a former faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin, died May 29 in Berea, Ky, following his battle with cancer. He was 84. Austin was among the first social work students supported through the GI ... Read More »

Warren Clark Lamson

August 20, 1914 -May 5, 2008 Mr. Warren Clark Lamson, 93, of Solomons Island, MD died May 5, 2008 at his residence in Solomons, MD. He was born in Neligh, Nebraska, August 20, 1914 to the late John Wesley and Laura Alice Lamson. Mr. Lamson graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1938, and from ... Read More »

Grace L. Hewell

Grace L. Hewell, 89, a retired social worker and federal education specialist, died March 7 of congestive heart failure at Providence Hospital in the District. She was a resident of the District and Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Hewell was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Spelman College in 1940. After receiving a master’s degree in social work from Atlanta University in ... Read More »

2007 Knee/Wittman Achievement Awards and NASW National Lifetime Achievement Ceremony and Reception

Approximately 80 people attended the 2007 Knee/Wittman Achievement Awards and the 2007 NASW National Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and Reception on Friday, February 1, 2008, at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The evening opened with welcoming remarks from NASW Executive Director and NASW Foundation President Elizabeth J. Clark who recognized the NASW Social Work Pioneers®, chapter executive directors, national ... Read More »