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Golda Edinburg (1924 – 2012)

Golda Edinburg, NASW Social Work Pioneer®, passed away February 9, 2012. Former President, Department of Mental Health and Retardation Area Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Director, Social Work Department, McLean Hospital. Golda Edinburg will be missed by the entire social work community.  She will be remembered for her unwavering dedication to providing quality care and improving the quality ... Read More »

Fern L. Chamberlain

Nov 26 1911 – Mar 07 2011 Fern Chamberlain, tireless advocate for the poor, died March 7, 2011, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. Fern was born November 26, 1911, in New Rockford, North Dakota, to Merton and Mabel (Loomis) Chamberlain. Her early years were spent in various South Dakota communities where her father was a teacher and school ... Read More »

Maurice O. Hunt

Maurice O. Hunt (1912-2010) Obituary Maurice O. Hunt was involved in social activism throughout his professional social work career. He obtained his MA in 1938 from the Indiana Training School for Social Work, which became the Indiana University School of Social Work.  His involvement in the profession spans fifty years and included a stint in Greece during World War II ... Read More »

Katherine Kendall

Katherine Kendall (1910 – 2010) Click a quote below to view a video segment. “All well-educated people must have a world view.” “When you know you have really helped, it makes life nice.” “This award recognizes all the things I have loved, and that makes me very proud.” Katherine Kendall passed away December 1, 2010. Kendall was closely identified with ... 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 »

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 »

Joan K. Parry

NASW Past Board Member Joan K. Parry died January 9th, 2008 in La Jolla, CA Click here for the Obituary Dr. Joan K. Parry Dies at 79 in her La Jolla Home. Joan K. Parry, DSW, ACSW, LCSW, passed away the morning of January 9th in her own La Jolla home where she had expressly wished to die. She died ... Read More »

Betty Broadhurst

NASW Social Work Pioneer Betty Broadhurst died Monday, December 31st , 2007 in Fort Collins, Colorado Click here for the Obituary Click here for her Social Work Pioneer Biography Dr. Betty P. Broadhurst, 88, a Denver, Colorado native passed away peacefully December 31, 2007. Dr. Broadhurst practiced social work and was an educator for over 50 years. Her higher education ... Read More »