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Dr. John B. Turner in Memoriam

Read the Obituary John B. Turner’s NASW Social Work Pioneer® Profile International Council on Social Welfare Tribute to John B. Turner NASW Tribute from Dr. James Kelly and Dr. Elizabeth J. Clark John B. Turner, Ph.D., whose career in social work spanned more than 40 years and whose efforts and leadership helped earn national recognition for the School of Social ... 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

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 »

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 »

Esther Glasser

NASW Pioneer Esther Glasser died Saturday, February 2, 2008 in Arlington, VA Click here for her NASW Pioneer Biography Click here for her husband Mel Glasser’s NASW Pioneer Biography GLASSER Esther K. Glasser (Age 91) On Saturday, February 2, 2008, Esther K. Glasser, of Arlington, VA. Mother of Stephen A. (Lynn) Glasser, Amy H. (Lawrence) Corey and Robin (Frank) Hudson. ... Read More »

Joan K. Parry in Memoriam

NASW Past Board Member Joan K. Parry died January 9, 2008 in La Jolla, CA Read 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 of lung ... Read More »