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Tag Archives: NASW Pioneers

Carla Beth Howery

Carla Beth Howery – On March 31, 2009 at her Takoma Park, MD home with her family around her. Loving mother of Andrew Victor Fremming and Kevin Carl Fremming. Preceded in death by her sister, Marcia Howery; and her father, Victor I. Howery. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Garnett H. and Edwin Graf; and a host ... Read More »

Louise Frey

NASW Social Work Pioneer® Louise Frey dies at 84 Louise Frey, a professor emerita at BU’s School of Social Work, died in California on February 13 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 84. Born on April 5, 1924, Frey earned a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and a master’s from Columbia University. She joined ... Read More »

Dr. John B. Turner

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 Work at ... Read More »

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

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 »

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 »