Kylene Whiteman named social work student of the year

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Kylene Whiteman named social work student of the year

April 10, 2012

 Kylene Whiteman
Woodward senior Kylene Whiteman from Northwestern Oklahoma State University recently was named as the 2012 National Association of Social Workers-Oklahoma (NASW-OK) Undergraduate Student of the Year. (From left) Rae Wilson, director of social work field education; Mary Jo Kinzie, NASW-OK executive director; Whiteman and Kylene Rehder were present when Whiteman received this award.

The Department of Social Work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is honored to announce that Kylene Whiteman, Woodward senior, was named as the 2012 National Association of Social Workers-Oklahoma (NASW-OK) Undergraduate Student of the Year at the recent NASW-OK Annual State Conference.

“We are thrilled her accomplishments as a social work student have been recognized in such a prestigious way," said Kylene Rehder, social work department chair.

Whiteman was presented the award on March 25 at the NASW-OK Annual State Conference Awards Reception held at the University of Oklahoma Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award,” Whiteman said. “Receiving this award truly is a huge milestone in my life. I hope this is one of many stepping stones along my journey of becoming a productive member of the social work profession.”

Whiteman will be graduating in May and has been admitted into the University of Oklahoma Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work to obtain her Masters of Social Work degree. She plans to become a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a director of a social services agency in the future.

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