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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • October 2nd 2017
    • Chairs Meeting
  • October 9th 2017
    • Native American Day (Offices closed, No classes)
  • October 13th 2017
    • All Staff Meeting
  • October 20th 2017
    • Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
  • November 3rd 2017
    • All Staff Meeeting
  • November 6th 2017
    • Chairs Meeting
  • November 10th 2017
    • Veteran's Day Holiday (Office closed, classes meet)
  • November 13th 2017
    • Registration Begins for Spring semester
  • November 17th 2017
    • Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
  • November 23rd 2017
    • Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Social Work Department

News & Events

OLC Social Work Alumni Spotlight

Lacey Thompson is a tribal citizen of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. She graduated with her BSW from Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota in 2015 as Student of the Year. Lacey is a second-year Advanced Standing MSW student and a Kathryn M. Buder Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Her concentration is Mental Health specializing in Policy. She is passionate about empowering the Native Nation through education and plans to work with Native American Youth and Adolescents upon graduation.

“I am so thankful to have received my BSW from OLC’s Social Work program. With being accepted into the Brown School came a high level of pressure to uphold a certain standard of academic success as a Buder Scholar. Fortunately, I soon discovered that my academic and Social Work competencies were above average. I proudly credit OLC and their Social Work program for providing me with such an amazing educational foundation. My initial understanding of the terminology as well as academics here at Brown, were more than that of fellow advanced standing students who also have their BSW. Homework assignments were also very similar to what I had experienced at OLC, this would also prove to be of great value. Having faith in my BSW educational foundation provided me with a tremendous amount of confidence during my time here at Brown. I was once told that OLC taught their BSW at a master’s level, I never understood what that meant until now, and for that I am forever grateful. Throughout my experience here at Brown I always mention the support OLC curricula and faculty gave me, but the best part is, post-graduation, that support and resource has continued. To OLC students, especially BSW students/graduates who are thinking about pursuing their MSW, I believe you have had the best foundation possible to do so, and to any BSW thinking about attending the Brown School, I have faith you will excel profoundly here.”

“Wopila, to OLC and the BSW program”

2016-2017 Social Work Graduates are:

Alex Fire Thunder-Loeb BSW
Alice Jack BSW
Angela Martinez BSW
Delores Martinez BSW
Marcey Edwards BSW
Marilee Hultgren BSW
Mercy Washington BSW
Michelle Obineche BSW
Savannah Backward BSW
Sunni Toczek BSW
Wendy Janis BSW

The following students have been accepted into graduate school to pursue their Master's of Social Work Degrees::

Lacey Thompson 2015 OLC BSW
Jeremy Vu 2015 OLC BSW
Dawn Arkinson 2016 OLC BSW

 

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