Message from Student Leadership


Welcome to the social work student community in Oklahoma!

Social work students all across our state are working towards their degree, including us. We would like to introduce ourselves as the BSW and MSW Student Representatives for the National Association of Social Workers Oklahoma Chapter. Our role as student representatives is to represent you and your voice at NASW-Oklahoma, and to best serve you to succeed in your respective program.

We strive to collaboratively convey your concerns, questions, and praises to pursue creating a better association and are most effective in these efforts when we have strong student support! If you want to make a difference on campus through NASW-OK and represent your fellow students, please consider reaching out and following NASW-Oklahoma (NASW-OK) on social media. If you have the app, so does NASW-OK! Look us up.

Make plans now to attend the annual NASW-Oklahoma Legislative, Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) on April 6, 2020 at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Social work students from all the programs will be able to attend a variety of break-out groups, listen to presenters that are leaders in social justice, and build networking relationships with fellow future colleagues and peers. While we are on the subject of LEAD, how about doing a presentation? Be sure to follow NASW-OK on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook so you'll know when the call for presenters is made.

NASW-Oklahoma State Conference is the largest social work event in Oklahoma. Each year, social workers from all across Oklahoma convene for a two day event. Social Work Students are essential to its huge success and many opportunities are available year round. You can volunteer during the conference (big discount), be on a committee to plan the event, or be a presenter. Student Poster Presentations are an easy way to begin, but you can always submit a proposal on an essay or project you've completed.

NASW-Oklahoma has put together a key resources list for social work students. For example, check out the YouTube Channel for NASW-Oklahoma. For students, it could be the first stop when working on a big assignment, or to simply learn more about a social work topic. We hope that this information will aid you during your studies and as you transition into the professional world.

As we move forward in the semester, remain diligent in working from our professional values and principles, but also remember to support one another in this journey of growth. Please reach out to either of us through our emails listed below should you need anything. Again, a warm welcome to you all, and best wishes for a great year!



Dustin Huckabe
BSW Student Representative
University of Oklahoma-Norman


Mercedes “Sadie” Simpson
MSW Student Representative
University of Oklahoma-Norman