Sara Nordholm Brown

Retired Social Work Educator

Sara Brown Professional Milestones

A Timeline of Professional Milestones

1941

Dr. Brown is born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to David E. and Sara Evelyn Nordholm.

1962

Dr. Brown studies at the University of Beirut in Lebanon.

1963

Dr. Brown marries Dudley J. Brown.

1963

Dr. Brown receives a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from St. Olaf College.

1965

Dr. Brown receives a Master of Social Work from Columbia University.

1965

Dr. Brown becomes a medical social worker at St. Luke’s Hospital (now Mount Sinai St. Luke’s) in New York City, New York.

1970

Dr. Brown serves as an instructor at Mbereshi Secondary School in Zambia.

1974

Dr. Brown serves as an instructor at the University of Benghazi in Lybia.

1978

Dr. Brown becomes a teaching associate at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

1980

Dr. Brown is promoted to assistant professor at Oklahoma State University.

1981

Dr. Brown becomes a full professor at Northwestern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

1982

Dr. Brown receives a Doctor of Philosophy in family relations and child development from Oklahoma State University.

1983

Dr. Brown becomes a department chairman at Northwestern State University.

1983

Dr. Brown becomes a founding member of the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

1984

Dr. Brown is named to the Muskogee Hall of Fame in Oklahoma.

1987

Dr. Brown receives the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Oklahoma State University Women’s Council.

1989

Dr. Brown serves as a presenter and planner for the Cherokee Nation Women’s Conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

1995

Dr. Brown is named Northwestern State University Faculty of the Year for Service Contributions.

2000

Dr. Brown receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers.

2002

Dr. Brown retires from his profession and becomes Professor Emeritus at Northwestern State University.

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