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Ernest Witte (1904-1986)

Ernest Witte was a true leader in social work education. A native of Nebraska, he began his social work career in the early 1930s working in public welfare programs. He received his bachelor's degree in 1925 in Nebraska and his doctorate from the Un...
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"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on..."

– Walter Lippmann

The Hall of Distinction:
The California Social Work Hall of Distinction was created to honor those involved in bringing about the betterment of society. We also want to ensure that the contributions of social work leaders, innovators and pioneers would be recognized and preserved for the future.