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School of Social Work
California Social Work Hall of Distinction
 USC Campus Helen E. Northen Featured Profile:
Helen E. Northen (1912-2006)

Born in Butte, Montana, Helen Northen's active membership in Camp Fire Girls while in high school inspired her lifetime interest in working with groups. She received her B.A. in psychology at the University of Washington in 1939, her MSW in 1944 at t...
"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.