Ronald C. Bounous died June 25, 2015. He taught at the School of Social Work for over 20 years, helping establish the doctoral program. He maintained a psychotherapy practice, making the teaching of his students as rich and real as he could make it.
Louis Edward DeMoll, Jr. died August 29, 2015. He was a beloved professor at the School of Social Work , from where he retired in 1987, concurrent with the establishment of the Louis DeMoll Scholarship. Louis was named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers for planning and directing the development of community mental health services throughout Texas.
Pamela Lawrence, MSSW ’00, BSW ’96, died September 10, 2015. She was a consultant implementing medical software in healthcare facilities across the country. She utilized her social work skills both professionally and in her everyday life. Pam was passionate about the missions of OutYouth, the UT School of Social Work, and Austin Pets Alive. She consistently gave her time and money generously to these causes.
Toni Johnson, PhD ’05, MSSW ’90, died January 7, 2016. She was an associate professor at the University of Kansas, specializing in children’s mental health. She was deeply committed to social justice and helped form the National Leadership Conference on African American Mental Health.
David Randall Dunkin, MSSW ’13, passed away unexpectedly as this home in Giddings, TX, December 29, 2015. He served as a substance abuse counselor at Bluebonnet Trails and was a longtime volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.