Nov. 6, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 4

current issue
archive / search

    Obituary: Dorothy M. Gazaway, SSA

    Dorothy M. Gazaway, Associate Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Service Administration, died Oct. 14. She was 83.

    Gazaway was the first African-American awarded the Good Government Award as Chicago's outstanding public servant. She received the award from the Junior Association of Commerce and Industry in 1957 for her 20 years in service with the children's division of the Chicago Department of Welfare. She had worked as a caseworker, supervisor and director of the children's division since 1938. Later, she served as associate director of the Cook County Department of Public Aid and served on the boards of child welfare committees, including the Negro Adoption Committee.

    In 1958, she received her A.M. from the University and joined the Chicago faculty as a field instructor in SSA. At the time of her retirement in 1980, she was Associate Dean of Students in SSA.

    Gazaway is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Hilda Gazaway; and a grandson and his wife, S. Wesley and Tisha Gazaway.