Three Redlands Community College employees were honored by the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) for their outstanding contributions to the college. Scotti Charmasson was named Outstanding Faculty Member, while Eli Zucksworth was recognized as Outstanding Professional Staff Member and Justin DuPris was Outstanding Support Staff Member.
“We have an excellent team of faculty and staff at Redlands, and all three of these honorees have played a pivotal role in helping our students and employees navigate the challenges of the past year,” said Jack Bryant, president of Redlands Community College. “It’s an honor to recognize individuals each year who have exhibited such dedication to the students and the college, and we appreciate their commitment to making a positive impact on our students’ college experience.”
Charmasson, a professor of Agriculture and Science, joined Redlands in 2008 as the animal reproduction laboratory coordinator for the Center of Excellence. For several years, she served as coordinator of the Animal Production Laboratory, helping grow the college’s artificial insemination program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University with a major in Animal Science with an option in Business and a minor in Agricultural Economics. She earned a Master of Natural and Applied Science from Missouri State University.
Zucksworth currently serves as Director of Athletics/Institutional and Student Compliance. He joined the college in 2007 as the coordinator of fitness training as well as head athletic trainer. In 2016, he was named accreditation liaison officer and promoted to athletic director. During the college’s accreditation review, Zucksworth was an instrumental member of the team that prepared for the visit that led to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reaffirmed Redlands Community College’s accreditation until 2030-2031. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he majored in athletic training with a concentration in clinical and minor in Spanish, and he received a master’s in Secondary Education Health and Physical Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2011.
DuPris has been a part of the college’s maintenance team for more than eight years. The original campus was built in 1971, and several buildings were added over the years. DuPris is a valuable member of the department charged with ensuring the buildings are well maintained. During the initial days of the pandemic, DuPris worked diligently to install or update equipment that provided a more secure, healthy environment for students and employees. Prior to joining the college, he earned his HVAC/R technician certificate from Canadian Valley Technology Center in 2010.