Three Redlands Community College employees were honored by the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) for their outstanding contributions to the college. Marcia Shottenkirk was named Outstanding Faculty Member, while Debbie Newberry was recognized as Outstanding Professional Staff Member and Stephanie Fisher 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 supporting our employees as we experienced exciting growth in enrollment and programs over the past year,” said Jena Marr, 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.”
Shottenkirk, head of the Liberal Arts department and a professor of Liberal Studies, joined Redlands in 2009 as an adjunct instructor. Five years later, she became a full-time professor and was eventually named director of the Honors Program. A tenured professor, Shottenkirk launched the Service Learning Program, which led to the creation of the student food pantry. She earned an associate degree in Communications from Oklahoma City Community College, a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Newberry currently serves as Student Services Specialist and Team Lead in the Admissions and Advising office. She joined the college in 2018 as an advising specialist, and a few years later, she became an advisor for international students and career services. A graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, she majored in Management and spent 15 years working at the university.
Fisher has been a part of the college’s food service department for nearly 20 years. From supervisor of meal production to manager of food service, she has been a valuable member of the college. She currently serves as the store clerk of the Cougar Corner store and provides hot breakfasts and lunches to students, faculty and staff.