Region III News

ASSP Names 2024 Outstanding Safety Educator

Leslie Rex Stockel, a widely respected educator in the occupational safety and health field and member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for 35 years, is the Society’s 2024 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator. Stockel, Ph.D., CSP, SMS, is an associate professor of professional practice at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She also is faculty advisor for the university’s student section of ASSP’s Oklahoma City Chapter, actively recruiting students to pursue degrees in occupational safety and health.

Stockel’s teaching philosophy models a professional career environment, holding students to high standards. She uses her vast network to enhance the learning experience through guest lectures and field trips to industrial operations such as power plants, manufacturing facilities and construction sites. As a result, her students develop critical understanding and competencies that are fundamental to a successful safety and health career.

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Fall 2023 ASSP Student Membership Drive

CONGRATULATIONS to the University of Central Oklahoma ASSP Student Section, the winners of the Fall 2023 ASSP Student Membership Drive! They recruited nearly 150 students to join ASSP – amazing job!!!

UCO Student Section is part of our Region III family under the Oklahoma City Chapter. We are proud!