Distinguished Alumna 1997
"Medicine, education, research benefit from accomplishments of Cameron grads"
From the Fall 1997 Cameron Today
Zoe W. DuRant was born in 1953 in Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from Hapeville High School. She received her bachelors from North Georgia College, followed by her masters degree from Cameron in 1990. She was a recipient of a McMahon scholarship for behavioral science graduate students.
Her career in higher education began in 1983 as assistant registrar at Roosevelt University's Hawaii extension. From there she became education counselor at Pearl Harbor Submarine Base.
She joined Cameron in 1988 as director of placement and testing and became admissions director in 1990, a position she still holds.
DuRant "demonstrates unwavering devotion to her duties as director of admissions and to those organizations which are privileged to have her as a member," according to a letter of nomination for the alumni honor.
As Cameron Director of Admissions, she restructured the orientation program for incoming students and is a member of various campus committees working to enhance student success. Among those committees are academic appeals, advisement retention, entry-level assessment, Who's Who selection and Top 20 selection. She advises both the Aggie Ambassadors and sorority Sigma, Sigma, Sigma.
DuRant was Cameron's Advisor of the Year in 1991.
DuRant's professional affiliations include a term as president of the Oklahoma Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, where she also directed the planning of a state conference and workshop. She is an active member of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, National Association of Foreign Student Advisors, Oklahoma Colleges Student Personnel Association, and National Orientation Directors Association.
She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and has been an officer and state committee member. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church serving as deacon and charter member of Presbyterian Mariners.
Both her husband and son have attended Cameron.