Congratulations to our excellence award winners for the 2018-19 academic year!
Excellence in Teaching Award Deidre Yancey, Chair and Instructor of First-Year Experience
Excellence in Support Services Award Liz Filipowski, Web Designer/Developer in Marketing and Communications
Excellence in Community Engagement Award Mary Moore, Education Navigator in Orange County
Excellence in Adjunct Teaching and Part-Time Service Awards Sarah Donovan, English for Academic Purpose Van Miles, Business Administration Martha Alonzo-Johnsen, Biology Benjamin Dunnington, Chemistry Autmnn Myers, Practical Nursing Richard Tillies, Computer Programming Dillon Wilson, Center for Academic Excellence
The Durham Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) attended the NC PBL State Leadership Conference April 4-6 in Charlotte where they participated in workshops and networked with other members and professionals.
Congratulations to the following students that won awards during the awards ceremony:
1st Place Cyber Security: Kim Green Network Design: Kim Green Networking Concepts: Joseph Blanchet
2nd Place Network Design: Joseph Blanchet, Chuck Lucas Computer Concepts: Christopher McDuff
5th Place Computer Concepts: Chuck Lucas
Who’s Who in NCPBL Kim Green and Chuck Lucas
Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP) Director: Joseph Blanchet Director, Executive and President levels: Chuck Lucas Executive and President levels: Kim Green * Only 3 NCPBL members obtained President level *
Leadership Development Award (for attendance at 4 workshops) Joseph Blanchet and Kim Green
Chapter Awards and Recognition * 2019 Gold Seal Chapter (1 of 5 in the state) * 2018-19 NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation (PF-F) Chapter of the Year * The Legacy Leadership Award for being an outstanding chapter (1 of 10 in state) * Recognition for being a Gold Star Chapter * Recognition for contributions to the NC PBL Professional Division-Foundation General Fund (in honor of Charlene West) and the Scholarship Fund (in honor of Ms. Jean Buckley on her retirement as FBLA-PBL, INC, President and CEO). * Recognition for Membership Achievement for the NCPBL PD-F Chapter Affiliation * Recognition for Membership Achievement (increased membership)
1st Place Largest Percentage Increase in Membership for Central Region
2nd Place Local Chapter Annual Business Report Largest Increase in Membership for Central Region Largest PD-F Membership Chapter Affiliation for Central Region
3rd Place Largest Chapter Affiliation NC PBL Professional Division-Foundation
5th Place Largest Increase in Chapter Membership Largest Percentage Increase in Chapter Membership
Other Recognition * Michele Parrish was recognized for 15 years of service as an advisor. * Michele Parrish and Dr. LaTonya Steele served on the State Awards Program committee. * As part of receiving the Who’s Who award, Kim Green and Chuck Lucas spoke about the person who they admired the most at the Friday night session. * Gilbert Umberger was nominated by Durham Tech PBL and received the 2019 PD-F Distinguished Service Award. * Mr. David Bishop was the recipient of the NCPBL Business Person of the Year Award. He is the owner of Stitch Doctor Embroidery in Durham, NC and was nominated by Durham Tech PBL for the support he has provided.
All four students will be representing Durham Tech PBL and NC PBL at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) in San Antonio in June. Members will be fundraising for the trip. NLC. Upcoming fundraisers include Durham Bulls ticket vouchers, City BBQ and California Pizza Kitchen. Additionally, students will be participating in the Triangle March of Dimes walk in late April.
Sgt. Jamaal Walker, shift supervisor of Durham Tech Police and Public Safety, was awarded the Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Department of Justice last month.
The Law Enforcement Officers’ Professional Certificate Program was established in order to recognize the level of competence of law enforcement officers serving governmental agencies within the State, to foster interest in college education and professional law enforcement training programs, and to attract highly qualified people into a law enforcement career.
Irina Conc, a current student at Durham Tech, was honored as a 2019 Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Pathways Scholar at the American Association of Community College’s Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 15. She is pictured with Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Seven Durham Tech Information Technology (IT) faculty and staff participated in the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association (NCCIA) annual conference in Greenville, NC, at East Carolina University (ECU), March 6-8. The event was attended by 183 IT instructors,guests, and volunteers from 37 of the 58 NC Community Colleges. The conference provides professional development, certification testing, student and faculty scholarships, and networking opportunities for IT instructors to share their perspectives and experiences with one another.
Durham Tech IT students, Charles “Chuck” Lucas and Maxfield Carpenter, were selected as recipients of $500 scholarships by the NCCIA and are listed in the conference scholarship program. Lucas and Carpenter were nominated by Michele Parrish, who spoke to their accolades at the scholarship presentation.
Participating faculty included Harry Bulbrook, Leon Holloway, Tom Murphy, Scott Neal, Michele Parrish, Don Sommerfeldt, and Charlene West. Tom Murphy and Harry Bulbrook were instrumental in the planning and coordination of the conference as members of the NCCIA Leadership Team and as past presidents of the association. Bulbrook and Parrish attended a Cisco Instructor Training Conference facilitated by Stanly Community College’s Cisco Instructor Training Center at ECU in Greenville, NC on March 5. Bulbrook achieved the Cisco CyberOps certification by completing the two corresponding Cisco exams. This certification is associated with the SEC160 course.