Monthly Archives: October 2014

November birthdays

Andrew W. Kleitsch, Marcia Daniell, Jason Moldoff, Audrey Muhammad, Suchitra Dutta, Ja’net Spruill, Greg Bellamy, Erin Riney, Jesse Greenhill, Kevin Hinton, Cara Potter, Johnnie Bratton, Angela Breault, Lois Ballen, Tiffany Collins, Julie Hoover, Anthony Tolin, Liz Filipowski, Bijoy Patnaik, Tiffani Polk, Lynn Unsworth, Sarah Minnis, Marie Fogarty, Bill Gluck, Okoye Gordon

Durham Pride

Ashe Harris (left), Student Senate rep for Spectrum, and Michelle Gladman (right), sociology instructor, staff the Durham Tech Spectrum table at the annual Pride Parade and Festival held Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Duke East Campus/Broad Street/Ninth Street area.

Each fall, visitors from far and wide gather in Durham for the state’s official Pride Parade and Festival, which brings the community together for a weekend of celebration with events, conferences and parties in addition to the state’s official Pride parade.

Now in its 28th year, NC Pride is a community wide event with participation and support from many of Durham’s businesses and organizations.


Welcome, Ukranians

On October 28, Dr. Bill Ingram and Dr. Constanza Gomez-Joines hosted a delegation from Ukraine. The visitors traveled to the United States as part of a program — Accreditation as an Instrument for Quality Assurance in Education — offered by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. Ingram gave an overview of the community college system and discussed accreditation standards, federal/state requirements, and other related matters.

Well done!


Christine Gunnigle (left) and Carol Marcus (right), both members of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program faculty, received awards at the NC Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference held October 18-19 in Winston-Salem. Gunnigle received the Nova Award for outstanding achievement in the first five years of practice in OT, and Marcus received the Janice O’Conner Alvarez Clinical Fieldwork Education Award, given to an outstanding clinical or academic fieldwork educator. Congratulations to you both!

Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony


Congratulations to the 48 newest members of Phi Theta Kappa, who were inducted at a ceremony on September 29:
Rabia Abbasi, John Ager, Abdiel Avila, Loida Avila, Tirsa Avilia, Mohammad Badsha, Susannah Bell, Louisa Boswell, Matthew Brown, Latimah Bustillo, Gabriel Casalett, Kayla Clark, Daniel Dod, Mark Eyster, Jonathan Farber, Leslie Gillispie, Oscar Henriquez, Alain Ishimwe, Kristina James, Ahmed Kafi, Patricia Karrigan, Candace Lackey, Blake Lewis, Nathan Maltba, Winniehope Mamboleo, Megan Mayers, Tiffany McKnight, Nicole Nealon, Callistus Ndemo, Nathan Penny, Junaid Qureshi, Dorothy Ramsey, Ann Roy, Steven Rutkowski, Anwar Seid, Tierney Shipley, Babiker Suliman, Nicole Tatum, Abigail Tepper, Charles Tisdial, Renee Trogdon, Shayna Tulanian, Donna Vinzant, Casey Van Alstyne, Khin Wai, Gabrielle Whitten, Catherine Wiley, and Robert Young

Since 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges has recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society of two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located worldwide. Durham Tech’s chapter was chartered in 2011 and is one of 84 chapters in the two-state Carolinas region.

Chalk art at Fall Fest

Beautiful fall weather got the creative juices flowing at Fall Fest. Armed with chalk supplied by the Vive/Viva the Arts Committee, college departments and student organizations brought their messages to life (if only temporarily). Don’t delay seeing the creations for yourself along the sidewalk leading up to the Collins/White connector before rain and foot traffic erase all the hard work.


Michelle Jordan and Jacequeline Mitchell hard at work on Continuing Education’s chalk art display. The finished masterpiece:ConEd chalk

October birthdays

Micara Lewis, Earl Stenlund, Jerry Oxendine, Robert Pennington, Annette Phillips, Oliver Just, Jamaal Walker, Marguerita Best, Irene Laube, Kerry Cantwell, Rebecca McClain, Vincent Penn, Mark Anderson, Anne Harris, Greg Mimmack, Edwin Smith, Jesse Urban, Lettie Goode, Santosh Shonek, Janette Montalvo, Steve Leadon, Norb Golebiewski, Andrea Parrish, Lisa Inman, Willie Johnson, Joseph Fleming, Eric Kilpatrick, Danny Francis, Andrew Teears, Julie Humphrey, Chris Mansfield, Amy Madison, Jennifer Meade, Claudia Joyner, Erica Taylor, Jennifer Bennett

October anniversaries

25 – Charlene West; 14 – Karin Abell; 13 – Becky Roehrs; 11 – Darlene Covington-Brown; 10 – Sandra Grady; 9 – Dwight Williams; 8 – Jesse Greenhill; 7 – Annette Phillips; 5 – Teri Kaasa; 4 – Patricia Gould, Barbara Hughes; 3 – Doug Aitkin, Carver Weaver; 2 – Stésha Little, Janette Montalvo; 1 – Candace Rashada, Stephanie Wiggins