Monthly Archives: February 2015

February Employment Anniversaries

Please congratulate our colleagues on their anniversary of employment this month and the years they have worked at Durham Tech:

30 – Robbi Badgett, 20 – Penny Gluck, 19 – Candice Capers, 18 – Claudia Joyner, 12 – Don Wheeler; 11 – Dick McKown; 8 – Quincy Wright; 7 – O’Dell Hill; 6 – Michael Haubert, Robert Pennington, Jamaal Walker, Okoye Gordon; 4 – Lisa Inman; 2 – Earl Stenlund, Sharron Crisp; 1 – Bill Gluck.

Happy Birthday! to those born in February:

Barbara Hughes, John Cain, Isaac Thomas, Lori Lewis, Christine Kelly-Kleese, Heidi White, Dan Specter, Jamia McIver-Eshiet, Ernest Jannetta, Timiya McCormick, Jacequeline Mitchell, Shana Curl, Stephanie Whetstone, Robbi Muckenfuss, Larry Haynes, Doug Aitkin, Dick McKown, Connie Gomez-Joines, Bill Stuart, Joseph Solomon, Barry Dark, Janice Murphy.

Honors Students Invited to Present at UNC-G Symposium

Tracy Mancini, Dean of Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer, proudly reports that five of Durham Tech’s Fall 2015 Honors Program students have been selected to present their papers at the UNC-Greensboro Honors Symposium on February 27. Congratulations to the following students:

Andrew J. McCrae – The Impact of the Discovery and Research of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Lois Triplett – How Are Hegemonic Masculinities Recreated within “Geek Culture”
Megan Valente – Modern Slavery: Part of our Nation, Part of our World
Randi Thompson – Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly: Friendship despite Adversity
Vi Chuong – The Silent Epidemic: Female Sexual Dysfunction

Dean Mancini praises the work of Marina DelVecchio, ASUT English instructor, under the direction of Shannon Hahn, ASUT Spanish instructor, for their great work in moving the Honors program forward.

Nine Faculty Members Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award

It is with great pleasure that the 2015 Excellence in Teaching committee announces the nominees for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching (EIT) award:

• Susan Cheng, Assistant Dean,Allied Health
Program Director & Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Health Technologies

• Dr. James DePalma, Instructor, History
Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer

• Phillip Gowins, Coordinator AHSD/ College Transitions
Instructor, Mathematics AHS/GED
Student Engagement & Transitions

• Shannon Hahn, Chair, Foreign Languages
Instructor, Spanish
Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer

• John (Lance) Lee, Instructor Spanish
Coordinator, Faculty Development
Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer

• Carol Marcus, Clinical Coordinator & Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Health Technologies

• Dr. Jason Moldoff, Instructor, Communications
Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer

• Jairo McMican, Academic Advisor
Instructor, College Success
Admissions & Enrollment Services

• Bryan Rufener, Instructor, College Success
Student Engagement & Transitions

The nominees have been notified of their nominations and each nominee has been invited to submit a portfolio in April for consideration for the award. Please join the EIT committee in recognizing these nominees for their excellence.

Lyndsay Al-Shibli, Kerry Cantwell, and Peter Wooldridge are members of this year’s EIT committee.