Monthly Archives: February 2016

International dental expert gives Durham Tech students cutting-edge training, valuable experience

The Dental Laboratory program at Durham Tech hosted Russell DeVreugd, an international consultant and lecturer in the field of Fixed Restorative Dentistry, during a two-day, hands-on workshop for students in January.

Russell DeVreugd teaches Durham Tech Dental Laboratory students during a two-day workshop in January.

Russell DeVreugd teaches Durham Tech Dental Laboratory students during a two-day workshop in January.

During the workshop, DeVreugd demonstrated his specialized design concept — the DeVreugd Occlusal Compass — which implements proper occlusal morphology for all types of restorations. Students were able to wax up a complete maxillary and mandibular crown using DeVreugd’s technique, develop additional knowledge of crown anatomy. DeVreugd’s techniques are highly regarded and sought after in laboratories and the workshop allowed Durham Tech students to gain valuable experience and bolster their resumes.

DeVreugd is the owner and founder of DeVreugd Dental Laboratory in Chapel Hill. He also has served as a consultant and lecturer for the Department of Biologic and Material Science at the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. DeVreugd is a contributing author in the textbook “Science and Practice of Occlusion” and “Quintessence of Dental Technology.”

 

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Orange County Campus quilt commemorates Underground Railroad, Black History Month

Dale Smith, a former nursing instructor at Durham Tech, donated a quilt to the college that shows detailed designs that some historians say were used during the Underground Railroad movement. Smith, who was an instructor at the college from 1997 to 2010, used Civil War era fabric to comprise the quilt. One 12-inch square of the quilt is made up of 72 individual pieces. The quilt is being displayed at the Orange County Campus in commemoration of Black History Month.

Dale Smith, a former nursing instructor at Durham Tech, donated a quilt to the college that shows detailed designs that some historians say were used during the Underground Railroad movement. Smith, who was an instructor at the college from 1997 to 2010, used Civil War era fabric to comprise the quilt. One 12-inch square of the quilt is made up of 72 individual pieces. The quilt is being displayed at the Orange County Campus in commemoration of Black History Month.

Let’s celebrate February birthdays and anniversaries!

February Anniversaries (Years)

Robbi Badgett (31); Penny Gluck (21); Claudia Joyner (19); Don Wheeler (13); Richard McKown (12); Quincy Wright (9); Karen Jackson, O’Dell Hill (8); Michael Haubert, Robert Pennington, Jamaal Walker (7); Lisa Inman (5); Earl Stenlund, Sherron McDonald (3); William Gluck (2); Catina Hill-Wafula, Courtney Gaylor, Robin Griffin (1)

 
February Birthdays (Date)

John Cain, Isaac Thomas (2); Lori Lewis (3); Christine Kelly-Kleese, Heidi White (4); Jamia McIver-Eshiet, Ernest Jannetta (5); Timiya McCormick (6); Jacequeline Mitchell (8); Shana Curl (9); Stephen Brooks (13); Patricia Pendergrass (16); Justin Bordeaux, Robbi Muckenfuss (18); Larry Haynes (20); Douglas Aitkin (22); Richard McKown (24); Constanza Gomez-Joines, Ludwig Stuart (25); Joseph Solomon (26); Janice Murphy (28)

Three Durham Tech students inducted into RTP Rotary International

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) chapter of Rotary International inducted three Durham Tech students into its membership at a luncheon ceremony held Monday, January 25. The RTP Rotary Club awarded each student a scholarship, which will fund their membership in the club for one year, a value of approximately $1,000 per student. The students were recommended by faculty members at Durham Tech. The club also is awarding scholarships to Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill students.

Terry Colon, Youth Chair, RTP Rotary Club; Laura Barcenas, Durham Tech student and new Rotary member; James Amato, President Elect Nominee, RTP Rotary Club; Reese McDonald, Durham Tech student and new Rotary member; Naiade DaCosta, Durham Tech student and new Rotary member; Matt Minor, new RTP Rotary Club inductee; Steph Byrd, Public Relations Chair/RTP Rotary Club Secretary Elect.

Terry Colon, Youth Chair, RTP Rotary Club; Laura Barcenas, Durham Tech student and new Rotary member; James Amato, President Elect Nominee, RTP Rotary Club; Reese McDonald, Durham Tech student and new Rotary member; Naiade DaCosta, Durham Tech student and new Rotary member; Matt Minor, new RTP Rotary Club inductee; Steph Byrd, Public Relations Chair/RTP Rotary Club Secretary Elect.

The RTP Chapter is one of four Rotary clubs in Durham County. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who promote humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.