Monthly Archives: October 2016

Let’s celebrate November anniversaries and birthdays!

November Anniversaries (Years)
Matt Williams (20); Greg Bellamy (16); Jill Roofner (11); Lois Ballen (11); Jacequeline Mitchell (9); Linda Chalmers (8); Melissa Chappell (6); Tony Shipman (5); Sandra Young (4); Vega Swepson (3); John Deal (2); Justin Gray (1); Rasha Dumarieh (1)

November Birthdays (Date)
Andy Kleitsch (1); Jason Moldoff (2); Audrey Muhammad (4); Suchitra Dutta (4); Dawn Stanley (6); Greg Bellamy (9); Erin Riney (9); Jesse W. Greenhill (9); Kevin Hinton (10); Cara Potter (14); Jessica Dormady (14); Johnnie Bratton (14); Angela Breault (15); Lois Ballen (15); Tiffany Collins (18); Julie Hoover (18); Tyesha Ellerbe (19); Susan Paris (20); Liz Filipowski (20); Keyma Clark (21); Leslie Scott (23); Lynn Unsworth (26); Kimberly Boyce (27); Ralph Thomas (29); Marie Fogarty (29); Lori Heiger (30); Bill Gluck (30)

Durham Tech employees take on new roles

Durham Tech congratulates the following employees on their new roles:
Vega Swepson, Resource Specialist/HRD Instructor (October 1)
David Long, Dean and Department Head, Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer (October 1)
Lynn Unsworth, Regional Trainer, NCWorks (October 1)
Abe Dones, Assistant Dean, Student Information and Records/Registrar (October 17)

A dose of Vitamin O

Vitamin O and Penny

Penny Gluck (pictured above), Executive Dean, welcomes everyone to stop by Orange County Campus through the end of the month to check out the Vitamin O profiles of Orange County residents.

Vitamin O is a joint venture by Alicia Stemper (pictured below with Steven Ray Miller, who helped her hang the print exhibit) and the Community Relations division of Orange County. Vitamin O Alicia Stemper and Steven Ray Miller

Alicia has been a resident of Orange County since 1983. Trained also as a social worker, she is attracted to people and their stories. She loves the challenge of combining images and words into something greater than either vehicle could carry alone.

If you or someone you know would like to be featured as a future dose of Vitamin O, please contact Alicia at or (919) 812-4934.


A walk on the wild side

School of Fish Team

Durham Tech faculty and staff members participated in the 6th bi-annual Hillsborough Handmade Parade on Saturday, October 15. This year’s theme was “Walk of the Wild Things,” and Durham Tech’s Orange County Campus team got into the spirit with their “School of Fish” designs.

School of Fish 2

This Mardi Gras-style street parade is a grassroots community event organized by the Hillsborough Arts Council (for more information, go to The “floats” are completely created by members of the community and include giant puppets, stilt-walkers, wild costumes, marching bands, and much more. The event culminates at Cameron Park with food, music, and an opportunity to take a closer look at all of the amazing handiwork.

Thanks to our colleagues for your super creative work and promoting Durham Tech among the Hillsborough community!

Phi Theta Kappa celebrates new members


The Durham Tech chapter of Phi Theta Kappa celebrated new members at their Fall 2016 induction ceremony on October 6.

Inductees and guests were warmly welcomed by Dr. Ingram and were inspired to service by Jes Dormady, Coordinator of Volunteer Services in the college’s Center for College and Community Service.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society recognizing academic achievement among two-year college students. It provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. The organization also provides access to many scholarship opportunities. To be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, students must be enrolled in a degree program and have a minimum 3.5 GPA with at least 18 hours of credits. Eligible students are emailed an invitation at the beginning of the semester.