Durham Tech students and faculty attend statewide IT conference, scholarships awarded

(Left to Right): Harry Bulbrook, Scott Neal, Michele Parrish, Kim Green (scholarship student), Danjie Song (scholarship student), Don Sommerfeldt, Tom Murphy

Six Durham Tech Information Technology (IT) faculty participated in the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association (NCCIA) annual conference in Asheville, NC, at Asheville-Buncombe Technical (A-B Tech) Community College, March 21-23. The event was attended by 262 IT instructors, guests, and volunteers from 49 of the 58 NC Community Colleges and other academic institutions. The conference provides professional development, certification testing, student and faculty scholarships, and opportunities for instructors to share their perspectives and experiences with one another.

Durham Tech IT students Kim Green, Christopher Kenestrick, and Danjie Song received three of ten student scholarships awarded at the conference. Nominating instructors, Michele Parrish and Don Sommerfeldt, joined the students on stage at the scholarship program and spoke to their accolades.

Tom Murphy and Harry Bulbrook were instrumental in the planning and coordination of the conference, serving on the NCCIA Leadership Team as President and Immediate Past President. Michele Parrish and Scott Neal achieved Palo Alto Cyber Security Essentials Certification (PCEC) during the conference.

Participating faculty included Harry Bulbrook, Margie Dietz, Tom Murphy, Scott Neal, Michele Parrish, and Don Sommerfeldt.