Gamma Beta Phi awarded most community service hours

(l to r) Dr. Bill Ingram, Don Sommerfeldt, Kim Green, Chris McDuff, Emilia Arrington, Kim Boyce

For the second time in three years, Gamma Beta Phi Honorary Society has been awarded Most Community Service Hours by a large organization at Durham Tech. Gamma Beta Phi is an honorary student organization that focuses on educational and community service. The objective of the Society is to recognize and encourage excellence in education, to promote the development of leadership ability and character in its members, and to foster, disseminate, and improve education through service projects.

This past year, the club was involved with the following community projects:

  • Durham Rescue Mission Clothes Drive
  • Book Harvest of Durham
  • Durham Tech Food Pantry
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Town of Carrboro Parks & Recs
  • Riverside Soccer Tournament
  • Community Service at Iglesia Hispana
  • Women’s Health Awareness Day
  • Parkwood Community Garden
  • Meals On Wheels
  • NC Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Walk to End Lupus Now
  • NCCU International Night
  • Note in the Pocket
  • Heritage Community Event
  • Rock-and-Roll Marathon
  • Ruritan Club
  • Pie Day Pi K Race

Kim Green, a member of Gamma Beta Phi, received the award for most service hours by an individual and honored by the Durham Tech Student Government and Durham Tech Center for College and Community Service.

“I am very proud chapter president and even more honored to count this person as a close friend and confidant,” said Chris McDuff, President of Gamma Beta Phi at Durham Tech. “I appreciate all of Kim’s hard work, dedication, compassion, and commitment to community and service. I want to thank all members who contributed to helping our club achieve this honor of most service hours. I truly could not be more humbled by your commitment to service and community.”

“Our members do amazing things,” said Don Sommerfeldt, “They are students. Many work full or part time, take care of families, and yet still find time to do community service work. They want to help others for the greater cause. I tip my hat to these wonderful students. They do great things.”