Durham Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College

Alexandra Cox

Alexandra Cox, Durham Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2014 recepient

When I transferred to Durham Tech from another university, I came with a low GPA and no plans to get involved around campus. I intended to keep my head down, do my work, and transfer to a four-year university as soon as I could.

Erin Souther

Erin Souther, Durham Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2013

Erin Marie Souther has been selected as Durham Technical Community College’s Academic Excellence Award recipient for 2013. Souther is planning to graduate in May 2013 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Laboratory Technology.

Gil Johnson

Gil Johnson, Durham Technical Community College, Excellence Award 2012

“I’m just so thankful for Durham Tech.  I got a new start.”

Shantel Richardson

Shantel Richardson, Durham Technical Community College, 2015 Academic Excellence Award Recipient

After graduating high school, I moved in with my sister in North Carolina. I began a gap year working retail and volunteering at a local nursing home. Though I was busy working, traveling and volunteering, I knew I wanted more – to continue learning.

Yiu San Tung

Durham Technical CC 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient Yiu San Tung

Durham Technical Community College has become the place that I arrive early in the morning with the prospect of having new lessons on my favorite subjects, Chemistry, English, and Psychology.

Yosimar Vargas

Who would think that a dirty-faced 8-year-old child roaming the streets selling bleach would earn the Durham Tech Academic Excellence Award!?  At age 8, I was already working in my hometown of Tulua, Colombia, while going to school in the afternoon.

Joseph Turner

Receiving the Academic Excellence Award feels a bit surreal. I cannot help but think about how the student I used to be ten years ago is the polar opposite of who I am today.