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Stay informed about what's new with your Durham Tech Alumni Association. Read the Alumni Cabinet meeting notes (pdf) or just the bulleted highlights.

Use the Durham Tech events calendar and news articles to stay up-to-date and involved at Durham Tech.


April 8, 2013

Alumnus is promoted

Laura J. Clayton, has been promoted to captain in the Durham Police Department. Clayton, who joined the Police Department in 1991, will be commander of the Professional Standards Division. She has served as an officer in the Patrol Bureau, Crime Area Target Team (CATT) and the Domestic Violence Unit. She worked in the Special Operations Division as a corporal and has been a sergeant in Uniform Patrol and the District 5 Property and Violent Crimes Unit. She most recently served as a lieutenant in the Professional Standards Division. She has received an associate of applied science degree in criminal justice technology from Durham Technical Community College, a bachelor of science in management from the University of Phoenix and an associate of arts degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. She has attended the city of Durham Management Academy and the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University. Read the full article in The Herald-Sun.

July 16 , 2011

History Rocks!

The Museum of Durham History announces a benefit concert, History Rocks!, featuring an untamed mix of popular area musicians. Phil Cook & His Feat (of folk band Megafaun fame) carry the authentic folk music torch. Shipwrecker joins in with its deranged nautical country music. Three Days in Vegas, an alternative ambient indie pop quartet will be on tap as well as metal/punk band Lurch.

This fundraising event is organized by Durham Technical Community College faculty and student volunteers in support of the Museum initiative. Tickets to History Rocks! are $8, cash only, at the door to benefit the Museum. All ages welcome.

May 18, 2011

T Clayton provides the Alumni Association welcome at the 2011 Commencement Exercises.

T Clayton

April 26, 2011

There are 356 members of the DTAA as of April 26.

March 4-5, 2011

The college and the Durham Technical Community College Alumni Association will host sessions to collect photographs, documents, memorabilia, and “Five Minute Memories” from former students, faculty and staff, and the general public in the White Building on the Main Campus. Items will be scanned, photographed, and recorded to be included in the Durham Technical Community College Archives. All original items will be returned to the donors during the History Collection Sessions. Some of the scans, photographs, or videos collected may be included in various pieces, print and video, to be produced for the college’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Friday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 5, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., former students, college supporters, and other members of the general public are invited to bring in their photographs, documents, or items to be scanned or photographed and to sit down and be recorded as they share their “Five Minute Memories.”

For more information, call Wanda Maggart at 919-536-7200, ext. 6005 .

October 18 , 2010pdf icon

  • There are 283 members of the DTAA as of October 18.
  • The DTAA is participating in Fall Fest on the Main Campus of Durham Tech Community College. The event is November 10, 2010, from 12 – 3 p.m.
  • The DTAA Transfer Program Task Force is currently engaged with Durham Tech alumni enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • The DTAA is currently looking to partner in community service opportunities.
  • DTAA is collaborating with Career Services to create an alumni networking database.

September 20, 2010pdf icon

  • There are 68 members of the Durham Tech Alumni Association (DTAA) as of September 20.
  • The DTAA now has a Facebook page.
  • The creation of a database and networking system for Durham Tech alumni and students is being discussed.
  • The DTAA will pursue community service/engagement opportunities for Alumni Association members in partnership with the Durham Tech Student Senate.
  • The DTAA membership card has been approved, and cards will be mailed out to members during the next few weeks.

August 9, 2010pdf icon

  • There are 242 members of the DTAA as of 8/9/2010.
  • The College will soon begin efforts to hire the next Foundation Executive Director.  The College expects the position to be filled by the beginning of 2011.
  • The Alumni Cabinet has approved the creation of a Facebook page to better engage alumni.
  • The Alumni Cabinet has created a program to help alumni from the Durham Tech University Transfer program succeed at four-year institutions.  T Clayton and Rob Russell of the DTAA Transfer Program Task Force will pilot a program at UNC-Chapel Hill this fall.  The program will use mentors, tours, online materials, and events to address the social, academic, and logistical issues associated with the transfer process.  The program will be expanded in the coming years to include all common transfer destinations of Durham Tech Alumni.
  • The DTAA now has an official motto: Promoting Unity and Service for Success

July 12, 2010 pdf icon

  • Robert Turner, Executive Director of the Durham Tech Foundation, announced his resignation effective August 21, 2010.  He will be taking a position at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, NC.  Robert Turner is uniformly supported by the DTAA in his exciting new opportunity.
  • The DTAA Bylaws are in the process of being finalized and approved as the governing document of the Durham Tech Alumni Association.
  • Honorary Membership in the DTAA was awarded to Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr.; Dr. Bill Ingram; Wanda Maggart; and Dr. Maria Fraser-Molina.

*All meetings are 6 – 8 p.m. in the Phail Wynn Jr., Student Services Center, Multi-Purpose Room.

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