Durham Tech Excellence Award Recipients

Each year Durham Tech students, faculty, and staff receive awards for outstanding performance. The following awards are presented:

Academic Excellence Award

Nominated by Durham Tech employees, students must be actively pursuing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or diploma program; must have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0; must have completed credits greater to or equal to 30; and must be enrolled in the Spring Semester. A committee of three individuals reviews all applications and recommends a final nominee to President Bill Ingram for selection.

Award recipients:

2016 2015 2014 2013


Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented to an employee who demonstrates exemplary teaching. Co-workers nominate instructors. Nominees will be invited to submit a teaching portfolio. Portfolio submissions are mandatory in order to be considered for the award.


Excellence in Support Services Award

Presented to non-faculty employees to promote excellence and innovation and to encourage employee dedication in service to Durham Tech.

An employee may be nominated by staff or faculty submitting the nomination form. An employee may not self-nominate and may not submit more than one nomination for award consideration each year.


Excellence in Community Engagement Award

Presented to an employee who demonstrates exemplary leadership and dedication in serving the community. The award may be in recognition of individual service or for the promotion of service on Durham Tech’s campus.

To be considered for the award, a candidate must complete an application. Co-workers may also nominate a fellow employee.  If you think a co-worker deserves this award, please submit the nomination form. The potential candidate will be contacted and asked to submit an application for consideration.


Excellence in Adjunct Teaching and Part-time Service Award

  • Nominated by fellow employees, this award is presented for outstanding academic teaching.
  • Award recipients