Center for the Global Learner

three international club studentsThe Center for the Global Learner was created in the fall of 2009, to support Durham Tech’s vision of fostering intercultural understanding and the development of engaged global citizens.

The Center for the Global Learner leads and facilitates global engagement and intercultural understanding.

Strategic Goals:
  • Develop an understanding of global issues among our students and encourage students to experience cultures other than their own.
  • Support the development of a local workforce ready to compete in a multinational environment.
  • Provide opportunities for international students to enroll in and complete programs.

IME-Becas Scholarship Recipients

scholarship recipients

On April 26, 2016, the IME-Becas Scholarship Program of the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh presented a check for $12,000 to the Durham Tech Foundation. The funds will be used for scholarships awarded to Mexican students or students of Mexican descent attending Durham Tech. The funds will be available for three semesters, with the first disbursement in Summer 2016. The Durham Tech Foundation matched the grant with an additional $12,000.

“We are thankful for this opportunity to help low-income Mexican students who require financial support to start, continue, or complete their education,” said General Consul Javier Diaz de Leon, pictured here at far left. “Durham Tech is the first community college in the Carolinas to receive funds for this reason.”

Dr. Bill Ingram, president of Durham Tech, was gracious in accepting the funds, saying “These are hard-working young people who deserve to make a positive contribution to the community and to North Carolina, in part by being given the opportunity to continue their education.” Dr. Ingram is pictured at far right.

Also pictured are the first cohort of students who will benefit from the scholarship funds. Each name if followed by their program of study at Durham Tech, anticipated graduation date, and their plans for continuing their education upon graduation. Left to right:

Jorge Rivera Lopez (Associate in Science Spring 2018, Computer Sciences)
Ingrid Stephanie Zavala Reynoso (Associate in Arts Summer 2016, International Business)
Luis Enrique Angel Aguilar (Associate in Engineering 2018, Civil Engineering)
Stefanya Alessandra Hernandez Rodriguez (Associate in Arts Summer 2016, Medical School)
Belkys Munoz Hernandez (Paralegal Technology Spring 2017, Law School).
Not pictured: Andres Alcocer (Associate in Science Spring 2017, Engineering)