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Community Engagement     

Serving our community is important to Durham Tech. In fact, our mission and strategic initiatives clearly commit us to engaging with our communities in ways that not only help those we serve, but also allow us as a college to learn. Service, in other words, allows us to extend the walls of our classrooms and the boundaries of our campuses, providing students, faculty, and staff with hands-on, real-world experiences while helping others.

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Fall Semester 2014

There are a lot of volunteer events this fall! Please view the list of volunteer opportunities and sign up!

Durham Tech "D" created out of packaged foodsSixth Annual Creative Food Drive

Durham Tech participated in the Creative Food Drive held October 18 at the Durham Farmer’s Market. Twenty-two teams competed in a contest to create sculptures out of non-perishable food items. Our team of students – Alden Dyer,  Brittani Thornton, Shane Tucker, and Rita Arcaya – used more than 450 food items to create Durham Tech’s new logo .

The food was returned to our food pantry, where many of the items will be used to make up Thanksgiving boxes for those in need. Many, many thanks to our students, Sally Parlier and Erin Riney, for your hard work and support. This was a really fun event – food trucks, bands, kid’s zone – and we hope when next October rolls around you’ll be interested in joining us!


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 “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Excerpted from “The Drum Major Instinct,” 1968.


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