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Spring 2014 Read the February 5th article about the Food Pantry in The Durham Voice: Durham Tech food pantry feeds hundreds
Spring 2014 Community Engagement Newsletter
Many thanks to the Walmart Foundation and Store #1614 for awarding the Campus Harvest Food Pantry a grant of $250! This money will be used to help provide food for students in need.At Fall Fest our campus community collected approximately 1,012 pounds of food for the Campus Harvest Food Pantry! We appreciate so much the support of the clubs and organizations, advisors, students, faculty and staff, and community members who make it possible for us to feed our students each week.
We want to extend a special thank you to the Student Senate for once again sponsoring a competition for student clubs and organizations to see which group could gather the most food. The top collectors were Phi Beta Lamba, with 543 pounds, and the Practical Nursing Students Organization, with 215 pounds! We also want to thank and recognize Science Club, Gamers of Durham, SOTA, Final Draft, International Students Club, Spectrum, Amigos Unidos, and Early Childhood Association, as well as individual volunteers and donors, for their work in making this a success.
The Insider, December 2013
Ed Withkin’s CST 111 course participates in a Habitat for Humanity construction project.
The Insider, September 2013
SOTA participates in sleeping bag drive for people in the Triangle experiencing homelessness.
Fall 2013 Community Engagement Newsletter
The Insider, July/August 2013
Stories on the Student Senate Project Linus service, DTCC bone marrow drive
Filling a need at Durham Tech
The Herald-Sun editorial encouraging the public to support the Campus Harvest Food Pantry
Durham Tech students make blankets for young cancer patients
The Herald-Sun article on the Student Senate’s Project Linus efforts
Durham Tech food pantry helps daily visitors, prepares for fall students
The Herald-Sun article on the food pantry’s work over the summer
The Insider, June 2013
Project Safe Neighborhoods recognizes DTCC volunteers
The Insider, May 2013
Karin Abell recognized with Excellence in Community Engagement Award, RSVP salutes volunteers with annual luncheon, Practical Nursing program students highlight service to the Campus Harvest Food Pantry
The Insider, April 2013
Student Senate Spring Fling “Fill the Van” food drive for the Campus Harvest Food Pantry
The Insider, February 2013
Campus Harvest Food Pantry Update
Food pantry opens at college
ABC-11 news story on the Campus Harvest Food Pantry
Durham Tech pantry sees growing need
The Herald-Sun follow-up article on the response to the opening of the Campus Harvest Food Pantry
The Insider, November 2012
Durham Tech Supports Homeless Through Project ConnectFall 2012
Community Engagement Newsletter
The Insider, July 2012
Architectural Technology Students Design Facility for Local Non-Profit
The Insider, August/September 2012
Harvest Tuesday Pilot Introduced in July, Occupational Therapy Students Organize Playground Fundraising Event
The Insider, January 2012
DTCC Celebrates 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; fall semester service highlights
MLK Day – ‘Once a year is not enough’
After being inspired by the words of Reverand Michelle Laws, Durham Tech faculty and staff gathered to make 45 casseroles for Urban Ministries of Durham.
The Insider, December 2011
Associate Degree Nursing students aid foreign refugees.
The Insider, November 2011
Excellence in Community Engagement recognition awarded.
The Insider, October 2011
Occupational Therapy Assistant students successful in service-learning endeavors, Project Linus service project spurs campus community building.
For her birthday, a house to give away
For her 50th birthday, Dabney Grinnan asked for donations to build a house with Durham Habitat for Humanity. The Grinnan Ruff Habitat Home was dedicated on October 1, 2011. Durham Tech volunteers were present for the dedication day, helping with tasks like sanding, painting, and putting in drainage pipes.
The Daily Tar Heel also covered this special event.
Carol Marcus’ OTA 240 class took their learning outdoors to learn from hands-on experience. Instead of discussing hypothetical situations, students actually practiced the OT principles they were learning about in class while helping community organizations accomplish otherwise unattainable goals. Students volunteered at Threshold Clubhouse to build a garden for physically and mentally challenged adults.
ACA instructor Kerry Cantwell led the Durham Tech committee in organizing this event to benefit the Museum of Durham History. Ticket sales alone brought in over $1,000 for the nascent museum. Peter Wooldridge led the committee in securing donations for a raffle, which brought in an additional $220. In total, Durham Tech volunteers raised $1,366 for the Museum, which will be used as seed money to develop Museum projects, launch future marketing campaigns, and work toward securing a physical space for the museum.
The Insider, June 2011
Project DEgree students collect boxtops for R.N. Harris Elementary School.
The Insider, May 2011
Durham Tech Student Senate promotes Project Linus at state conference; Spanish Facilitator Certificate students use interpreting skills to complete service-learning projects.
Durham Tech students collect toss away items to help in R.N. Harris classrooms
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, two Durham Tech learning communities submitted a stockpile of collected items that will be converted into money to supplement R.N. Harris’s state and local funds. After learning about the recession, state budget difficulties, and the importance of education to our community’s future, Project DEgree and Gateway to College students entered into a competition to see which group could bring in the most items.
The Insider, April 2011
Community Volunteer Spotlight: Marianne Williams
'As ye sow, so shall ye reap': Briggs Community Garden opens
Briggs Avenue Community Garden, one of Durham Tech’s Year of Service Community Partners, officially opened its gates in April 2011. Durham Tech President Dr. Bill Ingram was on hand to join in the ribbon cutting ceremony. During the event, garden organizers thanked Durham Tech volunteers for their extensive work with the garden.
The Insider, March 2011
Project Linus Underway, Community Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Richard Miller; Science Club’s Nails By Males; Michele Parrish and Susan Horton donate to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
The Insider, January 2011
MLK Celebration;, Community Volunteer Spotlight: Penny GluckFall 2010
The Insider, December 2010
Orange County Campus sponsors a food and clothing erive; Practical Nursing students
volunteer at Lincoln Community Health Center; Community Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Gladman
The Insider, November 2010
Year of Service Kickoff
The Insider, October 2010
Durham Tech launches Year of Service; Clinical Trials Research Associate program participates in community health event.
The Insider, August 2010
R.N. Harris Elementary school honors Durham Tech volunteers.Community Engagement Newsletters