Durham Tech instructors are on the front lines, teaching and encouraging students in the classroom. Support Services staff perform duties that are not in the limelight, but just as crucial. These employees help students enroll, guide them through the financial aid process, explain advising, keep track of their records, and much more. They make the campus run.

Julie Humphrey, Reference Librarian at Durham Tech's Main Campus, is this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Support Services Award. Julie takes extra time to work with students, helping each students find materials that fit their needs and abilities. When a concern was raised about helping students with lower reading abilities find boo

Julie has taught ACA 122 College Transfer Success for the last six semesters.She also took the lead in producing, editing, and updating the library’s publication How to Cite Sources in both MLA and APA styles for most of the annual revisions since it was created in 1999. The booklet is used by countless Durham Tech students and instructors every semester.

Julie is the only member of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee who has served since its inception in 2005. She compiled and updated the list of library books and audiovisual materials for the QEP web site to support faculty efforts to enhance students’ written and oral communication skills.

Julie's patience and dedication makes her one of Durham Tech’s outstanding staff members.