60 for 60: A final word of thanks from Marketing & Communications Director Nathan Hardin

To our Durham Tech community:

Thank you for joining us in celebrating our 60 for 60 campaign as we looked back on six decades of impact.

This last year had it all – President J.B. Buxton’s honorary first pitch at Durham Bulls stadium and later our Commencement at the ballpark, the opening and dedication of the William G. Ingram Center for Learning and Applied Technologies, Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Main Campus, the launch of RTP Bio and the 911 Academy, and our new Affordable Housing Initiative – just to name a few.

For 60 years, Durham Tech has made education accessible to all. We haven't focused primarily on identifying talent like many universities – instead, we specialize in developing it. We build and grow our residents and community from where they are to where they want to be.

People and their stories are at the heart of the 60 for 60 campaign. First-generation college students who wanted to change their lives and the lives of their children, donors and leaders who wanted a better community and equitable success, and college employees who tirelessly served students because they deserved it.

I want to give a special thanks to Communications and Public Relations Coordinator Desiree Patrick, who spent countless hours researching the history of our great institution and the behind-the-scenes stories from our pivotal moments, Content and Social Media Coordinator Marcy Gardner for her support in writing and editing, the Durham Tech Library staff who support the research, and to our retirees who helped us pinpoint the people, places, and events that shaped the College.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning and exploring Durham Tech’s past and better understanding the shoulders that we now stand upon in the important work we continue at Durham Tech.

To read the full list of 60 for 60 stories, visit https://www.durhamtech.edu/60-for-60-news.


Nathan Hardin
Director Marketing and Communications