Campus briefs

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

Durham Tech receives $5,000 grant from Bank of America
The $5,000 that Durham Technical Community College received from the Bank of America will go toward co-operative and internship positions in career and technical programs at the college.
“Internships typically take place earlier in the education process, allowing our students to experience a variety of trades,” said Charlene West, Durham Tech’s associate dean and department head for Business, Education and Information Technologies. “Co-op placements usually occur near the end of a student’s educational program, allowing them to add skills in accounting, automotive, business administration, electrical engineering, machining, or paralegal work to their job applications.”

More local students graduate, make spring dean’s lists

  • Madeline Grace Smith-Gibbs of Chapel Hill graduated from Haverford College outside Philadelphia, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science. As a student, Smith-Gibbs was awarded a place in The Indonesia Research Program, which involved two weeks of cultural and language immersion in Yogyakarta, Java, followed by four weeks in Denpasar, Bali, learning about social justice issues. She is a high school graduate of The Carolina Friends School in Durham. 
  • Northeastern University in Boston recognized five local students who made the spring semester dean’s list:

    -- Terra Shepherd of Chapel Hill, majoring in electrical engineering

    -- Donal McVeigh of Chapel Hill, majoring in international business

    -- Liberty Britz of Chapel Hill, with an undeclared major

    -- Jennifer Kronmiller of Chapel Hill, majoring in American sign language/human services

    -- Keary McClernan of Durham, majoring in business administration

  • Asia Williams graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. She is a 2009 Hillside High School graduate and N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year. Williams led the Wake Forest Demon Deacons women’s basketball team this season with 145 assists for an average of 4.7 assists per game and was fourth on the team in scoring 10.4 points per game.

Scholarship recipients receive thousands of dollars for upcoming school year
Conner Bolen of Durham, a graduate of Riverside High School who plans to attend N.C. State University, and SaiQuan Clark of Hillsborough, a graduate of Orange High School who also plans to attend N.C. State, are recent Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship winners for the upcoming academic year.
Students were chosen through a competitive process that included interviews by a county committee and final selection by a committee of faculty and staff from eligible universities, which are N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro. More than 200 students applied for Brooks scholarships this year, according to the Aubrey Lee Brooks Foundation.
The scholarships will provide $11,700 to each student and may be renewed for three additional academic years. The program was started by Aubrey Lee Brooks, a Person County native and Greensboro attorney.

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