Academic Excellence Award

Durham Tech faculty and staff select one Academic Excellence Award winner each academic year during the spring semester.

Academic Excellence Award nominees must be actively pursuing an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or diploma program. Nominees also must have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0, have completed credits greater than or equal to 30, and be enrolled in the spring semester. A committee of three individuals reviews all applications and recommends a final nominee to Durham Tech President Bill Ingram for selection.

headshot of max2020 Academic Excellence Award Winner: Max Carpenter

Maxfield “Max” Carpenter has been named the recipient of the Durham Tech 2020 Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding academic achievements at the community college level.

One student from each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges is awarded the honor. Max is earning his Associate in Information Technology and Clouds Systems Administration. His ultimate career goal is to oversee an I.T. department for a medium to large size company in the Triangle. 

“My time at Durham Tech has been one of the most impactful learning experiences of my life. I cannot wait to see what the future holds and will never forget how Durham Tech made it possible.”


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