2015 Commencement Information

12 May

Need last minute info on The Big Day?

Durham Tech’s Commencement page is right here.

Step One: Purchase your graduation outfit. Extended to Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 – 4:45 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Wednesdays); Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on May 14. You still have time to purchase your outfit! Pay the $24 fee at the Cashier’s Window, White Building, lobby area. Then bring your receipt to pick up your graduation outfit in the Dean’s office, Wynn Center, room 1309. Call 919-536-7207 x1418 if you need to make special arrangements.

Step Two: Attend the required rehearsal. Commencement Rehearsal, Monday, May 18, 10:30 a.m., Durham Performing Arts Center. Clear your calendar of all other obligations so that you’ll be able to attend rehearsal and feel prepared for the commencement ceremony. The rehearsal will only last one hour and 15 minutes. All students who wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony must be present at the graduation rehearsal. The rehearsal is the only opportunity that students have to learn about the protocol for the evening commencement. Graduation rehearsal will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Information concerning directions and parking for the day will be available online at http://www.dpacnc.com. Plan to arrive a few minutes early since parking is not immediately next to the Arts Center.

Step Three: Line up by 4 p.m. to participate. Monday, May 18, 4 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center. By 4 p.m., you must be in the line up for the commencement ceremony according to programs and degrees.  If you are not in line at this time, you may not be able to walk across the stage to receive your degree, diploma or certificate. The Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony generally lasts 90 minutes.

Change the Date!

23 Apr

The NCPA Meet & Mingle has been moved from May 13 to May 14.

NCPA – District II – Meet-n-Mingle May 14

Save the Date! NCPA Meet & Mingle – May 13

22 Apr

NCPA logoThe North Carolina Paralegal Association is hosting a “Meet and Mingle” on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Midtown Grille in North Hills (4421-115 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh).

They will be accepting donations for Military Missions in Action. You can check out the list of needed items at http://www.militarymissionsinaction.org.

Please RSVP to srstricklandnccp@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015.

This is an outstanding opportunity to network! And remember, NCPA student membership is free. Applications can be found here.

See you there!


17 Apr

high fiveThe semester is winding down quickly! Remember to take a deep breath and look at how much you’ve accomplished this semester!

As Michael Jordan said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

And with another semester drawing to a close, you’ve made it happen! You are one step closer to your goals.

And after that celebration–get back to the books!

Special Counsel Releases “The Guide to U.S. Legal Sector Hubs”

16 Apr

Special Counsel, a staffing firm specializing in attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff, has released an infographic showing where the growth opportunities are in the United States. They attribute their findings to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and their own internal hiring data. Of particular interest is the potential for paralegals entering the E-discovery field.

Spring Fling Food Drive Starts Tomorrow!

14 Apr

Tomorrow is our 3rd Annual Spring Fling Food Drive! Sponsored by the Durham Tech Student Senate, it encourages clubs to participate in a friendly competition to see which group can collect the most food for our on-campus food pantry.
When you go home tonight, take a look through your cabinets to see if you have something to share, or pick up something on the way home from work. Right now the pantry is especially low on soups, canned meats, pasta, breakfast, and snack items, but any non-perishable foods are welcome. UPDATE: Due to a 50% chance of rain and scattered showers in the forecast, the Senate has decided to move all Spring Fling activities inside to the Wynn Center. Spring Fling begins at noon and ends at 4 p.m. on April 15th.

National High School Mock Trial Championship – Volunteers Needed

2 Apr

From the NCBA Paralegal Division:

Do you want a chance to encourage motivated young people to achieve more than they dreamed possible? Would you like to invest in the future leaders of our nation? Well, you can — and you’ll have a chance to network and have lots of fun in the process!

On May 15 – 16, more than 400 students from 40+ states, several US territories, and even South Korea will gather in downtown Raleigh to compete for the National High School Mock Trial Championship. These students — state and national champions — have been working for months to prepare, and we need your help to make it happen!

Beginning Wednesday, May 13, we need 200+ site volunteers to ensure the competition runs smoothly. Volunteers will staff information desks, serve as liaisons during competition rounds, monitor attendance at evening events, assist with set-up and clean-up, and welcome student competitors, parents, and judges. Intrigued? Visit https://ncmocktrial.org/nationals2015 to learn more!

Opportunities are available for a few hours or the entire day, and everyone is welcome—no previous experience with mock trial is necessary. We’ll also give you a cool t-shirt!

To register, go to http://www.mocktrialvolunteer.com and sign up as a site volunteer (choose “Other Volunteer Sign Up Form” to register). Feel free to email me with any questions — and thanks in advance for your support!

Susan H. Johnson, MPH
Program Coordinator

Carolina Center for Civic Education

T: 919-360-0848 | F: 919-967-4953
P.O. Box 9626
Chapel Hill, NC 27515



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