DCCC Programs Work Together to Create Trophies for the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

December 13, 2012 – Students in the Manufacturing Technologies program at Davidson County Community College were tasked with a unique project during the fall semester – they were asked to design and create trophies for the annual Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. DCCC donated the trophies to give as prizes for the winners of the tournament.

“We were given a picture with racing flags, and then were asked to design a trophy that would fit with the theme of the tournament,” explains Michael Davis, instructor in the Manufacturing Technologies program.

Students worked together to create different components of the trophy design, Davis says.

For example, the golf design came from Richard Dilldine, a student in the Industrial Drafting and Design program. Dilldine designed the plaque, the fairway, the putting green and the lettering on the trophy. The club design came from Glenn Snider, another student in the Industrial Drafting and Design program, and Susan Medlin, instructional assistant for the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies, cut and sewed racing flags that were proportional to the plaques.

Students then worked together with various departments to complete the project, such as the Computer Integrated Machining program, Welding Technology program and also the Motorcycle Mechanics program.

“After finishing the trophies, we were pretty surprised and pleased that they turned out so well given the timing and number of people involved in the project,” Davis says.

“Anytime we get into projects like this, we really don’t know what process is going to be the most efficient until we get to the end,” says Randy Ledford, dean of the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies. “This is such a good experience for the students as they try different things … The overall project was a great way to bring programs together to collaborate and learn from each other, which is how the education and manufacturing processes work.”

Davis says the Chamber of Commerce was pleased with the outcome. “We are always looking for opportunities for the community college and our students,” Davis says. “Projects like this serve as a great opportunity to learn.”

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.