DCCC Awarded $150,000 from Golden Leaf Foundation

Golden Leaf Foundation Check

Sept. 26, 2013 – Davidson County Community College was presented on Wednesday with $150,000 from the Golden Leaf Foundation during a Davie Chamber Open House event on the Davie Campus.

Golden Leaf Foundation President Dan Gerlach presented the check to Dr. Mary Rittling, DCCC president, at a ceremony held during the event. The funds, which total $825,000, are part of a consortium grant with Forsyth Tech, Guilford Tech, and Randolph and Rockingham community colleges. DCCC used its portion of the funds to purchase two portable computer-numeric control machines, a 5-axis vertical milling machine and a lathe. The machines are housed in DCCC’s new Mobile Manufacturing Lab.

Teresa Kines, dean of the Davie Campus, says the check presentation and open house, which included tours, served as an opportunity to recruit students for the manufacturing and welding programs. It also was a great way to create community awareness of programs available on campus, including the manufacturing lab and the partnership with the Golden Leaf Foundation.

“Our mobile lab and the machines purchased with the Golden Leaf funds enable us to have the same capabilities at the Davie Campus that we have in our machining lab on the Davidson Campus,” says Kines. “This also provides us the capability of onsite customized training for industry careers. We are grateful to the Golden Leaf Foundation for giving us the capability to grow our programs.”

*Editor’s Note: Pictured are DCCC faculty and staff accepting the Golden Leaf Foundation check. DCCC received $150,000 of the funds; Forsyth Tech, Guilford Tech, and Randolph and Rockingham community colleges also received funds as part of the $825,000 award. From left to right are Carlton Simmons, DCCC faculty; Jill Roberts, DCCC faculty; Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden Leaf Foundation; Dr. Mary E. Rittling, DCCC president; Mike Davis, DCCC faculty; Donovan McBride, DCCC faculty; and Ryan Moore, DCCC faculty. 

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 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. 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.