DCCC to Host Presentation on the ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic

April 2, 2013 – Davidson County Community College will explore the past in a riveting lecture about the famous “unsinkable” ship, the Titanic, which sank more than 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Two presentations will be held on April 15; the first from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus, and the second from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 110 of the Administrative Conference Building on the Davie Campus. The events are free and open to the public.

M. Lamar Jones, program director and clinical instructor in the Histotechnology Program at DCCC, will present details on the world’s most famous shipwreck. Jones, who has been a Titanic collector for nearly 40 years, will share not only artifacts but also first-person accounts from survivors, his experiences aboard an expedition exploring the wreck and images of the famous ship.

“I was on the 1998 Titanic expedition that raised a piece of the actual hull. It is now traveling around the country in exhibits,” Jones says. “I have also been doing research on the ‘rusticles’ – and the rust-eating bacteria eating away the hull itself.”

Jones will also share accounts from several survivors he met.

“The survivors have since passed away, but their story about the Titanic, its grandeur and ultimately, its tragedy, still lives on,” Jones says. “I think there is a great deal to be learned about the Titanic.”

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.