DCCC Receives ‘Shining Star Award’

Oct 18, 2012 – Davidson County Community College was recently honored with the Shining Star Award during a special presentation at the combined North Carolina Association for Developmental Education (NCADE) and North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Conference in Raleigh.

The Shining Star Award, given by the NCADE’s Cultural Diversity Committee, acknowledges and recognizes an individual, an institution or an agency that has demonstrated a commitment to celebrating diversity.

“I nominated the college last year, using evidence from our workshops in the School of Foundational Studies and Academic Support on hip-hop and intergenerational issues, as well as events from our international education program and student life offices,” explains Dawn Tafari, instructor of Pre-Curriculum English at DCCC. Tafari accepted the award in Raleigh earlier this month along with Jeannine Woody, vice president of Academic Programs and Services, and Jocelyn Hirai, instructor of Pre-Curriculum English. “I am truly humbled to be a faculty member at Davidson County Community College.”

“This award reflects the value we place on diversity and the rich experiences our students receive here at DCCC,” says Terri Smith, executive director of Marketing and Communications. “Not only do we celebrate our own diversity, but we find that our international education program serves as an important teaching tool. It provides our students with understanding and respect for others through cross-cultural learning opportunities.”

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.