Photography by John Michael Simpson
Durham Technical Community College kicked off its 60th anniversary celebrations with the dedication of the new William G. Ingram Center for Applied Learning and Technology on Sept. 9. More than 100 community members attended an outdoor ceremony to commemorate the center – the first new academic building on Main Campus in 15 years – that houses the architectural, biomedical equipment, electronics engineering, electrical systems and information technology programs. It honors Bill Ingram, the college’s fourth president who served in many leadership roles at Durham Tech over four decades, including 12 years as its president. The event featured a “ribbon”-cutting of network cables that symbolized the building’s technical studies followed by a tour. The 40,000-square-foot building includes 11 labs, five classrooms, study rooms, storage rooms and a multipurpose room.