Durham College launches 50th anniversary survey and website

Durham College (DC) has launched an official 50th anniversary website, kicking off the countdown to the college’s milestone birthday in 2017. With news, updates and event information, the website is a hub for DC’s anniversary celebrations, offering an opportunity for community members to stay informed, entertained and engaged over the coming year.

“The theme of the 50th anniversary celebrations for both Durham College and Colleges Ontario is The Start of Something Amazing and that’s exactly what this website embodies,” said Don Lovisa, president, DC. “Designed to evolve as the year unfolds, the site will provide an opportunity for us to invite everyone — students, alumni, employees, retirees and members of the community — to share their memories of where we’ve been and their vision for where we’re going. In particular, it will provide the opportunity to hear how DC has positively influenced some of our most successful alumni via video footage from our President’s Panel.” 

The site features photo and video galleries, anniversary special event listings, as well as DC and Colleges Ontario facts. It also highlights the variety of ways visitors can stay connected, such as subscribing to anniversary-related email updates, sharing DC stories via social media using #DC50, and submitting favourite memories and video footage to the website.

“One way members of our local community, in addition to our employees, students, alumni and more, can participate in our celebrations is by taking a few minutes to complete our 50th anniversary survey,” said Scott Blakey, chief administrative officer and co-chair, 50th Anniversary Committee, DC. “Their input and contributions, from favourite DC anecdotes to photos to artifacts, will help shape our celebrations in the year ahead.”

Visitors are invited to stop by the website frequently to stay up-to-date on the latest 50th anniversary news and events and help celebrate with their extended DC family.