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ACC Welding Professor Tim Strouse receives Teaching Excellence Awards

Welding Technology Professor Tim Strouse has been awarded ACC’s Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of his promoting special learning opportunities, student interaction, depth/breadth of knowledge in a subject area, and innovation.  Professor Strouse was also selected to receive a national-level award, the Roueche Excellence Award.   You can read more about the Roueche Excellence Award here:  https://www.league.org/excellence .   The Welding Department is immensely proud and grateful for Professor Strouse’s years of dedication to his students and to the college.


ACC Welding Students Earn Double Accolades at 41st Annual Student Art Exhibit

ACC Welding Technology Blacksmithing student Jason Crosier won First Place in Sculpture with his piece “The Grackle”.  He also received the President’s Award, and an image of his work will be featured on birthday cards that the President sends to all faculty and staff throughout the year.

ACC Welding Technology Metal Sculpture student Nick Hair received double honors at the college’s 41st Annual Art Exhibit reception on April 4, 2017.  He was awarded the prize of Honorable Mention in Sculpture for his piece “Modified Standards” as well as a Purchase Award.  This means that the college will purchase and cherish his piece as part of the permanent collection for years to come.

Read more on the ACC News Room page.


Fairway 5K 2017 Trophies

Unique Trophies Awarded at Fairway 5K 2017

The Welding Technology and Jewelry Departments collaborated to produce the trophies for this year’s Fairway 5K.

Construction of the trophies was a collaborative effort between ACC’s Jewelry and Welding Technology Departments.

Master Jeweler and Adjunct Professor, Philippe Dewailly, hand engraved the text for the trophies onto 308 stainless steel, which was cut and polished by Welding Technologies, Frank Barak, and Marjie LaRowe, respectively.

The main bodies of the trophies were created from one inch thick mild steel which was forged using a 165 pound, self contained power hammer, by Haley Woodward and Troy DeFrates. Texture was then added using an oxy acetylene cutting torch.  The forged parts were welded together using the GMAW process and then brushed to clean the surface and add highlights.  The engraved plates were attached using bronze rivets.  Finally, the trophies were given a protective clear coat finish.


Dr. Warren Donworth

Dr. Donworth Recognized for Decades of Excellence

Dr. Warren Donworth, professor of welding technology, has received the 2015 Excellence in Welding Award – Educator from the American Welding Society and WEMCO (an alliance of welding equipment manufacturers). The prestigious award is given to one individual nationwide. Over a 45-year career, Donworth has operated his own home-building company and taught music history, theory, and music literature. He has taught welding at ACC since 1985; ACC Professor of Welding Timothy Strouse was among those in his first class.  Read more on the ACC Newsroom page.