C. W. Durham III
Class of 1997
Outstanding Community Service
Chief Durham graduated from WSCC in 1997 with an Associate of Applied Business in Business Management Technology. He worked as a manager in the private sector until he joined the Marietta Fire Department in 1998. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and to Captain in 2009. Just two years later he was sworn in as the 14th Fire Chief of the 114-year-old department. He holds the distinction of being the second youngest to serve in the role of chief for the Marietta Fire Department.
In 2018, Durham earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He holds certifications in Firefighter 2, Advanced EMT, Fire Safety Inspector, as well as Fire and EMS Instructor. He is also trained in confined space rescue, hazardous materials technician, and wildland firefighting. Currently he’s training as a Child Passenger Safety Technician, which will allow him to teach proper installation and use of child safety seats. He also serves as the Vice Chair for the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Early in the pandemic, Chief Durham worked closely with Memorial Health System to help the hospital reprocess hundreds of N95 and N95-type masks to keep frontline healthcare workers and first responders safe.
He and his wife Chrissy live in Marietta with their four children, Sydney, Wyatt, Rylea, and Warner.
Dr. Heather A. Kincaid
Class of 1988
Outstanding Professional Achievement
After graduating from the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program at Washington Technical College in 1988, Dr. Kincaid had no idea her career path would lead her back to the campus.
After graduation, Kincaid found employment at Selby General Hospital. Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree, she accepted a faculty position in WSCC’s MLT program. Kincaid thrived in her faculty role and was promoted to program director. She served in this position for nearly two decades during which she earned her master’s degree from Marietta College (1997) and her doctoral degree from Ohio University (2013) before being promoted to Dean of Health and Sciences in 2015. Under her leadership, the division, which currently houses nine healthcare programs in addition to the sciences, has had extensive success with perfect or near-perfect licensure pass rates and job placement.
Included in her achievements are the establishment of the EARN (Education Advancement to Registered Nurse) pathway, the addition of new programs: Health Information Management Technology and Medical Billing and Coding, and the expansion of the Health & Sciences division. The Associate Degree Nursing program, as well as the Practical Nursing program, have ranked among the best in Ohio for several years in a row. She currently serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. Kincaid also serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington County Harvest of Hope, where she has been the President for the past three years.
She and her husband Mark are the proud parents of Chase and Allie, and grandson Luke.