CVCC Students Bring Home Gold and Silver at National SkillsUSA Competition

CVCC SkillsUSA National TeamCatawba Valley Community College students who earned the right to compete in the National SkillsUSA National Conference held recently in Kansas City, Mo., earned top finishes in their competitive categories.

SkillsUSA is an opportunity for high-performance students to match skills against their peers in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, character development, and discipline specific competition. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. Continue reading

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Former CVCC Baseball Player Daniel Fraga Honored

Daniel FragaFormer Catawba Valley Community College Baseball player and NJCAA All-American, Daniel Fraga, completed a postseason sweep of awards on Wednesday when he was among 50 players named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-American Team. Fraga just completed his Senior year at UNC Pembroke. Continue reading

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CVCC Student David Bares Awarded Scholarship To Attend CUFI Summit

Bares, David-CUFI Scholarship '14Catawba Valley Community College student David Bares recently received a scholarship from Christians United For Israel to attend the annual organization’s National Summit in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Bares will be one of 400 top college students from around the country to attend the summit. He received the scholarship based on his success in establishing a CUFI chapter at CVCC last year. Bares serves as president of the chapter, which is the newest one in the state. Continue reading

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NC State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation Announce Scholarships

SECU Con Ed Scholarships '14.jpgThe North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation recently presented Continuing Education Scholarships to 10 Catawba Valley Community College students.

The $750 scholarships are part of a statewide initiative to meet the needs of the state’s unemployed and underemployed citizens. Recipients may also be a military veteran or member of the North Carolina National Guard. Short-term job training to develop new careers or retrain to advance current job skills are provided through the N.C. Community College System. Continue reading

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CVCC Fourth of July Closing

Catawba Valley Community College will be closed on Thurs., July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This includes all campuses in Hickory, the Corporate Development Center, the Appalachian Center on the CVCC East Campus, the Newton Center, the Potters’ Workshop in Mountain View, and the Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville.

All CVCC campuses and offices are closed on Fridays during the summer semester. Offices and classes will re-open, Mon., July 7.

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CVCC Students Awarded Shuford Federal Credit Union Scholarships

Shuford Federal Credit Union June '14Five Catawba Valley Community College students recently received a scholarship from Shuford Federal Credit Union through the CVCC Foundation, Inc. These awards mark the fourth year the credit union has assisted CVCC students with their education. A total of 18 students have received scholarships because of the passion of Shuford Credit Union President and CEO Jerry Gaillard and the board of directors.

To be eligible, students must possess the potential for a successful college career, exhibit a desire for academic excellence in his/her chosen field and exhibit academic achievement and financial need. The recipient must also have a grade point average of at least 2.75 at the end of the first semester in college to continue receiving the scholarship. Continue reading

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CVCC Students Recognized By Newton-Conover Rotary Club

CVCC Students Recognized By Newton-Conover Rotary Club

Two CVCC students were recently honored by the Newton- Conover Rotary Club for their academic achievements and community service. CVCC Rotaract Vice-President and nursing student MacKenzie Houser was honored with a $500 scholarship in memory of Dr. John F. Sinnett, a long-time Newton physician and a Rotary District 7670 Governor.

CVCC Rotaract President and criminal justice student Jared Broome was honored for his leadership on the club’s 2013 Salvation Army campaign. He coordinated a team of students that helped the Newton-Conover Rotarians raise the most money in a single day during the season.

The CVCC Rotaract Club is sponsored by the Newton- Conover Rotary club. Pictured are (from left) Dan Timmerman, Chair of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club’s Salvation Army Campaign, with CVCC student and scholarship recipient MacKenzie Houser, who serves as CVCC Rotaract Vice President, and CVCC student and CVCC Rotaract President Jared Broome.

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