Catawba Valley Community College student Heidi Millsaps recently received the Bruce A. Blackburn Scholarship through the CVCC Foundation, Inc. The scholarship honors Blackburn’s service as chairman of the Shuford Credit Union board of directors and his passion for investment in education.
Millsaps is a 2016 graduate of Alexander Central High School and is enrolled in the Emergency Medical Science program. Her father Keith Millsaps is an EMT at Alexander Rescue Squad and EMS, Inc., and inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Continue reading
Recent graduates of Catawba Valley Community College’s Surgical Technology diploma program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting in Littleton, Col.
The national certification is a comprehensive exam covering the entire year of education at CVCC. It is required by all graduates of accredited surgical technology programs. Continue reading
Catawba Valley Community College’s board of trustees recently inducted Sherry Butler and Dwayne Welch as new appointments to the board at a formal ceremony. Jessica Carson,president of the Student Government Association, was sworn in and Robert Mullinax, Sr. was reappointed to a four-year term.
North Carolina Administrative Code authorizes the Governor, the local county commissioners and the school board to appoint trustees to their respective community college board. North Carolina General Statutes allow Carson to serve on the board as a non-voting member to bring the voice of the students. Continue reading
Through a partnership between Alexander County Schools and Catawba Valley Community College, 57 new students became the first members of the Alexander Early College High School in Taylorsville this month.
These students will be able to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree on the campus of CVCC Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville by 2020. Students will save their families thousands of dollars compared to a university by obtaining the CVCC degree. Continue reading
Catawba Valley Community College officials recently celebrated the graduation of its first two apprentices and held a formal signing ceremony for 11 new members of Apprenticeship Catawba.
The first two Apprenticeship Catawba graduates Michael Pilkington and Xzavier Patton, completed their training with Sarstedt. They graduated from CVCC this past May with an Associate in Applied Science in Mechatronics Technology. They will also earn a Journeyman’s Certificate through the N.C. Department of Labor, a nationally recognized industry credential signifying completion of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Continue reading