CVCC Radiography Student Awarded Scholarship

Blair Little ImageCatawba Valley Community College student Blair Little was recently awarded the Jane Cox Hendrix Scholarship through the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc.

Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited entry-level radiologic science program, a member of the NCSRT and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or grade of B in their radiologic science core curriculum. Continue reading

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CVCC Student Woodrum Earns Rare Platinum CRC

Patrick Woodrum

Patrick Woodrum

Patrick Woodrum recently became the first student enrolled in the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy to earn a Platinum Career Readiness Certificate. He is one of only four in Catawba and Alexander counties and among less than 30 people in the state to earn this certification, according to Tammy S. Buff, CVCC’s Workkeys administrator and human resources development instructor.

CRC offers employers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, mathematical ability and problem solving skills to be “job ready.” Continue reading

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CVCC Student Veteran’s Club Honors Veterans Through Flag Sale

cvcc-veterans-day-flags-2015Catawba Valley Community College’s Student Veteran’s Club is holding a fundraiser again this year to support its self-sustaining club.

Club members and advisors are selling placement of 24” flags in honor or memory of a named veteran for $1 each. The flags will be placed on the college’s front lawn along US Hwy. 70 the week of Veteran’s Day to show support for all veterans in the greater Hickory area.

“We hope to exceed last year’s total of 1,000 flags,” said Veteran’s Affairs Coordinator and Veteran’s Club Advisor Elen Gibbs. “The goal is to blanket the front lawn like we did last year to show our respect and appreciation for veterans’ service to our country.”

Sales will take place on campus for students, faculty and staff starting Nov. 1. Members of the community are encouraged to honor or memorialize a veteran by contacting Gibbs at 828-327-7000, ext. 4205.


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Catawba Valley Furniture Academy Celebrates Sewing & Manual Cutting Graduates

Sewing GraduatesThe Catawba Valley Furniture Academy, a public/private partnership, between Catawba Valley Community College and major western N.C. furniture manufacturers, recently celebrated another successful group of graduates in the Sewing and Manual Cutting modules.

Students who completed the Sewing module include Boau Yang and Melinda Vang; Nou Yang, Angelica Francisco, May Lor and Kathy Lail. Angie Leatherman and Cherl(sic) Honeycutt were their instructors.

Manual Cutting Graduaties ImageBonita Hawkins completed the Manual Cutting module. Her instructors were Sherry Harrill and Beverly Lingerfelt. Continue reading

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CVCC Hosts Free Aids HIV & HEP-C Testing Nov. 30

The AIDS Leadership Foothills Alliance (ALFA) will conduct a free testing event at Catawba Valley Community College Wed., Nov. 30, at noon. The event takes place in the college’s East Wing Auditorium located on the college’s Main Campus on US Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory.

Free HIV and Hepatitis-C tests will be offered; results will be provided in 15 minutes. Individuals living with AIDS will be guest speakers.

ALFA is a United Way member agency providing medical case management, prevention education, HIV testing and counseling as well as volunteer opportunities.

For more information, contact CVCC sociology faculty member Regina Reep, 828-327-7000, ext. 4110,

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