Foster Care System Discussion Oct. 5 at CVCC; Part of “Walk To Beautiful” Interdisciplinary Read

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Sen. Tamara Barringer

Catawba Valley Community College’s Interdisciplinary Read Committee has chosen “Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way” by Jimmy Wayne for its annual read.

Sen. Tamara Barringer will be the guest speaker at the next presentation related to the book Wed., Oct. 5, at noon in the East Wing Auditorium located on the Main Campus in Hickory.

Sen. Barringer is in her third term representing Wake County and District 17 in the North Carolina Senate and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Studies at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

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CVCC Circle K International Chapter Makes and Donates Trauma Dolls to Local First Responders

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(from left) Battalion Chief Todd Frizsell, Deputy Chief Steve Moore and Deputy Chief Derik Martin. from the left in the photo is Abigail Reyes, our Circle K President, and next to her is Ninive Reyes, Circle K Vice-President of Service.

Catawba Valley Community College’s Circle K International chapter and Thrivent Financial recently teamed up to provide area emergency first responders with more than 120 trauma dolls.

The dolls are designed to comfort child victims of sexual abuse and other trauma. Annis Shields, co-advisor to the Circle K chapter, applied for and received a Thrivent Financial Impact Card grant. Thrivent Financial donated $250 with its Community Impact Card for CVCC’s Circle K club to purchase supplies to make the trauma dolls. Continue reading

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CVCC Alumnae Family Awards Scholarship

Shella Scholarship-Jasmine McCrae nursing '18 imageHickory, NC—Family members of Catawba Valley Community College (Hickory, N.C.) alumnae Emmaline Ellison Shella recently awarded a scholarship in her memory to nursing student Jasmine McCrae. The scholarship covers tuition for McCrae’s nursing associate degree while she maintains a 3.0 grade point average. 

McCrae is in her first year of an associate degree in nursing at CVCC and will graduate in 2018. A graduate of South Iredell High School in Statesville, she grew up in Troutman. Since high school when she spent many hours caring for her ailing grandmother, she has dreamed of becoming a nurse. After graduating from CVCC, McCrae plans on pursuing her bachelor’s in nursing. Continue reading

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Newton-Conover Rotary Club Recognizes First Sinnet Scholarship Recipient

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Catawba Valley Community College alumna Carla L. Deal was recently recognized at the Newton-Conover Rotary Club for receiving the first Dr. John F. Sinnett Scholarship given through the CVCC Foundation, Inc.

Deal was recognized as part of chapter member Teresa Biggs’ presentation on the history of the Dr. Sinnett Scholarship and the Dr. William T. McLauchlin Award. Biggs serves as executive director of the CVCC Foundation, Inc. Continue reading

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CVCC Respiratory Therapy Students Win State Sputum Bowl; Advance to National Competition

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Students in Catawba Valley Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program recently won the state Sputum Bowl educational competition at the annual N.C. Society for Respiratory Care State Symposium in Wilmington.

The Sputum Bowl is an educational tournament for respiratory therapy students similar to the “Jeopardy” game show. Three-member student teams compete to correctly answer questions regarding different aspects of respiratory care. Continue reading

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