CVCC SkillsUSA Chapter Serving Our Community

Celebration of Nations-Skills 2015 Image

Catawba Valley Community College’s SkillsUSA Community Service team coordinated volunteers for the Celebration of Nations, a community event recently sponsored by CVCC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and BB&T. Pictured (from left) are Gary Muller, Dean of the School of Business, Industry & Technology and SkillsUSA advisor; Kristina Kongmany; Thomas Beasley; Diana Yang; Dr. Keith Mackie, executive vice president of Instruction and Instructional Support; and Stacie Xiong.

Catawba Valley Community College’s (CVCC) SkillsUSA chapter has become well-known by its performance in state and national competitions, including being recognized as the best SkillsUSA Chapter in the United States in 2014.

However, what makes the organization such an outstanding chapter is more than just the competitions. SkillsUSA is about students working together with businesses and the community to make a lasting impact on the next generation.

An example of that outreach is the major roles CVCC’s SkillsUSA Community Service team played in the Celebration of Nations, a community event recently sponsored by CVCC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and BB&T. The event hosted multicultural exhibits, cultural food and entertainment. Continue reading

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CVCC Names Students of the Semester

Nicholas Dyson CVCC Student of the Semester Spring '15

Nicholas Dyson

MacKenzie Houser,  CVCC Student of the Semester Spring '15

MacKenzie Houser

Catawba Valley Community College students Nicholas Dyson and MacKenzie Houser were recently named Students of the Semester.

Up to eight students are nominated for this award during each academic year. Students are recognized for their academic achievements, school leadership and community involve-ment. They also receive gift certificates to be used in the CVCC cafeteria and Campus Store. Continue reading

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CVCC Screens Drama “Sarah’s Key” on Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 15

Catawba Valley Community College will recognize the Day of Remembrance on April 15 by screening the film “Sarah’s Key” at noon in the Cuyler A. Dunbar Building Room 205.

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Continue reading

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CVCC Holds Celebration of Nations April 11

CVCC Multicultural Sponsors LogosCatawba Valley Community College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Celebration of Nations Sat., April 11. The festival will take place on the front CVCC lawn (U.S. Hwy. 70 in Hickory) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sponsored by BB&T, the Celebration of Nations recognizes and celebrates all the cultures that make up the CVCC service area of Catawba and Alexander counties. Continue reading

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CVCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Earns Numerous Recognitions at Regional Convention

Members of Catawba Valley Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently attended a regional convention in Wilmington, NC and earned numerous recognitions. Pictured (seated, from left) Amber Stallings, Levaughn Elder, Ashley Gilbert, Mary Patrick, Megan Marlowe, Faculty Advisor Krysten Buchanan, (standing) Johnny Vang, Jona Morrison, Megan Carter, Julius Ramseur, Faculty Advisor Tonya Stephens and Chris Canipe.

Members of Catawba Valley Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently attended a regional convention in Wilmington, NC and earned numerous recognitions. Pictured (seated, from left) Amber Stallings, Levaughn Elder, Ashley Gilbert, Mary Patrick, Megan Marlowe, Faculty Advisor Krysten Buchanan, (standing) Johnny Vang, Jona Morrison, Megan Carter, Julius Ramseur, Faculty Advisor Tonya Stephens and Chris Canipe.

Members of Catawba Valley Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently attended a regional convention in Wilmington, NC and earned numerous recognitions.

The chapter won a total of nine awards, including recognition as a Four Star Chapter.  Chapter president Megan Marlowe, vice president Johnny Vang and treasurer Chris Canipe presented a session on the online portfolio and professional development program Competitive Edge. Continue reading

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