CVCC Names 2015 President’s Award Recipient

Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College, presented Katelyn Lambert with the college’s 2015 President’s Award.

Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College, presented Katelyn Lambert with the college’s 2015 President’s Award.

Catawba Valley Community College student Katelyn Lambert recently received the 2015 President’s Award. The honor is awarded for outstanding scholarship, leadership and college and community service.

A resident of Taylorsville, Lambert graduated this spring with an Associate of Arts degree and plans to attend Appalachian State University next fall to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

She graduated from Alexander Central High School Class where she served as Student Council vice president. Continue reading

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CVCC’s Fire Protection Technology Degree Receives International Accreditation

IFSAC Accreditation 2015 Photo

Catawba Valley Community College’s Fire Protection Technology associate degree program recently became the second program in North Carolina to receive accreditation by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Pictured are members of the program’s Advisory Committee (from left) Western Region Certification Specialist of North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal Michael Caviness, Alexander County Rescue Squad & EMS Captain Terry Foxx, CVCC Fire Protection Technology program director Jennifer Henson, CVCC Public Services Executive Director Tonja Pool, CVCC Dean of the School of Health & Public Safety Robin Ross, and Director of Catawba County Emergency Services Bryan Blanton.

Catawba Valley Community College’s Fire Protection Technology associate degree program recently became the second program in North Carolina to receive accreditation by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

IFSAC governs two-year associate degrees, four-year bachelor’s degrees and master’s degree programs. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission. Accreditation is granted only after an intense self-study is conducted by the college seeking accreditation, followed by an on-site review by a panel consisting of peer representatives from other member entities or institutions. Continue reading

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CVCC Announces Winners of 2015 Staley Math Tournament

Math Tournament Winners '15

Middle and high school students from Catawba, Caldwell and Alexander counties participated in the 2015 Jeanette L. Staley Mathematics Tournament sponsored by Catawba Valley Community College. Winners pictured (from left) are Jacob Dremann, Advanced Math First Place, South Caldwell High School; Tyler Cochrane, Math III First Place, Hickory High School; Max Hirsch, Math II First Place, Hickory High School; Brandon Kaminski, Math I First Place, Jacobs Fork Middle School; and Jonathan Bennett, Pre-Algebra First Place, Northview Middle School.

Middle and high school students from Catawba, Caldwell and Alexander counties participated in the 2015 Jeanette L. Staley Mathematics Tournament sponsored by Catawba Valley Community College.  There were 224 students in attendance along with 34 sponsors.

Middle schools competing included Concordia Christian Day School, Grandview Middle School, Granite Falls Middle School, Harry M. Arndt Middle School, Hickory Day School, Jacobs Fork Middle School, Maiden Middle School, Mill Creek Middle School, Newton-Conover Middle School, Northview Middle School, Riverbend Middle School and West Alexander Middle School. Continue reading

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CVCC Automotive Students Win Top Honors at SkillsUSA State Competition

Automotive SkillsUSA State Championship 2015

Three students enrolled in Catawba Valley Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology program took top honors at the 2015 North Carolina SkillsUSA Competition held in Greensboro this spring. Philip Johnson of Lincolnton won first place, Javier Carrillo of Newton won second, and Ben Ou of Taylorsville finished fifth.

Three students enrolled in Catawba Valley Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology program took top honors at the 2015 North Carolina SkillsUSA Competition held in Greensboro this spring.

Philip Johnson of Lincolnton won first place, Javier Carrillo of Newton won second, and Ben Ou of Taylorsville finished fifth.

SkillsUSA promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. Students can display their talents in their area of study in a competitive environment while building self-confidence and genuine skills for the workplace. CVCC SkillsUSA has become an integral part of college life with over 100 student members from across campus competing in 22 competitions. Continue reading

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CVCC Circle K Club Installs 2015-16 Officers

2015-16 CVCC Circle K Officers

Officers for Catawba Valley Community College’s Circle K Club for 2015-16 were recently installed.

Pictured (left to right) are Abigail Reyes, Secretary-Treasurer, Hickory; Cristian Rios, Vice President, Hickory; and Shea Decoteau, President, Hiddenite.

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