Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarships Awarded Through CVCC Foundation, Inc.

Odd Fellows Scholarship '13The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Mountain Lodge No. 19 (Lincolnton) recently presented two Catawba Valley Community College students with a scholarship through the CVCC Foundation, Inc. Established in memorial to beloved lodge member Junior Scott, the Odd Fellows Scholarship assists students who exhibit financial need.

The scholarships were presented this year to Angela S. Fowler of Maiden and Nedra Church of Hickory.

Fowler earned an associate degree in Office Administration at CVCC in 1996 and is completing college transfer courses in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in business. She has been named to the Honors List for earning a grade point average of 3.5 up to 3.79. She works full time for Catawba County School System and teaches Zumba. She is active in fund raising for Relay for Life and is a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover.

Church is enrolled in the Polysomnography Technology program at CVCC. She is fluent in Vietnamese and worked in a retail business for eight years where she enjoyed helping Vietnamese customers conduct everyday business activities, such as obtaining prescriptions and processing money orders.  She also spent 15 years as a private caregiver and translator for a Vietnamese gentleman and has completed a number of certifications through CVCC’s Human Resource Development Program.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is an altruistic and benevolent fraternal organization founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1819. The command of the Odd Fellows is to “visit the sick, relieve the distress, bury the dead and educate the orphans.”  Today, there are 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries.  The U.S. headquarters is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The mission of the CVCC Foundation, Inc. is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and welfare of CVCC. For more information on giving, contact Teresa Biggs, executive director of the CVCC Foundation, Inc., 828-327-7000, ext. 4288, tbiggs@cvcc.edu.

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