CVCC Students Awarded Shuford Federal Credit Union Scholarships

Shuford Federal Credit Union June '14Five Catawba Valley Community College students recently received a scholarship from Shuford Federal Credit Union through the CVCC Foundation, Inc. These awards mark the fourth year the credit union has assisted CVCC students with their education. A total of 18 students have received scholarships because of the passion of Shuford Credit Union President and CEO Jerry Gaillard and the board of directors.

To be eligible, students must possess the potential for a successful college career, exhibit a desire for academic excellence in his/her chosen field and exhibit academic achievement and financial need. The recipient must also have a grade point average of at least 2.75 at the end of the first semester in college to continue receiving the scholarship.

Gavin Marc Huffman of Hickory is enrolled in the associate degree program to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Craig Allen Thomas of Taylorsville is enrolled in the associate in applied science degree in mechanical engineering.

Shanna Renea Carter of Hickory is enrolled in the associate of arts degree to pursue her long-term goal of earning a master’s degree in psychology.

William Michael Van Velsor of Hickory is enrolled in the associate degree program to pursue his long-term goal of a bachelor’s in psychology.

Kylie Mooneyham of Hiddenite earned a surgical technology diploma at CVCC in 2011 and is continuing her education at CVCC to become a nurse. She works at Graystone Eye.

The Shuford Federal Credit Union was formed in 1967 as a non-profit financial co-operative owned by its members and offers a full range of financial products and services.

The CVCC Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation with the mission to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of CVCC.  Contact Teresa W. Biggs, CVCC Foundation Executive Director, for additional information at 828-327-7000, ext. 4288, or

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