Catawba Valley Community College student Chanda Sherrill recently received the Academic Excellence Award by the N.C. Community College System in Raleigh.
Sherrill is one of 58, one from each community college, who received an Academic Excellence Award. Selection requirements are consistent with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society criteria.
Hickory resident Sherrill is enrolled in the Healthcare Management Technology associate degree program and plans to graduate this spring. A 1989 graduate of Hickory High School, she put her educational dreams on hold to work and raise her son. After being laid off from the hosiery industry three years ago, she took the opportunity to pursue her college dreams.
Working with CVCC’s Career Services staff, she discovered an aptitude for healthcare. Twenty-three years after graduating high school, she enrolled in college.
Sherrill has maintained a 4.0 GPA her entire college career at CVCC. She held work-study jobs in the CVCC Office of Multicultural Affairs and the CVCC Foundation, Inc. She completed a work-based learning experience at Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Business Services office and received the Healthcare Management Technology Award at the 2015 Student Government Awards Day Ceremony.
She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and graduates this May with honors.