Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute will offer several new courses this fall. Classes
include EMT Basic Course, Massage Therapy Fundamentals, Carpentry Level I, HVAC Level I, Plumbing Level I. Details: 828-726-2242.
Catawba Valley Community College
The CVCC Foundation Inc. recently sponsored the college's annual Portfolio Day.
Alumni had the opportunity to view work by graphic artists and photographers who graduate this summer.
Professional photographers Milt Hawes, Danny Marshell and Denise Clay served as judges for the student work. Photographic technology instructor at CVCC Joe Young also served as a judge.
Participants had a chance to view student work that is being used by local businesses. The following students have created work for area businesses: Cathy Helms, Kathy Cline and Brett Alley, Andrew Henson, Kat Ramsey, Krissy Jordan, John Brown.
Portfolio Day was part of a series of alumni events the college will hold throughout the year to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary.
The following students were recently honored as graduates of CVCC's Basic Law Enforcement Training
program: Kevin Hall of Statesville, Gareth Hoskins of Hickory, Lesia Smith of Bethlehem, Annette Trainums of Long View, Brandon Evans of Long View, Adam Harris of Maiden, Christopher Buff of Hickory, Thomas Shipler of Lincolnton, Mauricio Sing of Lincolnton, Daniel Black of Catawba, Dan Richard of Lincolnton, Kevin Cornett of Connelly Springs and Rusty Pruitt of Hudson.
The following students were honored as graduates of Catawba Valley Community College's Emergency
Medical Science associate degree program: Brian Crump of Hudson, Jessica Cairns of Mooresville, Michelle MacDonald of Lenoir, Robby W. Milton of Morganton, Mark Propst of Claremont, Rhonda Gates of Hickory and Shane Morgan of Morganton.
More than 1,400 CVCC students participated in community service or volunteer projects, according to
the college's most recent civic engagement report.
Students volunteered for nearly 100 different service-learning activities during the 2007-2008 academic year. More than 800 faculty and staff volunteered for 55 different projects. Altogether, CVCC students and employees gave more than 3,600 hours of their time to the community.
Projects included transporting the elderly, drives for canned food with Hickory High School students, mentoring elementary school students, and a campus clean-up day. The Seeds of Service Club coordinated a 5K run to benefit Children of Promise and City of Refuge and conducted a fundraiser for the Connections Clubhouse.
Other students created artwork, visited hospitalized children, cleaned up a park, held blood drives, collected toys for the needy, collected change and walked in fundraiser events.
Last year, CVCC became one of just a few community colleges in the nation to join Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide representing more than 6 million students who are committed to civic engagement.
Catawba Valley Community College will offer an Introductory German class during the fall 2008 semester. The class will be offered 6-7:20 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings. A lab portion of the class will be offered via the Internet. Details or to register: Donna Ross 828-327-7000, ext. 4111.
Teachers from across Western North Carolina gathered on the Lenoir-Rhyne College campus this summer to participate in the N.C. Teacher Academy professional development workshops. Five one-week sessions were held, with about 80 teachers participating in each one.
Lenoir-Rhyne has been a site for the Teacher Academy program since it started 15 years ago. This summer, the college was selected as one of the first locations to offer a new workshop on physical science for kindergarten through fifth grade. Teachers practiced hands-on science activities on topics such as electro-magnets, friction and the different states of matter.