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Sixteen Students Selected To Participate In Student Leadership Institute


Sixteen students participated in Catawba Valley Community College's eighth annual Student Leadership Institute. Nominated by faculty for their leadership potential and academic excellence, the students participated in a day-long workshop dealing with leadership styles, ethics and conflict resolution.
Made possible by a College Tech Prep Enhancement Grant funded through the Perkins Bill, the institute provides students with leadership development opportunities.
Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, president of CVCC welcomed the students. Special speakers included Dianne Little, director of CVCC's College Tech Prep program; Melanie Elrod, CTE Director for Newton-Conover City Schools; Amy Bechtol, director of CVCC's Center for Teaching Excellence and Research; Dr. Hampton Hopkins, Dean of Student Services at the Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte; and Dr. Grace Mitchell, President of Vadec Resources, Inc., and professional consultant in leadership studies.
Awards were presented in portfolio design. Janice Trivette of Claremont won the award for "Outstanding Professional Portfolio Design." Nancy Warlick of Statesville, Karen Whitworth of Conover, and Kyle Bennett of Maiden merited "Excellence in Design" awards; and Chera Pardue of Catawba, Ray Salisbury of Taylorsville, and Ashley Gupton of Claremont won "Honorable Mention."   
Students selected by their peers for their contributions to the Institute as "Future Leaders" included  Ashley Gupton, Jamie McGinnis of Stanley, Chera Pardue, and KarenWhitworth of Conover.
Other students selected to participate in the Student Leadership Institute included Jessica Dial of Conover, Maiyeng lee of Taylorsville, Kay Bates of Newton, Regan Hill of Statesville, Trina Aysta of Denver, William Hartung of Charlotte, Logan Meyer of Maiden, and Katrina Bledsoe of Statesville.

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