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Success Stories of Catawba Valley Community College

David Sain of Hickory
1969 CVCC Business Administration Graduate

David Sain

“CVCC prepared me well for my career”
In 1996, David Sain’s 27-year career with Lowe’s Companies, Inc. came to a close. But it began as a newly minted graduate of Catawba Valley Community College’s business administration program in 1969. As he rose from sales trainee at a small North Carolina store, he put to good use his college courses in advertising and accounting and was consistently promoted. “CVCC prepared me well for my career,” said Sain.

He progressed from sales manager to store manager to director of contractor sales and ultimately to district manager. He won performance awards and was recognized with company trips all over the world.

Eager to give back, Sain joined the CVCC Foundation, Inc. board of directors, serving as its first secretary/treasurer. "The whole idea is to raise friends and money for CVCC and to raise opportunities for the college." I am CVCC.