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Success Stories of Catawba Valley Community College

Pennie McCorkle of Hickory
CVCC Criminal Justice Technology

Pennie McCorkle

For more than 15 years, Pennie McCorkle worked at the Hickory Police Department, first as a dispatcher then as a records clerk. After she earned a degree in Criminal Justice Technology at Catawba Valley Community College, she became eligible for another promotion. A big one. Her CVCC degree made her eligible for the job of crime analyst. Without it, she says, “I’d still be working in the records department. I never dreamed I’d be doing this kind of work. Without my degree, I would never have been considered for this job. CVCC has made all the difference.” I am CVCC.