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Catawba Valley Community College gave me the confidence I needed to apply and then successfully transition to an Ivy League School.  » Read More

Nicole Wolski    

  • ’07 St. Stephens High School     
  • ’09 CVCC Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration   
  • ’11 Cornell University   
Samantha Lo

"I recommend CVCC all the time because you can get a great education for much less than you pay at a four year school and I was able to manage the class schedules easy." » Read More.

Samantha Lo, of Maiden     
  • ’07 Maiden High School     
  • ’09 CVCC A.A.S. Early Childhood Ed.    
  • CVCC Lady Buccaneers Volleyball     
  • Transferring to ASU   
Christopher Tubbetr Howell

"I wish I could finish all four years here at CVCC. It's convenient and close and a great education." » Read More.

Christopher “Tuffer” Howell, of Alexander County     

  • ‘07 Alexander Central High School     
  • Owner, Carolina Carriage Company     
  • ’07 CVCC Alexander County Superintendents Scholarship    
  • ’09 CVCC Pre Major AA Middle Grades Education    
  • Transfer to ASU in January 2010   
Dr. Lisa Harrington

"What drove me from day one was the thought in the back of my mind that my kids will watch me and know they can do anything they want to."  » Read More.

Dr. Lisa Harrington     

  • 79 Alexander Central High School     
  • 92 CVCC A.A. in Pre-Liberal Arts     
  • ’94 B.S., ’01 M.S., ’05 Educational Specialist and ’09 Doctorate in Education, Appalachian State University     
  • Assistant Principal at Bethlehem and Hiddenite Elementary Schools, for 2014-2015 year.  
Prince Williams

My goal is to work with a company in web design and do my own work on the side. At CVCC, I have gotten the training I need to succeed. » Read More.

Prince Williams, of Hickory     

  • '97 Bandys High School     
  • '08 E-Commerce Certificate     
  • '10 CVCC A.A.S. Internet Technologies  
Pam Ussery

"It was hard. It was scary coming back to school after so long. But, I knew as long as you have goals, apply yourself and get organized in a way that makes it click for you, you can do it." » Read More.

Pam Ussery, of Hickory     
  • ‘86 Fred T Foard High School    
  • ‘06 CVCC Associates in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education   
  • Director of Children’s Academy I, Hickory NC   

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend CVCC!

  1. Quality education.
  2. First-rate faculty & staff.
  3. High-tech classrooms.
  4. World-class library.
  5. Athletic opportunities for men and women.
  6. Travel-study opportunities.
  7. Service-learning opportunities.
  8. Smaller classes.
  9. Stay close to home & friends.
  10. Free parking!