CVCC student Gibbs receives award through CVCC School of WDA, CVCC Foundation, Inc.
Catawba Valley Community College student Jonah P. Gibbs recently became the latest recipient of CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts (WDA) student incentive funding.
The award will cover tuition for a Fall Semester 2021 “late-start” Engine Performance class for Gibbs as he continues his Automotive Systems Technology studies at CVCC.
Gibbs was nominated for the award by Shawn Mull, CVCC Department Head of Automotive Systems Technology.
“Jonah is wise beyond his years, and he is well-regarded by his instructors and fellow students in the automotive program,” said Jeff Penley, CVCC School of WDA Special Advisor and Senior Professor for Technical and University Transfer Programs. “When I first met him, Jonah emphasized that he was here to learn everything he could about automobile performance, and I assured him that he was definitely in the right place. We have a truly state-of-the art automotive program here at CVCC, and a facility in the Workforce Solutions Complex to match.”
Those attending the ceremony to recognize Gibbs included School of Workforce Development and the Arts (WDA) Dean Gary Muller, Mull and Penley.
“We are very fortunate to have Jonah as a student in our automotive program,” Muller said. “Jonah is not just here for an academic credential; he is here to acquire practical skills that will be of lifetime benefit to him — both personally and professionally. Jonah has a great sense of humor, but when it comes to ‘taking care of business,’ he is always ready. I am confident that Jonah will take the skills he acquires here at CVCC and parlay those skills into a very successful career in automobile diagnostics, maintenance, and repair.”
For more information regarding this initiative and the CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts and its programs, please contact Dean Gary Muller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Senior Professor and Student Advocate Jeff Penley at email@example.com.
From left, Shawn Mull, CVCC Department Head of Automotive Systems Technology; Catawba Valley Community College student Jonah P. Gibbs; Jeff Penley, CVCC School of WDA Special Advisor and Senior Professor for Technical and University Transfer Programs; and Gary Muller, CVCC Dean of the School of Workforce Development and the Arts.
Note: The photograph accompanying this article was taken in full recognition of COVID-19 safety protocol, and all participants voluntarily removed their masks for only a few seconds for the purpose of having the photograph taken.
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