Four students receive awards through CVCC School of WDA, CVCC Foundation, Inc.
Catawba Valley Community College students Chase Martin Blalock, Kislev Perez Guttierez, Karla Vanessa Morales and Pao Xiong became the latest recipients of the CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts (WDA) and the CVCC Foundation’s student incentive funding on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Catawba Valley Community College students Chase Martin Blalock, Kislev Perez Guttierez, Karla Vanessa Morales and Pao Xiong became the latest recipients of the CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts (WDA) and the CVCC Foundation’s student incentive funding on Tuesday, January 26.
Collectively, the awards will cover Spring Semester 2021 tuition, fees and books for Blalock, Perez Guttierez, Morales and Xiong as they pursue credentials in Welding Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining Technology, Accounting and Finance, and Associate in Arts, respectively.
Blalock was nominated by School of WDA Senior Professor and Student Advocate Jeff Penley, while Perez Guttierez was nominated by Steven Rhoads, Director of Computer-Integrated Machining.
“What a tremendous honor it is to recognize these students for their academic commitment and to provide financial support for them along the way,” Penley said. “They are the latest examples of what is ‘right’ about education in the Catawba Valley and the state of North Carolina, and I am convinced that all of them will be very successful in their career endeavors.”
Perez Guttierez also received a supplemental incentive award funded by the Gene Hass Foundation through the CVCC Computer-Integrated Machining Technology Program.
“We are so pleased to support these deserving students in their chosen educational and career pursuits” said Gary Muller, Dean, CVCC School of WDA. “We know they will be very successful because of their strong drive and dedication to attain their respective goals.”
Morales was nominated by Christy Lefevers, Director of Accounting and Business Administration, and Xiong was nominated by Kathryn Hollar, Director of the CVCC Advising Center.
“I gives me great pleasure to see the wonderful dedication and desire that these fine students have to achieve their educational objectives,” said David Sain, CVCC Foundation chairman. “It is so very rewarding to me to be a part of their dreams to achieve.
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.
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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