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Catawba Recognizes Coaches with 100 or More Game Wins
Catawba College is very fortunate to have several members of their coaching staff to lead their teams to wins in over 100 games during their tenure at the college.
Catawba Swim Coach Recognized
Betsy Graham, head coach of Catawba College's Men's and Women's Swim Teams, has been recognized by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) as a Coach of Excellence for 2013. Her recognition was based on a top-8 finish at a USA Swimming national-level meet or a USA collegiate championship.
Search Committee Working to Find Candidates for Catawba's New Director of Athletics
Catawba College President Brien Lewis has appointed a seven-member search committee charged with finding appropriate candidates to fill the college's Director of Athletics position. The Director of Athletics position became available with the December 31st resignation of Dennis Davidson. Effective, January 1st, Jeff Childress of Salisbury, who serves as head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams at the college, stepped up to take on additional responsibilities as the college's interim...
Jeff Childress Named Catawba's Interim Director of Athletics
Effective, January 1st, Jeff Childress of Salisbury will step up to serve as Catawba College's interim Director of Athletics. Childress will fill this role, created by the recent resignation of Dennis Davidson, until a new Director of Athletics is hired. A search committee is being formed to review applications and recommend candidates.
Catawba's Director of Athletics Resigns, Effective Dec. 31st
"Good luck and Go Indians!" Dennis Davidson, Catawba College's director of athletics, said as he announced his resignation, effective Dec. 31. Davidson, a 1981 alumnus of Catawba, has worked for the college for the past 29 years, serving as director of athletics for the past 17 years.
Catawba Honors Three with Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Three Catawba College alumni were honored during the college's Homecoming Weekend activities as recipients of a Distinguished Alumnus Award on Saturday, Oct. 19. The honorees include 1995 alumna Alison Horner Klopp of Mooresville; 1969 alumnus Edwin Stuart Powell, Jr. of Holly Springs; and 1950 alumnus the Rev. Banks D. Shepherd of Thomasville.
Catawba Soccer Teams Take a "Time Out" to Thank Faculty and Staff
If you have ever been to a Catawba College soccer doubleheader you should be well aware of how things typically go. The women's team usually plays first followed by a short break while the men warm up, then start lineup, national anthem and then kickoff. On Wednesday, October 16th, the players and coaches of the two teams changed things up a bit.
Catawba College to Honor Military Personnel and Veterans Nov. 16
Military personnel, veterans and their families will receive free admission and be honored with a tailgate event at Catawba College's final football game of the season on November 16. The Catawba Indians will take on the Lenior Rhyne Bears in the game that occurs the week of Veterans Day.
Catawba Launches New Athletics Website
Catawba College announced the launch of a new and improved GoCatawbaIndians.com website, the official website of Catawba Athletics. The redesign process began in May and continued throughout the summer in tandem with the development of the new mobile app, which was released in early October.
The Transformation of Catawba's Frock Fields
The Catawba College Soccer teams have worked tirelessly this past summer and into the fall on a reconstruction project that transformed their playing facilities on Frock Fields. The project took a giant step toward completion in late September with the installation of new bleachers.
Catawba College Announces Release of New Athletics Mobile App
The Catawba College Athletic Department announced the release of its own mobile app in early October. The app is available free of charge for Kindle, Android, and Apple devices.
Catawba College Alumnus Honored with N.C. Order of the Long Leaf Pine
Jack Ward of Mocksville, a 1951 graduate of Catawba College, was honored Sept. 7 with North Carolina's highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award presentation was made by N.C. Rep. Julia Howard (Davie County) on the campus of Ward's alma mater during a luncheon preceding the first home football game of the season.
Catawba Chiefs Club Announces Record Membership Level and Leadership Team
The Catawba Chiefs Club recently announced its leadership team for the 2013-2014 year and shared the news that this year's membership drive netted a record 534 members (and counting) – an all-time high.
Catawba Athletics Administrator to Serve as National Chair of NCAA Committee
Craig D. Turnbull, Senior Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of NCAA Compliance at Catawba College, was recently named National Chair of the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Committee. He was appointed to this post for a two-year term by the NCAA based on his athletic administration experience and his previous membership on the NCAA National Men's Soccer Committee.
Silent Auction a Huge Success for Athletics
Catawba sincerely thanks all of the donors and the 150+ patrons of the August 8th Silent Auction event, which proved to be the most successful Silent Auction that Catawba Athletics has held to date.
Alums Make List of "100 Coaches to Remember"
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) published its list of "100 Coaches to Remember" in late June and two Catawba College alumni were included on the list. 1961 alumnus Ray Oxendine and 1958 alumnus Pete Stout were among the coaches recognized. The list of "100 To Remember: Coaches" highlights one hundred of the top coaches in NCHSAA history, going back to the founding of the organization in 1913.
Former Catawba Coach, Father Tennis," Dies
Scott "Scotty" Mitchell, who coached men's and women's tennis at Catawba from 1987 until 1989, and thereafter coached only women's tennis at the college into the late 1990s, died June 12. A native of New Jersey, Mitchell earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Dartmouth College. He was a veteran of World War II, serving for three years during the conflict, two of those overseas in the South Pacific with the 5th Army Air Force.
Six New Directors Join Catawba Chiefs Club Board
Six new directors were recently added to the Catawba College Chiefs Club Board, bringing the membership on the board to a total of 30 for the 2013 year.
Retirees Recognized at End-of-the-Year Luncheon
Catawba College's End-of-the-Year Luncheon for Faculty and Staff was a time to recognize 10 individuals who are retiring from the college this year.
Catawba Alumnus Selected to Attend International Conference
Catawba College alumnus Tomas Smogner '12, is one of only two students chosen to represent Ernst and Young - Sweden in the International Intern Leadership Conference this summer in Florida. Only twelve students were selected from the Nordic countries. Tomas majored in Accounting at Catawba and was a member of the Men's Basketball team. He is currently working toward a Master's degree in Accounting, Auditing, and Analysis at Stockholm University.
Catawba College Athletic Award Winners Announced
Catawba College has announced its 2012-13 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 30. Heading the list of award winners were Nick Lomascolo and Jenny Young, who were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards for the top male and female senior athletes, and Eoin Duffy and Taylor May, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Catawba College Recognizes Students, Faculty, Staff at Annual Awards Convocation
Members of the Catawba College community gathered in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on April 23 to celebrate achievement. The occasion was the annual Awards Convocation.Scheduled the day after Earth Day, the awards distributed were eco-friendly, made of Catawba blue, 100% recycled glass. They symbolized the college's commitment to environmental responsibility and are a reminder to the recipients to promote a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.
Going, Going, Gone – Students Prep for Their Futures
As the 2012-2013 academic year comes to a close, Catawba College students are thinking about their futures. For some graduating in May, a next step — graduate school — is on their minds. For those with a year or so to go before they earn their undergraduate degree, thoughts are on how to enhance their future opportunities and make themselves ready for the next steps after Catawba.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Five New Members
Five new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 36th anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): Heath Bost '95; Charla Doss Hill '91; Stephanie McCormick '94; Red Richardson '49 (deceased); and Nick Sabol '98.
Catawba College Student-Athlete Receives 2013 Sacks for Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship
Catawba College freshman, Nathan Hatley, is one of the recipients of a 2013 Sacks for Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship, awarded by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Nathan was one of the $10,000 scholarship recipients announced on Super Bowl Sunday. "This scholarship is going straight toward my tuition," Hatley said, noting that he had submitted his application materials for the scholarship to the Foundation in early January. "I'm just so grateful to have received it."
New Scholarship Honors '70 Alumnus upon His Retirement from Catawba
When Gordon A. Kirkland, Jr. '70 of Clemmons retired as director of athletic development at Catawba College in December, he did so quietly, likely hoping for little or no fanfare. Instead, he received a tribute in the form of a new Endowed Scholarship, established in his honor by his fellow alumni, members of the Catawba Chiefs Club members with whom he had worked, and friends.
Former Catawba College Teammates Will Be Rivals at Feb. 3rd Super Bowl XLVII
Two Catawba College alumni and former football teammates will be across the field from each other in New Orleans during Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. San Francisco 49ers Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula '90 and Baltimore Ravens Kicking Consultant Randy Brown '89 will share both a Catawba connection and a healthy rivalry at the game.
Catawba College Baseball Coach Honored with Two Awards
Catawba College Baseball Coach Jim Gantt was recently awarded the 2012 Walter Rabb Award, presented annually to the North Carolina Amateur Baseball Coach of the Year. This is the second time that he has been honored with this award; he also received it in 2002. Gantt's 2012 team went to the 2012 NCAA II College World Series with a 45-17 record, the second most wins in school history. In his 17th year serving as head baseball coach...
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Third Class of Members on Feb. 9th
New members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 9. The induction of the Class of 2013 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The 2013 inductees, both from the Class of 1995, are Bryan Fass of Davidson and Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn. Jeff Tucker '90 of Jensen Beach, Fla., an inductee in the Class of 2012, was unable to attend last year's ceremony. Tucker will be on han
Curtis Walker Named Head Football Coach at Catawba College
Catawba College has announced that Curtis Walker, a former All-American player for the Indians, has accepted the position of head football coach. The announcement was made today by Brien Lewis, Catawba's president. Walker, defensive coordinator at Western Carolina University since last January, follows Chip Hester, who resigned on Nov. 16 after 11 seasons. Hester will remain at Catawba as Director of Athletic Development, replacing Gordon Kirkland who is retiring at the end of December.
Hester Resigns as Football Coach, Accepts New Challenge at Catawba
Catawba College announced today that Chip Hester has resigned his position as head football coach. Hester has accepted the position of Director of Athletic Development at Catawba, a position that will be vacated in December with the retirement of Gordon Kirkland, Jr. '70, who joined the college in 2000. Hester's new position is part of Catawba's Development Office and includes oversight of the Chiefs Club, the athletics' booster club.
VIDEO: From Germany with Love (A Catawba Story)
by Melanie Goergmaier '05 (Business Administration Alumnus) - Goergmaier recounts why she came to Catawba College and what has resulted from her experiences there. Watch this Catawba Story...
Four Catawba College Alumni Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards
At a barbecue luncheon that was part of the college's Homecoming Weekend activities, four individuals were honored as recipients of Catawba College's Distinguished Alumnus Award on Saturday, Oct. 27. The honorees include 1979 alumnus Michael S. Bauk of Salisbury; 1955 alumnus the Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton of Newton; 1971 alumnus Dr. Dolan Hubbard of Timonium, Md.; and 1951 alumnus Jack Ward of Mocksville.
Homecoming Queen and King Crowned, Court Announced
Members of the senior class, Denise Grissom of Stokesdale and Drew Laurens of Salisbury were crowned Homecoming Queen and King for the 2012-2013 academic year during halftime of Catawba College's Homecoming football game against North Greenville on Oct. 27.
Four Catawba College Alumni to Be Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Four individuals will be honored as recipients of Catawba College's Distinguished Alumnus Award on Saturday, Oct. 27 during a barbecue luncheon scheduled in Goodman Gymnasium as part of the college's Homecoming Weekend activities. The honorees include 1979 alumnus Michael S. Bauk of Salisbury; 1955 alumnus the Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton of Newton; 1971 alumnus Dr. Dolan Hubbard of Timonium, Md.; and 1951 alumnus Jack Ward of Mocksville.
Family Weekend Celebrates Students and Their Families
Families joined their students on campus for Catawba's Family Weekend, Sept. 21-23. Saturday activities coincided with an Admissions Open House at the college and swelled the number of family members on campus with students, either enrolled or prospective.
Catawba Offers Themed Game Day Promotions at Home Football Games
This fall, the Catawba College Chiefs Club hopes to fill Shuford Stadium during home football games by promoting themed game days.
Catawba Football Player Walks Again Thanks to Athletic Trainer and Surgeons
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com A Catawba College football player who broke two vertebrae in his neck Saturday during practice is walking again thanks to a quick response by medical personnel. Head athletic trainer Bob Casmus was on the field when the collision occurred between Tyrone Johnson, a defensive back, and his teammates as they leapt for the ball. "It was very intense and somewhat violent," Casmus said.
Catawba College Football Team Suits Up in Concussion-Resistant Helmets
Suited out in new and reconditioned concussion-resistant helmets, the Catawba College Football Team has participated in pre-season practices this week before the start of classes on August 15.
Catawba Swim Teams and Individual Swimmers Earn Academic All-American Status
Five swimmers from Catawba's Men's and Women's teams achieved Academic Honorable Mention All-American status at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 academic year. They were recognized for achieving a 3.6 or better GPA and achieving an NCAA B qualification time.
Catawba Athletics Website Now Mobile
[Visit www.catawba.edu and www.gocatawbaindians.com on your mobile device] Earlier this summer, Catawba College announced the launch of its mobile app, which is touch-optimized for all popular mobile device platforms, smartphones, and tablets. Catawba now also offers a mobile version of its Athletics website, www.gocatawbaindians.com.
Catawba Chiefs Club Drive Underway for 2012-2013
The membership drive for the 2012-2013 Catawba Chiefs Club is well underway. After last year's membership of 465, the goal for 2012-2013 is 500 members. 2012-2013 Chiefs Club President Bill Hall notes "this is a great way for Catawba Alumni and fans and anyone interested in Catawba and it's major impact on our community to support Catawba coaches and student athletes.
Silent Auction on August 2 to Benefit Catawba Athletics
We have just the event to get your competitive juices flowing! Come and enjoy the Silent Auction on Thursday, August 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium on campus.
Catawba College Launches Mobile App
Visit www.catawba.edu on your mobile device - Catawba is pleased to announce the launch of a mobile app that is universally device-friendly. The app is built for a touch-optimized user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms, smartphones, and tablets and does not require installation or a download.
Catawba Alumnus to Join Duke Coaching Staff
Catawba College 2003 alumnus Josh Jordan will join the baseball coaching staff at Duke. Jordan, a former Hunter Huss High standout, is joining the Blue Devils baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach. Jordan played baseball at Catawba, helping the Indians claim the 2002 South Atlantic Conference title before embarking on a 10-year coaching career.
1979 Alumnus' Parents Recognized with Catawba Scholarship
The family of Marvin A. "Skeeter" and Ann Francis has established a scholarship at Catawba College. Although Ann Francis and her late husband, Marvin, never attended Catawba, their son, Marvin A. Francis, Jr. did, and is an alumnus from Catawba's class of 1979.
Nation's Best Visit Catawba Campus and Salisbury for NSSA Banquet
Several top names in sports writing and sports broadcasting from around the nation filed into Salisbury on Saturday, June 9 for the 53rd National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction. The banquet was held in Goodman Gym on the Catawba College campus. View the list of honorees who were scheduled to be in attendance.
STUDENT BLOG: Soccer on a Mission (in Paraguay)
Athena Bless of Asheboro, NC, a member of the Women's Soccer team is in Paraguay this summer on a sports mission trip with "Athletes in Action." Athena is sharing her experiences and photos through her blog below...
Catawba Student Researches Link Between Head Injuries and Alzheimer's
Lindsay Smith of Salisbury contends that her research data supports her theory that there is a correlation between head injuries and Alzheimer's disease. The research she outlined in a paper presented at a super-regional convention of Alpha Chi, national college honor society, was so convincing to the scholarship committee that it won her an Alpha Chi Region III scholarship.
More Concussion-Resistant Helmets to Be Purchased for Football Squad
Concussion-resistant helmets will be purchased with funds raised in the 18th annual Catawba Football Golf Classic held May 11 at the Warrior Golf Club in China Grove. Catawba Head Football Coach Chip Hester said the fundraiser "really just exploded this year." "I think we had a worthy cause that people just wanted to be a part of and it was fueled by great leadership ," Hester explained. "The response was overwhelming and people really got behind the effort."
Catawba Baseball Has Historic Post-Season Run
Catawba baseball's historic post-season ride in 2012 came to an end in another one-run affair in the semifinals of the NCAA II College World Series in Cary, N.C. Despite an outstanding pitching effort from Nick Lomascolo on three days rest, Catawba could not muster much offense in falling 2-1 to West Chester.
Catawba Baseball Defeats #1 St. Mary's to Continue in World Series
Catawba College withstood a ninth-inning rally to defeat St. Mary’s University (Texas) 5-4 in an elimination game at the 2012 NCAA Division II College World Series on Wednesday night at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Catawba Baseball to Play in Second Game of Division II World Series Today, May 29
Catawba's Baseball team will play in its second game of the college Division II World Series today, May 29, 2012 at 4pm at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Baseball Set for College World Series; WSAT to Carry Games
Catawba's Baseball team will take its first ever trip to the college Division II World Series. Catawba, ranked #4 nationally with a record of 43-15, will take on #11 ranked University of Indianapolis (46-14) in the opening round on Sunday at 1 pm at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. During the regional playoffs, Catawba defeated nationally ranked #2 Tusculum, #4 Mt. Olive, #6 Francis Marion and #7 Armstrong Atlantic to claim the championship.
Catawba Baseball to Play in Its First Ever Division II World Series
Catawba's Baseball team will take its first ever trip to the college Division II World Series. Nationally ranked #21 Catawba, with a record of 43-15, will take on #15 ranked University of Indianapolis in the opening round on Sunday at 1pm at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. During the regional playoffs, Catawba defeated nationally ranked #2 Tusculum, #4 Mt. Olive, #6 Francis Marion and #7 Armstrong Atlantic to claim the championship.
Catawba Alumnus and Salisbury Native New Dean at Northwestern
Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, has been named dean of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern Provost Daniel I. Linzer announced today. Hamm will join the faculty as dean-designate on July 1 and assume the deanship on Sept. 1.
Catawba College 2011-2012 Athletic Award Winners Announced
Catawba College has announced its 2011-12 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 1. Heading the list of award winners were Braden Artem and Dana Hicks, who were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards for the top female and male senior athletes, and Steffi Cook and Jeb Bass, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Congressman Earl Ruth Highway Dedicated in Ceremony at Catawba
Although he died in 1989, memories of U.S. Congressman Earl Baker Ruth flowed as freely on April 26 as traffic on the highway that was dedicated in his memory. A ceremony, emceed by N.C. Board of Transportation member, Ralph Womble, and attended by Ruth's family, past and present elected officials, and his former students, friends and colleagues, was held that day in Peeler Crystal Lounge on the Catawba College campus.
Catawba College Athletic Awards Ceremony Set for May 1
Catawba College will hold its annual athletic awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium. The ceremony will recognize the accomplishments of Catawba's athletic teams for the 2011-2012 year. Photos and a list of winners will be posted following the event.
Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Announces Four New Members
Four new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on April 28, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 35th anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): John D. Coble '52 (deceased); Scherrie A. Dalton '98 of Martinsville, Va.; Gregory K. Payne '98 of Anderson, S.C.; and Bill H. Wilhelm '57 (deceased).
Joe Oxendine '52 Honored with Catawba's Prestigious Shuford Award
"The most important thing this college did for me was let me become a student here," Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine recalled Sunday, April 15, as he accepted Catawba College's prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Oxendine, a 1952 alumnus of Catawba and chancellor emeritus of UNC Pembroke, was tapped to serve as interim president of his alma mater last March while a national search was launched for Catawba's next president.
Catawba Trustee and Benefactor, James F. Hurley III, Dies
Longtime Catawba College trustee and benefactor, James F. Hurley III, the former editor, publisher, and head of the family who had owned the Salisbury Post for over 80 years, died Monday, April 2. The death of the 80-year-old Hurley, who joined the Catawba College Board of Trustees in 1977, brings to an end one of the most distinguished periods of personal philanthropy and social awareness in the history of Salisbury and Rowan County.
Friends and Alumni Fund Scholarship in Memory of Henry Bernhardt '50
Thanks to the efforts of friends and fellow alumni of the late Henry C. Bernhardt '50, a fully funded scholarship has been established in his memory at Catawba. The fund-raising effort for the scholarship was led by two close friends of Bernhardt, Tuck Gudger '48 and Walt Ramseur '49. Preference for the scholarship will be given to student athletes and/or members of the marching band.
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month for 2012
March is National Athletic Training Month. Catawba College's Athletic Training Program is responsible for the health care needs for the 18 varsity sports and the varsity cheerleaders. This includes practice and game coverage virtually seven days a week including holidays and both the Fall and Spring breaks. The certified athletic trainers supervise and educate the students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program.
18th Annual Catawba Football Golf Classic Set for May 11
The 18th Annual Catawba Football Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:00am at the Warrior Golf Club in China Grove, NC. This will be a great day of fun and food for all fans and golfers. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin and for the tournament-wide putting contest.
Catawba Alumnus to Join National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Alumnus Dave Robbins '66 played football at Catawba and was inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.] Gastonia's Dave Robbins is hardly one to brag about his "other" sport, but most who know him recognize him as a talented golfer. So when he shot an uncharacteristic 95 three weeks ago at Lincoln Country Club, his friends were asking him why he was off his game. On Tuesday, the world knew as Robbins was announced as a member of...
Catawba's Church/College Dinner is a Time of Recognition
A Catawba College alumna, a faculty member and a student were each recognized at the College's annual Church/College Dinner held Feb. 20 on campus in Peeler Crystal Lounge. Those attending included trustees, college administrators, students and supporters of Catawba's Campus Ministry and its Lilly Center for Vocation and Values.
Three New Members Inducted into Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame
Three members were inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 18 during a ceremony held in the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The ceremony was sponsored by the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program.
Catawba Alumnus Relishing "Go-To" Role
By: Paul Schenkel, Morganton News Herald - By the end of his time at Catawba College, Freedom High graduate Donald Rutherford had developed the nickname "the dunker" due to his aerial feats and athleticism. And while the high-wire act has not been slowed in his time playing professionally overseas, Rutherford prefers a different persona now. Just call him "go-to guy."
Join Us for Ladies Night 2012
Ladies Night has become a fixture as part of Blue-White Weekend and this year is no exception. It will be held Friday, March 30th at 6 pm (not the usual 7 pm) in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium. The first portion of the evening will be ideas for home entertaining entitled "Tricks, Treats,Tastes and Tablescapes" with Tippie Miller and Linda White sharing what works best for them.
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Second Class on Feb. 18
Four members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 18. The induction of the Class of 2012 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The inductees are (with graduation year): Jim Bradley '86 of Mebane; John Lukowski '92 of Irmo, S.C. ; Angela Shirk Sneed '93 of Mooresville; and Jeff Tucker '90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.
2012 Blue-White Spring Football Game Set
The annual Blue-White Spring Football game is set for 10:00am on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Come and watch the 2012 Indian squad as they begin the road back from last season's disappointing year. A lot of young players got their first taste of Division II football last fall and will be much improved as a result.
2012 Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The 2012 Class of Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Inductees has been announced. The four members of the Class of 2012 have been selected as follows: John D. Coble (d) '52 Football; Scherrie A. Dalton '98 Women's Soccer; Gregory K. Payne '98 Football and Baseball; Bill H. Wilhelm (d) '57 Baseball Coach.
University of Pittsburg Possibilities for Catawba Alumnus and 49ers Defensive Line Coach
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Jim Tomsula, a 1990 Catawba College alumnus and native of West Homestead, Pa., has served as defensive line coach for the 49ers since Jan. 16, 2007) by Kevin Lynch, Niner Insider Blog - A source said that 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula may interview or has already interviewed for the University of Pittsburgh's head coach position. Former coach Todd Graham left five days ago to take the job at Arizona State, after former 49ers coach Dennis Erickson was fired at ASU.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - First-Class, First Ladies
by John H. Rapp '76 (Sociology and Psychology Alumnus) - An alumnus remembers two former first ladies (Omwake and Dearborn) and their impact on his time at Catawba and beyond.
Catawba's Homecoming Queen and King Crowned, Court Announced
Gail Murray of Shallotte, N.C., and Kyle Hendrick of Palatka, Fla., were crowned Homecoming Queen and King for the 2011-2012 academic year during halftime of Catawba College's Homecoming football game against Wingate University on Oct. 22.
Three Catawba College Alumni Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Three individuals were honored as recipients of Catawba College's Distinguished Alumnus Award on Saturday, Oct. 22 at a barbecue luncheon held in Goodman Gymnasium as part of the college's Homecoming Weekend activities. The honorees included 1976 alumnus William V. 'Bill" Godley of Woodleaf, and twin brothers, 1986 alumni Benjamin "Benjy" Hamm of Louisville, Kentucky, and Bradley J. Hamm of Bloomington, Indiana.
Fowler Family Moves Endowed Scholarship at Catawba to First Family Level
Newton and Nancy Fowler of Concord and members of their family have made a gift to Catawba College that moves their Fowler Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2005, to the First Family Scholarship level. Preference for the Fowler Family First Family Scholarship will be given to a student athlete who maintains a 3.0 grade point while majoring in Education.
It's Not Too Late! Join the Chiefs Club or Renew Now!
The first home football game will be on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 7:00 pm against Newberry. Season Tickets were mailed on August 31 to all who have joined the Catawba Chiefs for 2011. You still have time to become a member of the Catawba Chiefs or to renew your membership. There are plenty of good seats available in Shuford Stadium and we hope you will consider joining us for an exciting year!
Catawba's Marching Band Revived, with the Pride
It was 1973 when Catawba College last had a Marching Band that performed on the field during halftime of football games, but that will all change this year. On September 17, fans attending Catawba's first home football game of the season will be entertained and energized by the Catawba Pride Marching Band.
Catawba's Silent Auction Is a Screaming Success!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 was a hot summer evening on the Catawba College campus, but a really cool event took place in the Kirkland Lobby of the Abernethy Physical Education Center. Catawba's inaugural Silent Auction, a fund-raising event for the college Athletics Department, brought alumni, Chiefs Club members, faculty, staff, and fans of the college out for food, beverage, fellowship and a chance to bid on some hot items.
Highway May Be Named for Earl Ruth
Rowan County Commissioners approved a resolution today recommending that the N.C. Department of Transportation name five miles of the highway "Congressman Earl B. Ruth Memorial Highway."Ruth, a native of Spencer, was a coach, professor, Athletic Director and Dean of Students at Catawba College before being elected to Congress in 1968. A Republican, he won re-election twice and served briefly as governor of America Samoa, from 1975 to 1976.
Joseph B. Oxendine '52 Takes another Swing at Catawba
When Joe Oxendine came to Catawba College the first time in 1948, he was an 18-year-old Lumbee Indian who had just spent a year working at a Detroit automobile factory making and saving money to put himself through undergraduate school. When Oxendine returned to Catawba this past March, he was an 81-year-old man, retired after a long and successful career in academia.
Silent Auction on August 9 to Benefit Catawba Athletics
Come and enjoy the Silent Auction on Tuesday, August 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium on campus. There will be something to fit every pocketbook, and all proceeds will benefit the Athletics Department! Items up for bid include five vacation homes, great golf packages, dinners with celebrities, NASCAR racing experiences, massages, personal training, great dinner getaways, Grand Ole Opry tickets, golf lessons, Carolina Panthers tickets, and more!
Incoming Freshman a Finalist for AAU's High School Sullivan Award
Logan Ellis, member of the incoming Class of 2015 at Catawba College, has been selected as a finalist for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) High School Sullivan Award. Ellis graduated from Southeast Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C. and will begin classes at Catawba in the fall. A two-time all-conference golfer, Ellis qualified for first-round match play in the 2010 CGA NC Junior Matchplay Championships. He started scouting at age 7 and earned the rank of Eagle at age 16.
The Curious Case of Johnny Temple: A Glimpse into Catawba's Baseball History
by Mike London, SalisburyPost.com - When former Catawba slugger Jerry Sands was with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this year, Catawba sports information director Jim Lewis naturally watched his games. There were times when a play-by-play man, unfamiliar with Sands, was astonished to learn he was from a Division II school in North Carolina called Catawba. Almost instantly, researchers would inform the play-by-play guy that the most famous baseball player to come out of Catawba was Johnny Temple
Catawba College Alumnus Named Patton High Head Coach
By Paul Schenkel, Media General News Service. Chip Lewis played defensive back for the Catawba Indians, where he earned an honorable mention All-American. A Morganton native, Lewis isn't usually the emotional type. But when he learned his dream of being a high school football head coach would come in his home county – as the young Patton High program's third coach – he couldn't help himself.
Spotlight on Incoming Freshman Tyler Rea: 'Sports is My Life'
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com - South Rowan High School Senior Tyler Rea has been helping out with athletics including football, basketball and baseball since he was a freshman. He'll be heading to Catawba in the fall to study physical education. Physical limitations have never kept Tyler Rea out of the game.
Future Lady Indian Leads the Way from Center Field
By Joe Habina, Charlotte Observer - When Michaela Boyd thought about her chances of playing college softball, she thought she would be "one of those players that got overlooked and never got a chance to play." The Northwest Cabarrus senior outfielder believed Anderson College was committed to her last summer, but she said its interest faded away. Out of the blue, Catawba College in Salisbury offered her a tryout, which soon turned into a scholarship offer.
Chiefs Club Membership for 2011-2012
Renewal forms for Chiefs Club members have been mailed. 2011-12 Chiefs President Bob Setzer is expecting an increase in membership from last year. 2010-2011 membership stood at 451 after four consecutive years over 500. Setzer said "with a very attractive five game home football schedule including UNC Pembroke and our economy showing signs of improvement, we look for new members and we hope our former ones renew as well."
Women's Lacrosse, An Additional Catawba Sport to Cheer
By Stephanie Cook '12 - As we welcome the Class of 2015 to the Catawba College campus, we will also acknowledge and give our attention to the newest intercollegiate team added to the Catawba Indian's athletics program. Women's Lacrosse, under the direction of Ashley Gilroy, will kick off its inaugural season in January 2012.
Catawba College Athletic Award Winners Announced
Catawba College has announced its 2010-11 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 3. Heading the list of award winners were Alexa Baird and Marty Tuohy...
Salisbury Resident Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Salisbury resident Eric Slipp has made a gift to establish a new scholarship at Catawba College. Preference for the Eric P. Slipp Endowed Scholarship will be given to a member of the Catawba baseball team who is majoring in business, environmental science or physical education.
Catawba Alumnus Admitted to Top-Tier Graduate Program in Economics
Catawba College alumnus Grant Gibson '10 has been admitted to McMaster University's graduate program in Economics. Gibson, who majored in Sustainable Business and Community Development and was a member of the men's swimming team, intends to earn his Ph.D. in Economics at McMaster, which is a member of the "Group of Thirteen" in Canada. The G-13 is considered "top-tier" and is very research intensive.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Four New Members
Four new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 34th anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): Dwayne Brewington '82 of Montgomery Village, Md.; Lonnie Chandler '63 of New London; Tony DiPaolo '59 of Smoketown, Pa.; and Monte Jackson Turner '94 of Burlington.
Kenerly Smith Family Scholarship Established at Catawba College
A 1944 Catawba College alumna, Edith Smith Kenerly Holshouser, has created a new scholarship fund at her alma mater that will benefit students from her native Rowan County. The Kenerly Smith Family Scholarship is a way for Mrs. Holshouser to pay tribute to the fact that she, her late first husband, Harold Kenerly '47, and four of her late siblings, William Lamont Smith '33, Maxine Smith Carlton '37, Quay Thurston Smith '41 and Martha Viola Smith Adams '41, all graduated from Catawba.
You're Invited to the Sports Hall of Fame Weekend 2011!
Catawba College's Annual Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament, Cookout, and Inductee Luncheon is rapidly approaching. The date for the golf tournament is Friday, April 29th with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. at the Country Club of Salisbury with the cookout to immediately follow. The Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 30th at 12:00 p.m. in the Kirkland Lobby of the Abernethy Physical Education Center.
Join Us for Blue-White Weekend April 1-2, 2011
It's been cold and winter seems to last forever! But, spring will soon arrive along with warmer weather and Catawba's 2011 Football Indians will be on display in the annual Blue-White Spring Football Game. To begin the weekend, Friday, April 1st we will offer our female friends and fans, Ladies Night. Our special program will feature Jerry Hester, mother of our Coach Chip. Jerry has written a children's book, Beach Bunnies ,and is also a professional artist,with her speciality oil paintings. She
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class on Feb. 12
Six inaugural members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 12. The induction of the Class of 2011 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in the Frank Meyer's Gymnasium of the Abernethy Physical Education Center on campus. The inductees are (with graduation year): Gary Blabon '91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks '93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix '92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Henning '96 of Greensboro; Scott McCall '93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump '98 of Du
SAVE THE DATE! Catawba's Sports Hall of Fame is Set for April 29-30!
The 2011 Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame is set for April 29-30! A brief schedule is available below. More information will be released later this spring.
Catawba Alumnus Leads San Francisco 49ers to a Win in Final Game of Season
The San Francisco 49ers had a 38 to 7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Jan. 2, and much of the credit for that goes to the 49ers interim head coach Jim Tomsula, a 1990 Catawba College alumnus. Tomsula's appointment as interim head coach was announced during a press conference on Monday, Dec. 27, and came on the heels of the firing of the 49ers' former head coach Mike Singletary.
Catawba Alumnus Is San Francisco 49ers Interim Head Coach
When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Jan. 2, the team will be under interim head coach Jim Tomsula, a 1990 Catawba College alumnus. Tomsula's appointment was announced during a press conference on Monday, Dec. 27, and comes on the heels of the firing of the 49ers' former head coach Mike Singletary.
Ballin' Isn't Just a Habit, It's a Job
By: Stephanie Cook '12. Many people refer to their time in college as "living the dream." If you asked three Catawba graduates, who are pursuing their dream of playing professional basketball overseas, their answers may be a bit different. Rob Fields, Donald Rutherford, and Antonio Houston are three Catawba alumni from the Class of 2010 who all played collegiate basketball for the Indians and are now playing professionally in Europe.
Catawba Student-Athlete Named SAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Catawba junior Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) has been named the South Atlantic Conference women's basketball Player of the Week for the week ending November 21, 2010. It was announced by the league office on Monday. Hicks helped Catawba split a pair of road games last week as she posted double-doubles in both outings. She scored 27 points with 12 rebounds in a two-point loss at Barton then followed with a 25-point, 13-rebound effort in a victory at Mount Olive.
VIDEO: Athletic Training Students in Action
by Stephanie Cook '12, Communication Arts Major. Students in the Athletic Training program work during a season football game and discuss what they like about athletic training, working with the athletes and in a team environment, and their numerous experiences.
Ready, Set, Swim!
by Stephanie Cook '12. Did you know there is a paralympian within Catawba College's student body? The fact that Ashley Owens is a Lady Indian or student athlete on the swim team makes the student population even more different and interesting.
Richard Stevenson Feimster Athletic Scholarship Established
Richard Stevenson Feimster '48 (1921 to 2009). Submitted by Luther Conger and Franklin Ivey, co-chairs of the Richard S. Feimster Athletic Scholarship Fund. Soon after Coach Feimster was laid to rest, two of his student athlete pallbearers decided on the front lawn of Concord Presbyterian Church that they wanted to create a lasting honor for their coach, teacher, mentor and friend.
Catawba College Alumnus and Hall of Famer Featured on the NFL Network
Source: NFLNetwork.com. 1989 Catawba Alumnus Randy Brown was recently featured on the NFL Network. The segment aired on Saturday, October 16. Brown spends half of his days coaching in the NFL and the other half as a mayor in New Jersey.
Catawba Names Gilroy as Initial Women's Lacrosse Coach
Catawba College has named Ashley Gilroy as the school's first women's lacrosse coach. It was announced by Dennis Davidson, Director of Athletics. Gilroy takes the reins of Catawba's newest intercollegiate sport which will celebrate its inaugural season in the spring of 2012. "We are pleased that Ashley has joined the Catawba College athletics staff," said Davidson. "It is exciting to have new women's sport and Ashley is energetic and passionate about women's lacrosse. With her background as a D
Homecoming Weekend 2010 Was a Blast!
Homecoming Weekend 2010, held October 8-10, was jam-packed with a winning football game over Brevard, a barbecue, an awards ceremony, tailgating, a king and queen, a marching band and more. Photo galleries will be posted from the various activities that took place during Homecoming Weekend below.
Catawba College Alumni Present Awards to Two during Homecoming
The Catawba College Alumni Association recognized two of its own as recipients of Distinguished Alumnus Awards during Homecoming activities on October 9. Gregory M. Alcorn '79 of Salisbury and Thomas E. "Tom" Burdette '73 of Clifton, Va., received the awards during a barbecue luncheon held in Goodman Gymnasium on campus.
"Dig Pink" with Catawba Volleyball for Breast Cancer
The Volleyball team will be collecting donations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We are excited to be a part of the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign. Education is key to increasing awareness and knowledge about the disease.
Wow, Your Accent Is Awesome! Where Are You From?
by Stephanie Cook, Catawba College '12. If you want an international experience, you need look no further than Catawba College's men and women's tennis teams. Thanks to the addition of some new recruits on both teams — six new guys and seven new gals to be exact — you'll find nine different countries represented. As a player on the women's tennis team, I find the diversity very exciting!
Catawba Athletics Now Features Various Post-Game Video Interviews
You can now watch video of Catawba's student-athletes after various home games on the Catawba Athletics website. Catawba Athletics also now has its own YouTube channel, which you can subscribe to at www.youtube.com/catawbaindians. Stay tuned there or at GoCatawbaIndians.com for various post-game interviews with the men and women of the Catawba Indians. Stephanie Cook '12, a Communication Arts major with minors in Spanish and Business Administration, is doing the videos as part of her internship
Radio Host Mark Packer To Be on Hand for Catawba's Home Football Opener Sept. 4
Popular sports radio host, Mark Packer, also known as "the Packman," will be on hand for Catawba's home football opener against St. Augustine on Saturday, Sept. 4. This game is also the first in a series of themed game days, with Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Responders to be admitted free along with three of their guests to the 7 p.m. match-up against St. Augustine.
It's All Cool: Final Hot Spots at Catawba Get Air-Conditioning
The last non-air-conditioned spaces on Catawba College's campus will finally be cool thanks to a new Facilities project that is nearing completion. The Goodman Gymnasium, the Meyer Auxiliary Gymnasium and the racquetball courts, all part of the Abernethy Physical Education Center, were the targets of the cooling project.
Catawba Hopes to Fill Stadium at Home Football Games through Themed Game Day Promotion
The Catawba College Chiefs Club hopes to fill Shuford Stadium during home football games this fall by promoting themed game days. On different Saturdays, a different organization or segment of the local population will be targeted and offered free admission to the games. According to Gordon Kirkland, Catawba's director of athletic development, this Chiefs Club initiative "is an effort to promote what we've got here and to expose more people to it. Folks don't know how much fun they can have on a
Join Us for the 2010 Sneak Peek!
Attention Catawba Athletics Fans! Please join Chiefs Club members and other Catawba fans as we get a sneak peek into the exciting 2010 football and basketball seasons. The spotlight will be on Head Coaches Chip Hester and Jim Baker as they share the outlook for the teams and answer your questions. Come and enjoy some great food and beverages!
Catawba Chiefs Club Cranks Up 2010-2011 Membership Drive
Catawba College's Chiefs Club began its 2010-2011 membership drive on June 1 with a goal of 525 members, and membership renewal information has been mailed to all 2009-2010 members. A Chiefs Club membership supports the 83 full athletic scholarships Catawba sponsors for approximately 450 student athletes playing one of its 18 NCAA Division II sports.
Catawba College to Add Women's Lacrosse
Catawba College announced today that women's lacrosse is being added to its athletics program. The announcement was made by Dr. W. Craig Turner, president, and Dennis Davidson, director of athletics. With the addition of lacrosse, which will begin play in the 2011-12 school year, Catawba will field nine varsity women's sports.
Catawba Announces 2009-2010 Athletic Award Winners
Catawba College has announced its 2009-10 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 4. Heading the list of award winners were Kelsey Babos and Craige Lyerly, who were awarded the Lomax and Kirkland Awards for the top female and male senior athletes, and Brooke Whitley and Donzell Williams, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Players Gather for Mini-Golf Tourney for the Blind
By Hugh Fisher, salisburypost.com. Don Srail, a Rowan County resident who lives just outside of Salisbury, said it best when he described the purpose of Saturday's annual Statewide Putt Putt Tournament for the Blind and Visually Impaired: "We encourage each other a lot more than what doctors can do or pills can do."
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Four New Members
Four new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on May 1, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 32st anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): David Bennett of Conway, S.C.; Reid Bradshaw '67 of Salisbury; Kevin Sloan '88 of Havertown, Pa.; and Jowita Sokolowska '97 of Harelbeke, Belgium.
Lacrosse Reunion Set for April 24, 2010
Looking for a chance to see former Lacrosse teammates and enjoy some time with them? The perfect opportunity to do just that is the April 24th, 2010 Catawba College Lacrosse Reunion. It all begins at 12:30pm in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium. Lunch for all will be served at that time and several of you will be selected to speak to the group about your time at Catawba and your Lacrosse memories.
Sports Hall of Fame Weekend April 30-May 1, 2010
The 2010 Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Weekend will feature our annual Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury on Friday, April 30th at 1pm, followed by a cookout at 5pm. There is a limit of 84 players. The Luncheon and Induction Ceremony will be Saturday, May 1st at noon in Kirkland Lobby of the Abernethy Physical Education Center. Reservations required for all events. Read more...
Blue-White Weekend Set for March 26-27, 2010
Our annual Blue-White Weekend is March 26th and 27th. Ladies Night with Chip Hester is set for Friday, March 26th at 7pm in the Michael Conference Room of the Hayes Field House. Come learn Tips, Tricks and Treats from Tippie Miller who always has fun in the kitchen. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and take home recipes for all the foods prepared on the 26th.
Coach Moir's Players Gather to Reminisce
Former basketball players of Catawba College Coach Sam Moir, who played between 1960 and 1994, were on campus for an informal luncheon February 13. The luncheon, hosted by the Catawba Chiefs Club, was an opportunity for the players to reconnect with their coach and to reminisce. The event was held in the Frank "Dutch" Meyer Auxiliary Gym of the Abernethy Physical Education Center on campus.
Cheerleading Tryout Set for April 17, 2010
The Catawba College cheerleading squad will hold an open tryout for all new and returning students on Saturday, April 17 at 2:00pm. Anyone interested in trying out for the squad should meet new coach Katie Osteen in the Goodman Gym lobby at that time.
Catawba Women's Basketball Raising Money for Kay Yow Foundation
by Shavonne Potts, salisburypost.com. If you plan to attend the next Catawba College Lady Indians home basketball game, be prepared to enter the Pink Zone. The team is raising money to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Cancer Fund.
Estate Gift from Col. Louis "Ike" Green Establishes Scholarship Fund at Catawba
Thanks to a gift from the estate of Col. Louis "Ike" Alpheus Green '42 of Lexington, N.C., a new scholarship fund has been established at Catawba College. Preference for the Ike and Vicky Green Annual Scholarship Fund will be given to football players.
NOTICE Regarding the Catawba Athletics Website
The Catawba Athletics website (www.gocatawbaindians.com) is now currently operational again. The technical issues which unplanned downtimes have been resolved. Your patience was greatly appreciated during the downtime. Visit www.gocatawbaindians.com.
After the Rains, Softball Team Pitches in to Help
January's torrential rains caused major flooding from Grant's Creek onto Catawba's athletic complex, including Whitley Softball Field and Frock Fields. To get the fields in shape for play, members of Catawba's Softball Team spent most of their free time during the week of January 25 on the field, not playing, but cleaning up.
2010 Hall of Fame to Induct Four New Members
The 2010 Class to be inducted on Saturday, May 1st includes Reid Bradshaw '67 (Football and former Head Coach and AD at South Rowan HS), David Bennett (Head Football Coach here 1995-2001), Kevin Sloan '88 (Soccer) and Jowita Sokolowska '97 (Women's Basketball).
Women's Basketball Team Helps Make Community Outreach Successful
There were many Santas this year in Rowan County who were, literally, Santa to a Senior. As Home Instead Senior Care "wrapped up" the third annual community outreach, "Be a Santa to a Senior," more seniors than ever had a gift under the tree.
Lutheran Homes at Trinity Oaks and Volunteer Catawba Host Harvest Moon Ball
By: Devin Rodgers, Catawba Student. It was 6:00pm and primetime at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. The technicolor daisy centerpieces with the improvised yellow brick road, and the arching balloon rainbow it led to, transformed this plainly carpeted enclosure into an enchanted ballroom that clearly defined the chosen theme: Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Catawba Terminates Women’s Field Hockey Program
Catawba College announced Monday, Nov. 9, that it has terminated its women’s field hockey program, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Dr. Craig Turner, College President.
Turner, along with Catawba’s Vice President for Athletics Tom Childress and Athletics Director Dennis Davidson met with the current squad on Monday evening. They informed the student athletes that their athletic scholarships would be honored if they chose to remain at Catawba.
Afghans Support Catawba's Thanksgiving Service Project
As part of their efforts to raise funds for the 6th annual Thanksgiving Duck Draw, a service project to supply Thanksgiving meals to local families in need, the Office of Student Affairs is selling Catawba College afghans, or throws. The throws are 100% cotton, woven by a company in South Carolina. The generously-sized, approximately 48" by 68" throw features the words Catawba College and the feathered "C" athletics logo.
Trailblazer Sets Up Scholarship at Catawba College
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service - Dave Robbins '66 never set out to be a trailblazer. But that's exactly what happened in his life and in his career. The Gastonia native, whose long professional career focused on basketball, actually left his hometown to play basketball at Oak Ridge Academy. He transferred to Catawba on a basketball scholarship in 1964 where he became a football and track performer who played two seasons of basketball.
Homecoming Weekend 2009 Was a Blast!
Alumni came back to campus for Homecoming Weekend 2009. Events they attended included a football game and tailgating before it, awards events, including the Blue Masque Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Alumnus Awards, a block party following the game and a gathering of the Golden Club. View photos and more from the weekend...
The 14th Annual Catawba 100 Golf Marathon is Played at McCanless
18 golfers teed off at 7:30 on Monday, September 14th to play 100 holes at McCanless Golf Club to support Catawba Athletics. Included in the group were several Catawba coaches. All monies raised in the effort are spent on Catawba Student Athletes.
Loose Change Collected at Catawba's Home Athletic Events Will Benefit Local Charities
Loose change collected at the entrances of Catawba College's home athletic events will benefit several charities, including Rowan Helping Ministries, the American Red Cross and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Student athletes, representing Catawba's 18 athletic teams, will be responsible for the collection in an effort led by Catawba's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Area High School Students Invited to get a "Taste" of Catawba College at "Cheerwine Day"
Redesigned Open House format allows students and parents to really "drink in" Catawba's culture. Catawba College Office of Admissions invites local high school students to indulge all their senses by attending Catawba's redesigned Open House, "Cheerwine Day," on Saturday, September 26th at the College.
"Cheerwine Day," on September 26th will be the first of two Open Houses at Catawba College for 2009...
Quarterback Cam Sexton Carries Hopes for NFL Career from UNC to Catawba
By Ron Green Jr., www.charlotteobserver.com (August 14, 2009) - After averaging 157.6 yards passing while playing in eight games last season at North Carolina, quarterback Cam Sexton will be taking the snaps this season under center for Catawba in hopes of landing a job in the NFL.
Date Set for 1st Catawba College Athletics Fall 5K
The Department of Athletics at Catawba College has announced a new 5K road race on the running calendar for local and regional runners. The race, which is for runners and walkers alike, will begin at 9 am on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Pre-registration fee is $20 (on or before 9/23) and race day registration is $25. View the race brochure to register today.
Coach Popp Honored with Scholarship at Catawba College
Joe Popp '52 of Mooresville, N.C., was the eldest son of nine children in a Yugoslavian immigrant family living in Johnstown, Pa., when Catawba College Football Coach Gordon Kirkland made him an offer that he did not refuse. Kirkland offered Joe a chance to attend Catawba College on a football scholarship and Joe did...
Lacrosse Reunion at Catawba College Set for 2010
SAVE THE DATE! A reunion for Lacrosse has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Detailed information will be mailed at a later date and posted through Facebook and Twitter. If you have recently moved or to make sure we have your correct mailing address, please call Gordon Kirkland in the Development Office at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail email@example.com.
Athletic Training Reunion at Catawba College Set for 2010
SAVE THE DATE! A reunion for Athletic Training has been scheduled for Saturday, February 20th, 2010. Detailed information will be mailed at a later date and posted through Facebook and Twitter. If you have recently moved or to make sure we have your correct mailing address, please call Gordon Kirkland in the Development Office at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Summer Recap
by Cyle Petersen '10. After safely arriving back in Salisbury after a 9-hour train ride, which gave me lots of time to think about all I had done in the past 2 months, I thought it would be interesting to recap my summer to everyone else. My summer seemed normal while it was happening because it was roughly the same each week, but after leaving I have realized that I would never have had the opportunity to do all the things...
Rodger H. Lofland Weight Room Renovated
With funds raised through the 2008 Catawba 100 Golf Marathon, the Rodger H. Lofland Weight Room has been refurbished with the purchasing of new equipment. The Lofland facility is located in Goodman Gymnasium and is used by Catawba's indoor athletic teams. Special thanks goes to Larry Kinder, a Rowan-Salisbury YMCA employee, for overseeing the project.
Catawba Chiefs Club Holds a Triad Area Reception
The Catawba College Chiefs Club hosted a reception for Catawba Chiefs members, fans and parents from Alamance, Davidson, Forsyth,Guilford and Randolph counties July 30th in Greensboro. Those in attendance were greeted by 2009-2010 Chiefs Club President Alison Klopp and then treated to the outlook for the 2009 football season from Coach Chip Hester followed by questions of him from those in attendance.
Salisbury Couple Establishes New Scholarship at Catawba
George and Blanche Greene '70 Glover of Salisbury have made a gift to establish at new scholarship at Catawba College which will benefit students from Rowan County who demonstrate financial need. The George and Blanche Glover Family Endowed Scholarship honors Blanche Greene Glover and the time she was a student at Catawba.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Last Two Weeks
by Cyle Petersen '10. I thought with my internship at the Embassy running down, with only two weeks left, the work might slowly stop coming in and I would be sitting restless with nothing to do. Quite the opposite and I'm pretty sure no one in my department even knows that next Thursday is my last day because they have given me enough work to last for another whole month!
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Let the Countdown Begin!
by Cyle Petersen '10. The end is coming near here in Washington, but the workload definitely isn't letting up yet. As my boss promised me, July would be very busy as Congress attempts to push through as much legislation as possible before the August recess. I have enjoyed it though because I have gotten to go to more and more hearings that are pretty interesting.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Part 2 of My 8 Week Program
by Cyle Petersen '10. Monday morning seemed a bit odd because I hadn't gotten up early to go to work since the previous Tuesday, which preceded my 5-day weekend that included Canada Day and the 4th of July! Nonetheless, it was back to the grind for another week.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - A Week of Festivities
by Cyle Petersen '10. This week definitely would have to take home the prize for most fun so far. With two different national holiday celebrations in the same week, the celebrations were to be expected. Although there were many parties and celebrations, I did have to get through Wednesday night before the fun could begin.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Week Three
by Cyle Petersen '10. After the first two weeks here in Washington, I didn't think it was possible to get any busier ... boy was I wrong. Week three left me with only minutes each day to sit and relax. This week I had a two hour lecture, two Congressional hearings to cover, a two hour morning seminar, a small group meeting at a local law firm, an all-day law school forum, a mid-term and a 30 minute group presentation to stuff into my schedule on top of my full-time internship and class schedule.
Catawba Chiefs Club Membership for 2009-2010
Renewal information and football season ticket renewal information has been mailed out to all those who were members in 2008-2009. The deadline to retain last season's football seats is Friday, July 31st. Interest is at an "all time high" as indications are that Catawba football looks to be strong this fall. He stated also "there are plenty of good seats available as of now", but anyone interested in season tickets for this fall should act quickly.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Another Busy Week in Washington!
by Cyle Petersen '10. After a much needed weekend off, Monday morning had come around again. It's always nice to have a few days off but I actually look forward to going to my internship every morning. The people are all so nice and laid back so it makes it fun to work there. I didn't have any work leftover from the previous week and my bosses were all pretty busy taking care of their overloaded e-mail accounts so I didn't do a whole lot of important Canadian Embassy stuff...
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Hello from Washington DC
by Cyle Petersen '10 - I've now been in the nation's capital for exactly one week. It seems like I have experienced a year's worth of sightseeing, local culture, and the like already with very minimal rest time to even reflect on it. So here goes...
A Life Remembered, a Life Celebrated: Ronald Vaden Ball
When Ron Ball '61 died very suddenly last June while on a fishing trip in Alaska, his family and friends were stunned. The grief and emptiness felt is slowly giving way to wonderful memories and a celebration of Ron's life. Those who knew him best remembered him for his ties to Catawba College and made gifts to the college in his memory. There were so many memorials, in fact, that an endowed scholarship was established at Catawba in Ron's memory.
Catawba Recycles Geothermal Runoff to Cut Water Use
By Mark Wineka, salisburypost.com. Chalk this one up as a good news, bad news story. Good news for Catawba College, which is saving roughly $20,000 a year in water costs. Bad news for the city of Salisbury, which has lost that same amount in water sales to Catawba. Two years ago, thanks to a monetary contribution from trustee Jim Hurley, the college sank a 20,000-gallon storage tank into the ground...
UNC Quarterback Transferring to Catawba for 2009 Season
by Evan Markfield (Eric Bryant Ross, Editor), Carolina Blue. When North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates went down with an injury last season, many wondered what would become of the Tar Heels' promising season. Once-forgotten backup Cam Sexton, who had dipped to the third-string spot on the depth, emerged and salvaged Carolina's season, which ended with an 8-4 regular-season record and an appearance in the Continental Tire Bowl.
2008-09 Athletic Award Recipients Announced
Catawba College has announced its 2008-09 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 28. Heading the list of award winners were Melissa Powers and Blake Ketner, who were awarded the Lomax and Kirkland Awards for the top female and male senior athletes...
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Six New Members
Six new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on May 2, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 31st anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): Henry C. Bernhardt '50; Randy Brown '89; Todd Lipe '91; Marvin Moore '99; Tom Sexton '79; and Selena Wilkes Tory '96.
VIDEO: Catawba Stories CONTEST WINNER Announced
FAMILY, FRIENDS, FUN! Congratulations to Alumna Teresa Brady Thomas '83, whose Catawba Story entitled "Famly, Friends, Fun!" was the winning entry for the Catawba Stories contest. In the story, which fell under the "Family Ties" category, Thomas reflects on the bond she shares with her daughter that will never be broken, the Catawba Experience.
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
Catawba College celebrates National Athletic Training Month during the month of March 2009. The Athletic Training Department at Catawba College is responsible for the health care needs of all 18 varsity sports. The certified athletic trainers on staff include Bob Casmus, ATC, Rob Dingle, ATC, Mike Eden, ATC, Travis Armstrong, ATC, Christy Hawley, ATC and Sara McCauley, ATC.
STUDENT BLOG: Joe Ehrmann's Visit Touches Lives of Students
by Philip Russ '10. What does it mean to be a true "Man" and a true "Woman"? Who would ever guess that the answer behind this question could be answered by a former NFL Pro Bowl defensive lineman from the Baltimore Colts. Who is this Man?
Lilly Colloquium Speaker: "Greatest Crisis in America Today is Crisis of Masculinity"
"The greatest crisis in America today is the crisis of masculinity," Catawba College's 2009 Lilly Colloquium speaker Joe Ehrmann told the audience gathered for his 11 a.m. address on February 24th in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. "Right behind that is the crisis of femininity and womanhood," he continued. Ehrmann, the guest speaker for the sixth annual Lilly Colloquium, is a former NFL Pro who played for 13 years for the Baltimore Colts.
VIDEO: A Catawba STORY - The Fam, The Team, and "That Guy"
by Lainey Nichols '09, English major and member of the Women's Soccer team. Senior Lainey Nichols dons the "That Guy" hat and shares what it was like being part of a "family" and team at Catawba.
STUDENT BLOG: News Around Campus - Winterfest
by Amanda Sowards '10. Winterfest Ball is one of the highlights of the spring semester at Catawba. Hear from several of the dance's attendees and view photos of the "Best-Dressed." Read more...
Blue-White Weekend Set for April 3-4, 2009
Our annual Blue-White Weekend is scheduled for Friday night, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th, 2009. The weekend starts with Corey Fischer and his most capable Chartwells Food Service staff. They will man four stations around the Michael Meeting Room. Each will be 15 minutes in length and will feature recipe and presentation ideas as well as sampling at each station.
Join Us in the Fight Against Breast Cancer: Get in the PinkZone!
Get in the WBCA PinkZone and join us in the fight against Breast Cancer on February 18, 2009 at 6:00pm in Goodman Gym on the Catawba College campus. The Lady Indians will play the Lincoln Memorial Lady Railsplitters. Please join in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Awareness!
Student Achievements Recognized at Opening Convocation, New Provost and Vice President of Enrollment Management Welcomed
When members of the Catawba College community gathered for Opening Convocation on Thursday, January 22, it was for the purpose of recognizing outstanding academic student achievements. It was also an opportunity for College President Dr. Craig Turner to formally introduce two new administrators.
Former NFL Pro Joe Ehrmann to Speak at Catawba College's Lilly Colloquium on Feb. 24th
Former NFL Pro Joe Ehrmann, now an ordained minister, will be the keynote speaker for Catawba College's sixth annual Lilly Colloquium on Tuesday, February 24. Ehrmann, who played professional football for 13 years and was selected as the Colts Man of the Year, followed his pro career by matriculating at Dallas Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary before being ordained in 1985.
Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Weekend: May 1-2, 2009
The 32nd Annual Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Weekend is set for Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2009. Reservations are required. Register now by calling the Office of Development at (704) 637-4394 or print and mail the completed registration form.
Blue-White Dates and Times, 2009
Details on Blue-White Weekend 2009, including Ladies Night, Blue-White Football Game, and Luncheon with Chip Hester. Reservations required for Ladies Night and the luncheon. Please call (704) 637-4394 for reservations or with questions.
Catawba College Staffer Inducted into High School Hall of Fame
Rashad Smith of Salisbury, Associate Dean of Admissions at Catawba College, was recently inducted into the East Rutherford High School Hall of Fame. Smith, a 1996 graduate of East Rutherford High, participated in football and track and field there.
PHOTOS: Volleyball Reunion
Saturday, November 1st featured a volleyball match against Brevard in Goodman Gymnasium. Following the match, all convened for dinner in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium. A program after dinner featured some of our former players that returned and attendees got their first chance to hear from our new President, Dr. Craig Turner.
BLOG: News around Campus - Homecoming
by Amanda Sowards '10. Catawba College's homecoming game was a success with Catawba pulling a triumphant victory over Tusculum. The stands were packed with students, alumni, faculty, parents, and family to re-unite the Catawba community from all generations.
PHOTOS: Field Hockey Reunion
The Field Hockey Alumni Reunion included an alumni game at 10am at Frock Field on Saturday, October 4. For a gallery of photos from the Field Hockey Reunion, visit the gallery...
Scholarship Is Just Another Way to Give Back
Albert H. "Tuck" Gudger, Sr., a 1948 alumnus of Catawba College, says a new scholarship he has established at the institution is just another way he is "giving back." Preference for the Albert H. "Tuck" Gudger, Sr. Scholarship will be given to a wide receiver on the football team, a position that Gudger once held.
Catawba 100 for 2008 Is Held at McCanless Golf Club
19 golfers played 100 holes on Monday, September 15th at McCanless Golf Club to raise money in support of Catawba's athletic program. With gifts and pledges as of the playing date, over $36,000 has been raised as it was once again a rousing success and thanks go out to all Catawba Alumni, Parents and Friends that have supported the 100.
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - Ireland
by Lainey Nichols '09. Ireland is a blur. Last night, we arrived in Cork — the cleanest airport in both hemispheres. Thank goodness for hygiene and soapy smells, because a few of us were behind a real, live hurling team from Ireland just prior to boarding the plane ... and all that entails. It is not my intent to be hypercritical or judgemental, but these hurlers seemed so stereotypically meat-headed that they should have had their own Saturday Night Live skit...
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - Day 7
by Lainey Nichols '09. A good night's sleep was had by all, and thank the dear Lord for that —we played a national team this morning. We warmed up on a remote field (on top of a hill) where the shadow of one cloud rolling by directly followed the next and patterned the grass like a green Holstein cow with rotating spots.
Softball Reunion Spring, 2009!!!
Catawba College Softball Alumni should save the weekend of April 18th, 2009 for a reunion. If you have recently moved or if you unsure we have your correct mailing address, call Gordon Kirkland at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Reunion details will be mailed January, 2009.
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - Day 5
by Lainey Nichols '09. This morning was fairly uneventful. A group of us, consisting of Big Cat (Catawba alumna Catherine Ballentine) Lays (sophomore, Layla Ghorbani), Becks (Becky Factau), and Paige Harrington (senior forward) walked in the rain to a nearby library like a line of baby ducks. This weather is beyond soupy. I was a drowsy kid today
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - Day 4
by Lainey Nichols '09. Bath is incredible. I walked into my first building with a rotunda, oculus, and coffered ceiling today — until this point, I had only learned about them in my Art History books. This building was the reception building for the Roman baths and is all that is classic and beautiful.
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - Day 3
by Lainey Nichols '09. I cannot begin to express the excitement — our team has to play today! The morning was left to us, but this evening was to be our first game against a Cambridge club. The pitch was ridiculous. Everything is just so green here. Lys (teammate) and I did cartwheels across the center circle when Coach left us to explore the surface as a team prior to the game.
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - The Rest of Day 1 and Day 2
by Lainey Nichols '09. Haggared and punchy, we entered into a lunch-time London where bankers move like ants and few smile. We were completely conspicuous, perhaps slightly obnoxious (we are just a loud group — no stopping us), but not rude.
BLOG: Women's Soccer Team in Great Britain - Day 1
by Lainey Nichols '09. I would like to preface this first entry with an apology — I'm afraid between leaving the country for the first time and interacting with my goofy family of teammates, my focus has not been the completion of this task! I feel as if I am suffering from William Miller from Almost Famous syndrome — a boy is asked to write an article on a rock band and ends up being completely immersed in the rock scene...
Women's Soccer Team Makes Trip to Great Britain
Lainey Nichols, who hails from Frederick, Md., is a senior English major and art minor at Catawba. She plays center mid on Catawba's women's soccer team. She hopes to pursue a career in public relations after graduation. Lainey is the daughter of Chuck and Kathy Nichols. Lainey's mom, Kathy is a 1981 Catawba alumna who played field hockey and was a cheerleader while she was a student at Catawba.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 8: Saying Goodbye to Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. My last full week of work and stay in Belgium was not very hectic. I was left more alone to work on the continuously incoming bank statements. The only major project I worked on was to help prepare data for use in a press release about the first half of 2008. I had to create excel files with formulas which could be used in the release...
Catawba Couple Establishes New Scholarship
Gregory W. '74 and Gordene "Deanie" McMordie '72 Singleton of New Bern, N.C., have established a new scholarship at their alma mater in memory of Deanie's father, the late Francis McMordie of Lewisville, N.C. Preference for the McMordie-Singleton Scholarship at Catawba College will be given to a student-athlete who is a member of the football team, of good academic standing, good character, not attending the institution on a full athletic scholarship, and who has a demonstrated need.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 7: A Day Trip to Paris
by Shahin Soltan '09. This was a very exciting week for me. I had great things going on at work and I was visiting Paris for the first time in my life. At the Delhaize Corporate offices, I continued on with the bank statements that I have handled since one of my former supervisors left the company. I was given a few other projects, including mapping new cost centers for the "bank of the group," Delcor, and once again, reconciliation of the two different accounting systems.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 6: On the Job and Planning a Trip to Paris
by Shahin Soltan '09. This week was the most challenging week for me at work. The person I was working for, Michel, had left the company and I was basically given all of his responsibilities. I had to rely on the weeks of training that he had given me and see how much I had really learned. Although there were lots of things to do, I enjoyed it because as my responsibilities grew, so did my performance level.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 5 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. This week at work was a little bit different than the other weeks. I had been working on a power presentation for all the Food Lion interns in Salisbury, N.C. I was supposed to present what I've learned so far and how those results compared to what I had expected to get out of this internship. Also, I talked about how Food Lion had prepared me for coming over here and whether that was adequate preparation or not.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 4 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. My fourth week was a bit more exciting than the previous one. Monday probably was my favorite day at work so far. We cracked a lot of jokes and laughed together at work, but we also got plenty of stuff done. I was given a task to analyze this year's budget for the different entities of the Delhaize Group. It wasn't an easy job considering the organization is large.
BLOG: The China Ten - A Look Back on the Trip to China
by Brad Ross '09. After a fun-filled night in Beijing, the following day we had to pack up our overstuffed luggage and begin the long trip back to the U.S.A. But during the 20+ hours of flying and the four connecting flights, Catawba College's China Ten had plenty of experiences to reminisce about.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 3 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. This week was a fairly calm week in Brussels. My friend Arvin left on Tuesday which wasn't very much fun, but what made things better was that my mom came to see me the same day. I felt bad for my mother because she took the bus all the way from Sweden. She left Sweden on Monday and didn't get here until Tuesday. It was more than a 24-hour bus ride.
BLOG: The China Ten - Beijing in a Nutshell
by Brad Ross '09. The city of Beijing was the last stop for Catawba College's China Ten and their tour of the country. In order to experience the numerous sights the city had to offer, we were given four whole days to get a feel for the growing metropolis.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 2 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. My second week in Belgium was very interesting. On Tuesday, my friend from Sweden named Arvin came to visit. Sweden is only a two-hour flight from here so it wasn't too long of a flight for him. I was very glad that he came to visit because I don't get to see my friends from back home very much considering I am in the United States most of the time.
Catawba College Launches Web-Based "Build YOUR Brochure" Feature
Want information about Catawba that is relevant to you and your interests? Create a custom brochure containing exactly what YOU want to know about Catawba College! It's easy! Simply select what areas you are interested in, and you'll be able to view YOUR Catawba Brochure right away - and we’ll e-mail you a link so you can view your brochure any time!
Volleyball Reunion Info
The Volleyball Reunion is scheduled for Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st, 2008. Details to follow in mailings going out in late August. Please call Gordon Kirkland at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Be sure we have your current address!
Field Hockey Reunion Info
The Field Hockey Alumni Game and Reunion are scheduled for Saturday, October 4th, 2008. Details to follow in mailings going out in late July. Please call Gordon Kirkland at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions. Be sure we have your current address!
2008-09 Chiefs Club Membership Drive Kicks-off
2008-09 Membership information and Football season ticket renewals are being mailed to all 2007-08 Chiefs Club members the week of June 2nd. Chiefs Club President Eric Slipp has set a goal of 525 members which is up from a record membership of 516 in 2007-08.
BLOG: The China Ten - Day 2 in Xian: The Terra-Cotta Experience
by Brad Ross '09. The China Ten woke fairly early to get a good start on a landmark day in our tour of China, visiting the terra-cotta warriors. But before we could see the emperor's clay army, Lucy [group's tour guide] had a factory tour lined up with the Kami Corporation.
Two Former Catawba College Soccer Players Join RailHawks Women
When the Carolina RailHawks women take the field on Friday, June 6th against the Bradenton Athletics at Wakemed Soccer park at 7:30 p.m., there will be four new players on the roster. Head Coach Jay Howell has added Nicole Danford, Ashley Gregory, Kim Crowley and McKenzie Burman to the official roster. Tickets for the first chance to welcome the newest RailHawks are only $8 and can be purchased at the LGFCU Box office or by calling 919-859-KICK.
BLOG: The China Ten - A Shaky Situation in Xian
by Brad Ross '09. We could not have began our trip to Xian any better then with the smooth flight from Shanghai. At the airport, we met up with our Xian tour guide Lucy who wasted no time to get us loaded on the buses and off to our first destination, the Xian history museum. On the way there, Lucy told us a little background about the oldest city in China and how Xian's main attraction, the terra-cotta warriors, have helped put her on the map.
BLOG: The China Ten - Buddhas to Bargain Shopping: Day 2 in Shanghai
by Brad Ross '09. After getting in so late from the nightclubs of The New World, the China Ten were disappointed when they received their 7 a.m. wake up calls. But tour guides Xian and Micco had a very eventful day planned for us, so they had to make sure we were up and on the bus in a punctual fashion.
BLOG: The China Ten - Goodbye Shenzhen, Hello Shanghai!
by Brad Ross '09. Our 5 a,m, wake-up call came earlier then any of us wanted it to, but it was critical for us to not be late for our 7 a.m. flight to Shanghai. The Shenzhen airport was an experience everybody in our group would not mind forgetting. When we arrived at the airport, the place was flooded with Chinese locals running about trying to check bags and get to their gates...
BLOG: The China Ten: Crossing Over into Mainland China
by Brad Ross '09. After experiencing the city of Hong Kong, the China Ten bid their farewells and boarded a train to travel inland to the city of Shenzhen. Because Hong Kong and mainland China are two separate entities, we had to go through customs upon arriving at the border...
BLOG: The China Ten - Experiencing Hong Kong by Air, Land and Sea
by Brad Ross '09. Our tour guide, Calvin, had a lot planned for us today so he made sure we were awake by 7:30 a.m. for our dumpling breakfast and on the buses by 9:00. First on our agenda was to visit Victoria Peak, which overlooks the entire city and provides tourists a breathtaking view...
BLOG: The China Ten - Touching Down in Hong Kong and Hitting the Streets
by Brad Ross '09. With still being very much under the influence of jetlag and sleep deprivation, me and the rest of the "China Ten" made a business decision to ignore our desires for rapid eye movement and instead go exploring through the many streets of downtown Hong Kong...
Webcast: Catawba Indians Face Tusculum in South Regional Baseball Tournament!
Tune in as the third seed Catawba Indians (41-16) takes on Tusculum Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in round two of the 2008 NCAA II South Region Baseball Tournament from Tampa, Florida on Memories 1280 WSAT and by logging on to the webcast on gocatawbaindians.com.
"Mr. Baseball" Receives O.B. Michael Award During Catawba College Commencement
Catawba College honored Joseph S. Ferebee '42 of Misenheimer, N.C., with the O.B. Michael Award. This award has been presented annually since 1938, by the Catawba College Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, to a graduate of the College who has made an outstanding contribution to the College and/or the larger society.
Catawba College Announces Athletic Award Winners for 2007-08
Catawba College has announced its 2007-08 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 29.
Hall of Famers Gather for the 2008 Ceremony
37 Catawba College Sports Hall of Famers returned to campus for the 31st annual Hall of Fame festivities April 25th and 26th. 72 golfers enjoyed perfect weather and a cookout on the 25th and a crowd over 140 watched as Ginger Hamric, Herman Helms' 48 (d), Charlie Little' 64, Joe Popp' 52, Tracey Scruggs' 90, and Ralph Wager became the latest inductees into the Hall on April 26th.
Catawba College Baseball Reunion Weekend, 2008
Over 90 former Catawba College baseball players returned to the campus this weekend to renew old friendships and to make new ones and also saw the 2008 squad clinch the regular season South Atlantic Conference Championship. Photo galleries of the weekend's activities are included...
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Six New Members
Six new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on April 26, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 30th anniversary. The inductees are: Ginger Hamric of Salisbury; Charles E. Little '64; Joseph S. Popp '52; Tracey N. Scruggs '90; Ralph Wager; and the late Herman D. Helms '48.
Catawba 2008 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies Set
This year's Hall of Fame Weekend is set for April 25th and 26th, 2008. Golf is Friday, April 25th at the Country Club of Salisbury at 1:00pm and the induction ceremony is Saturday, April 26th at noon in the Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium. This year's inductees are Ginger Hamric, Herman Helms '48(d), Charlie Little '64, Joseph Popp '52, Tracey Scruggs '90, and Ralph Wager.
Blue-White Weekend 2008 Announced
Attention Football Fans! The 2008 edition of the Catawba Indians will be unveiled during Blue-White weekend April 4th and 5th with Ladies Night and an always entertaining spring football game.
Student Blog: Random Thoughts of a Catawba Senior
Casey Lane Hudgins is a senior from Stuart, Va. Hudgins, a former member of the Catawba College Swim Team, now assists the current team and has served on the staff of the student newspaper, "The Pioneer." She is majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Speech, and plans to graduate with her classmates in May of 2008.
Donor Hopes New Scholarship Will Change Somebody's Life
Alumnus Richard "Rick" B. Toms '74 of Hagerstown, Md., hopes the new scholarship he and his wife, Cinda, have established at Catawba College will change a student's life. He says the scholarship he received that enabled him to attend Catawba and play football changed his.
The Halls Are Consummate Catawba College Supporters
"We've always felt that a college education is necessary for as many people as want to go get one. With our involvement in Catawba College's Chiefs Club and our interest in athletics here, we decided we would create an endowed scholarship with preference given to a student athlete, male or female."
Professor of History Receives Referee Emeritus Award from N.C. Volleyball Officials Board
Catawba Professor of History Charles McAllister was recently awarded the first ever Referee Emeritus Award. National referees Wade Brence and Michael O'Connell personally presented the award by the N.C. Volleyball Officials Board of the national Professional Association of Volleyball Officials. The NCVOB supervises the certification and training of collegiate referees in N.C.
It's a Wonderful Life: Football Recap
The Catawba football team saw its surprising season end in the second round of the NCAA II Playoffs against #8 Valdosta State. The Indians were tabbed fourth in the pre-season league poll, but nearly pulled off an undefeated season, losing only at Tusculum 31-28. That loss came at the end of a stretch of games that saw Catawba face Mars Hill on national television, take on the defending league champs...
Family Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College as Memorial
The family of Robert "Bob" Miller III, a 1955 alumnus of Catawba College, has established a scholarship at the institution in his memory. Preference for the Robert B. Miller III Endowed Scholarship will be given to eligible members of the College's men's basketball team. This scholarship is being established by his wife, Tippie Miller, his son, Robert J. "Bobby" Miller, a 1985 Wake Forest University graduate, and his daughter, Sharon Miller Earnhardt, a 1987 graduate of Catawba College.
Chiefs Club Honors Dr.and Mrs. Knott
The Catawba Chiefs Club honored Dr. Robert E. Knott and his wife, Brenda, at Tribal Treats Saturday, November 10th before the final home game of Dr. Knott's tenure as President of Catawba. Senior Vice President of the college, Tom Childress, told the crowd of nearly 400 of Dr. Knott's numerous accomplishments as President and Chiefs President, Tippie Miller, presented Dr.Knott and Brenda with gifts of gratitude from the club.
Former Cheerleaders Return to Catawba College
Just over 40 former cheerleaders returned to Catawba November 9th and 10th for a reunion. Friday evening, November 9th, featured a reception and dinner as well as several reminiscing of their time as a cheerleader and what an important role it played in their lives as students here. On Saturday they were recognized in front of a large home crowd at halftime of the 45-0 victory over arch-rival Lenoir-Rhyne. A gallery of photos follows.
Catawba College Indians Advance to NCAA Division II Playoffs
Catawba College's football team is one of 24 in the nation slated to move on to the NCAA Division II Playoffs. This after Coach Chip Hester led his team to a 45-0 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne Saturday, Nov. 10, clinching the South Atlantic Conference Championship.
Catawba Chiefs Club Membership Surpasses 500!!
Catawba College Chiefs Club President Tippie Miller reports that Chiefs membership stands at a record high of 509 for 2007/08 as of November 7th, 2007, surpassing last year's previous best of 478. "We are most pleased to reach this level at this point in the year and it's a testament to the tremendous loyalty and support of our alumni as well as many types of non-alum that have adopted Catawba as their own," stated Miller.
Highlights of Catawba College Homecoming
Three Catawba College Alumni, including two educators and a collegiate basketball coach, were recognized and honored during Catawba College Homecoming festivities that took place October 26-28. Other activities included a Blue Masque Reunion for former theatre students, an alumni golf tournament, an alumni lacrosse game, a 1:30 p.m. home football game against Wingate University, a free music concert, a president's reception, a first-year theatre performance and an alumni block party.
New Scholarship Established in Honor of Charles E. Little '64
Catawba College Alumnus Larry Beightol '64 of Fayetteville, Ark., wanted to do something special for his friend of close to 50 years, Charlie Little '64 of Salisbury, and he knew it had to be something to do with Catawba College. It was Catawba College after all that cemented Beightol's friendship with Little, a friendship that was born back in their home state of Pennsylvania.
Alumnus Shares Two Stories from Catawba, 50 Years Ago
Catawba Alumnus Ed Wenck '58 recently shared two stories from the rich history at Catawba College. Both of the stories took place 50 years ago this year. Includes "The Revival of the Track Team" and "The First Golden Screw"...
Highlights of Catawba's 9/27 Nationally Televised Win over Mars Hill
"It might have been the home field advantage, the excitement of a nationally televised game, or a chance to enjoy a game under the lights which brought thousands of Catawba Indians fans to Shuford Stadium Sept. 27 to watch the match-up against Mars Hill College. Fans weren't disappointed with Catawba's 45-21 victory over Mars Hill — a fitting conclusion to all the pre-game hype and an affirmation of the Catawba Indians' 14th place ranking in the AFCA Division II poll.
Catawba College Football Tailgate Policy
This policy is effective for the 2007 Catawba College Football season. We want Catawba Football to be enjoyable for our fans as well as visiting team fans and our number one priority is your safety! For those reasons, tailgaters will be expected to meet the below stated requirements.
Cheerleading Tryout Set for August 22
The Catawba College cheerleading squad will hold an open tryout for all new and returning students on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in trying out for the squad should meet new coach Katie Osteen in the Goodman Gym lobby at that time.
Catawba Lacrosse Team Travels Across the Pond
The Catawba College Lacrosse Team, under the direction of Coach Peter Bourque, travels to England and Ireland July 21-30 and will play several games during the trip. The team departs Charlotte Douglas International Airport on July 21st and will fly into London's Gatwick International Airport. They tour the sights in London on Sunday, July 22nd and then play their first game against the London Area Team on Monday, July 23rd.
Catawba to Host Mars Hill on National Television
Catawba College has announced that its football game with Mars Hill, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 29, has been moved to Thursday night, September 27 for television purposes. The game will be carried to a national audience, live on College Sports Television (CSTV) and on FSN South. Kickoff for the game will be 8:05 pm.
2007 Football Reunion Update: Registered Attendees List
The list of players who have registered to attend (by decade), and returning Coaches. This list is updated weekly. Registration closes July 27, '07. Contact Gordon Kirkland for details or to register, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Basketball Reunion Set for February, 2008
All former Catawba Women Basketball players should set aside the weekend of February 15th and 16th, 2008 for a reunion. A reception will be held on campus Friday night, February 15th with lunch planned for Saturday, the 16th along with the recognition of returning players during the game with South Atlantic Conference foe Mars Hill Saturday afternoon. All the final plans will be mailed early November, 2007.
Salisbury Couple Hooked on Catawba College Athletics Establish Scholarship to Assist Student-Athletes
Roy and Norma Campbell of Salisbury first fell in love with Catawba College athletics through their membership in the athletics booster organization, the Chiefs Club. Then they started thinking of other ways they might better support the student-athletes.
Baseball Reunion Planned for Spring, 2008
A reunion for all former Catawba Baseball players will be held April 11th and 12th, 2008 with details to be mailed in January 2008. Save this weekend on your calendars! Call Gordon Kirkland at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail email@example.com to be certain your correct address is in our system.
2007 Cheerleading Reunion Set for November 9th and 10th
A reunion for all former Catawba College Cheerleaders is planned for Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th, 2007. Friday evening will feature a reception followed by a dinner and activities on Saturday will center around the 1:30 pm clash with the long time arch-rival Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. Details for the weekend will be mailed to former cheerleaders early August. If you have questions, please contact Gordon Kirkland in the Development Office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (70
Many Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Members Return for the 2007 Induction
36 members of the Catawba Sports Hall of Fame members were on campus April 27th and 28th for the 30th annual Hall of Fame Weekend. The weekend began with beautiful weather for the annual Captain's Choice Golf Tournament followed by a cookout enjoyed by all.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Four New Members
Four graduates will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on April 28, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 30th anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): Allison Ankerson Makovec '95 of Virginia Beach, Va; Rodney L. Goodine of Salisbury'91; Martin S. Smith '65 of Asheboro; and Jack S. Ward '51 of Mocksville.
Longtime Catawba College Sports Writer Honored with Scholarship at Institution
After 59 years of writing about Catawba College athletics, Salisbury native and Salisbury Post reporter Horace Billings probably knows more about athletics at the institution that any other living individual. Billings was honored when the establishment of the Horace Billings Scholarship was announced Feb. 10 during halftime of a Catawba basketball game. Dozens of former Catawba basketball players, many of whom Billings had written about during their college careers, were on hand for the announce
Over 70 Return for Men's Basketball Reunion at Catawba College
Seventy-one former Catawba College basketball players returned to campus February 9 and 10, 2007 for a reunion. The weekend began with a Friday evening reception in the Meyer Auxiliary Gymnasium that gave all a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Saturday featured lunch and several former players speaking to the group; their remarks evoked both laughter along with some tears as the gathering proved an emotional time for those attending.
Catawba Football Announces 2007 Schedule
Catawba College Athletic Director, Dennis Davidson today announced the football schedule for the 2007 Catawba Indians. "We have a challenging, attractive schedule for next fall including six at home, with the first four under the lights at Shuford Stadium" Davidson said in announcing the schedule.
Blue/White Weekend 2007
Our 3rd annual Ladies Night will be Friday night, March 30, 2007 in Hayes Field House. There will be wine and cheese for all with "social time" beginning at 7pm. Chef Don Nilson of Chartwells will once again share recipes and ideas with much "hands on" cooking that was so much fun for everyone last year. After Don's time, Coach Chip Hester, his staff and some players will talk about the upcoming 2007 season and answer your questions.
Catawba Alumni Give Customized Golf Cart to Athletic Training Program
Thanks to the efforts of three Catawba College alumni, the College's athletic training program now has a customized golf cart which will be used for transporting injured athletes. All three alumni are associated RoMedical Care, Inc. and its affiliates – Comadoll, Watts & Ellison Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and Proformance Physical Therapy.
Chiefs Club Membership at Record Level!
Chiefs Club President Dave VanAken reports that Chiefs membership is at 462 members as of November 28, 2006 and that represents an all time high. Last year's membership totaled 449 and this year's 462 surpasses the goal of 460. President VanAken said "now we have our sights set at 500 members and it can be done."
Recognitions, a Dedication, Football, and Fun Slated for Catawba's Homecoming
Alumni, a retired professor and coach, and numerous former recipients of the institution's prestigious Whitener Awards will be recognized and honored during Catawba College Homecoming festivities slated Nov. 3-5. Several sporting events, including an alumni golf tournament, an alumni lacrosse game, a blue and white men's basketball game, and a home football game, along with an alumni block party are also scheduled.
Catawba College to Host Independent Indoor Drumline, "Cohesive"
Beginning January 2007, Catawba College will host the Piedmont's only independent indoor drumline, "Cohesive," which will be open to area percussionists ages 14-21. "Cohesive," which is affiliated with Winter Guard International, will be under the direction of Lea Meyers of Charlotte, a former music educator and professional musician with extensive concert and marching percussion expertise.
Homecoming Reception Announced for Catawba NFL Alumni
Come and say hello to our National Football League Alumni returning for Homecoming, 2006. Confirmations of attendance have been received from Ed Koontz'68, Drew Buie'69, Ike Hill'70 and David Taylor'72. The Catawba Claw, Bucky Pope'63 is also a possibility to attend.
Catawba College Football Reunion Plans Announced
A reunion for all Catawba College football alumni is being planned for the weekend of September 7 and 8, 2007. Please circle this date on your calendars and look for more details early 2007 from Gordon Kirkland in the Development Office of Catawba.
Catawba Men's and Women's Soccer Reunion Review
Nearly seventy Catawba College Men's and Women's soccer alumni returned to campus this weekend for their reunion. Former players and coaches returned for a luncheon and then watched Coach Craig Turnbull's men notch his 100th career win by toppling West Virginia Wesleyan 4-2 and, in the nightcap, John Cullen's women scored a late goal to defeat SAC conference foe Mars Hill 3-2.
Waste Not, Pay Not: Catawba College to Capture Water for Irrigation
After the roar of the crowd dies down at Catawba College's Frock Fields, you'll hear the sound of water gushing beneath your feet. This water, which is runoff from the geothermal system used throughout the campus to cool or heat buildings, has been piped directly into Grant's Creek. Meanwhile, the College has had to dip into its funds to pay for city water to irrigate the fields for football (two practice and one game), soccer fields (one practice and one game), softball, field hockey, and lacro
Catawba College Cheerleaders Offer Kids' Cheerleading Clinic
The Catawba College Cheerleaders will offer a cheerleading clinic from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, September 16 on campus. Children ages 4-12 are eligible to participate. Cost is $10 per participant. For more details or to register, contact Catawba College Cheerleading Coach Brittin Stevens at email@example.com or (704) 640-3970.
Robert Casmus, Head Athletic Trainer at Catawba College, Appointed to North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners
The General Assembly of North Carolina, acting upon the recommendation of Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight, has appointed Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, to the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners. This board, authorized by the General Assembly in 1997, issues the occupational licenses to athletic trainers in North Carolina.
Summer Camps by the Numbers
Although Catawba College students cleared out in May, the campus was anything but empty this summer. Children of all ages flocked to the school for a slew of different camps. "It's a very busy summer," sighs Conferences and Events Coordinator Paula Davis. "Camps basically start late May and run all summer until late July. We try to accommodate as many as we can." According to Davis, a lot of the camps were athletic in nature.
New Men's Swim Team Makes Splash at Catawba
For the first time in the school's history, a men's swim team will make a splash in Catawba College's pool. The sport has been cut from numerous colleges, but Catawba Athletics Director Dennis Davidson believes that it's due time for the addition.
Catawba Football under the Lights August 26
The last time Catawba College played football under the lights in Shuford Stadium was 1974, but the institution will break its 32-year hiatus on Saturday, August 26. At 7 p.m. that day, Catawba will play its season opener against Winston-Salem State University under the lights.
Why Tennis? Why Me?
I used to be the kid at tennis camp who tried to hit the ball as hard as he could ... over the fence, or better yet, at the instructor. Now, I'm on the other side of the net, dodging balls while campers laugh at the occasional one that hits my leg. And, I couldn't be happier.
Catawba's Summer Tennis Camps Offer Participants Skills and Fun
Lime green visor. White tennis skirt. Polo shirt with Wimbledon-worthy crossed racquets emblem. When Annabel Barr steps onto the court, she looks like a professional. But, at age five, she still has a long way to go. Barr, of Salisbury, is getting a head start on her competition through the Catawba College Tennis Camps, headed by Catawba Tennis Head Coach Jeff Childress. Her mother, Gwin Barr, knows firsthand about the importance of starting early.
Catawba Chiefs Begin 2006-07 Membership Drive
The Catawba College Chiefs Club began its 2006-2007 membership drive June1. Its goal for this coming year is 460 members, according to Gordon Kirkland, Chiefs Club Coordinator. "Our members support the competition of Catawba's 18 sports teams," Kirkland stated. "Without the Chiefs Club, our teams would not be in a position to compete at the current high level. Our membership totaled 449 in 2005-06 and we hope to increase that number this year."
NCAA Makes Decision on "Catawba Indians"
On Tuesday morning, May 30, Catawba College received official notification that the NCAA "Staff Review Committee" has approved the use of the name "Catawba Indians" by Catawba College for its athletic teams. This notification will remove the College from the list of institutions previously sanctioned for the use of a Native American nickname and related symbolism. Catawba College intends to abide fully by the NCAA directives in this matter.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Four New Members
Four graduates were inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on its 29th anniversary, Saturday, April 29th. The inductees were (with graduation year): Earl B. Lentz (1956) of Kannapolis; Amy Price-Peters (1994) of Canton, Ga.; Robert C. Rathbun (1976) of Dunwoody, Ga.; and Clyde L. Walker (1951), deceased, formerly of Charlotte.
Catawba's Vice President of Development to be Inducted in Mt. Airy Hall of Fame
Catawba College's Senior Vice President Tom Childress will be inducted into the Greater Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame during an outdoor ceremony slated for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at the Blackmon Amphitheater in downtown Mount Airy.
A Report of the Status of our Appeal to the NCAA
In October 2005, the Catawba College Board of Trustees authorized an official appeal to the NCAA with regard to the limitations they had placed on our continued use of the Catawba Indians as the nickname for our athletic programs. In follow-up to our appeal, we have had two conversations with Dr. Bernard Franklin who chairs the NCAA committee responsible for reviewing appeals. We also arranged for Chief Gilbert Blue of the Catawba Indian Nation to speak directly with Dr. Franklin.
Southern Pines Couple Establish Scholarship at Catawba College
Leland R. '64 and Bonnie P. Moore of Southern Pines have made a gift to establish a new scholarship at Catawba College. The Leland R. and Bonnie P. Moore Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a need based student athlete who demonstrates scholastic and athletic ability, along with dedication to team and school.
Space Still Available on Buses to UNC/Catawba Game
Seats are still available on the buses heading to Chapel Hill, N.C. on November 12 for the men’s basketball game between Catawba and UNC. Tip-off time will be announced approximately 7 days prior to game day and bus departure will be 3.5 hours before game time. The trip will drop you off in front of the Dean Smith Center and return you to Catawba College immediately following the game. Light refreshments will be served during the ride as well.
Catawba’s Baseball and Softball Teams Sponsor Rodeo
Catawba College’s Baseball and Softball Teams are sponsoring the First Annual Catawba Grand Slam Professional Rodeo at 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12. The events will be held at the Cabarrus Arena and Event Center on Highway 49 North in Concord.
Catawba Sells Out of Reserved Tickets to Catawba/UNC in Hours
Catawba College reports that all 450 reserved tickets for the basketball game versus UNC on November 12 have been sold. It took merely hours for phone calls to flood into the College Athletic Department and have each seat allocated.
Catawba Announces Ticket Sales/Bus Trip for UNC Game
Catawba College has 450 reserved tickets available to the public to purchase for the Catawba/UNC basketball game on Saturday, November 12 at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Catawba College's Position on NCAA Ruling
We at Catawba College take very seriously the recent announcement and actions of the NCAA with regard to Native American nicknames and mascots. We disagree strongly with the categorization of Catawba College’s use of “Indians” as “hostile and abusive.” Over the past several years, upon advice and counsel given us by our own alumni who are Native Americans, we have taken steps to assure the appropriate use of the College’s symbols and logos.
Catawba Chiefs Club Announces New Leaders
The leadership team of The Catawba Chiefs Club is in place for the 2005-2006 year. It includes President Melanie Bowles of Salisbury and Vice President Dave VanAken ’89 of Charlotte. W. Summersett “Summie” Carter of Salisbury is the immediate past president for the Chiefs Club.
Catawba College Athletic Trainer Recognized
Robert J. Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College was honored earlier this month while attending the National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting in Indianapolis , Indiana. He received N.A.T.A.’s Atheltic Trainer Service Award for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the profession of athletic training and to the Association. He also received the Dan Libera Service Award from the Board of Certification, Inc. for his outstanding contributions.
Catawba Chiefs Kick Off Membership Drive
The Catawba Chiefs launched their 2005-2006 membership campaign June 1. The goal for this year is 425 members, according to Bill Pieczynski, Chiefs Club coordinator.
“The Chiefs Club memberships support Catawba College’s intercollegiate competition,” Pieczynski said. “Without the active participation of our Chiefs Club members, competitive sports for both our male and female athletes wouldn’t be at the levels they are today. Last year, we had 416 members, and we hope to increase that numb
Catawba College to Add Junior Varsity Basketball Team
Ask Catawba College Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Baker why he chose to create a junior varsity men’s basketball team and he’ll tell you it is because the need is there. Each year, he sees dozens of young players who are not quite talented enough to land a slot on the varsity basketball team, but who want to play ball, nonetheless.
Catawba College Wins First South Atlantic Conference Athletic Excellence Award
The Catawba College Indians, who rallied with a strong spring, won the 2004-05 South Atlantic Conference Athletic Excellence Award, taking the award for the first time in school history, it was announced by the league office.
Catawba College Tennis Teams to Host Benefit Tennis Clinic
Catawba Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams will host a tennis clinic on Sunday, April 17 at the College’s Johnson Tennis Complex to benefit the Michael Yang Foundation. This foundation, established by Dr. Steve Yang and wife Lori after the death of their two-year-old son, works to help parents deal with the loss of a child.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Adds New Members
Four former student athletes will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on April 2, during the HOF’s 28th annual festivities.
The inductees are (with graduation year): James Brown (1974) of Spencer; Angela (Harbour) Mayfield (1993) of Dobson; Mike Warfield of Monaca, Pa. (1991); and posthumously, Thomas J. Ferland (1986) of Webster, N.Y.
Catawba Mourns Passing of Marion M. "Chub" Richards
An icon in the history of Catawba College has passed from the scene. Marion M. “Chub” Richards ‘41, who ably served his alma mater in a variety of staff and faculty positions over 38 years, died Tuesday, December 7, at his home in Salisbury. He was 85 and had been ill for several months.
Students Raise $700 for Rowan County Special Olympics
Catawba College students raised almost $700 for the Rowan County Special Olympics during their "Keep It Rockin’ " fundraiser held on campus October 23-30. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored the weeklong event in the Cannon Student Center on campus.
Announcing Football Games Is a Sideline for Two Catawba College Professors
Two of Catawba College’s faculty members use their voices for reasons other than lecturing. Dr. Karl Hales has been announcing the Catawba football games on the stadium public address system for 25 consecutive years and Dr. Tim Moreland has handled radio play-by-play for the East Carolina University Pirates Football network for 11 years. Some may see their part-time jobs as hobbies, but these two colleagues see it as an extension of their profession.
Catawba College Students Rock for Special Olympics
Catawba College students will literally be rocking for Special Olympics October 23-30. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will sponsor a “Keep It Rockin’ ” fundraiser in the Cannon Student Center on campus to benefit the Rowan County Special Olympics.
Former Catawba Basketball Player, Now Collegiate Coach Establishes Scholarship at College
Catawba College Alumnus Cy Alexander ’75 admits that he has a little less hair and weighs a little more than he did when he played basketball for the Indians three decades ago. But this player turned collegiate coach has not lost his passion for his alma mater or the memories of the life lessons he learned on Catawba’s campus.
High Demand Expected for Tickets to Catawba vs Carson Newman Game
Due to the expected demand of tickets for the Carson Newman-Catawba football game on October 30, tickets will be sold in advance, beginning October 7 and will be on sale every weekday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. General Admission tickets may be purchased by phone (704.637.4474) using a credit card (MC & VISA) or in person at the Catawba College ticket office in gymnasium at a cost of $10. No tickets will be held without payment.
NCAA Report Shows Improved Retention Rates for Catawba College Athletes
A recent National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) report shows improved retention rates for Catawba College athletes.
The NCAA report released late this summer indicates that all students athletes, both male and female, who entered Catawba as freshmen in the 1997-98 academic year persisted to graduate from the institution six years later at a rate of 71 percent. This figure represents a 10% improvement over the four-year average graduation rate for athletes.
New Whitley Wall Adds Home Field Advantage
The new baseball field wall at Catawba College’s Newman Park was dedicated Saturday in a ceremony held before the college’s opening game of the football season. A crowd of around one hundred gathered to show their appreciation to Cecil and Nan Whitley of Salisbury who once again spearheaded a major sports improvement project at the college.
Catawba College’s Athletic Programs Undergoing Strategic Planning Review
As part of a strategic planning process underway at Catawba College, officials have initiated an overall review and evaluation of the college’s athletic programs.
Catawba Chiefs Club Announces New Leaders and Whitley Dedication
The Catawba Chiefs Club recently announced its leadership team for the 2004-2005 year and shared the news that there is potential for record memberships this year in the organization.
Catawba Chiefs Kick Off Membership Drive
The Catawba Chiefs launched their 2004-2005 membership campaign June 1. The goal for this year is 425 members, according to Bill Pieczynski, Chiefs Club coordinator.
Catawba College to Host the 65th Consecutive Session of Tar Heel Girls State
For the fourth consecutive year, Catawba College will host Tar Heel Girls State June 6-12.