"Swing Strategically," N.C. Governor Tells Catawba College Graduates
"Don't be afraid to fail and if you do fail, try again, but do it strategically," North Carolina Governor Patrick L. McCrory '78 told an audience of graduates and their families and friends at Catawba College's 10 a.m. Commencement Exercise on May 11. Showing off a pair of red boxing gloves given to him by his friend George Foreman, the former Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, McCrory relayed a story about his own failure to win the North Carolina gubernatorial election in 2008.
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.
Ballet Pensacola Artistic Director Returns to Catawba, Offers Master Class for Students and Community
Catawba College alumnus Richard Steinert '81, the artistic director of Ballet Pensacola, returned to his alma mater in April to offer master classes for college students and members of the Salisbury-Rowan community. Steinert and Christine Duhon, also from Ballet Pensacola, worked with students and members of the local community on Tuesday, April 23 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Steinert will return to Catawba in spring 2014 for a collaborative...
North Carolina Governor to Speak at Catawba College's May 11 Graduation Exercises
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will be the speaker for Catawba College's 10 a.m. Graduation Exercise to be held Saturday, May 11 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center. McCrory is a 1978 alumnus of the college and a former seven-term mayor of Charlotte. McCrory's schedule will only permit him to speak at the college's 10 a.m. exercise at which the college will award baccalaureate degrees to 191 students who are graduating from the traditional day program...
Two Catawba College Trustees and Alumni Honored with Adrian Shuford Award
Two Catawba College trustees who are also alumni were honored by their alma mater on Sunday, April 28, as recipients of the College's prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Recipients included Mr. Larry T. Cloninger '74 of Salisbury and Mr. Barry D. Leonard '65 of Lexington. College President Brien Lewis and Chair of the College Board of Trustees Darlene Ball made the presentations during a special President's Circle Event held to recognize the institution's...
Ballet Pensacola Artistic Director Returns to Catawba for Student Workshops, Will Offer a Master Class for the Community on April 23
Catawba College alumnus Richard Steinert '81, the artistic director of Ballet Pensacola, will be back at his alma mater April 21-24 to work with college students and to offer master classes for them and the members of the Salisbury-Rowan community. Steinert, who visited campus in February 2012, has enjoyed a long and successful career as a dancer, a choreographer and an artistic director at some of the country's premier ballet companies.
Catawba College Alumna Has Article Published in Award-Winning Solar Energy Magazine
An article by 2011 Catawba College alumna Kacey Hoover is featured in the April 2013 issue of the award-winning magazine of the American Solar Energy Society, Solar Today. Hoover earned her degree in environmental science from Catawba in 2011 and is pursuing a master's in Technology with a concentration in Appropriate Technology at Appalachian State University. She works as an energy analyst and specializes in rate structure analysis and estimating utility bills.
VIDEO: Catawba Alumnus Featured in American Chemical Society's 'Perspectives' Video
2011 Catawba College Alumnus Joseph "Joe" S. Manser is now a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He recently shared a video link to his research concerning assembling and testing quantum dot solar cells in the lab there.
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 Alumnus Awarded $5.3 Million Grant to Study Fetal Alcohol Disorders
The UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has received a $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders in South Africa. The funds are from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The study will be conducted by Dr. Philip May '69, a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and Department of Nutrition.
2003 Catawba Alumna Memorialized with Endowed Scholarship
A new endowed scholarship established at Catawba College memorializes Anna Katherine Gregory Vance, a 2003 alumna who died in April 2011. The Scholarship was established by her husband, Dr. Shawn L. Vance of Kannapolis.
Catawba's 2013 College Church/Ministry Award Goes to '62 Alumna
A 1962 Catawba College alumna, the Reverend June Grubb, was honored by her alma mater as the recipient of the institution's 2013 College Church/Ministry Award. Grubb, who makes her home in Lexington and is active in the First Reformed United Church of Christ there, was recognized in February at a Church/College Dinner held on Catawba's campus.
Georgia Couple Establishes Scholarship at Catawba
Joseph "Joe" R. Gorman and wife Sharon of Greensboro, Ga., have established a scholarship at Catawba College and students from Georgia will be given preference for it. Joe stated, "Sharon and I love Catawba College because it played such a pivotal role in our lives. Catawba is where we met and fell in love. I met Sharon at the freshman orientation dance on her first night at Catawba. Rick Toms, a fellow football teammate and great friend, and I decided to check out the girls...
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.
College Alumnus and Trustee Is One of Three Picked for NC State Board of Education
Catawba College Alumnus and Trustee Gregory M. Alcorn '79 of Salisbury is one of three new members appointed by N.C. Governor Pat McCrory '78 to the State Board of Education. That announcement was made Wednesday, Jan. 30. McCrory told N.C. legislative leaders that he had chosen Bill Cobey of Durham, Greg Alcorn of Salisbury and Becky Taylor of Greenville to the state's policy-making board for the public schools. The General Assembly must vote to confirm the new governor's choices.
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...
'83 Alumnus and His Parents Memorialize Brother through Scholarship
A new scholarship fund established at Catawba College will provide music scholarships for students from Rowan County. Steven J. Shuping and his parents, Romas and Sarah Shuping, all of Salisbury, established the Romas H. Shuping, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of their brother and son. Steve Shuping, a 1983 alumnus of Catawba, says the new scholarship was a tangible way to memorialize his brother who died accidentally in 1967 at age eight. "All of my siblings have played music...
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
Locals Find Hope in Message from Governor, 1978 Catawba Alumnus Pat McCrory
by Nathan Hardin, Salisbury Post - As Gov. Pat McCrory stepped back from the microphone after his inaugural address Saturday, an audience peppered with Salisbury residents rose to its feet. Hope, some later said, had returned. Thousands gathered around the Capitol building's south lawn to hear the second swearing-in of McCrory and his first official speech. McCrory, the former mayor of Charlotte, is the first Republican governor in North Carolina in 20 years.
Students Take Part in Inauguration Events for N.C. Governor Pat McCrory '78
Catawba College students will participate in several inauguration events for North Carolina's new governor, 1978 Catawba alumnus, Pat McCrory. Catawba's Vernaculars All Stars will perform between 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at the Inauguration Ball. Students Olivia Albertson of Thomasville, Silas Boyle of Louisville, Ky., Jacob Martin of St. Louis, Mo., Greg Moore of Durham and Allijah Motika of Asheville will be accompanied by Department Chair and Director of Popular Music and...
Catawba Alumnus Pilot of Famous Flying Dud
The discovery of the rare wreckage of a Brewster Buffalo plane in only 10 feet of water has rekindled interest in the aircraft. Amidst the history of American military aviation, the rounded, snub-nosed fighter stands out as a turkey. The day of ignominy for the plane was in the epic Battle of Midway (June 1942), when a number of Marine pilots engaged Japanese Zeroes in dogfights above Midway Atoll, strategically located roughly 1,300 miles northwest of Honolulu. Only five returned...
Catawba Alumni Create Young Theatre Artist Development Fund
The Catawba College School of Performing Arts announced that Catawba College alumni Dr. Ralph G. Perrino, Founder and Director of Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, LLC, and Ms. J. Denise Perrino, charter inductee of The Catawba Blue Masque Hall of Fame in 2008 in recognition of her meritorious life in the theatre, have created the "Young Theatre Artist Development Fund."
Catawba Alumnus Named Top Five Finalist for 2013 Excellence In Teaching Award
Catawba alumnus Paul Ken Clifton has been selected as one of five finalists among the 58 North Carolina community colleges for the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award. Clifton received the Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, where he is an instructor for Computer Information Technology. By receiving this honor, Clifton was designated the college's nominee for the 2012 North Carolina Community College System's R.J. Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award.
Hamilton-Whitener Scholarship Will Benefit Children of UCC Ministers
Children of a United Church of Christ ordained minister who have financial need and good academic standing will benefit from a new scholarship established at Catawba College by the Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton '55 and wife Jane Whitener Hamilton '53 of Newton. The couple, who met at Catawba while students, know how vital financial assistance can be to students attending college. "We know how important it is to have help when you need it," Jane explained. "A friend stepped forth and helped to make
Donor Funds Scholarships in Honor of Four College Trustees
An anonymous donor has provided funds to established endowed scholarships at Catawba in honor of four members of the Board of Trustees. The scholarships were created to recognize the contributions of Trustees Daniel "Dan" Bross '71 of Issaquah, Wash., William "Bill" Graham '83 of Salisbury, Richard "Dick" Seiwell '67 of West Chester, Pa., and Mona Lisa Wallace of Salisbury.
E-CARD: Holiday Memories from Catawba College
During this holiday season, we pause to reflect on all the wonderful memories of holidays and Christmases gone by. We invite you to catch a glimpse of some of the favorite holiday memories from the Catawba College community. We hope these special moments bring you additional warmth and joy this holiday season. View Catawba's 2012 holiday e-card below...
ALUMNI BLOG: Road Trip to Alaska
by Frances Livesay and Guy Rich, Class of 1961 - Recently Guy & I looked at the calendar and realized that if we were ever going to see Alaska, it was time to go. Off we went to AAA Travel Agency for maps and tour books and a "pep talk" from a AAA rep. He was excited about the trip and did a good sell job.
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.
Students "See What Success Looks Like" at Ketner School of Business Hall of Fame
One of the individuals inducted into Catawba College's Ketner School of Business Hall of Fame on November 13 was the man who started it in 2007. Philip J. Kirk ’67 of Raleigh, a member of the Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012, was credited with establishing the Hall of Fame when he was employed at Catawba as the Vice President of External Relations.
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...
North Carolina's New Governor is '78 Catawba Alumnus, Pat McCrory
North Carolina's new governor is 1978 Catawba College alumnus, Pat McCrory. McCrory, a seven-term mayor of Charlotte, successfully ran as N.C.'s Republican gubernatorial candidate, defeating Democratic nominee and N.C. Lt. Governor, Walter Dalton, in the Nov. 6 election.
VIDEO: Where There's a Will, There's The Catawba Way (A Catawba Story)
by Doyle A. Luckenbaugh '62 (Religion and Philosophy / History Alumnus) - Luckenbaugh recounts how Catawba faculty and staff came together to help him find the light at the end of the tunnel in the most desperate of circumstances.
Catawba Gospel Choir to Perform Nov. 4 under Direction of Dennis Reed '06
Catawba College's Gospel Choir, under the direction of Young-Artist-In-Residence and Inspire the Fire founder, Dennis Reed '06, will offer a free fall concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The concert, which is open to the public, is scheduled in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center.
Catawba Alumnae Bring Halloween to Weant Street Apartments
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Catawba College alumnae Sally Schultz and Katiearl Etters graduated from the Teacher Education program) By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com - They weren't dressed the part, but three teachers from Hanford Dole Elementary School were sure acting like fairy godmothers Wednesday as they stood in the parking lot of Weant Street Apartments giving out candy and school supplies.
Catawba Welcomed Alums for Homecoming 2012
Catawba alumni found it was good to see and be seen when they came home to their alma mater for Homecoming 2012. The smiles, the hugs, the laughter told the tales of fond memories and good times. View photos from Homecoming Weekend 2012 below...
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.
Alumnae's Theatre Company to Offer Production of Fiction at Catawba
Three Bone Theatre, a production company started by two Catawba College alumnae, will offer its first production of Fiction at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. Tickets are $10 per person and reservations for them can be made at email@example.com.
Ketner School of Business Hall of Fame to Tap Six Inductees
Catawba College's Ketner School of Business will induct six individuals into its 2012 Business Hall of Fame on Tuesday, November 13. The 11 a.m. ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
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.
Catawba Alumnus Enthralls Students with Story of Embracing Education
Repeating third grade was the best thing that ever happened to the Rev. Larry Bullock. Bullock related the story to French Academy students on Friday as part of the History Makers program, a national archive of black leaders who visit schools to tell their stories and urge children to make a serious commitment to their own education and success.
Bitzer on Clear Leader in Governor's Race
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was featured in a recent News14 article which discusses Democrat Walter Dalton hitting the campaign trail just one day after the first statewide television debate in this year's governor's race. While Dalton was talking education, others were talking about his chances at being the state's next top executive. "It would take, let's say a minor miracle to potentially pull that off. Stranger things have happened...
Stars Come Out at Catawba
Check out who has been on the Catawba College campus in recent months...
Catawba's Blue Masque Theatre Hall of Fame Inductees to Be Honored October 26
Catawba's Blue Masque Theatre Hall of Fame will honor four new inductees on Friday, October 26, during the college's Homecoming Weekend. Those being honored for their meritorious lives in the theatre arts includetheatre administrator and preservationist John Bell, class of 1976; dance administrator, choreographer, and teacher Richard Steinert, class of 1981; composer, song writer and sound designer Mike Yionoulis, class of 1988; and longtime Catawba theatre arts professor, Dayna Anderson.
Janice Fuller's 'Dix, A Story of the Back-Ward Women' to Have Its East Coast Premiere
An original play about the Dorothea Dix Hospital by Dr. Janice Fuller, Catawba's Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English; Directed by 2008 Catawba Alumna Brianna Smith - Dix, a Story of the Back-Ward Women is a new show by local Salisbury playwright and poet Janice Fuller. The play will be offered at Lee Street Theatre in collaboration with TapRoot Ensemble in its East Coast Premiere.
Pat McCrory Campaigns with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on Catawba Campus
Pat McCrory, the N.C. Republican gubernatorial candidate, seven-term mayor of Charlotte and a 1978 Catawba College alumnus, stumped for votes at his alma mater on Thursday, Sept. 13. McCrory, accompanied by New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie, and other state Republican candidates and officials, spoke during a rally held in Kirkland Lobby of the Abernethy Physical Education Center on campus.
Catawba College Alumna to be Ordained into UCC Ministry
Mollie Landers, a 2008 Catawba College graduate, will be ordained into the ministry of the United Church of Christ at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 at New Covenant United Church of Christ.
Catawba Alumnus to Perform at Democratic National Convention
The Democratic National Convention Committee announced that Inspire the Fire (ITF), the music and dance ensemble created by 2006 graduate and current Catawba Young Artist in Residence Dennis Reed, will appear on the final night (Sept. 6th) of their convention in Charlotte.
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.
The Catawba College Library Launches "Amazon Wish List" Project
The Friends of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library have introduced a new "wish list" project to strengthen the library's current holdings with the goal of giving Catawba students a library collection to support their research, deepen their understanding of the world, and enable them to excel...
VIDEO: Catawba Alumnus Sings Moving Impromptu Duet with Ingrid Michaelson
Catawba College alumnus Sheldon Rogers had an impromptu performance with music star Ingrid Michaelson in Lancaster, PA. A graduate of Catawba's Musical Theatre program, Rogers was in the front row at Michaelson's show and sang an unplanned duet with the New York-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. He made quite an impression on both the audience and Michaelson herself.
Catawba Alumna's "Dirty Barbie" Makes Top Five Must-See Shows in Edinburgh
"Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales," a one-woman show which made its world premiere in Salisbury in March 2012, was created by Catawba alumna Denise Laughlin Stewart. The show was recent listed as one of the top five must-see shows in Edinburgh by the Daily Record.
Catawba Grads at the Helm of Uwharrie Players' "Camelot"
When the Uwharrie Players of Stanly County open their production of "Camelot" on July 27, two Catawba College graduates will be a big part of it. Heather Wilson is the artistic director and John Stafford is the musical director.
Catawba Alumna Named Associate Director of Outdoor Ministries at UCC's New Hampshire and Maine Conferences
Mollie Landers, a 2008 Catawba College graduate, has been named as the Associate Director of Outdoor Ministries for the New Hampshire and Maine Conferences of the United Church of Christ.
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 Alumnus Directs Upcoming Production of "The Retreat from Moscow"
2008 Catawba College alumnus Justin Dionne is directing the upcoming production of The Retreat from Moscow by William Nicholson, the author and playwright of Shadowlands. The St. Thomas Players and Center for Faith & the Arts are presenting the production, which runs August 2-5 and August 9-11 in the Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre on the Catawba College campus.Dionne is directing his former theatre arts professor, Dr. Kurt Corriher, who performs one of the three roles in the production.
Theatre Arts Alumnus Receives Rave Review for Directorial Work
The Pittsburg City Paper recently posted a rave review of Osage County, calling it "spellbinding." The production was produced by Throughline Theatre, a company created and operated by Catawba College Alumni. Joey Yow, a 2007 Catawba graduate, directed the production and was highly praised for accomplishing the impossible despite his youth. The production was cited to be a "profound showcase" for the new theatre company.
Catawba Alumnus Named Associate Editor of Charlotte's Access to Justice Journal
Andrew Tamer, a 2011 Catawba College alumnus, has been named as Associate Editor of Charlotte's Access to Justice Journal for the upcoming school year. Andrew graduated with a degree in Political Science, double-majoring in Pre-Law and International Relations and minoring in Economics. He is currently attending the Charlotte School of Law.
Catawba Studs to Celebrate "5th Annual 40-Year Reunion"
Six Catawba College alumni who are part of the musical group "The Studs" will celebrate their annual 40-year reunion for the fifth time on August 16.
Catawba Alumnus is Fundamental for Piedmont Players
By Lawrence Toppman, CharlotteObserver.com - If you're Reid Leonard, the best thing about running Piedmont Players Theatre may be the chance to hold production meetings in your own bathtub. Leonard’s official title, according to the PPT website, is "resident director/designer." His unofficial title might be "selector of shows, director of plays, designer of sets, hanger and focuser of lights, coordinator of volunteers and...
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.
Paper Accepted for Publication in Scholarly Journal
A paper authored by a Catawba College professor of psychology and two college alumnae has been accepted for publication in the journal, "Psychology." Dr. Sheila Brownlow and alumnae Amanda Kanoy of Salisbury and Tiffany F. Sowers of Asheville authored the paper entitled "Can reward obviate stereotype threat effects on mental rotation tasks?"
Catawba Alumnus Named Bunker Hill High Athletic Director
Bunker Hill High recently named Catawba College Alumnus Lee Miller as the new athletic director for the upcoming school year. Miller, assistant principal at Bunker Hill, will add the title of athletic director to his duties and replaces the recently retired Jim Woodruff. Miller is a 1990 graduate of Bunker Hill and began his career as a teacher and coach at St. Stephens High in 1995 after graduating from Catawba.
Catawba Alumnus to Appear on America's Got Talent Competition July 17
2006 Catawba College alumnus Dennis Reed will appear on the NBC television series America's Got Talent on July 17 with his troupe, Inspire the Fire (ITF), as part of the top 48 finalists. Please tune in to support and VOTE for Dennis and these inspiring youth!
ALUMNA BLOG: Adventures of a Nerdy Nomad
2008 Catawba alumna Aileen [Thomson] Rhodes, will be moving to Thailand with her husband in August to work on legal reform for a Burmese organization. Aileen will be sharing her experiences on her blog, Adventures of a Nerdy Nomad. The newlywed couple will first travel to Helsinki, St. Petersberg, Moscow, Beijing and various cities in China for their honeymoon before settling in Thailand.
Catawba Alumnus' Production Company Stages "A Raisin in the Sun"
"A Raisin in the Sun" will be offered by Evening Star Productions, Inc. , a Charlotte-based production company founded and operated by 2011 Catawba College alumnus Tony Mullins of Charlotte. The production will run at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 and July 20 and 21 at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte.
With Origins at Fair Catawba, "A Friendship Time Cannot Outwear"
Friendship, faith and a kidney have come together to irrevocably connect two Catawba College alumnae and the husband of one. In February, Jeremy Morris of West Palm Beach, Fla., husband of Kate Merrell Morris '04, donated a kidney to his wife's best friend, Ashley Quinones '04 of Sanford. For Jeremy and Kate, the decision to donate the kidney was one grounded in faith.
CATAWBA STORY: Pennies from Heaven
by Julian B. "Duke" Thompson '41 - Julian B. "Duke" Thompson and Betty Sumey Thompson ’43 met while students at Catawba and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Betty and Duke were married in April of 1942 in Florida, and then again, two months later in Pennsylvania due to military regulations and war time interference.
'71 Alumnus Named One of 100 Most Influential People in Finance
Catawba College alumnus and trustee, Daniel Bross '71 of Seattle, Wash., who serves as Microsoft's Senior Director Corporate Citizenship, was included in "Treasury & Risk" magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People in Finance" list for 2012. The 2012 list focuses on CFOs, treasurers and risk managers who impacted the world of finance and treasury this year.
Catawba Alumnus to Lead Revival at Fellowship of Praise
Evangelist Bill F. Sheeks, a 1956 Catawba College graduate, will lead a four-day revival July 1-4 at Fellowship of Praise Church of God. Sheeks was born in Kannapolis, N.C., in 1934 and began his ministry after graduating from Lee College in 1954. He received his bachelor's degree from Catawba and his master's and doctorate degrees from the California Graduate School of Theology in 1979.
Catawba Alumnus Promoted at County Commissioners Association
Catawba College alumnus Kevin Leonard, lobbyist for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, was promoted to deputy director. Leonard will share the deputy director title with Patrice Roesler. Leonard has been with the association since 2009 and has worked for Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and for the state Department of Labor as a lobbyist. Leonard graduated from Catawba in 1995 with a degree in Political Science.
Catawba College Alumnus Named as New Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs at Gustavus Adolphus College
Catawba College Alumnus Glen Lloyd has been named the new Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota. Lloyd's duties will include overseeing the Mentoring for Student Success Program, advising the Diversity Leadership Council, and developing outreach methods to the campus community.
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.
Catawba Alumnus to Receive Award for Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy
William Lacy Swing, a 1956 alumnus and six-time U.S. Ambassador, will be honored on June 26 by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) for his many contributions and lifetime of public service.
Catawba College Trustees Elect Officers
The Catawba College Board of Trustees elected a new slate of officers at its May meeting. Darlene Landis Ball of Greensboro, a 1962 alumna of Catawba, was elected chair of the board, succeeding Paul Fisher of Salisbury. Ball had served on the board since 2001 and served as its vice chair since 2008.
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."
ALUMNA BLOG: The Finale (On Assignment in Indonesia)
2007 Catawba alumna Lauren Ebersole of Hagerstown, Md., recently wrapped up her 27-month stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Indonesia. Read about her final goodbyes and about the adventures she shared while being posted there...
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 Awards 295 Degrees in May 12 Commencement Exercises
Jobs, better jobs, and more education were on the minds of Catawba College graduates Saturday, May 12, following two commencement exercises held in Keppel Auditorium.
'56 Alumnus Who is a Six-Time U.S. Ambassador Receives O.B. Michael Award
A 1956 Catawba College alumnus and six-time U.S. Ambassador, William Lacy Swing, received the O.B. Michael Award for 2012 at the college's 10 a.m. commencement exercise on May 12. Swing, a native of Lexington, N.C., has enjoyed a long career at the U.S. Department of State, serving as a six-time ambassador and managing some of the largest diplomatic missions and foreign development and humanitarian aid programs in two hemispheres.
Catawba Alumnus Advances in America's Got Talent Competition
Dennis Reed of Charlotte, 2006 graduate of Catawba College, has been selected by the America's Got Talent judges along with his troupe, Inspire the Fire (ITF), to move on from Las Vegas to the next round of competition in New York.
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.
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 Award Recipients Demonstrate "Just How High Their Potential Can Be"
Catawba College President Brien Lewis had a chance to meet and learn about the achievements of some of the college's best and brightest students during his first week on the job. That opportunity came for Lewis at the college's annual Awards Convocation held April 19 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
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.
Plans to Rebuild Business Started in 1957 by Catawba Alumnus
EDITOR'S NOTE: James C. Lyerly, a graduate of Catawba College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, organized his own funeral home in Salisbury in 1957. His son Brent is now president of the Lyerly Funeral Home, which was destroyed by a fire on Friday, April 13, 2012. Though devastated by a lunchtime fire that destroyed Lyerly Funeral Home's main building Friday, Brent Lyerly said the business will rebuild. "We will be back, hopefully, with the Lord's help," said Lyerly.
ALUMNA BLOG: The Final Countdown & Earthquake Update (On Assignment in Indonesia)
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - The last few months have been flying. The beginning of March was my close of service conference. Mostly three days being spoiled in a very nice hotel with good food and good friends. And also futsal and tennis. I basically did not teach the entire month of March due to practice national exams for grade 12, mid-semester exams for grades 10 and 11, and final school exams for grade 12. I'm back to teaching now and happy to be so, although next week will be another break for
Catawba's Musical "Huck Finn" is Tribute to Alumnus Billy Burke
By Katie Higgins, Catawba College Student - Catawba College's production of the musical, "Huck Finn," will pay tribute to "Mr. Music" of Salisbury, 94-year-old Billy Burke, a college alumnus. The musical, based on Mark Twain's classic, "The Tales of Huckleberry Finn," will be performed in Keppel Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The April 22 matinee will be presented by the Rowan County Concert Association.
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 Students Launch Internet Radio Station
"The Feather: Cat-U Radio" is now on the Internet, with some Catawba College students hosting and producing the broadcast and others performing during it. "The Feather" joins other virtual radio stations that can be tuned in via the Internet. The broadcast is recorded weekly and uploaded to the Internet. It showcases the talents of Catawba College students and provides another media outlet for students in addition to the online student newspaper...
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 Alumnus Writes Music and Lyrics for Original Musical
EDITOR'S NOTE: Dan Ryan, a 2009 graduate of Catawba College, majored in Music and minored in K-12 Education. He has been the choral director at North Iredell High School since 2009 and wrote the music and lyrics for the upcoming original musical "The Millennium Problem," which is set for March 8th, 9th, and 10th.
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.
McCachren-Epperson Theatre Arts Office Facility Dedicated
Two faculty emeriti from Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department were honored Feb. 20 with a facility on campus named in their honor. College President, Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine, recognized Dr. Hoyt M. McCachren, Jr. and Dr. James R. Epperson during a dinner on campus. He unveiled a bronze plaque and announced that the McCachren-Epperson Theatre Arts Office Facility is being named in their honor.
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 Theatre Alumnus Looks Back on 25 Years with PPT
By Catawba alummnus Reid Leonard, For The Salisbury Post - As I write this, a production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" is playing in the Meroney Theater and "Honk, Jr" opens Friday night in the Norvell Theater and auditions are in two weeks for the musical "Company."
ALUMNA BLOG: Wading in the Mud (On Assignment in Indonesia)
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - We are well into the New Year and I have not made resolutions because lets face it, it only sets you up for disappointment. I am trying to make my last few months worthwhile and successful. I spent New Year's in Kuta, Bali which is, in reality, a terrible place. But for a group of 20 somethings who have limited access to normal 20something activities, it serves its purpose, i.e. I was able to eat four burritos in three days.
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."
Ballet Pensacola Artistic Director Returns to Alma Mater
When 1981 alumnus Richard Steinert came back to Catawba in February, he shared more than just some dance techniques. He shared some of his life experiences with students and gave them insights into his long and successful career as a dancer, a choreographer and an artistic director at some of the country's premier ballet companies.
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.
Independence High Performs 'Grease' under Direction of Catawba Alumna
When Independence High School's production of "Grease" opens next weekend, drama teacher Paula Baldwin will have come full circle. Baldwin got her start in acting at Mount Pleasant High School in Cabarrus County, and attended Catawba College on a drama scholarship. After earning her MFA in acting and directing at UNC Greensboro, she headed to New York City, where she lived and worked for eight years.
Catawba Alumna Featured in Upcoming Episode of 'Fringe' on Fox
By Katie Scarvey, salisburypost.com - Jasika Nicole, a Catawba College alum who plays a regular character on the science fiction TV drama "Fringe," will be the focus of the show’s upcoming episode. Nicole plays Astrid Farnsworth, the lab assistant of the scientist Walter (played by John Noble).
President Oxendine Accepts Duke Energy's 2011 Power Partner Award on Behalf of Catawba
Noting that only two higher education institutions in the Carolinas were selected to receive a prestigious Duke Energy 2011 Power Partner Award, Catawba College President Joseph B. Oxendine accepted Catawba's award during a Jan. 25 luncheon hosted by Duke Energy on campus. Oxendine explained that Catawba College and Clemson University were the only two higher education institutions tapped for the awards.
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.
Catawba Alumnus Still Sees Patients After Half a Century
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Bobby Lomax '56 graduated from Catawba College, majoring in biology and chemistry as part of his premed studies) by Mark Wineka, SalisburyPost.com - As he marks his 50th year as a Salisbury dentist, Dr. Bobby Lomax still has a way with patients. "I've just always had a good feeling, being in his hands," says Ronald Moose, who went to Lomax for more than four decades. "He just made you feel comfortable, which is not easy."
Catawba Conservation Camp to Continue in 2012 Thanks to Ribbon of Hope Grant
The Catawba Conservation Camp, a summer camp that teaches middle school girls about the importance of conserving and protecting the natural environment, will continue operating this summer, thanks to a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant. In late 2011, the NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's Board of Directors awarded the Ribbon of Hope grant to Catawba College to continue its Catawba Conservation Camp or C3 that began in 2009 with funding provided by a three-year grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Catawba College Named One of Duke Energy's 2011 Power Partners
Catawba College was among businesses, colleges and school systems throughout Duke Energy's service territory chosen as a 2011 Power Partner Award recipient. Since 1993, the program has recognized customers who share Duke Energy's commitment to strategic energy solutions and economic development.Catawba was selected because of its participation in Duke Energy's Smart Metering and SmartBuilding Advantage programs.
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.
Memorial Service Planned for Louise Tucker
Please join us for a memorial service honoring the life of our friend Louise Tucker who passed away on December 18th. The service will take place on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. A 1944 graduate of Catawba College, she went to work for the College where she served as secretary to the registrar, associate registrar and assistant to the vice president for planning and academic services. She retired in 1986.
Catawba Alumna Works to Help Others as She Was Helped
Stephanie Bruce grew up in public housing. Now she helps people move out of it. Bruce, 45, serves as the new coordinator for the Family Self-Sufficiency program at Salisbury Housing Authority. Bruce graduated from the program herself in 2004, learning skills and saving enough money to move out of Civic Park Apartments a year later and buy her own home.
Catawba Alumna Named as Programming Assistant at WEND
Source: AllAccess.com - Clear Channel Alternative WEND (106.5 The End)/Charlotte appoints Dusti Kempf '11 as Programming Asst. replacing Jessica Ray, who will now focus 100% of her time to the Total Traffic Network. Dusti will also program The End's new music show. WEND APD/MD DZL said, "Dusti is a Music Biz major who has just graduated from Catawba College here in North Carolina. She spent her internship time in the programming department here at CC/Charlotte.
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.
Catawba Grad Makes Trek to Mount Everest
By Sarah Campbell, SalisburyPost.com - The flip of a coin sent Scott Campbell and Art Franzen on a trek to the highest mountain in the world. The pair, torn between a climb to the base camp of Mount Everest and going up Argentina's Aconcagua, let a simple coin toss be the deciding factor.
Catawba Alumna Approved for Principal Position
Two new and temporary administrative positions were filled Tuesday evening by the Davidson County Board of Education. At the monthly meeting, the board unanimously approved Lydia E. Mack, as the assistant principal of both Midway and Friedberg elementary schools, and retiree Max T. Cole as the temporary assistant principal of Central Davidson Middle School.
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.
Alumnus and Trustee to Spend Semester at Harvard
Dr. Dolan Hubbard, a member of the Catawba College Board of Trustees and 1971 alumnus, will spend the 2012 spring semester at Harvard University, where he will be a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research.
ALUMNA BLOG: Testing 101 (On Assignment in Indonesia)
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - It's that time of year again, and no I don't mean the cookie baking, present shopping, tree-cutting time of year. It's finals time here in Indonesia. I'd like to devote this email to explaining the test process, which is only slightly less complicated than nuclear physics.
Catawba Alumnus Lights up Cast in Local Theatre Production
By Deirdre Parker Smith, SalisburyPost.com - After the show, you'll probably be wheezing from all the laughing you've done at this Ray Cooney farce, starring Salisbury's best comedic actor, Gary Thornburg. Thornburg earned entrance applause on opening night and twice more following fiercely frantic bits.Pairing up with him is the multi-talented Justin Dionne, who is Piedmont's marketing director and a Catawba alumnus.
Catawba College President Speaks at Native American Heritage Month Celebration
National Native American Heritage Month was celebrated on Nov. 17 in the Hefner VA Medical Center Social Room. The theme was Service, Honor, Respect, Strengthening Our Cultures and Communities. Catawba College president Dr. Joe Oxendine was the keynote speaker, quoting from his book and speaking about the nuances of culture and tribal group of the Lumbee Indians.
Late Automobile Dealer, Hubert Parks, Memorialized through Catawba College Scholarship
A new scholarship has been established at Catawba College in memory of the late automobile dealer, Hubert B. Parks of Kernersville. The Michael and Parks First Family Scholarship was created through gifts from Catawba alumnus and automobile dealer Chester A. "Junie" Michael, III '70 of Mooresville and his wife, Teresa, and the family of Hubert Parks.
2002 Environmental Science Alumnus Returns to Campus with Advice for Current Students
Catawba College alumnus Ben Prater '02 returned to campus in late November to help mark the 15th anniversary of the Center for the Environment and the 10th anniversary of the building that houses it, and to share some real-world advice about landing a job with current students.
Alumni Board of Directors Hosts Appreciation Reception for Faculty and Staff
The Alumni Board of Directors hosted a Catawba College Faculty and Staff Appreciation Reception on Thursday, November 17 from 3:00 to 4:00pm in the lobby of the Hedrick Administration Building. Dessert and hot apple cider was served. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Alumni Board of Directors hosted the event to thank Catawba's employees for their continuous positive impact on students and the campus community, as well as...
Catawba Alumna Co-Produces Presentation of "All the Rats and Rags"
Source: offoffbroadway.broadwayworld.com (EDITOR'S NOTE: Catawba College alumna McKenna Dabbs graduated with a BFA in Directing/Performance. She is a director, producer and writer based in New York City.) Karina Martins and McKenna Dabbs in conjunction with Fresh Ground Pepper, present a limited engagement of "All the Rats and Rags" at 3LD Art and Technology Center from November 17-20.
ALUMNA BLOG: Please More Naan (On Assignment in Indonesia)
The recent big news was my trip to India to visit my dad, who was there for a month volunteering. I went with a fellow volunteer named Samantha. The first thing that struck me about India was its similarity to Indonesia. It is crowded and dangerous to cross the street, it is dirty and there is so much pollution the inside of your nose turns black. Yet at the same time it is oddly charming and enjoyable.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - Surviving Thanksgiving
by Carlisle Holeman Scott '72 - Scott recounts a very eventful Thanksgiving holiday while at Catawba. Watch video...
Phi Beta Lambda Members Tour Uptown Charlotte
Members of Catawba College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a national business fraternity, toured the "financial district" in Uptown Charlotte led by local media personality and 1977 Catawba alumnus Joey Popp on October 19.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - Morris the CAT(U) Professor
by Travis Allen '06 (Business Administration Alumnus) - Allen attributes his turning point at Catawba to former faculty member Dr. Andrew Morris of the Ketner School of Business.
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.
Alumni Honorees Announce Funds to Benefit Catawba College Students
Even as they were being honored Saturday, Oct. 22, as recipients of Catawba College's Distinguished Alumnus Awards, twin brothers, Benjy and Brad Hamm '86, were paying tribute to their alma mater and to future generations of students who would be shaped by their college experience as the Hamms have
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - Once Upon a Homecoming
by Peggy Wilson (Married to Biology Alumnus, Dr. Robert Wilson '62) - Wilson tells of the loyalty her husband and Catawba alumnus has to his alma mater. His dedication to Catawba is such that he has been at every homecoming, except one...
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - 3 Friends, 53 Years
by Eleanor Link, Flo Breisch Peck, and Alice Funkhouser Carrick (1962 Alumni) - Three alumnae reflect on their 53-year friendship that began when they were Catawba College freshmen.
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.
Fibrant the Focus as City Council Candidates Gather at Catawba College Forum
By Emily Ford, SalisburyPost.com - Discussion about Fibrant dominated a candidate forum Thursday at Catawba College featuring nine candidates for Salisbury City Council. Five incumbents and four challengers vying for five seats also answered questions about the Rowan-Salisbury Schools central office, public safety, a gay Pride event, economic development, the city-county relationship and more.
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.
Catawba Alumnus and Assistant Director of IT Services at FBI Visits Catawba
The Catawba College Math Club and KME Chapter sponsored a visit by alumnus Daniel D. Dubree, assistant director of the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) for the FBI's Information and Technology Branch, on September 22 in Ketner Hall. Dubree spoke to members of the college community about the mathematics and computer science involved in his career at the FBI.
ALUMNA BLOG: Water is for Wussies (On Assignment in Indonesia)
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - It has been almost two months since my last email yet I am having trouble thinking of anything witty or unusual to write about, so prepare yourself for the mundane. Year two of teaching is leaps and bounds easier than year one. First I am not coming up with completely new lesson plans every single time, but am working to tweak them. I understand the Indonesian education system better...
Catawba Alumna Escaped Vietnam to Become an American
By David Freeze, for the Salisbury Post - [EDITOR'S NOTE: Lori Wong graduated summa cum laude from Catawba College in the B.A.E. program and completed her licensure program in teacher education] Young students at Partners in Learning Children’s Development Center know they are taught by a high-energy teacher named Lori Wong. However, few of the children or their parents, and just a small number of the school’s staff, know Wong’s story.
Blue Masque Theatre Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Honored at Catawba's Homecoming
Four new inductees to the Catawba College Blue Masque Theatre Hall of Fame will be honored on October 21 during the college's Homecoming Weekend. Those being honored for their meritorious lives in the theatre arts are New York based actor Bill Tatum, class of 1970; theatre entrepreneur Jerry Moore, class of 1974; New York costumer and wardrobe supervisor Ginnie Patton, class of 1979; and Charlotte, N.C. designer, director and actor Jim Glouster, class of 1984.
Catawba College Nets Award Nominations from Metrolina Theatre Association
Past and present members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department — students, alumni and faculty — received many nominations for the 2010-2011 season of Metrolina Theatre Awards. The awards will be presented at the Metrolina Theatre Association's 8th annual Gala on Sunday, October 9 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel at 132 East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte.
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 Alumni and Brothers Follow Dad's Musical Tradition
by Mark Wineka, SalisburyPost.com [EDITOR'S NOTE: Tyler Howe is a 2011 Catawba College graduate, while his brother, Andrew, graduated in 2007] - This is a story about bands of brothers. And a father. During pre-game festivities Friday night, the Salisbury and North Rowan high school bands performed together. A cool thing, but even cooler when you know that the bands are directed by brothers — Tyler Howe at Salisbury and Andrew Howe at North Rowan.
Catawba Alumna Deemed Ready as First-Year Teacher
[Katie Earl Etters is a 2010 Catawba College graduate who majored in Elementary Education (K-6). Etter's father is among the music faculty at Catawba.] When the calendar turns to August, children, teachers and parents know all too well it's time for school again. Even now there are children moaning and groaning, while at the same time their parents are in the background trying to hide laughter.
Catawba Alumnus Appointed as Varsity Soccer Head Coach and Physical Education Teacher
Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina has announced new faculty and staff members for the 2011-2012 school year. Among the new hires is Catawba College alumnus Ken Winslow to teach physical education in the lower and middle schools, in addition to being the varsity boy's soccer head coach. Winslow majored in Physical Education and Recreation.
STUDENT BLOG: Don't Worry, Be Happy: McFerrin's Workshop
Catawba College sophomore Allijah Motika of Asheville will participate in a vocal workshop August 28 through September 2 with ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin. The workshop will take place at the Omega Center in Rhinebeck, N.Y. During the workshop, Allijah will report on his experiences via blog entries that will be available on the Catawba College website. Along with participants from around the world, he will be joined at the workshop by two Catawba Alumnae....
New Teachers Share Their Thoughts as Beginning of School Nears
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com - In a sense, Catawba College alumna and China Grove native Tammy Tutterow is coming home. Sure, she never left the area. But when she graduated from South Rowan High School in 1992 she wasn’t exactly expecting to come back, to the school that is. But this fall, Tutterow will start her teaching career by launching to school’s first marketing program.
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.
Catawba Alumnus and Trustee Honored for Civic Achievements
[Catawba College Trustee and alumnus Bill Graham '83 was awarded the Community Care Clinic's 2011 Humanitarian Award] By Mark Wineka, SalisburyPost.com - Lawyers develop strong hides out of necessity, and it's a good thing given all the ribbing Salisbury attorney Bill Graham absorbed Friday night.
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.
Catawba Alumnus and Pennsylvania Yankee Finds a Permanent Home in Salisbury
1948 Catawba College alumnus Joe Riley grew up in New York and Pennsylvania but headed south to attend Catawba College and eventually make Salisbury his home.
Catawba Alumnus to Open Cigar Shop in 110-Year-Old House
A cigar store will open in a 110-year-old Victorian cottage in downtown Salisbury, thanks to a $41,000 grant from the state. Darren Moody, a Catawba College graduate who lives in Salisbury, plans to open The Perfect Smoke in six to nine months. Salisbury will receive a Main Street Solutions Fund grant to help pay for the $124,000 rehabilitation of the house at 213 S. Lee St. near the Norvell Theater, behind City Hall.
ALUMNA BLOG: Indo, Aussie, NZ (On Assignment in Indonesia)
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - The past three weeks have been a whirlwind: 3 countries, 8 flights, 6 boats (including cruise, pontoon, glass bottom, semi-submersible, and row), 4 coach buses, 1 scenic train, 1 gondola skyrail, and numerous taxis, hired cars, and angkots.
Catawba Alumnus Sets Sights on International Bus "Roadeo" Competition
by Sarah Campbell, SalisburyPost.com - Bryson Nesbitt graduated from Catawba College in December 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. Nesbitt, needing a job while finishing up college, became a school bus driver and plans to drive full-time until he finds a job in his field. His driving skills landed him second place in the local school bus roadeo before securing a fourth place win in the district competition. He now has hopes of a possible win at the international level.
Catawba Alumna to Deliver Initial Sermon at New Appointment in Granite Quarry
Source: SalisburyPost.com - The Rev. Angela Burris was recently appointed to Shiloh United Methodist Church in Granite Quarry and will preach her initial sermon Sunday, July 10, at 11 a.m. A graduate of Catawba College and Duke Divinity School and an ordained elder, she most recently served in an internship at Faithwalk, a new United Methodist congregation in Gibsonville.
Catawba Alumni Invited to Perform on Hedrick Little Theatre Stage
Catawba College alumni will have a chance to shine on the stage of Hedrick Little Theatre in the Showcase of Alumni Talent during Homecoming Weekend, October 21-23. The Showcase will be held just prior to the Blue Masque Hall of Fame induction and reception, which begins at 8pm on Friday, October 21.
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!
Catawba Psychology Alumnus Named 2011 Delaware School Psychologist of the Year
Ted Demarest, Class of '77, has been named Delaware School Psychologist of the Year for 2011. He received the award at the annual conference of the Delaware Association of School Psychologists in May. Ted has been a school psychologist for the Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware, since 1982. During his tenure with the school district, he has served preschool through secondary students.
Catawba Alumnus Directs Computer Camp, Students Learn to Work on PCs
by Sarah Campbell, SalisburyPost.com - Barry Hawkins, Program Director for Students in Training (SIT), earned degrees from Catawba College in business and information systems. The nonprofit organization, run primarly through grants from the Woodson Foundation, provides technology training...
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 Alumnus and Principal Looks Forward to Second Retirement
by Sarah Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org - When Rick Hampton took over as the principal of North Rowan Elementary School in 2004 he quickly realized that regular Band-Aids simply aren’t good enough. "I had to go out and buy Blues Clues and Sponge Bob Band-Aids," he said. "I fixed a lot of boo-boos with those Band-Aids. They always brought a smile."
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.
Catawba College Alumnus Receives NCADA Lifetime Achievement Award
C.A. "Junie" Michael, III, a 1970 Catawba College alumnus, was honored by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA ) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor that the NCADA bestows.
Catawba Alumnus and NCRC Scientist Specializes in Fetal Disorders
by Emily Ford (SalisburyPost.com) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has expanded its focus at the N.C. Research Campus to include fetal alcohol disorders. The UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has hired Dr. Philip May, a research professor and expert in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Catawba Alumna Retires from Overton after Teaching 24 Years
Catawba College alumna Dinah Carpenter retires from Overton Elementary School after teaching 24 years. Carpenter received her teaching certification from Catawba.
Catawba College Alumnus Invites Youth to "Get Lost" and "Lose Yourself"
Each summer Inspire The Fire (ITF), founded by 2006 Catawba College graduate Dennis Reed of Charlotte, facilitates a week-long conference for youth (ages 10-21) to exhibit their talents through music, dance and dramatic workshops. On July 18-24, 2011 teens will be engaged in an intense artistic learning environment that will promote self-confidence and foster an aspiration for an improved way of life.
Catawba Alumna Retires after 38 Years in Education
Kathy Conte, a 1973 alumna of Catawba College, retired from Charles England Elementary School after a 38-year career in education. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at Catawba, Conte started her career at Cecil School teaching third grade. Later, she taught at Southwest Elementary School and Dunbar School, which was later renamed to Charles England.
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."
Catawba Alumna and Teacher of Year Bonds with Students
By Sarah Campbell, Salisburypost.com - Theresa Pierce '10 can't walk down the halls at Overton Elementary School without students waving, calling out her name or running to hug her. "They are always so excited to see her," Jennifer Sheppard, the school's Title I coordinator, said. Pierce was recently named the Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year, an accolade Sheppard said is well-deserved.
ALUMNA BLOG: 16 Things I've Learned - Plus a Gecko Note (On Assignment in Indonesia)
Patience really is a virtue and one I do not have in abundant quantities. However, I do think I am getting better. For example, last Saturday I had planned to give a test but was then told school was cancelled at 10am, right before my class. One of the teachers' fathers had passed away so we were all going to pay our respects.
Catawba Alumnus and Economic Recruiter Ready for Pops Duet
By Joanie Morris, for the Salisbury Post - Robert Van Geons '97 has a secret. The economic development director has been harboring this secret for years. He sings. He sings loud and he sings proud.
87-Year-Old Participates in Catawba's Commencement Exercise
It was 87-year-old Martha Rhea Hartley Platt of Salisbury who was the first baccalaureate candidate to walk across the Keppel Auditorium stage during Catawba College's Commencement Exercise on Saturday, May 14. For Platt, it was an opportunity to remedy a regret she had had for 52 years.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - PB & J
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - Recently I have received a flood of requests for a new update, so here is the answer to both of those requests. Fun activities for you to try: For one week, oh heck for two days, try eating rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then let me know how many more days you want to do that.
When you take a shower count how many small lizards seem to be staring at you.
Catawba Alumnus and Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory Visits Catawba
Catawba College alumnus Pat McCrory '78, the former seven-term Mayor of Charlotte, N.C. and the 2008 N.C. Republican Gubernatorial candidate, visited campus on April 7. He spoke to students in Dr. Michael Bitzer's State and Local Politics class about politics and issues he has encountered running for public office.
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.
Lilly Center Work Retreat Includes Renovation and Rejuvenation
by Devin Rodgers of Glen Burnie, Md., Class of 2011 - Comments ranging from the truly meaningful to the humorously trivial could be heard coming from the sleepy faces that gathered in front of Omwake-Dearborn Chapel early (very early!) on a recent Saturday morning. A team of 15 Catawba College students, faculty, staff, and alumni headed west for John's River Valley Camp.
Two Salisbury Natives Honored with Catawba's Prestigious Shuford Award
Salisbury natives Gordon P. Hurley and Martha Kirkland West '59 were honored by Catawba College on Sunday, April 10 as recipients of the 2011 Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Hurley and West received the recognition in a 4 p.m. ceremony held in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus. The awards ceremony was part of the college's annual President's Circle event.
Catawba Alumnus and Trustee Explains Role of Technology in Keeping Us Interconnected
By Daniel Bross, Senior Director Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft for BCCCC.net - As Steve Ballmer wrote in his introduction to our FY10 Corporate Citizenship Report, "Microsoft has a long tradition of taking on tough challenges on a global scale ... it started with our original vision of a computer on every desk and in every home." The world has changed since Bill Gates articulated that vision over 30 years ago and events over the past three months bring into clear focus the growing role techno
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.
Comedy by Catawba Alumnus to Premiere
By Vikki Broughton Hodges, The Dispatch - "Scarletdale," a new comedy written and directed by Lexington's own Jason Roland, will premiere next week when the Hot Flash Players perform the two-act play at Tricia's Catering.
Tennessee Banker & Salisbury Native to Speak at Catawba's CEO Lecture Series April 12
Bryan Jordan, president and chief executive officer of First Horizon National Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., will be the seventh keynote speaker to participate in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business' Distinguished CEO Lecture Series at Catawba College on Tuesday, April 12. Jordan, a 1984 Catawba College alumnus and Salisbury native, will offer remarks beginning at 11 a.m. on April 12 in Hedrick Little Theatre of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
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.
Catawba Alumna to Star in "Dirty Barbie" World Premiere
Source: (SalisburyPost.com) - Denise Laughlin Stewart, originally from Mooresville, is a woman who loves stories — listening to them and telling them. Her new one-woman show, "Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales," will make its world premiere at Lee Street Theatre in Salisbury, March 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be held in the black box theater at the Looking Glass Artist Collective at 405 N. Lee Street (corner of N. Lee and Kerr).
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - I Like Spaghetti More Than Rice
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - Much has happened since the last email so I'm not exactly sure where to start, what to tell, what to leave out. You don't want to read a 4-page email so I'll hit what I consider to be the highlights.
Alumna Spotlight on Candace Neal '08: Kickstarting a Music Career
By Katie Scarvey, Salisburypost.com - When Candace Neal graduated from Catawba College in 2008 with a theatre degree, she was dead set on becoming a working actor. And why not? During her years at Catawba, Candace appeared in — actually, stood out in — plenty of productions, including "The Marriage of Bette and Boo," "The Exonerated," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and "Trojan Women."
Catawba's Master of Education Degree Program Inspires and Changes Area Teachers
Dr. Lou Ann Kasias, a Catawba College professor of education and coordinator of the college's graduate program, believes teachers in the region need to know just what Catawba offers in its Master of Education in Elementary Education.
Catawba Alumnus Named New Interim IT Director for Davidson County Schools
Source: The-Dispatch.com - The Davidson County Board of Education approved Gregory S. Cline as the interim informational technology director for the system, replacing Sue Whitman, who retires March 1.
Limited Time Only: Every Dollar Given to Catawba Will Be Matched 2 to 1
If you are considering making a gift to Catawba College, there is no better time than right now! All gifts to Catawba received between now and March 31 are eligible for a 2 to 1 match! Any gift made to Catawba, for any purpose, will be matched by our donor two-to-one if we receive it by the deadline. The funds which match your gift are designated by our donor to go for Annual Scholarships for students, and for areas of greatest need for Catawba.
Catawba Alumnus Hired as Laurel Football Coach
The Gazette – 2/7/2011 (published with permission) - Laurel High School named Todd Sommerville as its new head football coach on Monday. He replaces Brian Moore, who was not retained by the school following the 2010 season. Sommerville, a physical education teacher at Parkdale High School, served as the Panthers' defensive coordinator the past three years under head coach Rich Holzer, who resigned from Parkdale last week...
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
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Puppetry and Prayer
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - What follows is a random series of events that have happened since the last email. SCHOOL: The first month of the new year is almost over and like the last 10 has flown by. I'm zooming toward the one-year anniversary of stepping foot in Indonesia. Since the holiday I have been spending my time teaching and getting acquainted with my new students. I am teaching 5 new classes this semester.
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
Catawba's New TV Spots to Air in Select Cable Markets
Catawba College has produced and will air several television commercials in select cable markets during the first quarter of this year. The 30-second commercials, which feature Catawba students as talent, will run during select programs on the cable systems serving Lancaster, Lebanon, York and Harrisburg, Pa., Roanoke, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla., markets.
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 Alumna's Play Survives Life, Love and Her Death
Simone Grant Timoney, a 1983 alumna of Catawba College, died in November 2005 after a six-year battle with breast cancer. Her thoughts and words will live again on Feb. 3 and 4 on campus when theatre arts students at her alma mater perform a reading of Timoney's original play, "Tough Titties: Surviving Life, Love, and Death."
Alumnus and Lexington Native Leads Salisbury Theater Company
By Jill Doss-Raines, The Dispatch - A person with such a rich and long background in theater as Reid Leonard '76 would likely make one assume he has been involved with local plays and had aspirations to be involved with theater from a very young age. Read More...
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - 2010, A Year in Review
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - 2010 has been one of the more interesting years of my short life, filled with more emotions than I usually care to feel or acknowledge. So here's the review of 2010: A year ago I was working at STAR Community, a residential home for developmentally disabled adults. While there I met and worked with an amazing group of people and learned that I might be capable of doing things I never imagined I was.
Five of the 10 to Watch in 2011 Have Catawba College Connections
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Did you see the article in the "Salisbury Post" on the 10 to Watch for 2011? Did you know that five people on the list have a Catawba College connection? Four of the five are Catawba alumni and one is a Catawba professor.
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.
2009 Alumnus Plays Curly in National Tour of "Oklahoma"
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Imagine playing the role you were born to play. That's exactly what 2009 Catawba College alumnus Paul Saylor is doing with the role of Curly in the national tour of the beloved musical, "Oklahoma!" "My dad and his family are generations deep in Oklahoma," Saylor explains. "They love the show."
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - What's Crackin?
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast, filled with rice and chicken. If you close your eyes and imagine hard enough white rice still tastes like white rice. I was able to make the chicken taste like turkey, not that impressive of a mental feat. I did have a fleeting moment of Thanksgiving-ness. I went to a house warming party and I was sitting on the floor in a circle with a group of women from the village with a spread of food on the floor. For a spli
Catawba Alumnus Directs 100-Year-Old Choral Society
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. You'd think a 23-year-old might be intimidated about directing a choir that's 100 years old. There's a lot to be said for youthful enthusiasm. Matt Newton, a 2010 graduate of Catawba, took the reins of the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society this summer. The society is a century old this year. Newton graduated from high school in Raleigh and came to Catawba as a theater major, but soon found out it wasn't for him.
Interest Shown in Catawba College Energy Corps; Still Accepting Applications
The Center for the Environment has received a great deal of interest in its Catawba College Energy Corps, a program that will facilitate the placement of as many as 17 students or recent graduates in on-the-job green energy positions. Candidates must be currently enrolled in college, pursing an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, or they must have completed such a program within the past three years. Students from any accredited college or university may apply.
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.
Alumni Board Honors Faculty and Staff with Reception
The Catawba College Alumni Board of Directors honored faculty and staff of the college with an appreciation reception on Tuesday, November 23 in the lobby of Hedrick Administration Building. The purpose of the reception, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, was to give thanks to employees of the college for their support of students and the campus community, as well as their commitment to student success in the classroom and in life.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Hello Mr. President My Name is Lauren
by Lauren Ebersole '07. I am back to school and unfortunately not much has changed. After training maybe I thought I would come back and implement sweeping changes; not realistic I know, but a girl can dream. My first week back after training included proctoring mid-semester tests, which is difficult because the students cheat like crazy. On the surface it seems as if the teachers don't want the students to cheat, but there is no disciplinary plan for how to deal with it.
President Turner Announces 2011 Summer Tour to Europe
Dr. W. Craig Turner, President of Catawba College and Annette Turner, the College's First Lady, enthusiastically invite all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Catawba to join them and the Catawba Singers on a tour to Europe.
Teacher Education Alumnus Prepares to Retire after 20 Years as Teacher and Principal
Source: www.berksmontnews.com. Few people have the kind of passion and dedication it takes to be a teacher. But for Dr. Ronald W. Christman, teaching is in his blood, and for as long as he can remember his life has revolved around the betterment of education and the many children whose lives he has touched. Christman, much to the disappointment of many, is preparing to retire from Gilbertsville Elementary School after more than 20 years of service with the school as both teacher and principal.
Recent English Graduate Wins Poetry Award
Recent Catawba graduate Rachel Kennedy has won an award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina. Her sonnet "Flesh" was awarded second place in the Council's annual Charles Shull Contest for Traditional Poetry. The poem appears in the most recent issue of Bay Leaves, the Council's annual publication.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assisgnment in Indonesia - Safe and Sound
by Lauren Ebersole '07. So far I have been nowhere near any of the natural disasters that seem to strike Indonesia every few days. The latest earthquake and ensuing tsunami were on a different island and the volcano that is erupting is in Central Java. I apologize for the large lapse in emails and consequently probably a pretty low point in your life.
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.
Fourth Annual Business Hall of Fame to Tap Four Inductees
Catawba College's Ketner of Business will host the fourth annual Business Hall of Fame Saturday, November 6 in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Four outstanding business leaders will be inducted at the event. Inductees include Paul E. Fisher of Salisbury, Richard "Dick" J. Seiwell '67 of West Chester, Pa., Jim L. Williamson '54 of Charlotte, and the late Lotan Corriher of Landis, who attended Old Catawba College in Newton from 1891 to1892.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - To Peru by Canoe
Bill "Scotch" Shaw '75 is making his way from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Iquitos, Peru on his freighter canoe, the Lucky Suz. He began his journey on August 30, heading down the east coast of North America. He'll travel through Central America, Eastern South America, to mouths of the Amazon, then, up the Amazon River, to Iquitos.
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.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - The Piano Player
by Rev. John A. Denlinger '65, Religion & Philosophy Alumnus - Denlinger shares one of his fondest memories of campus life that happened unexpectedly during an evening program at the old gym.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - 45 Years of Friendship
by Vince Mizeras, John Little, and David McCoy (Class of 1965 Business Administration Alumni). Three alumni reflect on remaining friends, staying in close contact, and getting their families together almost every year despite the 45 years that have passed since their graduation.
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.
2010 Blue Masque Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
Catawba College's Blue Masque Hall of Fame inductees will be honored as part of the college's Homecoming Weekend activities. This year's Blue Masque Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception will held in Hedrick Little Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 8. Those being honored include Billy Burke, Class of '38; Dr. Susan Vick, Class of '67; Reid Leonard, Class of '76; and Greg Alexander, Class of '81.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT VIDEO: Shane Aldridge '10
Meet 2010 Catawba graduate, Shane Aldridge. While a student at Catawba, Shane Aldridge '10 of China Grove, N.C., double majored in Religion and Philosophy and Political Science with an emphasis in the American Political Experience. An internship at the Rowan County Register of Deeds Office in Salisbury led to Shane landing a part-time position there after his May graduation.
Former Catawba College First Lady Dies
Jacqueline Cameron Leonard of Lexington, N.C., a former first lady of Catawba College and wife of the late Dr. Theodore Leonard, Catawba's 17th President, died Sept. 26. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at First Reformed United Church of Christ in Lexington. Mrs. Leonard was a generous benefactor of Catawba College. She and her late husband established and funded several endowed scholarships and supported several of the institution's capital campaigns.
1989 Catawba Alumna Heads Rowan Helping Ministries
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Things happen for a reason, and in the case of Catawba College Alumna Kyna Foster '89, that could not have been truer; when she found out that her position at Food Lion had been eliminated, a new door opened.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Tolerance
by Lauren Ebersole '07 - I am by no means an expert on Islam or its followers, but having lived in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world for the past six months, I am going to assume I have a little more experience than much of the American population. So now, please allow me to get on my soapbox in regards to recent events in the U.S. I am a big believer in our Constitutional rights, but the question is to what ends do we use those rights.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Small Victories
by Lauren Ebersole '07. A day in the life of me during Ramadhan: I begrudgingly set my alarm the night before for 3:30 am so that I may drag myself out of bed for sahur, which means supper. At 3:30 am my alarm sounds and a few minutes later a voice comes over the loudspeaker of the mosque three doors down: "Sahur, sahur", the voice says. "Bapak-bapak, ibu-ibu, anak-anak, sahur sahur", it continues.
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
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Puasa
by Lauren Ebersole '07. Happy Fasting, although I'm pretty sure none of you are fasting. Ramadhan has started and I am giving fasting a try. Many of you are probably thinking how is Lauren going that many hours a day without food. It is not without difficulty. Thoughts of ice cream often pop into my head. Actually not drinking anything is more difficult than not eating. Note: I did not feel so great on Day 2 of fasting, but Day 3 went much better.
Center for the Environment to Launch Catawba College Energy Corps
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College has received a $184,000 grant from the N.C. Energy Office's Student Energy Internship and Fellowship Program to launch the Catawba College Energy Corps. It was one of 23 private businesses, public agencies and public and private universities to receive a combined $5.6 million from the N.C. Energy Office for the program, which was funded with money from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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
All in a Day's Work for a Bird Tracker and Catawba Alumnus
By Diane Tennant, (PilotOnline.com). "Bump," Alex Wilke warned, as the skiff nudged into the marsh grass and abruptly stopped. With binoculars, she scanned the low dune line along the Eastern Shore's Metompkin Island. "There's an oystercatcher chick right there," she said, pointing to a long-legged bird skulking along the edge of the grass. "There's another chick that I think we will go for later." She looked some more. "Actually, we might go for them now."
'38 Alumnus Established New Scholarship at Catawba College before His Death
The late Eugene Deal of Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Charlotte, N.C., made a gift the year before his death to establish a scholarship at Catawba College named for him and his late wife. Deal, a 1938 alumnus of Catawba, died July 10, 2010. His wife predeceased him in 2005. The Evelyn S. and Eugene E. Deal Family Endowed Scholarship will be targeted to students who are graduates of South Rowan High School, members of First Reformed Church of Landis, N.C., and who are majoring in education.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Attempting to Go with the Flow
by Lauren Ebersole '07. I have completed the first week of school and well, it's a little different than what I am used to. I thought school started on Monday the 12th and my scheduling/planning/list making self was freaking out that I had not made any plans with other teachers. So I requested a meeting with my counterpart for the Friday before school started, which we had, but planned little.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Monkey Thief
by Lauren Ebersole '07. Happy Belated 4th of July. For me, it was just about the same 4th of July as in America ... a four-hour Muslim religious program where I believe I was the subject of more than one conversation between the 150 or so women in attendance. An important lesson I have learned: suede ballet flats from Italy and hand-made leather sandals from Greece do not stand up to the climate and conditions of Indonesia. Shoe-lovers everywhere are devastated.
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!
ALUMNUS BLOG: 33 States, 44 Days, 66 National Parks
John Rapp, Class of 1976, will be blogging about his summer trip covering 33 states/3 provinces of Canada in 44 days visiting over 66 National Parks from June 19-August 1. He'll be sharing his itinerary, photos, and travel experiences every day in his blog...
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Kaki Sapi
by Lauren Ebersole '07. I ate kaki sapi ... cow's foot. The first two pieces went down ok, but man that third piece was chewy and I don't mean chewy like bubblegum. My host family laughed at me and offered something a bit more palatable to my American taste buds. My host family seems to be laughing at me quite often, which is ok because I am used to that from my actual family.
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.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Minta Maaf
by Lauren Ebersole '07. I am sorry for the huge lapse in emails to those who wait on baited breath and I'm also sorry to those of you who may not actually care to read them but feel obligated because I'm sending them from Indonesia. Here are some highlights from the past weeks in Malang, although I am no longer in Malang ... I'll get to that later.
Catawba College's Business Advisory Board Welcomes New Chair
Catawba College's Business Advisory Board for the Ketner School of Business has a new chair. Robert M. Van Geons, CEcD., executive director of the Salisbury–Rowan Economic Development Commission since January of 2008, succeeds Joey Popp as chair of the 30-member board.
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 Graduates Set Sights on Their Futures
With their sights set on their futures, 276 Catawba College graduates received their diplomas Saturday, May 15 in two separate ceremonies held in Keppel Auditorium on campus. The ceremonies marked the institution's 159th year, but marked for most of the graduates, the beginning of their professional journeys. "I'll be going to one of the top schools for education in the country and I would never have dreamed of that," said 2010 Catawba College graduate Andrea Clabaugh of York, Pa.
Catawba Alumnus and Three Graduating Seniors Recognized at Commencement
A college alumnus and three graduating seniors received special recognition during the commencement exercises. The 2010 O.B. Michael Award, Whitener Medals, and Barbara Andrews Award were awarded during the ceremonies. Read more...
Catawba Alumnus Elected to American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors
Catawba alumnus G. Edward Hughes, president/CEO of Gateway Community and Technical College, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges for a three-year term beginning in July. "It is an honor to be elected by my peers across the country to the AACC Board," Dr. Hughes said. "This is a critical time for the AACC board, especially as we hire and begin working with a new association president.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Aerobics ... Nuff Said
by Lauren Ebersole '07. I would like to start this e-mail with a little story about differences in perception. This past Monday, my cluster taught at a different school, one in Batu rather than Malang. We were told the first class would start at 7 a.m. Unfortunately, we were not told there was a ceremony at 7 and that class would not actually start until 7:45, but that is not the important part of the story...
2009 Alumna Close-Up: The Woman in the "As Seen on TV Hat"
Nicole Durant '09 could not have predicted upon graduation that she would have success and some fun while promoting the "As Seen on TV Hat." Nicole, who is currently living in Asheville, N.C., works at a local restaurant there while pursuing her dream [of acting] in her spare time. She shared her experience in landing the job as the young woman in the "As Seen on TV hat" and her comments follow in the first-person.
ALUMNUS BLOG: Thailand Revisited - Travel and Change
by Jon Rhodes '08. Where does one begin when recounting a story? Do I first start with our food exploits? I could talk about how we feasted on locusts, grasshopper and a local fruit called durian, a fruit that is illegal to eat on trains in Malaysia due to its smell and has been likened to skunk spray with a hint of sweetness. I could start with the elephant rides through the jungle. About how some places take great care of the magnificent creatures and then about how some places don't.
Three Catawba College Alumni Honored with Adrian Shuford Award
Three Catawba College alumni were honored by their alma mater on Sunday, April 18, as recipients of the College's prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Recipients included Mr. Raymond '53 and Dr. Shirley Ritchie '52 of Salisbury and Mr. David E. "Gene" Fuller '52 of Charlotte. College President Dr. W. Craig Turner made the presentations during a special President's Circle Event held to recognize the institution's major donors in Hedrick Theatre of the Robertson Coll
Catawba College Graduating Seniors Active in Job Search
Source: SalisburyPost.com. College graduation season is almost here, and that means thousands of college seniors in the Carolinas will soon be in the job market. One recent survey actually has some encouraging news for job seekers, but how easy will it really be to find work? According to a new survey by Career Builder, chances may be improving. The total number of employers planning to hire recent college graduates in 2010 – 44 percent – is relatively unchanged from 43 percent in 2009...
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - Sepa Bola Dan Pantai
by Lauren Ebersole '07. Much has happened in the past week. Two Saturdays ago, I went to an Arema soccer game with a group of fellow volunteers. Arema is the team from Malang and also the best team in the Indonesian Super League. The stadium is outside the city in an absolutely beautiful spot with a mountain rising up behind the stadium. Not a great game of soccer, but a wonderful atmosphere with constant singing and dancing from the crowd.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - KFC
by Lauren Ebersole '07. Based on responses to my last entry I feel a little pressure to keep up the quality. Prepare to be disappointed. I never should have led with squatty potties; I just can't top squatty potties. But here are some observations from the last week: Working at KFC [Kentucky Fried Chicken] appears to be as terrible a job in Indonesia as it is in the US.
Speaker Explains Small College Values in a Big Business World
"It's not about working for the title or working for the money, it's about doing something that you want to do. Find passion in what you do," Lowe's senior vice president of specialty sales and store operations support, Robert Wagner, told those gathered at Catawba College's Ralph W. Ketner School of Business' 5th Distinguished CEO Lecture Series on April 8.
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.
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia
Catawba Alumna Lauren Ebersole '07 is headed for her next great adventure and this one will last more than two years (27 months to be exact). She is on her way to East Java, Indonesia on a Peace Corps assignment to teach English to high school students.
ALUMNUS BLOG: Thailand Revisited - Introduction
2008 Catawba alumnus Jonathan Rhodes is making a 10-day trip to Thailand this month with a high school friend, and 2007 alumnus Joe Brooks. For Rhodes, this is a repeat trip to a country he has grown to love. He'll be sharing his adventures through blog posts here and through his personal blog. Rhodes' introductory post about the trip that will begin March 11 follows...
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.
Catawba Helps Students Hone Their Life Skills
By Susan Shinn, Catawba News Service. "Dad says not to worry about it but I want to know." Wise words from an undergraduate who attended Catawba College's Life-Skills 101 series on Feb. 18-19 in the Hurley Room on campus. The first night focused on personal finance, with the second night centered around alumni networking and dining and business etiquette.
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...
Church/College Award Presented and New Donors Recognized
A 1955 alumnus of Catawba College who is a long-serving minister in the United Church of Christ was honored February 15 as the recipient of the 2010 Catawba's Campus Ministry Church/College Award. The Reverend Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton '55 of Newton received the award in recognition of his more than five decades of service to both the Church and Catawba College at an event held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus.
Singular Voices 2010 at Catawba College
Catawba News Service. The Catawba College Department of Music will present its annual Singular Voices concert on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Florence Busby Corriher Theater on the Catawba College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
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.
Give New, Undesignated Gifts to Catawba before March 15 and Get a 2-to-1 Match
An anonymous donor hopes to help Catawba College with a two-to-one matching challenge of up to $1,000,000 for all new, undesignated gifts. The donor's generous offer will match every undesignated dollar raised for the challenge between now and March 15 with a two-to-one match. Undesignated funds made toward the challenge and raised after March 15 and through May 31, the end of the College's fiscal year, will be matched by the donor on a one-to-one basis.
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.
'84 Alumnus Running for Congressional Seat
Catawba College Alumnus Scott Robinson '84 of Tappahannock, Va., has entered the race as a Democrat for his state's First Congressional District. His campaign focus is to bring accountability to federal government and he is committed to balancing the federal budget and promoting pro-growth economic policies. He is an environmental steward and an advocate for veterans, especially wounded soldiers.
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).
Two Catawba Grads and a Professor Have Paper Accepted for Publication
Dr. Sheila Brownlow, a professor of psychology at Catawba College, and two of her former students, Jessica Davison of Springfield, Pa., and Danielle Schneider of New Castle, Del., both 2009 graduates, co-authored a paper that has been accepted for publication by the Psi Chi Journal.
The Brady Investment
Source: SalisburyPost.com. Speaking of giving, postcards have gone out announcing another Brady Author's Symposium at Catawba College this spring. Alma Brady, who made a donation with husband Charles to endow the annual event in 1991, died Jan. 8 at her Florida home.
Gift of Music from Catawba Alumni Thrills Holy Angels
By Joe DePriest, charlotteobserver.com. The musical instrument is invisible - played by hand movements or nods of the head. Sounds showering the air may be like the sweet purr of a harp or a full orchestra's blast. The players are residents of Belmont-based Holy Angels, a center for children and adults with severe disabilities that is run by the Sisters of Mercy.
'80 Alumna and Spouse Sail Around the World
You might remember the movie, "Around the World in 80 Days." Tina Costino Jones '80 and husband Braun are taking a dozen or so years to circumnavigate the globe. A decade ago, the couple bought a Nordhavn motor yacht. The 62-foot craft is designed and built for worldwide cruising. That's exactly what the couple has used it for. But let's back up a bit, shall we?
Owner of Popular Catawba Student Hangout Dies
By Mark Wineka, salisburypost.com. Al Boulus, whose Al's Night Hawk restaurant represented a rite of passage for many Salisburians, died Tuesday, December 8 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Boulus, 86, retired from the restaurant business in 2001 after 51 years and three locations on West Innes Street.
Catawba Alumni and Brothers Make Their Marks on Journalism
By Elizabeth Cook, salisburypost.com. When former Post Sports Editor Ed Dupree took an interest in twins Benjy and Brad Hamm, he set in motion two award-winning journalism careers. Benjy is editorial director of Landmark Community Newspapers, guiding the news side of 56 paid-circulation papers, seven college sports publications and several free publications. Brad is the dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, expanding a tradition-rich program and leading some of the nation's top jo
Three Inducted at Catawba College's Third Annual Business Hall of Fame
Three outstanding business leaders were inducted into the Catawba College Business Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 7. The event was held in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
1976 Catawba Alumnus Is 2009 National Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year
Dale Wilson of Troutman, N.C., says he prefers to fly under the radar and keep a low profile. It's hard for him to do that right now since he learned in August that he was selected as the 2009 National Outstanding Disabled American Veteran of the Year.
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.
Catawba's Class of 2010 Project Becomes "Our Legacy"
When Catawba College senior Lindsey Jackson walks across the bricks on Stanback Plaza she does so with a certain amount of pride and relief. As she walks, she can look down and read the names and messages engraved on some of those bricks like: "Catawba Rocks, Class of 1983;" "To D.A.S. Brothers, Congrats! KS '96;" "Like Mother - 1983 & Daughter - 2011;" and "Days in the Sun, HEM and HEM."
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.
Alumna Puts Her Money Where Her Passion Is – Volunteering
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Good luck trying to pin down Peg Pedersen '58 for an interview. Pedersen and husband Ronald, who live in Latham, N.Y., recently created the Rintz-Pedersen Endowed Fund for Volunteer Service at Catawba. The two are active volunteers — so much so that it's hard to get Pedersen on the phone.
Gameshow Gary is a Catawba College Alumnus
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Folks living in Tar Heel state may have seen that cheesy announcer, Gameshow Gary, on commercials touting the North Carolina Education Lottery. And people around Charlotte may have seen that goofy burglar being beat up by Panthers football players in a home security commercial. The actor playing both roles just happens to be Catawba College Alumnus Brian Lafontaine '92.
Catawba Alumnus Celebrates 100th Birthday at School He Helped Create
By Kathy Chaffin, salisburypost.com
David B. Davis celebrated his 100th birthday Friday with the students and staff of the school he helped create. North Hills Christian School went all out to celebrate the milestone birthday of its last remaining founder. Davis, who goes by Dave, and his family founded North Hills in 1967 with the late Roger Harrison and William Ryburn and their families. Close to 300 students, staff, parents and board members attended the party in the school's gymnasium.
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.
VIDEO: Spring Break on the Chain Gang - A Catawba Story
by Jen Osborne '09 and Terri Hill '09, Sociology Alumnae. Osborne and Hill recount how they became lifelong friends at Catawba, though they gained some "cuts and scrapes" along the way.
New Scholarship Memorializes Wife of '71 Catawba College Alumnus
Dr. Kathleen G. Lee-Stevens never attended Catawba College, but thanks to a new scholarship established in her memory, future female students from some key North Carolina counties who shared her love of English, Education and Political Science will have that opportunity.
VIDEO: The Prank's on Me - A Catawba Story
by Bill Shockley '68, Psychology Alumnus. Shockley, who had a history of being a prankster, shares how one of his most clever pranks caught up with him one day.
Three to be Inducted at Catawba College’s Third Annual Business Hall of Fame
Three outstanding business leaders will be inducted into the Catawba College Business Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 7. The event will be held in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Darlene Landis Ball of Greensboro, the late Enoch A. Goodman of Salisbury and James F. Hurley, III of Salisbury will comprise the third class of business leaders to be honored by the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business...
VIDEO: The One That Got Away - A Catawba Story
by Gennie Lou (Piercy) Byerly '61, English Alumna. Byerly recalls how she managed to "bow out" of the tradition the other young ladies all participated in at Catawba.
VIDEO: Show Me - A Catawba Story
by Gerald Phelps '67, Social Studies Alumnus. Phelps recalls the early challenges of attending college, then meeting a young woman who would hold his heart for over 35 years.
VIDEO: The Traveling Yearbook - A Catawba Story
by Tom Crump '51, Business Alumnus. Crump relays the story of how a gift given to his college roommate recently reacquainted him with what he had not seen in years — but that had made its way to Arizona and back to Salisbury 57 years later.
VIDEO: The Ghost of Hedrick Hall - A Catawba Story
by Bill Shockley '68, Psychology Alumnus. Shockley tells of how he and his roommate investigated an unexplained activity — and came face-to-face with the "Ghost of Hedrick Hall."
Catawba Alumna Named 2010 Principal of Year for the Rowan-Salisbury School System
Source: SalisburyPost.com - Rebecca "Becky" Kepley-Lee, principal of Cleveland Elementary School, has been selected as the 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year for the Rowan-Salisbury School System in a program sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and Wachovia Corp., a part of Wells Fargo Co.
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...
Catawba College Alumni Recognize Four of Their Peers during Homecoming
Four Catawba College alumni were recognized as recipients of Distinguished Alumnus Awards during Homecoming activities on October 3. Nancy Foster Councill '80 of Monkton, Md., Dr. Verne Lanier '62 of Durham, N.C., Dr. Arlan Mantz '62 of New London, Conn., and Barbara Marshall '72 of Cary, N.C., were honored during a barbecue luncheon held in Goodman Gymnasium on campus.
Catawba's Student Newspaper, "The Pioneer," Goes Out of Print
Since 1926, Catawba College's student newspaper, The Pioneer, has been a printed publication. Not anymore; it's now online at www.catawba.edu/pioneer. Students enrolled in Communication Arts Instructor Cyndi Wittum's Applied Journalism course have been working on stories and photographs for the new online site since the beginning of the fall semester.
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.
Catawba Faculty and Alumni Continue Work on "As I Lay Dying" Adaptation
Four Catawba College theatre arts alumni recently participated in a reading of a stage adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying at Ragdale, an artist colony in Lake Forest, Illinois. Allison Barnes (2005), Jen Short (2009), Jordan Danz (2008), and Taylor Edwards (2007) all live in the Chicago area and work in theatre there.
Catawba College Alumni Infiltrate Rowan County Sheriff's Department
Rowan County Chief Deputy Kevin Auten jokes about how long he was an undergraduate at Catawba College before earning his bachelor's degree in 2000. He'll tell you about his false starts, that college is a balance of grades, maturing and experience, and how all it takes is for you to apply yourself, but it took Kevin Auten a total of 21 years to get it exactly right for himself.
Catawba College Nets 17 Nominations in Metrolina Theatre Association Awards Competition
A BIG congratulations to all of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Directors, Designers, and Actors listed below for their 2008-09 nominations by the Metrolina Theatre Association! The Awards Ceremony is scheduled in Charlotte on September 20. Visit Metrolinatheatre.org for more information.
Catawba Alumna Crowned Miss Spencer-Rowan 2009
Source: www.SalisburyPost.com - Sherri Hill was crowned Miss Spencer-Rowan 2009 at a pageant held Friday during the annual Spencer Jaycees Street Dance in downtown Spencer. Hill, 24, is a native of East Spencer and daughter of Althea Hill and the late Howard Solomon
Conservation Efforts at Catawba College
Conservation efforts are on the minds of Catawba College administrators as the institution begins a new academic year. Two recent projects on campus are indicative of the new emphasis. For years, the fountain installed on Stanback Plaza in front of the Cannon Student Center was a source of fun and pranks for students and a source of problems for the College Facilities Department.
Catawba Alumni Seek to Memorialize Beloved Professor, Dr. David E. Faust
A gray moustache, a rose bud boutonniere, a black beret and an unquenchable passion for teaching are just some of the most remembered attributes of the late Dr. David Earl Faust who served for 38 years on the faculty at Catawba College. Faust, a professor of religion and history, was also known for his memorable greeting, "There you are!" which he almost always enthused upon seeing a student, a colleague, an acquaintance or friend.
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.
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.
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.
Catawba Alumnus Joins Aftermarket Consulting and Market Intelligence Firm
Source: www.search-autoparts.com. Dick Laimbeer, a veteran of the automotive aftermarket and transportation industries for more than 40 years, has joined Ducker, Findlay, Swoboda & Associates, LLC (DFS&A), as a partner of the automotive aftermarket consulting and market intelligence firm.
Blue Masque Hall of Fame to Induct New Class of Honorees
Homecoming weekend will again include Blue Masque Hall of Fame festivities. After last year' s rousing start, four new outstanding individuals from Catawba' s rich theatre tradition will be added to the Hall of Fame. This year' s induction ceremony will be held in Hedrick Theatre on the night of Friday, October 2nd at approximately 9:30 p.m., immediately after the production of The Women. A reception will follow on Keppel Auditorium stage.
'48 Graduate Creates Scholarship in Memory of His Wife and Brother
When Harold Bowen '48 of Lexington looks back on his life of 88 years, he has accomplished much and he credits Catawba College for setting him on his successful life's path. Now, Bowen is doing something to pay Catawba back; he has established a scholarship at the College in memory of his wife, Jean Reid Bowen '49, and twin brother, Carroll W. Bowen '46.
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.
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 Alumnus and Three Graduating Seniors Recognized during College's Commencement Exercises
Catawba College Alumnus Patrick L. McCrory '78, the current mayor of the City of Charlotte, and three graduating seniors, Jill Archambault of Glens Falls, N.Y.; Jared Kenish of Glassboro, N.J.; and Richard Kolbasowski, Jr., of Rockwell, N.C.; received special recognition during the College's May 9th Commencement Exercises.
Three 2009 Catawba College Graduates Recognized with Awards
Three Catawba College graduates were recognized during Commencement Exercises on campus for academic excellence. Two were honored as the Whitener Award recipients during the 10 a.m. ceremony, while one student was honored as the Barbara Andrews Award recipient during the 2 p.m.
Pat McCrory Honored with O.B. Michael Award
Patrick L. McCrory, who is currently serving his seventh term as Mayor of the City of Charlotte, was honored by the College during the 10 a.m. commencement exercise with the 2009 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...
Church/College Award Presented and New Fund for Volunteer Service Announced
A long-serving member of the Catawba College Board of Trustees, who is both an alumnus and a retired United Church of Christ minister, was honored Thursday, April 16th with the institution's Campus Ministry Church/College Award.
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.
Young Catawba College Couple Makes Gift to Create New Scholarship Fund
Colan '03 and Courtney Blum Potemra '06 of Raleigh both just graduated from Catawba College within the past six years, however, they have already begun to give back to their alma mater in earnest. The couple recently made a gift to create a new endowed scholarship fund at the college and is encouraging their fellow alumni to consider doing the same.
Catawba Students Get Professional Food for Thought at Recent Career Exploration Day
There was a network television actress, a State Bureau of Investigation chemist, a university golf coach, a foreign language teacher and even a dancer from a cruise ship among alumni visiting Catawba College's campus on April 2nd. The occasion was Career Exploration Day, a new event hosted by the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services.
Salisbury Couple Honored with Catawba's Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award
Robert L. Cook, Jr. and Sara Dubose Cook, a Salisbury couple known for their quiet and consistent philanthropy and for their community advocacy on a variety of issues, were honored by Catawba College Sunday, April 5th. The two were the recipients of the institution's prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service.
Enter the Catawba STORIES Contest — and WIN a $50 Gift Card!
Enter the Catawba STORIES Contest and You Could WIN a $50 Gift Card to the Campus Bookstore! We want to hear YOUR Catawba Stories! And, if share your story between now and Monday, April 13th, you will be entered into the contest for the best Catawba STORY! Read more...
VIDEO: Class of 1943 Alumnus is a One-Man Pep Band
Dr. Clyde Young, an alumnus the Class of 1943 at Catawba, is a retired Salisbury dentist. Young was also a musician in the MusicMakers Orchestra. Young frequents the student section at Salisbury High School and leads the cheers on his trumpet. Young graduated almost 70 years ago.
Catawba Alumna Vies with Cabarrus County's Best for Teacher of the Year Honors
They come from a variety of backgrounds and teach at every level in the school system. Five finalists have been announced for Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year. This week the candidates were observed by the judges. They will now prepare portfolios, and on May 6, the winner will be announced. Read more information about the candidates...
Corn, Vehicles, Catawba, Law and Home: Five Words Hold Special Meaning to Barrister Franklin Smith
If you talk a while with attorney Franklin Smith of Elkin, North Carolina, he is likely to touch on five words that hold a very special meaning for him. In his deep, resonant Southern voice, honed through years of practice in the courtroom, he will probably explain exactly why these words figure so prominently in his life.
JOIN the OFFICIAL Catawba College Online Community Website
Be a part of the social network that's "just us" ... just Catawba! Sign up now to become a member of Catawba's OFFICIAL online community website (www.catawba.edu/us). This is a private social network exclusively for members of the Catawba College community. Join Catawba students, faculty, staff, and alumni and enjoy some great features.
Catawba Theatre Arts Alumnus Releases CD
Jeremy Aggers is a man with an acoustic guitar: a formula contemporary music shows no sign of exhausting. The "What it Comes Down To" EP, his first commercial release and the first installment in a three-record deal with Atlanta-based Brash records, does not add anything new to the vocabulary of pop music, but an album does not need break down walls to be worth hearing. Aggers' flair for lyrical storytelling and often vivid imagery keeps him afloat at his best...
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.
Catawba College Alumnus Named National Co-President of SAFE
Source: www.nicholas.duke.edu. Connor P. Coleman, a second-year graduate student at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University has been elected national co-president of the Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE). His term began January 1 and will run through December 31, 2009.
ALUMNA BLOG: One in Two Million at the Inauguration
by Monisha Smith '04. My inauguration experience actually began November 5th. Working in a U.S. Senate office, our office has been greeted by thousands of phone calls from people seeking swearing-in tickets. I was lucky enough to be in Denver with then Senator Obama when he became the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party and couldn't wait to see him become President Obama on January 20th...
ALUMNUS BLOG: Sharing the Inaugural Experience from D.C. - Actually Being There for the Inauguration
by Alex Will '08. I always found it tacky when writers began their commentaries by exclaiming that "they didn't know where to start." I thought it to be a cheap way to introduce a piece, a cop-out for an inability to find a creative introduction. Maybe I felt that way because I had never been in a situation where I felt overcome by emotion. A moment so singularly powerful that words can't even begin to describe what you were feeling. I think I experienced that moment on January 20, 2009.
ALUMNUS BLOG: Sharing the Inaugural Experience from D.C. - The Best Laid Plans
by Alex Will '08. I try not to make it a habit to start my blogs with a disclaimer, but I feel as though this entry deserves one. If you were hoping to read an entry waxing on poetically regarding the inauguration, well you came a day too early. That entry will come after I have had enough time to process what has taken place, and what I have experienced. Today's entry involves Alex getting up way too early, walking way too much and hurting in way too many places.
ALUMNUS BLOG: Sharing the Inaugural Experience from D.C.
by Alex Will '08. Have you ever been to the Plymouth Rock? Growing up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I had more field trips there than I care to remember. But one thing I will never forget is that no matter what time of the year it was, one could stand next to the Plymouth Rock and hear multiple languages being spoken. People came from all over the world to see the place where the roots of these United States had been planted.
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.
Award-Winning Singer and Catawba Alumnus Dennis Reed Performs on Campus
One of Catawba College's most successful music graduates will return to his alma mater for a special performance this coming Monday evening, Dec. 8, as Dennis Reed brings with him the acclaimed gospel choir he founded and directs, God's Appointed People (GAP). Reed and GAP are quickly becoming a significant force in the world of gospel music, and Catawba proudly celebrates their success with this special public event.
Alumnus Enjoys Strong Ties, Deep Roots at Catawba College
"I'm telling you, I really go deep with Catawba," says Randy Southard of Stokesdale, a 1974 College alumnus, and as he explains, one realizes how truthful his statement is. Southard describes himself as "just a little wet behind the ears kid from Stokesdale" who ended up as a student at Catawba thanks to two people with ties to the institution, both of whom were named Ron.
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.
Alumnus Makes Campaign Stop at Catawba College
1978 Catawba College Alumnus Pat McCrory of Charlotte returned to his alma mater by helicopter on Saturday, Nov. 1st. The occasion was a Salisbury campaign stop for McCrory, the North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate, who is hoping to secure a win in the Nov. 4th Election.
Tom Smith Honored by Trustees
Tom E. Smith of Salisbury, who has served for the past 11 years as chairman of the Catawba College Board of Trustees, turned the reins over to Paul Fisher of Salisbury at the Board's semi-annual meeting held October 20-21 at the college.
Three Distinguished Catawba College Alumni Honored at Homecoming BBQ
Three Catawba College alumni were honored as recipients of the College's Distinguished Alumnus Award during a barbecue luncheon held Saturday, October 18th in the Goodman Gymnasium of the Abernethy Physical Education Center before the football game against Tusculum College.
Estate Gift to Catawba College Establishes New Scholarship, Buys Choir Robes and Funds Choir Tour
The late Ruby Miller Sanchez of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Spencer, N.C., was a 1947 alumnus of Catawba College. Through a gift from his estate, her husband, the late Jose R. Sanchez, memorialized her at the institution by establishing the Ruby Miller Sanchez Endowed Scholarship. Monies from his estate also funded the purchase of choir robes and the costs of an annual choir tour at Catawba.
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...
Students Majoring in Religious Studies to Benefit from New Catawba College Scholarship
Students majoring in religious studies at Catawba College will benefit from a new scholarship, the Raffaelli Family Foundation Scholarship that has recently been established.
Mr. Ralph W. Ketner Visits the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis
Mr. Ralph W. Ketner, a Catawba College trustee and chairman emeritus of the board of trustees of Food Lion, Inc., recently visited the new N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. 2008 Catawba College alumnus Ryan Dayvault, an employee at UNC Chapel Hill’s core lab at the N.C. Research Campus, took Mr. Ketner on a tour of the facility.
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.
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.
Catawba Alumna is New Principal at Andrews and on the Move
Martha Caulder talks fast, walks fast and likes to stay busy. You'll probably notice her start to fidget if you ask her to sit still too long. That's good, because she's taking on a lot in her new job as principal at Andrews Elementary School. But she's not new to administration: Caulder has been an assistant principal at four elementary schools.
A Dad Remembered and Deserving Students Assisted with New Scholarship
The late Daniel H. Elkins, Jr. never attended Catawba College, but his two sons did, both graduating from the institution. Daniel Elkins, however, was a great advocate for the institution. According to son Gary Elkins '75 of Winston-Salem, Daniel Elkins believed Catawba College embodied everything a college should be – a beautiful campus, gracious and friendly people, and graduates who made fine employees.
Alumni Trip to London Planned for November 21-28, 2008
Are you ready for a trip across the pond? The Ketner School of Business is organizing a fantastic TRIP TO LONDON for 6 nights, November 21–28, 2008 (week of Thanksgiving). Read more information...
2005 Catawba College Alumna Earns Master's Degree and Receives Honor
Alumna Emily McGaughy '05 of Berkeley, Calif., who majored in religion and philosophy at Catawba, has earned her Master of Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. At May commencement exercises for the Pacific School of Religion, Emily was one of three students presented with special awards.
Couple's Estate Gifts Designated for Establishing New Catawba College Scholarship
Gifts from the estates of the late Henry Wilson Tysinger, Jr., and his wife, Helen Bost Tysinger, have been designated for the establishment of a new scholarship at Catawba College, memorializing Mr. Tysinger's late sister, Catherine Victoria Tysinger, a Catawba College alumna of the class of 1937.
Two Catawba College 2008 Graduates Head to South Korea
Two Catawba College Alumni from the class of 2008, Jon Rhodes of Virginia Beach, Va. and Aileen Thomson of Burlington, Vt., have accepted positions in South Korea working as English teachers (English as a second language) at private language school operated by Reading Town. The school is located in Jeonju (2 hours south of Seoul). The two begin work July 21 under a one-year contract at the institution.
Catawba College Alumnus William Lacy Swing '56 Officially Named Head of IOM
By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER, Associated Press Writer. U.S. diplomat William Lacy Swing, a former U.N. envoy to Congo, won a two-thirds majority of votes from the member countries of the International Organization for Migration for a five-year term to be its director. The 125-nation agency, which has an annual budget of nearly $800 million, has been run by an American since 1969, and has long been viewed as a U.S.-dominated body.
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.
Catawba College Class of 2008 Graduates
On May 10, 2008, 286 members of Catawba's Class of 2008 crossed the stage and received their diplomas. The college awarded master's degrees in education, bachelor of arts degrees, bachelor of business administration degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees and bachelor of science degrees in two separate ceremonies in Keppel Auditorium.
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.
Catawba College Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni to Make Business Study Tour of China
Students, faculty, staff and alumni associated with Catawba College's Ketner School of Business will take a "Business in China" tour May 19-June 1. The tour, coordinated by Associate Professor of Marketing, Dr. Jack Green, is offered through EF Education Tours and includes visits to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Special Recognitions During Catawba College's Commencement Exercises
Several individuals, including students, an alumnus and retiring faculty members, received special recognition during Catawba College's May 10th Commencement Exercises.
"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 Graduates 286 Students in Two Commencement Exercises
Catawba College awarded 286 students their diplomas in two separate commencement exercises held Saturday, May 10th in Keppel Auditorium. A few of the graduates followed in the footsteps of relatives when they attended Catawba and earned their degrees.
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.
Couple's Love of Catawba Evolves into a Scholarship
Philip George "Pine" Cooper loves Catawba College and his wife of 49 years, Hattie, has grown to love it too. The couple has transferred their affection for the College into a new endowed scholarship which will assist deserving students from North Carolina or Virginia with the cost of tuition. The scholarship is established in memory of Pine's mother and father, Lillian Arena George Cooper, a member of Catawba's Class of 1907, and Benjamin Herbert Cooper.
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.
Atlanta Couple Gives Back in Form of New Catawba Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Andrew "Drew" Allvine '93 and his wife Blake Burton of Atlanta have established a new scholarship at the institution through a deferred gift of a life insurance policy. The Andrew Earl and Blake Burton Allvine Scholarship was established through Catawba's Tower Society.
1978 Catawba College Alumnus and Wife Establish Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Harper Holland '78, wife Michele, and their 10-year-old son, Christopher of Lake Mary, Fla., have established a new scholarship at the college in honor of Holland's parents. Preference for the Clyde and Daphne Holland Endowed Scholarship will be given to students from Sampson County High School and preferably from Lakewood High School.
Pennsylvania Couple Honors Three Children, All Alumni, with New Catawba Scholarship
Dan and Joanne Frock of Hanover, Pennsylvania, did not attend Catawba College, but their three children did, and all three graduated from the institution. In honor of their children, the Frocks have established a new endowed scholarship at Catawba to assist deserving students.
Catawba College's Campus Ministry and Lilly Center Recognize Donors, Make Awards
Two longtime members of the Catawba College Board of Trustees, both elected to their trustee posts by the Southern Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, were honored Sunday, Feb. 17. Wade H. "Hamp" Shuford, Jr. of Hickory and Claude Shuford Abernethy, Jr. of Newton were presented with Catawba's inaugural Campus Ministry Church/College Award at a dinner held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus.
Beloved Catawba College History Professor Dies
Dr. Bruce Griffith, a beloved and longtime Catawba College History Professor, died Tuesday, February 12, at his home. A 1962 alumnus of Catawba, Dr. Griffith joined the faculty at his alma mater in 1964 after earning both his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. At the time of his death, he shared the distinction of being senior faculty member at the college...
Catawba Alumna/Employee Earns Certification
Bridgette Edwards Gibbs of Salisbury, a 2002 Catawba College alumna and director of event planning at the college, completed a certification in Meeting and Event Planning during the fall 2007 semester at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
2007 Catawba College Alumna Teaching in Ghana
Lauren Ebersole of Hagerstown, Md., a 2007 Catawba College graduate who majored in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations, is spending several months this spring in Ghana. She is working at a school in Abura, a small town about 10 minutes from Cape Coast along the southern coast of Ghana.
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.
Catawba College Reunion
Posted by Schwineka on newsobserver.com. The debate Thursday was also something of a college reunion. Republican gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Bill Graham both went to Catawba College, a small liberal arts college in Salisbury, and serve on its board of trustees.
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."
Catawba's Business Advisory Board Announces Leadership
Joey Popp, a 30-year broadcasting veteran, has been elected as the first chair of the Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business at Catawba College. Robert Van Geons, recently named executive director of the Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission, is the new vice-chair. Serving as secretary will be Cecilia Stach, administrative assistant for the math department and Ketner School of Business at Catawba.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Alumnus Lands Job in Las Vegas
2007 Catawba College alumnus Joey Yow, who majored in theatre arts, has landed a job working in make-up with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, Nevada. He begins his new position in January.
Catawba Alumnus and Employee Earns Graduate Degree
Douglas A. Stanley of Salisbury, a 2004 alumnus of Catawba College, was recently promoted to a programmer/analyst position in Catawba's Computer Services Department. Stanley also recently earned a master's degree in information technology and management from UNC Greensboro.
Catawba College Alumnus Goes Racin'
If you had told Catawba College Alumnus Adrian Parker '99 that he would be working in NASCAR after he graduated from college, he likely wouldn't have believed you. But now he is a believer, having just wrapped up his fifth year in the business, the last two of which he has spent as the account manager for the Concord, North Carolina-based Roush Fenway Racing's #17 DEWALT Ford driven by Matt Kenseth.
1995 Alumna Reflects on Her Catawba College Experience
When she came to Catawba, Amy Jordan '95, a student from Baltimore, Md., loved musical theatre and dance. But after she took just one psychology class on campus during her freshman year, she developed yet another fascination and interest.
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.
The Journey of Self Exploration: 2008 Lilly Center Alumni Retreat
The goal of the Alumni Retreat is to promote the search for a meaningful, fulfilling vocation for all Catawba College Alumni. This Retreat will be held for all Alumni and spouses May 30th, 31st, and June 1st 2008. The retreat will cost $50 each for alumni and spouses who graduated before the year 2000, and $20 each for alumni and spouses who graduated between 2000-2008.
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.
Inaugural Class Inducted into Catawba's Business Hall of Fame
Catawba College's Ralph W. Ketner School of Business inducted seven individuals into its new Business Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center. Nearly 200 people attended the induction of the inaugural class.
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.
Catawba College Homecoming, October 26-28, 2007
Three Catawba College Alumni, including two educators and a collegiate basketball coach, will be recognized and honored during Catawba College Homecoming festivities slated October 26-28 on campus. Other activities scheduled during this weekend include a Blue Masque Reunion, an alumni golf tournament, an alumni lacrosse game, a home football game, a free music concert, a president's reception, a first-year theatre performance and an alumni block party.
Jennifer Carroll selected as Lincoln County Schools 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year
by Belinda Branson, lincoln.k12.nc.us (June 6, 2007). Lincoln County Schools new 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Carroll, walked into what she thought was a faculty meeting. She was surprised to learn that the faculty meeting was called to announce she had been selected as Lincoln County's Teacher of the Year. Jennifer is a 1st grade teacher at St. James Elementary School.
Alumnus and Democratic Candidate Adam Tomer Comments as Southside Delegate Campaign Heats Up
by Shelley Basinger (wset.com, 10/9/07). The countdown to local Election Day is here. We have 29 more days of fliers, TV ads and campaign events, as politicians fight for your vote. But on the Southside, the race for the 14th District isn't just a fight to win at the polls, it's turning into a war of words. Democratic challenger and Catawba Alumnus Adam Tomer has taken jabs at Republican incumbent Danny Marshall's voting record, while Marshall has taken aim at Tomer's youth.
College Reunion for "Les Miz" Co-Stars and Catawba Alumni
by Alumnus Devin Richards. Working on this show ("Les Miz") brought to me a wonderful surprise that I only learned about at the last minute. I was already excited at the opportunity to just do "Les Miz" as I said. In most shows when you get hired you try to find out who the other people are who are in the cast. You look online and google the show, if you find out which people are in the show, then you begin to google the people's names to see what they've done, if you know them, etc.
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"...
Catawba College Alumnus and Student Finish in Top Three in "Rent" Online Audition
One Catawba College alumnus and one Catawba College student are among the top three winners of an online audition for the Broadway musical, "Rent." Alumnus Anthony Johnson of Osaka, Japan, a 2005 graduate with a degree in musical theatre, and musical theatre major senior Candace Neal of Waxhaw, will receive round-trip transportation to New York City, an official "Rent" audition with Bernard Telsey Casting, free hotel accommodations and two free tickets to see "Rent" on Broadway.
Catawba Alumnus is Candidate in War of Words
by Denice Thibodeau (registerbee.com) - The race for the 14th District House of Delegates seat is heating up into what promises to be one of the most bitterly fought and contentious races in the region. Words have flown from the candidates and their supporters that include "misrepresenting the facts" and "misleading the people."
Catawba Alumnus Dennis Reed to Deliver Initial Sermon
2006 Catawba College alumnus Dennis Reed of Charlotte will give his initial sermon on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at New St. John Baptist Church. While at Catawba, Reed was the first place winner of the BMI Foundation's 9th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Awards in 2006. In 2007, Reed was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Catawba Alumnus to Speak on "Quarterbacking Your Firm"
Catawba College alumnus and owner of The Burdette Smith Group P.C., a CPA firm in Fairfax, Va., Thomas Burdette '73 will speak on "Quarterbacking Your Firm" Thursday, October 18 on the Catawba campus. Burdette's presentation begins at 11 a.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of the Ralph W. Ketner Building.
Catawba College Alumna and Colleague to Perform on Campus
Catawba College Alumna Kim Butler '02 of Charlotte, a native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and her colleague, Kimberly Shive of Charlotte, a native of Greenville, N.C., will perform in a voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in Tom Smith Auditorium on the Catawba campus.
McDuffies' Scholarship to Help Students from Rowan, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties
James Doyle McDuffie '50 of Charlotte and wife Darlene Sears McDuffie have established a scholarship at Catawba College which bears their names. Preference for the scholarship will be given to students from Rowan, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties.
Catawba Graduate Named Principal at Southeast Middle School
School officials named new principals for Knollwood Elementary and Southeast Middle Schools Tuesday, filling the last two principal vacancies in the system. Louis Edward "Skip" Kraft will move up to take Jamie Durant's place at Southeast Middle. He earned his bachelor's degree in special education and adaptive physical education in 1983. Kraft also finished his master's degree in school administration in 2006 at UNC-Charlotte.
"Spreading Wings" Benefit Adds to Brenna Lawrence Scholarship at Catawba College
The Fourth Annual Brenna Lee Lawrence Spreading Wings Scholarship Benefit was held July 14, 2007 in Jamestown, N.C. Over 100 people were in attendance at the dinner and silent auction which raised funds to be added to the Brenna Lee Lawrence Endowed Scholarship which was established in 2006 by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Lawrence, as a means of memorializing Brenna and assisting deserving Catawba students.
Catawba College Alumnus Mentored by the late Coach Kirkland
Jack Ward, a 1951 graduate of Catawba College from Mocksville, is hopeful that a new scholarship established in his name at the institution will give other young people that same opportunity to attend Catawba and be mentored by someone like legendary football Coach Gordon Kirkland. Preference for the Jack Ward Endowed Scholarship will be given to a student from Davie County or Thomasville High School with an interest in majoring in education with aspirations to work in school administration.
Catawba Alumnus is U.S. Nominee for Director General of the International Organization for Migration
The Government of the United States is pleased to nominate Ambassador William Lacy Swing for the position of Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). IOM member states will elect a new Director General in June 2008 for a five-year term.
Construction and Renovation Projects Still Underway at Catawba College
With less than a month to go before the five new residence halls on the Catawba College campus are scheduled to be completed, crews with the project general contractor, Summit Development of Salisbury, continue to adhere to a strict timeline.
Salisbury Alumnus Was One of Six Siblings in Family to Attend Catawba College
You can hear a bit of pride in the voice of alumnus John F. Rink '49 of Salisbury when he explains that he is one of the six among his seven siblings who graduated from Catawba College. Rink recently memorialized his late brother and fellow Catawba alumnus, Hillery H. Rink, Jr. '49, when he established an endowed scholarship named for him at the institution.
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.
Catawba College's Phil Kirk Serving on Blue Ribbon Charter School Commission
Catawba College's Vice President for External Relations and Chairman Emeritus of the State Board of Education Phillip Kirk is a member of a new Blue Ribbon Charter School Commission convened by the State Board of Education.
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.
Band with Catawba Ties "Drifts" Into Town for a Rare Appearance
The Delta Drift made a rare hometown appearance June 9 at Las Palmas. The band's heavy touring schedule has been taking them everywhere but close by as they've been traveling throughout the Southeast and up to Cincinnati, performing and promoting their new CD, "Desolate City." The "Drift" part of their name is appropriate, given their long hours on the road. And, in a case of life imitating art, a yearning for travel is a pervading theme of songs on the Desolate City album,
New Scholarship Established to Recognize Two Native American Brothers
Catawba College Alumnus Ray Oxendine '61 of Maxton has established a scholarship at Catawba College which will keep the Oxendine family name alive at the institution for perpetuity. Preference for the Oxendine Brothers Endowed Scholarship will be given to a deserving Native American student, especially a Lumbee or Catawba Indian.
Something about Hayley
Business internships are hard to find. Paid internships are even harder to come by. But there's something about Hayley. Hayley Bollinger, a recent Catawba College grad, made such an impression on members of Catawba’s Business Advisory Council that she landed a paid internship with the Sales and Marketing office at Trinity Oaks Retirement Community.
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
Two Catawba College Trustees Honored with Prestigious Adrian Shuford Award
Two Catawba College Trustees were honored Wednesday, May 16 at Catawba College as the recipients of the prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Presentations to Claude B. Hampton, Jr. of Salisbury and James L. Williamson of Charlotte were made during the College's annual President's Circle Dinner, held to recognize the institution's major donors, in the Cannon Student Center.
Edward M. (Miles) Gurley '01 Joins Argus Insurance
Argus Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of High Point Bank and Trust Company, has hired Miles Gurley as a Commercial Insurance Producer in the High Point office. High Point Bank acquired Argus Insurance in December 2006.
1970 Alumnus Establishes New Scholarship at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus Mike Hutchens '70 says that he established the new scholarship at his alma mater because he "wanted to leave something with my name on it that would make a difference in the life of a student with financial need." As a student, Hutchens took out loans to help pay his way through Catawba and a scholarship such as the one he has established "would have certainly helped." He recalls that when he enrolled as a freshman in 1966, the tuition, room and board at the institution,
Catawba College Students Wowed During Open House of New Residence Hall
"Oh my gosh! There are no words to describe it except to say, 'I just can't wait!' " Catawba College rising senior Emily Wonderly of Hicksville, Ohio said after she toured one of the five new residence halls now under construction on campus. Wonderly was one of dozens of students on campus who took advantage of a brief, two-hour open house organized in one of the two B-building residence halls by Catawba College Facilities Director Henry Haywood.
Catawba College First Family Donors and Scholars Mingle at Luncheon
Catawba College freshman, Katherine "Katy" Hill, of Fayetteville spoke on behalf of her fellow First Family Scholars when they gathered for an annual luncheon with their donors on April 12 in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. She said it was a First Family Scholarship that brought her to Catawba and that due to the overwhelming generosity of the donors, she and her fellow scholars have "the chance to experience a fulfilling and exciting college career."
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.
Beloved Husband and Son Memorialized through New Scholarship at Catawba College
Betsy Rich of Salisbury is paying tribute to the kind, loving and resilient spirits of her late husband and son through a new scholarship she has established at Catawba College. The Maynard L. and Paul L. Rich First Family Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need, who feels called to the helping professions (education, psychology, religion/philosophy and pre-med), and who demonstrates a caring spirit and a sense of high moral values.
Catawba College Announces New Academy for Teaching
Catawba College is creating new Academy for Teaching which will be named in honor of former teacher education faculty member and College trustee Shirley Peeler Ritchie of Salisbury. College trustees learned of a donor gift to underwrite the start-up of the Academy and new Teaching Scholarships offered through it and also approved plans for the academy and its naming at their February meeting.
Campus Construction is "On Schedule"
"On schedule!" is how Catawba College Facilities Director Henry Haywood describes progress on the five new residence halls now under construction on campus. Haywood well knows that "on schedule" is an absolute necessity if upper-class students are to occupy these halls beginning August.
Spotlight on Life-Skills 101: Navigating Life after College
Jointly, the Alumni Office and the Office of Career Services hosted Life-skills 101: Navigating Life after College, open to students of any class year. Twenty students accepted the invitation to learn about Personal Finance from Professor Al Carter; transitioning from "Backpack to Briefcase" and business etiquette from Marcia Miller, Director of Career and Service Learning; and enjoyed the grand finale of networking with the alumni association board of directors and two trustees, as well as lear
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
Catawba College Trustee Honored with N.C.'s Order of the Long Leaf Pine
Catawba College Trustee Newton O. Fowler, Jr. of Concord was honored with North Carolina's highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, during the annual College Board of Trustees Meeting Feb. 20. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented by the N.C. governor to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. Contributions to their communities, extra efforts in their careers, and many years of service to their organizations are some of the guidelines by
Tom Smith Scholarship Recipients Meet with Donor at Catawba College
Twenty-eight Catawba College students, all recipients of Tom Smith Scholarships at the institution, were honored at a March 2 luncheon held in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center.
Individuals Recognized, Appointments Announced at Catawba College Trustees Meeting
Several individuals were recognized and several appointments announced at Catawba College's annual Board of Trustees Meeting held Feb. 19 and 20 on campus.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Honors Longtime Employee and Alumna
Members of the Catawba College Class of 1961 wanted a special and enduring way to honor longtime College employee and 1944 alumna Nina Louise Tucker of Salisbury. They pooled their resources and established the Louise Tucker Endowed Scholarship at the institution in honor of their beloved "L.T."
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 Graduate to Be the New Voice of Fort Myers Miracle
FORT MYERS, FL - The process of becoming a Saint usually takes decades or even centuries and involves having a life of almost perfect virtue during that time. For the voice of the Fort Myers Miracle, Sean Aronson, it took just a few years to reach the status of becoming a Saint, a Saint Paul Saint, that is. Aronson is leaving the Miracle to become the new radio voice of the St. Paul Saints.
Catawba College's Young Artist in Residence Is Finalist in International Songwriting Competition
One of Catawba College's 2006 graduates, who was the first place winner of the BMI Foundation's 9th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Awards, is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Catawba College's Dr. Michael Baranski Honored with Conservation Communicator Award
Dr. Michael Baranski, a Catawba College professor of biology, was recently honored with the 2007 Conservation Communicator Award by North Carolina's Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). The award was presented January 13 at the society's annual awards banquet held in Raleigh.
Scholarship Established in Memory of Catawba College Alumna
A scholarship was recently established in memory of Simone Grant Timoney, a 1983 graduate of Catawba College. Simone's aunt, Sylvia Wiseman of Salisbury, gave the initial gift to establish the Simone Grant Timoney Endowed Scholarship. Simone received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majored in theatre arts and speech, and frequently appeared on Hedrick Little Theatre stage.
Construction Projects Continue on Catawba College Campus
Catawba College's information technology department has been permanently relocated to refurbished space on the lower level of Hoke Hall, and the staff and resources of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library have made a temporary year-long move from the library proper to the main floor of Hoke Hall. Meanwhile, across the campus from Hoke Hall, the most visible of the on-campus capital improvement projects, the construction of five new residence halls, proceeds at a steady pace.
Greensboro Couple Makes Gift to Fund Catawba College Scholarship
A new academic scholarship has been established at Catawba College by a Greensboro couple who are graduates of the institution. The Kelly-Cline Family Endowed Scholarship was funded with a gift from Ned and Linda Kelly Cline of Greensboro, members of the Class of 1964. Preference for the scholarship will be given to North Carolina students majoring in the humanities, with additional preference given to political science, English and history majors who demonstrate financial need.
Alumnus Honors Father By Establishing New Catawba College Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Thomas J. Shone of Mocksville '81 will be the first one to tell you just how influential his father was in shaping his life and career. "He was a loving, supportive and understanding father who offered me a great balance of expectation and demand."
Alumnus Honors Father By Establishing New Catawba College Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Thomas J. Shone of Mocksville ’81 will be the first one to tell you just how influential his father was in shaping his life and career. “He was a loving, supportive and understanding father who offered me a great balance of expectation and demand.”
Catawba College Music Department's Nineteenth Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
SALISBURY, N.C. – For the nineteenth consecutive year, the Catawba College Department of Music presented its annual Christmas Choral Concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols, Tuesday and Thursday, December 5 and December 7, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Former Catawba College First Lady Dies
Mary Omwake Dearborn, beloved former first lady of Catawba College, died December 6 after a short period of declining health. Mrs. Dearborn, 95, was the daughter of Catawba's 13th president, Dr. Howard R. Omwake (1931-42) and the wife of Catawba's 15th president, Dr. Donald Dearborn (1963-1967).
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."
Catawba College Music Department to Present Nineteenth Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
For the nineteenth consecutive year, the Catawba College Department of Music will present its annual Christmas Choral Concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols, Tuesday and Thursday, December 5 and December 7, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Campus Construction Update
Following a symbolic groundbreaking for Abernethy Village held September 19, and the demolition one month later of the circa-1966 Abernethy Residence Hall, all is on schedule and going according to plan with the construction of five new residence halls on campus. That according to Catawba College’s Director of Facilities Henry Haywood who said those residence halls will be ready to use by the beginning of ’07-’08 academic year.
Catawba College Honors Three Distinguished Alumni at Homecoming BBQ
Three Catawba College alumni were honored as recipients of the College's Distinguished Alumnus Award during a barbecue luncheon held Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Goodman Gymnasium of the Abernethy Physical Education Center before the football game against Presbyterian College.
Beloved Professor and Coach Honored at Homecoming Dedication
Dr. Frank "Dutch" Meyer, a retired wrestling coach and professor in Catawba College’s physical education department, held court on Saturday, Nov. 4, Catawba’s Homecoming. More than a hundred of his former students, colleagues and friends lined up to greet him before the start of a 10:30 a.m. ceremony which dedicated the Auxiliary Gymnasium of the Abernethy Physical Education Center to him.
'43 Alumna Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Alma Wagoner Leinbach '43 of Newton says it was almost predetermined that she would attend Catawba College. To ensure that other students have the same opportunity that she, and other members of her family, did, Mrs. Leinbach has established a scholarship at the institution. Preference for the Roy E. and Alma W. Leinbach Endowed Scholarship Fund will be given to able and deserving pre-ministerial students or students from Catawba County who demonstrate need.
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.
Charlotte Mayor Marks 50th Birthday While at Catawba College
His fellow Catawba College Trustees surprised Charlotte Mayor and College Alumnus Pat McCrory '78 on his birthday, Tuesday, October 17th. McCrory's 50th birthday coincided with the semi-annual meeting of the Board of Trustees and a decorated cake and balloons marked the occasion.
The Late Enoch Goodman Honored at Catawba College
Catawba College trustees, administrators, gathered with family and friends of the late Enoch Goodman Monday, October 16, to pay tribute to the man who served for more than 50 years on the board of trustees and who through his many financial contributions to the college earned the distinction of being the most generous alumni donor in its history.
Catawba College's Abernethy Hall Comes Down to Make Way for Abernethy Village
While students, faculty and staff of Catawba College looked on, Abernethy Hall began to come down on the overcast morning of Thursday, October 19. The Knoxville, Tennessee-based E. Luke Green, an environmentally sensitive demolition company, used a track hoe to claw away and push on the walls of the building, gradually destroying portions of it.
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.
Salisbury Couple Honored with Catawba College Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Kevin Carlton '85 and wife Wendy of Salisbury have established a scholarship fund at the College in honor of Kevin's parents, Dr. C. Robert and Elizabeth Carlton, both of whom are retired Catawba faculty members. The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing education majors in the fields of mathematics, computer science or music.
Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of Abernethy Village at Catawba College
Although the 40-year-old Abernethy Hall on Catawba College's campus soon will be demolished to make way for five new residence halls, the new halls will be named Abernethy Village as a tribute and memorial to the Abernethy family. College President Dr. Robert Knott made that announcement Tuesday, Sept. 19, during a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Catawba College trustees, including Claude and Shuford Abernethy.
Mary Emma Knox: The Stuff of Which Legends Are Made
A pinch of humor, a measure of firm honesty and a healthy dollop of integrity—those are the essential ingredients that yielded a lifetime of success for Mary Emma Knox at Catawba College. Knox, a 1940 graduate, returned to her alma mater in 1942 after two years as a teacher in the public schools of Whitakers, N.C. She then dedicated her impressive career of 42 years to the betterment of the College and its many constituents.
College Receives $1 Million Grant from Local Foundation
Thanks to the Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation, Inc. of Salisbury, Catawba College will receive a $1 million grant, payable over five years, for use in the College's capital improvement program. Catawba's grant headed the list of 63 others with a value of $1,271,663 approved during the Foundation's spring 2006 grant cycle.
Alumna Establishes Scholarship in Memory of Her Parents
Jo Patterson Coble '52 of Concord and her children, Carolyn Coble Cline '75, Ann Coble Shaughnessy '78, and John "Wally" Coble, have established a scholarship at Catawba College to pay tribute to the memory of Coble's parents. The J. Lewis and Blanche B. Patterson Endowed Scholarship will be given to students with financial need who are residents of Cabarrus County.
Four Individuals Recognized at College Trustees Retreat
Four members of the Catawba College Board of Trustees were recognized by their peers during the annual Trustees Retreat May 19 in Blowing Rock. Three of these individuals have stepped down from active service on that Board were recognized by a unanimous vote of the Board as trustees emeriti, while a fourth who resigned his membership on the Board and was presented a resolution of appreciation.
Two Catawba College Trustees Honored with Prestigious Adrian Shuford Award
Two Catawba College Trustees were honored Wednesday, May 17 at Catawba College as the recipients of the prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Presentations to Newton O. Fowler of Concord and C.A. "Junie" Michael, III '70 of Mooresville were made during the College's annual President's Circle Dinner, held to recognize the institution's major donors, in the Cannon Student Center.
Catawba Graduate Wins Top John Lennon Scholarship Award
One of Catawba College's 2006 graduates, Dennis Reed of Charlotte, is the first place winner of the BMI Foundation's 9th Annual John Lennon Scholarship Awards. The 21-year-old music business major shared the stage with Lil Jon, Maroon 5, and others in a May 16th ceremony in Los Angeles.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Targets Rising Seniors Majoring in Business
Rising seniors majoring in business administration at Catawba College will be eligible for a new scholarship established by William E. '53 and Virginia Samuels of West End, N.C. The William E. and Virginia Samuels Endowed Scholarship will both recognize and provide financial assistance for a rising senior business major who both demonstrates leadership ability and was on Catawba’s Dean’s List during his or her junior year.
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 College Students and Donors Come Together for Annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon
A large group of student scholarship recipients and scholarship donors or donor representatives attended Catawba College’s annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon Thursday, April 26, 2006 in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. The event was an opportunity for the two constituencies to meet each other and share their mutual interests in the College.
1964 Alumnus Honor His Father by Establishing Scholarship at Catawba College
Dwight L. Hedrick Sr. of Lexington never went to college, but his hard work and sacrifices ensured that his three children had that opportunity. As a way to pay tribute to his father, Dwight Hedrick Jr. '64 and wife Kathleen, also of Lexington, have established the Dwight L. Hedrick Sr. Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College. This scholarship will be available to any deserving student who demonstrates financial need.
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.
Tower Society Members recognized at Catawba College
A total of 46 members of Catawba College Tower Society were honored Thursday, March 23 with a luncheon in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center on campus. Established by Catawba in 1997, the Tower Society recognizes and honors the generosity of all alumni and friends who have made a planned giving agreement with the college or who have provided for Catawba in their estate plans.
Phil Kirk Accepts Appointment at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus and Trustee Phil Kirk has accepted a position at his alma mater as Vice President of External Relations. According to College President Dr. Robert Knott, Kirk's appointment becomes effective July 1.
Tickets Available for 20th Annual Brady Author's Symposium at Catawba College
Catawba College celebrates the 20th year of its annual Brady Author's Symposium April 13 with author Jodi Picoult. Tickets are on sale now for symposium events (scheduled between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), which include a lecture, luncheon, book signing, and an exclusive writing question and answer session.
Catawba College Seniors Participate in Life-skills 101
Catawba College seniors set to graduate in May got some coaching for life after college thanks to a new program on campus. "Life-skills 101: Navigating Life after College" was a four-part personal development series offered jointly by the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services.
Catawba College Tuesday 515 Series Presents "The Ives of March"
The public is invited to attend the second in the Catawba College Tuesday Music 515 performances for the spring semester at 5:15 p.m. March 14, 2006 in the Omwake Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Catawba College's Oldest Living Alumna Has Fond Memories of Alma Mater
Ninety-eight year old Julia Albright Freeland Slate of Salisbury is a pretty woman with bright blue eyes, carefully coiffed hair, fashionable clothing put together with aplomb and a ready smile. In 1929 when this Spencer native graduated from Catawba College, she was likely considered a real knock-out.
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.
Leo and Virginia Wallace Establish Second Scholarship Fund at Catawba College
Leo '34 and Virginia Wallace '37 of Salisbury have established a second scholarship fund at their alma mater, Catawba College. The two are and have been models of both commercial leadership and civic responsibility in Salisbury for many decades.
1949 Alumnus and His Spouse Provide Funds for Endowed Scholarship and Orientation Program at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus Grady Shoe '49 and his wife, Frances, of Mooresville have provided a $100,000 gift to establish an endowed scholarship and an endowment for the College's annual Orientation Program.
One Catawba Alumna's Hurricane Rita Account
Having a destroyed home and a family to manage, the following was sent to us by Catawba College graduate Amy Douglas Gay '98 of Cameron Parish, LA. Her home is 20 miles north of Creole, south of Lake Charles. With husband Paul, they are the parents to Gabrielle (Gabby), 3 years old and Katherine (Wren) 5 months old.
Georgia Couple Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Salisbury native and Catawba College Alumnus Murray Burke '54 and wife Linda, of Woodstock, Ga., have established an endowed scholarship at the College in memory of his parents. Preference for the Esther Camp and Pete Burke Endowed Scholarship will go to day students from Rowan County.
Catawba College Hosts Service of Appreciation to Mark Campus Ministry Endowment
Catawba College Trustees in town for their semi-annual meeting, along with donors, friends, students, faculty and staff members gathered in the Omwake Dearborn Chapel Monday, October 17 to mark the establishment of the Porter and Maria Seiwell Endowment for Campus Ministry. The establishment of the $1 million endowment fund was a very significant way for two couples long associated with the College to both honor and remember their roots.
Catawba College Trustees Direct Administrators to Refine Targeted Master Plan and to Appeal NCAA Ruling Concerning Catawba's Indians
The Catawba College Board of Trustees authorized college administrators to refine a targeted master plan for the campus and to appeal a recent NCAA ruling against the use of the term “Catawba Indians” by the institution's athletic teams. These actions were based on unanimous votes by the trustees at their semi-annual meeting held October 18 on campus.
Four Catawba College Alumni Recognized During Homecoming Weekend
Four graduates of Catawba College were recognized as Distinguished Alumni Saturday, Oct. 15 during the College’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Their award presentations were made during a noon barbecue luncheon for alumni held in the Goodman Gymnasium prior to the College’s football game against Newberry College.
Catawba College Alumnus and Spouse Establish New Scholarship at College
Dick Smith ’56 of Salisbury still remembers the football scholarship he received in 1952 that enabled him to attend Catawba College. That scholarship, and the education it allowed him to obtain, helped shape his life, he says.
Catawba College Alumni’s Band to Perform in Salisbury October 14
Two Catawba College alumni from the class of 2005, Jennifer Reiff and Jason Rigney, will be performing with their band, Labeling Deloris, Saturday, October 14, at Salisbury’s new music venue, 315. Along with Reiff and Rigney, Jason’s brother, Brad, fills the bass spot and Andrew Boudouris, also a former Catawba student, handles percussion.
Catawba College Alumna Is on the Circuit with Thomas the Tank Engine
Catawba College Alumna Eva Keen of Linwood was just a small town gal who had never traveled widely until she started catching flights to rendezvous with Thomas the Tank Engine at far-flung places around the United States. And, she’ll readily admit that she’d never heard of Sir Topham Hatt nor Percy until last year when she landed a week-end job working with an event at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.
Join Catawba for South Africa Trip
Catawba College honors students enrolled in a class entitled “Origins: Humans, Races, and Racism,” will cap their classroom experiences with a trip to South Africa in late December. Members of the Salisbury-Rowan community, alumni and friends of the College are invited to join them as they visit that country to examine how biological and sociological forces contribute to notions of race and to the perpetuation of racism.
Nine New Directors Added to Catawba College Alumni Board
Nine new members have been added to the Catawba College Alumni Association Board of Directors. They include Avery Bordeaux ’61 of Raleigh, Jill Ridenhour Chalmers ’85 of Salisbury, Chuck Farthing ’75 of Harrisonburg, Va., John Gust ’02 of Falls Church, Va., Jerry Hancock ’03 Clinton, S.C., Tony Klubert ’86 of Hickory, Tameka Lundy ’02 of Temple Hills, Md., Jane Smith-Steinberg ’66 of Salisbury, and Phil Stillman ’86 of Matthews.
Catawba Alumnus Makes Gift to Fund Kinesiology Lab at College
Gene Fuller '52 of Charlotte shrugs off a recent gift he and wife Jane made to fund both a new kinesiology lab and classroom furniture at his alma mater, Catawba College. He simply says, “They needed money and I was able to help.” But the reason for Fuller’s gift is likely a little more complex than that.
Catawba College Cookbooks Available
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Catawba College have pooled their culinary resources into a new cookbook, “Catawba Cooks.” And now, this collection of 311 favorite recipes is available for purchase in Catawba’s bookstore on campus, with proceeds to benefit on and off-campus service and charitable organizations.
Family Continues Tradition of Establishing Scholarships at Catawba College
Mark Frantz and wife Megan of Arlington, Va. thought a perfect way to celebrate their own first-year wedding anniversary on May 8, 2005 would be to establish a scholarship at Catawba College in honor of Mark’s parents. So, now, there is the Jack and Shirley Frantz Endowed Scholarship, a tribute to both, but especially meaningful to Jack who is a member of Catawba’s class of 1964.
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.
2005 Catawba College Choir Alumni Reunion
What a success! The first reunion of former Catawba choir participants brought much excitement to the campus. Sixty-five individuals pledged to sing again with outstanding former music directors Dr. Lonny Bond, Dr. Robert Weaver, Mr. Gil Pirovano and current director, Professor Rosemary Kindard.
Family of Deceased Alumna to Host Scholarship Benefit
The family of late Catawba College Alumna Brenna Lawrence ’02 will host a scholarship benefit July 16 at the home of her parents in Jamestown. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this second annual benefit will go toward establishing the Brenna Lawrence Endowed Scholarship at Catawba.
Alumnus Establishes Second Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College
For Catawba College Alumnus Ron Maccaroni ’67 of Fairfax County, Virginia, establishing a second endowed scholarship at his alma mater is simply a way to say “thanks” for everything the institution has done for him. Catawba College, Maccaroni contends, well-prepared him for meaningful personal and professional life.
Couple’s $50,000 Gift to Help Endow Campus Ministry Chair
Catawba College Alumni Tom and Mary Jo Dennard of Charlotte have made a gift of $50,000 to help endow the Campus Ministry Chair. The couple’s gift is part of the $500,000 raised to date for this purpose. Tom, a 1977 alumnus, and Mary Jo, a 1975 alumna, also serve on the advisory committee for the Campus Ministry Chair Endowment effort and Tom is a member of Catawba’s Board of Visitors. “This early lead gift to endow the Campus Ministry Chair will serve as an inspiration to many,” said Catawba C
Catawba to Host Choir Reunion July 8 and 9
All former Catawba College choir members are invited to participate in a very special Choir Alumni Reunion July 8 and 9 on campus! Choir alumni are invited to bring their families and return for a weekend of music making. Events get underway Friday, July 8, with check in slated at the Williams Music Building on campus between 4 and 6 p.m. A Presidential Welcome Reception follows between 7 and 9 p.m. at the home of College President and First Lady, Robert and Brenda Knott.
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
Trustees Set Goal for Catawba College Endowment Campaign
At their annual retreat, Catawba College Trustees unanimously authorized the official launch of a $35 million campaign to raise funds to bolster the College’s endowment. This move is the latest in a string of efforts under way to reposition Catawba as a “more selective” institution.
Three Sons Establish Scholarship to Honor Mom, a Catawba College Alumna
To mark her ninetieth birthday, Rachel Smith Walker’s three sons did something special; they established an endowed scholarship in her honor at her alma mater, Catawba College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically gifted student who is among the most need-based student applicants.
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.
Fowler Family Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Newton and Nancy Fowler of Concord and members of their family have made a gift to Catawba College to establish the Fowler Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student athlete who maintains a 2.75 grade point while majoring in teacher education.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Pays Tribute to Deceased Alumna
Dr. Donald E. Fuoss ’47 of Sacramento, California says the scholarship he has established at Catawba College pays tribute to almost 60 years of marriage to his late wife, Frances Arthur Fuoss ’45. Mrs. Fuoss died December 4, 2004 after a six-year battle with colon cancer.
Labeling Deloris Plays NYC
Several Catawba College students and their band, Labeling Deloris, played a gig at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City in early January. And, while they relished that experience, it simply left them wanting more performance opportunities and a wider audience for their original music.
John and Patsy Powell Establish Scholarship at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus John L. Powell, Jr. ’52 will tell you that he studied a copy of the Catawba College catalog at his Burgaw, N.C. high school for two years as he made plans for his future. Following his high school graduation, after he had applied and was accepted, he loaded his belongings into a trunk, boarded a bus, and traveled to Salisbury to attend Catawba, sight unseen.
The Late Earl B. and Jane W. Ruth Memorialized Through Catawba College Scholarship
Friends and family of the late Earl B. and Jane W. Ruth of Salisbury have established an Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College in the couple’s memory. Preference for the scholarship will be given to student athletes, with first preference going to athletes who are majoring in education.
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.
Rufty Foundation Establishes Another First Family Scholarship at Catawba College
The Archibald and Frances Rufty Foundation has made a gift to Catawba College to fund the Lt. Joe Hearne Rufty Memorial First Family Scholarship. The scholarship is being established in the memory of Mrs. Rufty’s step-son and the late Mr. Rufty’s son, who was killed in Vietnam on January 29, 1970.
First Family Donors and Scholars Feted at Catawba College
"It was thanks to my First Family Scholarship that I was able to enjoy a truly life-changing experience at Catawba College, both inside and outside the classroom, " Senior Katie Phelps of Prince Frederick, Md., said at the annual First Family Scholarship Luncheon held Oct. 27. She spoke on behalf of her fellow scholars at the event held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus.
Catawba College President Makes Case for Increasing College Endowment
Catawba College President Dr. Robert Knott emphasized the importance of significantly growing the College’s endowment if Catawba is to be successful in its goal of becoming a more selective institution. Knott told College trustees gathered for their semi-annual meeting that in the intensely competitive marketplace for academically talented students a strong endowment allows an institution to both attract and retain those students.
“A good two-thirds of a typical endowment is for funded insti
Rockwell Couple Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Jack and Jackie Taylor of Rockwell have established a scholarship at Catawba College. It will provide financial assistance to a student-athlete from Rowan County who is a member of the College baseball team and who demonstrates both ability and financial need. The Taylors are both Catawba College alumni.
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.
Two Catawba Grads Tapped As Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming Weekend
Two graduates of Catawba College were recognized as Distinguished Alumni Saturday, Oct. 9 during the College’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Their award presentations occurred during a noon barbecue luncheon for alumni held in the Goodman Gymnasium prior to the College’s football game against Wingate University.
D. Bryan Jordan ’84 of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and LTC Chester C. “Trip” Buckenmaier III, M.D. ’86 of Gambrills, Md., received Catawba’s Distinguished Alumnus Awards, given annually by
Catawba College Tuesday 515 Series presents Moravian Music on October 12
The public is invited to attend the second in the Catawba College Tuesday Music 515 performances for this fall, at 5:15 p.m. October 12, 2004, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The program will feature Moravian vocal and choral music with Patsy Parnell and Kathryn Terry, sopranos; Rosemary Kinard, alto; Karl Kinard and Norman Sloop, tenors; and Ralph Hair, bass. Robert Durocher, Jr., will accompany the group on organ.
Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist Jen Chapin Will Offer Free Performance
The late Harry Chapin’s daughter is all grown up and blazing her own trails as a performing songwriter and social activist. She’ll share her considerable talents and selections from her major-label debut album, Linger, during a free Homecoming Weekend concert in Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 8.
Chapin’s free performance is jointly sponsored by the Catawba Alumni Office, the Lilly Center for Vocation and Values, Wigwam Productions and the Catawba Music Depar
Two Catawba Alumni to Be Honored During Homecoming Weekend
Catawba College will honor two of its alumni during Homecoming Weekend activities, slated October 8-10.
LTC Chester C. “Trip” Buckenmaier III, M.D. ’86 of Gambrills, Md. and D. Bryan Jordan ’84 of Vestavia Hills, Ala., will be recognized with Catawba’s Distinguished Alumnus Awards. These awards are given annually by the Alumni Association Board of Directors to alumni who have served their community, distinguished themselves in their profession, and have served the Catawba College community.
Homecoming Weekend is fast approaching - Oct. 8-10th!
The countdown has started and we want you to register your Homecoming attendance with the Alumni Office.
Catawba College 2003-2004 Production of “Island” Receives Award
The Catawba College Theatre Arts Department’s production of "Island” was recognized as the 2003-2004 Outstanding College Production during the Metrolina Theatre Awards presentation held Sunday, September 19.
“Island” was written by Catawba’s 2003-2004 Peterson Emerging Playwright Competition winner Kevin Brewer.
Musical Comedy, “A New Brain,” Runs Oct. 6-10 at Catawba College
What do a frog, arterial venous malformation, and sailing all have in common? They are what bring the semi-autobiographical musical comedy, “A New Brain,” to life.
“A New Brain,” will be the first Blue Masque student- produced musical performed in 10 years when it opens at Catawba College’s Florence Busby Corriher Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 6. Other performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.
Catawba College Presents "Playhouse Creatures" September 28 - October 2
The Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department will present "Playhouse Creatures" at 7:30 p.m. each evening between September 28 and October 2 in Hedrick Little Theatre.
New Catawba College Tuesday Music 515 Series Opens September 14
Catawba College begins a new series of Tuesday Music 515 performances beginning at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
This year’s Tuesday Music 515 Series will open with a duo recital by Ralph Hair, playing baritone horn, and Robert Durocher, organ. They will play a program including music by Albinoni, Pachelbel, Handel, and Mozart.
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.
The Heart of Salisbury-Rowan’s Performing Arts Community Gets Upgrades
In 1964, the grand opening of the Robertson College-Community Center at Catawba College provided both the College and the Salisbury-Rowan Community with performance venues for various theatrical and musical events. Now 40 years after its opening, the facility will continue to provide those same venues thanks to some much- needed system upgrades now underway.
Catawba College Alumna Runs Family Business, Touts Efficacy of Wounded Warrior Ointment
Catawba College Alumna Amy Alderman MacKay ’93 of Wilmington is running her family’s business and loving it. Her company only sells one product at present, but by all reports that one product is a retail hit.
College’s Guest House Becomes Cloninger Guest House at Catawba
For a portion of May, the Catawba College Guest House was the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild’s Designer House. Thanks to a substantial gift from Catawba Trustee and Alumnus Larry Cloninger ’74 and wife Susan, the guest house will remain elegantly furnished and be renamed the Cloninger Guest House at Catawba.
Jacqueline C. Leonard Honored at Catawba College with Shuford Award
Jacqueline Cameron Leonard of Lexington received the Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service May 12 at Catawba College’s annual President’s Circle Dinner held on campus. The College hosts the event to recognize the college’s major donors and this year almost 300 people attended.