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HRI graduates and their employer companies gather at the Corporate Development Center during graduation ceremony on Tuesday afternoon
Courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College

CVCC Recognizes Graduates Of Human Resources Institute

On Tuesday (December 12), Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) recognized the newest graduates of the Human Resources Institute (HRI). This program, run through the CVCC Corporate Development Center (CDC), began mid-September and ran until the completion of the academic semester. This the second graduating class in program history.

Graduates included Jayne Abernethy; Jessica Chavez; Elizabeth Cruz; Susanne Drum; Mahogany Hildebran; Brooke Lawrence; Cari Leonard; Cheri Merritt; Lindy Swift; Emily Waldron; Reba Walker; and Janet Williams.

Each student received the opportunity to share what they had learned and discuss the ways that the course has influenced their outlook on the Human Resources profession. “In our role, you can be surrounded by so many people yet still be isolated,” says Elizabeth Cruz, “So, being here [HRI] and grounded together in a sense of common knowledge has been a good thing for me.”

Cindy Jarvis, course instructor, and Gary Muller, Executive Dean of Economic Development and Corporate Education at CVCC, presented the HRI certificates to each graduate during the ceremony. The CDC recognized the following sponsors who made the Human Resources Institute possible: Catawba Valley Staffing; Century Furniture; Design Foundry; Euroleather; Lee Industries; and Lenoir-Rhyne University.

[News release from Catawba Valley Community College]