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Pictured: Graduates gather at the Supervisory Certification graduation ceremony at the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy in Newton, NC.
Courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College

Graduates Of Catawba Valley Furniture Academy Honored

According to a news release from Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), last Thursday (November 30), the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy recognized 22 graduates of the Spring 2023 Supervisory Certification Program.

Graduates included Tim Bennett; Amanda Bryant; Nicole Craig; Richard Curtis; Ian Dancel; Joshua Davis; Calvin Hang; Jason Higley; Sabrina Ledford; Pao Lee; Wesley Love; Brett McLain; Nathaniel Miller; Damaris Peeler; James Phipps; Camron Pope; Shane Robertson; Dirk Schoellner; Alishia Shoemaker; Ashley Starnes; Jackie Starnes; and Thomas Wessels.

The Supervisory Certification program was designed for professional supervisors who wish to increase their leadership capabilities and study the business operations of local companies. After the ceremony, each graduate received a CVCC Supervisory Certificate and 6.4 Continuing Education Units.

Cindy Jarvis, instructor of both the Supervisory Certification and Human Resources Institute programs, was one of the initial speakers at the graduation ceremony. James Phipps, a graduate who works as an engineer at US Conec, also spoke and reflected on his appreciation for his classmates and the way this program made an impact on his life.

In a news release from CVCC, the following program sponsors were thanked: Bethlehem Community Fire; Coley Home; Hickory Chair; HK Research; HSM; Manufacturing Solutions Center; and US Conec, Ltd. To register for the next Supervisory Certification Program at CVCC, contact Program Director, Susan Blake, at For more information about the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy, contact Gary Muller at