MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE — Craftmaster Furniture’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Roy Bearden, at left, recently received the President’s Medal of Excellence from Catawba Valley Community College President Dr. Garrett Hinshaw. The presentation was made Dec. 16, 2021, during the graduation ceremony of the most recent group of Alexander Furniture Academy students. Hinshaw cited Bearden’s exemplary leadership and his tireless efforts in assisting the training of workers through the Furniture Academy.
DEC. 2021 GRADUATES OF ALEXANDER FURNITURE ACADEMY — The most recent set of students graduating from the Alexander Furniture Academy of Catawba Valley Community College were recognized on December 16, 2021. Pictured above, from left to right: front row – Trevondia Whitener, Hilda Lee, Lois Hefner, Leigh White, and Eunice Mays, Program Coordinator, Alexander Furniture Academy; back row – Roy Bearden of Craftmaster Furniture, Crystal Lackey (trainer), Dorothy Crouch (trainer), Ricky Minton (trainer), Timothy Yoder, Christian Fabian, David Munoz, Gary Torres, Matt Shook (trainer), Edgar Tovar Pantiga, Estebon Ocampo (trainer), Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, President, Catawba Valley Community College; and Gary Muller, Executive Dean of Economic Development and Corporate Education, Catawba Valley Community College.