CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy Grads Recognized

From Catawba Valley Community College Reports

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The second group of graduates of Catawba Valley Community College’s Alexander Furniture Academy were recently recognized at a ceremony held in their honor at CVCC’s Alexander Applied Technologies Center in Taylorsville.

Graduates include Travis Bentley, Jerel Brawley, Dreama Burnes, Tye Shauna Dockery, Blaine Farley,Yer Hang, Rita Harbin, Cory Lee, Neng Lee, Austin Mitchell, Becky Perdue, Leyda Ramirez, Rex Spencer,Cody Utley, Mee Vang, Zachary Wolford, and Va Xiong.

The Alexander Furniture Academy is a public/private partnership between major Alexander County furniture manufacturers and the college to prepare students for skilled positions that are in high demand by some of the largest employers in our area.

In the 24-week training, expert craftsmen and women teach a learning track of Sewing Operator or Upholstery Craftsman.

For more information about enrolling, contact Lori Price with CVCC’s Business & Industry Services, 828-327-7000, ext. 4284,

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Graduates of Catawba Valley Community College’s Alexander Furniture Academy in Taylorsville were recently honored. Pictured are (first row, from left) Darlene Charles, instructor Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams; Jackie Smith, instructor Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams; Crystal Lackey, instructor Craftmaster Furniture; Yer Hang; Rita Harbin; Va Xiong; Dreama Burnes; Mee Vang; Neng Lee; Tye Shauna Dockery;Leyda Ramirez; Jerel Brawley; Travis Bentley; Austin Mitchell; Roy Calcagne, President/CEO Craftmaster Furniture; (second row) Ellen Smith, instructor Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams; Rick Minton, instructor Craftmaster Furniture; Becky Perdue; Blaine Farley; Jason Hartness, instructor Craftmaster Furniture; Zachary Wolford; Eunice Mays, CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy Technical Assistant; Roy Bearden, Sr. Vice President of Manufacturing Craftmaster Furniture; Cody Utley; Steven Dunbar; Rex Spencer; George Ward, instructor Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams; Cory Lee; Tim Hatton, instructor Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams; and Dan Gauthreaux, Vice President Operations Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.