CVCC Hosts Author & Former Convict Chuck Gallagher Dec. 8

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Catawba Valley Community College’s ethics and accounting II classes will host author and speaker Chuck Gallagher at noon on Dec. 8, in the East Wing Auditorium which is located on the Main Campus on Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory.

In a cross-disciplinary project, the students have been using Gallagher’s non-fiction book “Second Chances” to explore ethical dilemmas, the consequences of choices and how adversity can be transformed into opportunity. The book outlines Gallagher’s decision to steal money from a client resulting in his federal prison sentence.

The students wrote essays and created videos highlighting an especially meaningful aspect of Gallagher’s book.  After Gallagher’s presentation, he will award prizes to the top six student video projects.

The community is welcome to attend this free event. For more information, contact CVCC religion, philosophy and ethics faculty member Jeff Kautz,, 828.327.7000 Ext. 4832.

If you need accommodations, please contact Wanda Horvath at CVCC, 828-327-7000 ext. 4222,