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Hiddenite Couple Create CVCC Scholarship

John Todd and wife, Dr. Cindy Moffet, of Hiddenite, recently established a scholarship through the CVCC Foundation, Inc., at Catawba Valley Community College to assist a graduating senior of Alexander Central High School.

Students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher who demonstrate financial need are eligible for the $750 scholarship. The recipient is also eligible to renew the scholarship in his or her second year of study at CVCC.

Todd works for J.C. Steele & Sons in Statesville, the largest producer of heavy clay products machinery in the United States. Moffet is assistant medical director for Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley.

This is the second community college scholarship that Todd and his wife have established. They are passionate about making scholarships available to students in financial need. A community college alumnus, Todd attended Lakeland Community College in Mentor, Ohio. Moffet received an Air Force Scholarship to complete medical school. Todd’s son is also a community college alumnus.

“Without this gift, someone won’t go to college,” said CVCC President Dr. Garrett Hinshaw. “We so appreciate what this will do for a deserving student. These types of gifts open doors for students who face decisions like keeping the power on.”

CVCC Foundation, Inc. board member and Superintendent of Alexander County Schools Jack Hoke accepted the gift on behalf of the Foundation. “The best educational value for your dollar is the community college,” he said. “These opportunities can make such a difference in someone’s life, and we know it will for one of our 348 graduates this year.”

When his mother died unexpectedly, Todd became legal guardian of his three younger sisters and he worked full time to support them while they earned their undergraduate degrees. At age 24, Todd enrolled at Lakeland Community College, earned two associate degrees and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

 For more information on this or other scholarships available through the CVCC Foundation, or to learn how you may establish a scholarship, contact Teresa Biggs at or at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4288.


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