"Catawba Valley Community College has been good to me, more specifically the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). When I first attended CVCC, I mainly focused on my courses and their assignments and assessments. It was not until I discovered the OMA that I found an important relationship beyond the classroom. Everyone was kind and helpful, especially Mr. Steve Hunt, the Executive Director. As cliché as it may sound, the people of the OMA made me feel at home. After graduating with my Associates in Arts in spring of 2014, I attended Appalachian State University. Regardless of where I attended college, the OMA was always willing to lend a helping hand. I joined ASU’s Hmong Society Club. Each year, our club hosts an annual Harvest Festival promoting Hmong culture. Even though I was a CVCC graduate now working hard at ASU, Mr. Hunt supported me by providing Hmong artifacts from the Office and by attending our events. I also still volunteer for, and attend, OMA cultural celebrations events. I love the relationship that the OMA and I have built. The CVCC Office of Multicultural Affairs has truly been an important part of my life and educational journey."
CVCC 2014 Associates in Arts
ASU 2017 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
ASU 2018 Master of Arts in Elementary Education