Parsons receive award through CVCC School of WDA, CVCC Foundation, Inc.
Catawba Valley Community College student Ashlyn Parsons became the latest recipient of the CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts (WDA) and the CVCC Foundation’s student incentive funding on Monday, Feb. 22.
Catawba Valley Community College student Ashlyn Parsons became the latest recipient of the CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts (WDA) and the CVCC Foundation’s student incentive funding on Monday, February 22.
“In my experience as a CVCC educator, I have noticed that out student-athletes are expert time managers — often as the result of necessity. Ashlyn Parsons is certainly no exception,” said Dr. Jeffrey Penley, CVCC School of WDA Senior Professor and Student Advocate. “Not only is she a standout for the Red Hawks’ softball team, but she is also a full-time student and works a part-time job as well. Ashlyn does it all with a ‘shrug and a smile.’ She is remarkably resilient, enthusiastic and motivated. In short, she is a perfect representative of both our academic and sports programs here at CVCC.”
The award will count toward Spring Semester 2021 educational expenses for Parsons as she pursues her Business Administration degree in the School of WDA.
“Ashlyn Parsons is in many respects the ‘face’ of CVCC — a wonderful ambassador for our school and our college” said School of WDA Dean Gary Muller. “I want Ashlyn to know, and I want the greater Catawba Valley Community to know, that we are incredibly fortunate to have her as a student.”
Parsons was nominated for the award by David Sain, chairperson of the CVCC Foundation Board of Directors.
“It was an extremely wonderful experience to meet Ashlyn,” Sain said. “I enjoyed discussing her pursuit of a Business Administration degree here at CVCC and the key positions she plays for our superb softball team. In addition to being a truly amazing CVCC student athlete, she will be an outstanding alumni representative for our college when she graduates.”
For more information regarding this initiative and the CVCC School of Workforce Development and the Arts and its programs, please contact Dean Gary Muller at email@example.com or Senior Professor and Student Advocate Jeff Penley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The photograph accompanying this article was taken in full recognition of COVID-19 safety protocol, and all participants voluntarily removed their masks for only a few seconds for the purpose of having the photograph taken.
From left, Dr. Jeffrey Penley, CVCC School of WDA Senior Professor and Student Advocate; CVCC Business Administration student Ashlyn Parsons; David Sain, CVCC Foundation chairman; and Gary Muller, Dean, CVCC’s School of Workforce Development and the Arts.
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