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Baseball and leadership at Catawba Valley Community College

On a humid August day, we found ourselves walking the diamond of the Catawba Valley Community College Red Hawks in Hickory. CVCC is one of a handful of community colleges in North Carolina that features an athletics program as part of student life, which is one reason why we were walking around a baseball field in 90 percent humidity in dress clothes.

The primary reason, however, is that during an earlier visit to CVCC we asked Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, the president of CVCC, to share his story of how he came to a career in the community college system, and the genesis of his story began with baseball.

Check out his story below:


Nation Hahn

Nation Hahn is the chief of growth for EducationNC.

Bryan Noreen
Bryan Noreen manages data and engagement on the Reach NC Voices initiative for EducationNC. He received his undergraduate in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master’s in Business Analytics from the University of Tennessee. Bryan is from Apex, North Carolina and has an affinity for NC BBQ.