Community Colleges Perspective

Reflections on 26 years as an educator at CVCC

This week, EducationNC is spotlighting perspectives from those we are thankful for: our students and our educators. Follow along as we share the stories of first-generation college students and five educators at Catawba Valley Community College.

About the author

Joe Heafner is an astronomy and physics instructor at Catawba Valley Community College. He holds a B.A. in Astronomy from UNC-Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Physics from UNC-Greensboro.