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Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE)

logo_sncae.jpgCatawba's prospective teachers club, the SNCAE, is open to anyone majoring or minoring in education. The regular monthly meetings are devoted to the professional and social enrichment of the members and to the advancement and refinement of the profession. SNCAE sponsors many activities and fundraisers throughout the year.

Activities have included:

Meet 'n Greet
SNCAE hosted a "meet 'n greet" open to all students interested in majoring or minoring in education. Freshman students could connect with upperclass mentors and get to know some of their fellow classmates with an interest in teacher education. 

Caveman Rock and Joust
SNCAE mvembers hosted a campus wide homecoming event. A gladiator joust, lip sync and costume contests were the highlights of this event in which members of the student body participated.

sncae_fair.jpgSNCAE Pinning Ceremony
Students admitted to Teacher Education during the junior year are pinned at a special ceremony to commemorate their official entry into the profession of teaching.

Halloween FunFest
Each year, students gather in the Fulton Heights neighborhood to help with their Halloween Festival. Children and families gather for face painting, costume judging, and a parade of the costumed children. Students also collect canned goods from local neighborhoods at this time for donation to Rowan Helping Ministries. In 2006 this group collected over 395 pounds of non-perishable foods and the 2007 collection exceeded 700 pounds.

Hanging of the Greens
SNCAE is responsible for "hanging the greens." Students decorate the railings of a 3 story atrium in Ketner Hall and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. SNCAE President, Christine Ofslager thanks Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ketner for their generous donation of an 18-foot artificial Christmas tree. Mr. Ketner officially lit the tree at the Hanging of the Greens Ceremony. Students are looking forward to adding more decorations for next year.

Tree Lighting in Stanback Plaza
SNCAE represents "eleven pipers piping" in the Twelve Days of Christmas performance during the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Stanback Plaza. icon_photo.gifPHOTOS


2014-2015 SNCAE Officers:

  • President: Courtney Foster
  • Vice-President: Noelle Murray
  • Secretary: Chantel Davis
  • Treasurer: Amy Cujas




News & Updates:

icon_news.gifSNCAE T-Shirts on Sale Through Oct. 24th - PDF

icon_news.gifStudents and Faculty Members Welcomed to Catawba's Teacher Education Program

icon_photo.gifPHOTOS: 2013 SNCAE Pinning Ceremony

icon_news.gifStudent North Carolina Association of Educators Named Blue Ribbon Chapter

Past Activities:

  • Read-A-Thon at Salisbury Housing Authority sponsored through Communities in Schools
  • Valentine's Day Carnation Fundraiser
  • Catawba Cooks Cookbook Fundraiser
  • Sponsored "Movie Night" for all students
  • T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Fundraiser
  • Joint meeting with Livingstone College SNCAE
  • Fall Festival at Nazareth Children's Home
  • Book Drive in celebration of Dr. Seuss' 100th birthday for donation to Nazareth Childrens' Home and the Battered Women's Shelter
  • Sponsored trips to Lazy Five Ranch and Tanglewood's Festival of Lights
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Earth Day Celebration