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Graduating Seniors Share Plans for Their Lives after Catawba

June 17, 2014

Category: Academics, Alumni

grads2014.jpgCatawba College learned plenty about what its graduates are doing after college when the Office of Student Affairs e-mailed them a link to an online survey in mid-May.

One hundred and seventy eight of Catawba’s 287-member Class of 2014 completed the survey, allowing the college to capture data on these students’ lives after Catawba.

Among those responding, 39 graduates have been accepted to graduate school to pursue a variety of programs at universities all over the country. The institutions and programs include:



University of Alabama

Chemistry PhD

Elon University School of Law (3)


UNC Greensboro

Master of Music Theory

North Carolina State University

Veterinary Medicine

Liberty University

Master’s in Business Administration/ Healthcare Management

Wake Forest University

School of Divinity

Auburn University

Master’s in Nutritional Science

Georgetown University

Global, International, and Comparative History

Pfeiffer University


Shorter University


University of Alabama at Birmingham


Auburn University

Master’s in Biological Sciences

University of Tennessee

PA School

UNC Charlotte

Spanish Education

Duke University


UNC Charlotte

Special Education

Carolina Health Services


Queens University

Sports Management

University of Southern Mississippi

MFA Costume Design and Technology

North Carolina A&T

Family and Marriage Counseling

NC State University

Financial Mathematics

Duke Divinity School

Theological Studies

Tampa University


University of North Georgia

Physical Education

UNC Charlotte

Computer Science

Garner Webb University

Sport Science and Pedagogy



UNC Charlotte


Liberty University


UNC Charlotte

Cyber Security

UNC Greensboro

Nursing Administration

Ashford University

Early Childhood Education

Wake Forest University

Business Administration

Humboldt State University


NC State University

IT Security


Eighty one of those responding reported that they had secured employment either full-time, part-time or multiple jobs at organizations and in positions that include:


Job Title

Orthopedic Specialists of North Carolina

Athletic Training Resident

Red Ventures

Sales Representative

Rowan County Sherriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff



Half-Off Sporting Goods

Sales Manager

First Presbyterian Church

Office Administrator

Food Lion


City of Concord


Muller Systems

CRM Administrator


Loss Prevention

Rowan Cabarrus Community College

LRC Circulation Assistant


Payroll Specialist III

The Country Veterinary Hospital

Office Manager

Central Piedmont Community College

Administrative Assistant II

Knox Middle School

7th Grade Math Teacher

Rowan Salisbury Schools


ICPYC Smart Start

Educational Specialist

Path of Hope

Substance Abuse Residential Technician

Catawba College

Payroll Administrator/ HR Generalist

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Police Officer



Rowan Salisbury School System

Chemistry Teacher

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ

Youth Director

Catawba College


Walt Disney World Resorts

Entertainment Tech 3

Center for the Environment at Catawba College

Outreach Coordinator Assistant

Long Island Junior Ducks

Assistant Coach

Mattress Firm

Assistant Manager in Training

Revolution Indoor Soccer Center

Facilities Coordinator

Rowan County Transit

Accounting Technician

Catawba College

Admissions Counselor

Old Navy

Sales Representative

Courtyard Marriott


Morgan Ridge Vineyard


Bush Hog America

Labor/ Foreman

Wake County Public Schools

7th Grade Science Teacher

Catawba County Schools

Math Education

Salisbury Fire Department

Battalion Chief



Lake Norman YMCA

Interim Director

Verizon Wireless

Sales Representative

The Carroll Companies

Personal Trainer/ Wellness Director

Rowan Legion Baseball

Assistant Baseball Coach

Rowan Salisbury School System

Executive Secretary

Rowan Salisbury School System

Salisbury High School Teacher

Kidz Connection Child Care

Teacher Assistant

Carolina Panthers

Entertainment Intern

Castleton Festival Opera

Stitcher/ Principal Dresser

Omega Sports Inc.

Shift Manager

Salisbury Pediatric Associates


GNC/ Club Fitness

Trainer/ sales representative

City of Lexington

Superintendent Over Fleet, Recycling, and Waste Collection

Beaver Brothers


Hollow Rock Country Club

Tennis Pro

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire




Stonewall Jackson


Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department


Davidson County Schools

Teacher/ Coach

Rowan County School System

Hurley Elementary Teacher

Salisbury Post

Freelance Writer

TLF Graphics

Office Assistant

Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency

Center Director

NewBridge Bank

Client Services Manager


Shift Manager




Administrative Assistant

Compass Group USA

Technical Support Analyst

Tibbits Summer Theater

Master Electrician

Castleton Festival

Stage Hand

My Geek Technologies

System Support Engineer


Forty percent of the responding Catawba graduates noted that they had met the Catawba’s Director of Career Services, Robin Perry, for career advising. Twenty seven percent reported attending career fairs, while 22 percent reported participating in mock interviews and going to graduate school information sessions or fairs.