Catawba College Reunion
January 22, 2008
Source: Posted by Schwineka, newsobserver.com
The debate Thursday was also something of a college reunion.
Republican gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Bill Graham both went to Catawba College, a small liberal arts college in Salisbury, and serve on its board of trustees.
Graham, who has given more than $1 million to the college, was elected to the board in 2000 and serves on its executive committee. In October of last year, a new dorm, Graham Hall, was named for him and his wife, Shari, both members of the class of '83.
McCrory, class of '78, became a board member in 2005 and serves on the development committee, which oversees fundraising. He is also involved with recruiting new students.
The two candidates also worked together on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole's campaign and attended the Republican National Convention in New York City.
Catawba College was rated 16th by U.S. News and World Report in the class of "Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South," below High Point University (No. 6) and Lenoir-Rhyne College (No. 13).