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About Cedar Valley College
Founded in 1977. Celebrated 40th anniversary in 2017-18.
Four college presidents in its history: Dr. Floyd Elkins (1977-1990), Dr. Carol Spencer (1991-2003), Dr. Jennifer Wimbish (2003-2016), and Dr. Joseph Seabrooks (2016-present).
Top international Phi Theta Kappa chapter award in 2014. Top 3 international chapter from 2014-16.
Recipient in 2015 of $2.45 million PBI (Predominantly Black Institutions) grant connected to STEM Center pathways.
Recipient of two national awards in 2016 for excellence in Sustainability.
Cedar Valley College hosted its first Career & Technical Education (CTE) Signing Day event in 2017, which led to the creation of a Texas Career Signing Day at the state level that is coordinated by the Texas Workforce Commission.
The college implemented the Golden Ticket and the Platinum Pass, two initiatives providing free introductory classes to CVC aimed at helping the state of Texas' goal of 60x30TX in which 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a college credential by the year 2030.
CVC, in partnership with the Two Wins non-profit organization, launched the Rising Sons program in 2018 that is designed to develop self-awareness, servant leadership, education/career mapping, and personal branding for minority males in 11th and 12th grades.
Cedar Valley has increased its number of industry certifications offered to students in various technical fields, including Automotive Technology and HVAC, with partners such as Snap-On and Fiat Chrysler.
Dr. Suryakant Desai, an accounting instructor, received the national William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award in 2015, presented by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Dr. Desai was the first faculty member from a Texas institution to win the award since its inception in 1982.
CVC was a national finalist in the Student Success and Corporate Partnership categories for the Awards of Excellence presented b
y the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2015 and 2016.
College was awarded Gold LEED certification in 2012 for Building M (Mathematics, Science and Allied Health) recognizing its Sustainability.
More than 500 graduates participated in May 2019 commencement ceremony, the largest in the history of the institution.
Cedar Valley actively partners with the community through various means, including: targeted class offerings in Continuing Education; business and workforce initiatives through Solutions Development; and grant writing and fund-raising efforts coordinated by the Office of Advancement
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