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Jenny Fulton, Founder of Miss Jenny’s Pickles

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Courtney Briscoe, Writer
April 22, 2014

The Ralph Ketner School of Business was proud to present Catawba College’s annual Distinguished CEO Lecture Series on Thursday, April 17, featuring Jenny Fulton, the founder of Miss Jenny’s Pickles. In his opening remarks, President Brien Lewis called her journey one exempla of the “head and gut... Read more »

The Big Idea Business Plan Competition

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Hannah Davis, Writer
March 19, 2014

A new competition has sprung up in Rowan County for any one above the age of 16 who has a business idea that they wish to pursue. Competitors may work as a team or individually but they must be in high school, college, or an adult in Rowan County. High school teams and individuals are required to have... Read more »

Jewelry by Shekyna

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Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor, Writer
April 29, 2012

“I love it.  It’s very therapeutic.  I love to give beautiful things to people!”  Right away, it is clear that Shekinah is a very generous and imaginative person as I talk to her and she tells me of her business ventures with jewelry-making.  Are you looking for a great gift for a female friend... Read more »

Chris Hughes: Harrelson Lecture Series

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Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor, Writer
April 16, 2012

On April 2nd, 2012, the Catawba community got to enjoy a special event put on by NC State, which was the Chris Hughes’ lecture on how media has changed the way people communicate in the new age. The lecture was broadcast through a viral feed from NC State to a few selected schools. For those who... Read more »

Field Trip to Taste Desserts

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Stephanie Cook, Editor
April 8, 2012

Last month, Professor Cyndi Allison Wittum’s Writing for Media class took a trip to the Apple Baking Company, located in Woodleaf, N.C. Students were able to see the different machines the company uses to make all of their yummy desserts and were given the opportunity to sample some of these delicious... Read more »

Major Dissection: Communication Arts

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Stephanie Cook, Editor
March 12, 2012

Catawba College offers a wide variety of majors for students to pursue their respective bachelors degrees. One of the areas of study offered is Communication Arts, a major within the Ketner School of Business.  This specific major is very broad and can be applied to many jobs in the work world.  I... Read more »

Mr. Ketners’ Great Speech

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Rebekah Brown, Writer
March 12, 2012

On Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Mr. Ralph Ketner gave a speech to the community. Mr. Ketner said that there were “…six keys to success, and they are hard work, teamwork, homework, good luck, the good Lord, and a good idea.” In this speech, Mr. Ralph Ketner talked about how... Read more »

Newspaper Students Represent Catawba at NC Media Conference

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Stephanie Cook, Editor
February 19, 2012

Most college students would probably never wake up at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning to attend an academic conference in their respective major.  If you don’t know either Darby Reedy or myself, just keep this is mind – we are not typical college students. Riding in my Hyundai Sonata with cups of... Read more »

Look Who is at Catawba: Joel Leonard!

Raven Canty, Writer
January 31, 2012

Known as “the Maintenance Evangelist,” Joel Leonard, the president of SkillTV.net, an online resource that helps educate people about the economy, workforce, and skill development, visited Professor Wittum’s New Media class on Friday, January 20th. Leonard came to talk to the class about how you... Read more »

KSB’s New Interim Dean

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Megan Varnadore, Out and About Editor
January 31, 2012

Catawba’s Ketner School of Business has been open for over 20 years and has received many positive spotlights in local newspapers and in our own, The Pioneer.  I sincerely expect this positivity and increase in popularity to continue, especially after interviewing Dr. Pamela Thompson, who is one of... Read more »