School board throws CCC&TI a birthday party

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 06:35 AM

The Caldwell County Schools Board of Education came together with the Board of Trustees for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute to celebrate the college’s recent 50th birthday.

Toasted subs, fresh fruit, shrimp on ice and other hors d’oeuvres lined a long table in the middle of the reception held at the Education Center. Board members and trustees greeted each other, shaking hands and slapping backs, before dining on the cuisine provided by Guy Garner, director of child nutrition for Caldwell County Schools, and his staff. Afterwards, school board chairman Darrell Pennell and CCC&TI trustees chairman Larry Taylor cut a large birthday cake -- a white sheet cake topped with a cake shaped like a large book with bright blue icing and 1964-2014 written on the spine.

After the reception, the school board adopted a special resolution to recognize the accomplishments of the college and the school system's partnership with the college.

Superintendent Steve Stone said, “It’s not often we get to celebrate someone’s 50th birthday, but tonight, we are going to recognize one of the most important parts of education here in Caldwell County, and that’s the community college.”

The resolution spoke was the working collaboration between the board and the community college and how beneficial this relationship is to the county and its schools.

“Altogether, these folks have years and years of service in making education work in Caldwell County, and it works extremely well," Stone said. "Really, truly, the success of Caldwell County is in many ways in the hands of our community college.”