Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2016
Catawba College was recently cited as one of the 10 Best Small Colleges in North Carolina by Zippia, a career expert site. The site released the report in early June, taking into account graduation rates, cost and salaries for recent graduates, along with other factors.
Catawba ranked seventh on a list which included the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Davidson and Brevard colleges. The website cites the school’s high application rate and mean graduate salaries. According to the site, Catawba also has the ninth-highest graduation rate of all small colleges in the North Carolina.
Zippia is a new startup in San Francisco, Calif., which aims to be the most intelligent and personalized career resource for new graduates. The company contends that its algorithm can help students decide on which careers make sense based on what others with similar majors have done before them.
Bus Driver Job Fair
Kannapolis City Schools will host a bus driver job fair June 30 from 10 a.m. until noon at the KCS Central Office at 100 Denver Street in Kannapolis.
Jack Langford, son of Gary and Elizabeth Langford of Salisbury, recently had a scientific article published in the Journal of Sewanee Science. Langford is a junior at Sewanee: The university of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Langford is studying psychology with minors in neuroscience and biology. In the summer of 2015, he worked in neurodegenerative labs at George Washington University. Langford’s article “Early Apopotosis of Oligodendrocytes Potentially Predisposes for Multiple Sclerosis,” studies how early cell death of the cells that help wrap protective sheaths around nerve endings can predispose the sheaths to inflammation and breakdown — which are noted factors in many neurodegenerative conditions.