Catawba Valley Community College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and BB&T will hold its annual Black History Celebration Tues., Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the college’s Tarlton Complex.
The 1964 Ridgeview High School football team known as the Untouchables will be honored during the celebration. The Untouchables went an entire season undefeated and unscored upon, culminating in winning the state championship. They hold the record for the longest season winning streak in North Carolina. Ridgeview High School did more than form a team, they formed a community. Members of the Untouchables team and their families are invited to attend.
Keynote speaker for the event is Rev. Kim E. Moss, senior pastor of Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Hickory, and adjunct professor of religion at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
A former chaplain and social worker/counselor for Catawba Valley Regional Hospice, Rev. Moss also served as a licensed clinical social worker for Broughton Hospital in Morganton and assistant coordinator of the Office on Youth for the City of Durham’s Summer Youth Work Initiatives. She also served as advisor to the Durham Youth Council and co-producer of the former Durham Teen Scene, a television show for teens by teens.
Rev. Moss earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s of divinity from Shaw University with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling. She earned a master’s degree in social work from North Carolina State University and is certified in mediation and arbitration.
Rev. Moss preached her initial sermon on January 26, 2001, at St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, N.C. She formerly pastored Israel Chapel AME Church, Connelly Springs, N.C., and Union Bethel AME Church, Cary, N.C.
She serves as the assistant to the Western North Carolina Conference Eastern District Presiding Elder J. Bernard Wilder and is on the executive board of the Second Episcopal District (Baltimore, Washington, Virginia, Northern and Western North Carolina Conferences) as the Herstoriorapher(sic) of Women in Ministry.
She is a member of the Hickory Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., executive board of Live Well Catawba, member of the Greater Hickory Ministerial Alliance, and active with the NAACP and the group on Race and Reconciliation. She is the co-founder of the tutorial partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University students who provide tutoring services to the youth of Mt. Pisgah AME Church and students of the Ridgeview Community.
A native of Boston, Mass., Rev. Moss relocated to North Carolina 20 years ago. She has three adult children, three grandchildren and two great granddaughters and resides in Hickory.
The event, including a meal, is free to the community. If you have a disability and need accommodations, contact CVCC’s Counselor for Students with Disabilities at least 72 hours in advance to allow time to arrange the services at 828-327-7000, ext. 4222, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Black History Celebration, call 828-327-7000, ext. 4578.