Albemarle, NC – Mr. Mark T. Lowder, Attorney at Law, and friend of Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Carolina Auction Academy (CAA), was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation for his 15 years of service and volunteering with Carolina Auction Academy.

“Mr. Lowder has helped students understand what is involved in contracts, selling firearms at auction, and how to determine the ‘legal owner,’ who can actually sign your contract,” noted Betty O’Neal, CAA Instructor. “Since 2006, Mr. Lowder has been volunteering his time and talent to speak with the students. His vast knowledge and understanding of the law is greatly appreciated. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Lowder is also a licensed auctioneer and enjoys and understands the profession,” added Mrs. O’Neal

Jeff Parsons, SCC Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, presented the award to Mr. Lowder on behalf of Carolina Auction Academy.

Carolina Auction Academy, School of Auctioneering, has been training auctioneers across the region since August 2005. Located at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, CAA offers a comprehensive 96-hour program designed to prepare participants to pass the state exam, obtain a license, and have the tools necessary to enter the business world as an auctioneer

The North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board and the South Carolina Auctioneer Commission accredit Carolina Auction Academy, School of Auctioneering, and CAA is endorsed by the National Auctioneer Association, and the Auctioneer’s Association of North Carolina.

CAA offers top-notch instructors that include international champions and champions from both North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as technology specialists, auctioneers, real-estate brokers, lawyers, and special topic guests from around the Southeast.

The next Carolina Auction Academy course will begin on September 9, 2021. Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays evenings at 5:30 p.m. for ten weeks. For more information, please visit or call Eagle’s One-Stop at (704) 991-0123.