There are some wonderful theater opportunities- keep cool and been entertained too!

Sometimes getting in the  door is the hardest part when you are beginning your educational pursuit. Thanks to you who supported the CPCC Alumni Annual Fund, getting in the door became easier for many hopeful students.

In fact, this year, not only did CPCC have one of its biggest enrollments, it also had one of its largest graduating classes. None of this would be possible without your support. The students thank you and so does your alma mater.

  Thanks to all you runners and walkers who made the 2014 CPCC Charlotte Skyline Race a success . Here are some photos to enjoy…

Don’t forget to thank and patronize our generous sponsors as  well.

Dr. Kathy DrummCentral Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will present Dr. Kathy Drumm, executive vice president for CPCC, with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award at the college’s spring commencement ceremony on May 15 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. This is the first time a CPCC employee has won the award, an honor that recognizes an individual whose service and leadership have greatly benefitted the college and Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. More on Dr. Drumm’s accomplishments…

Alumna Paula Vincent Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will present Paula Vincent, president of the Novant Health Foundation and Community Relations, with the 2014 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award at its spring commencement ceremony on May 15 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The award recognizes a former CPCC student who has benefited significantly from experiences at CPCC and whose efforts have helped the community.

Vincent’s association with CPCC began in the early-to-mid 1970s. She earned an associate degree in nursing from the college in 1977, launching a healthcare career that would span to the present day. Story continues…

April is a great month to visit CPCC. Community activities area at their peak.

Sensoria- a celebration of the arts- includes the Annual Juried Student Show Full Schedule For Sensoria




Dances of India- this international event founded by CPCC’s Dr. Maha Gingrich sells out! Saturday, April 26, 2014;  4 p.m. For details…



Get those running shoes on and prepare to set your own Personal Record at the 19th Annual CPCC Skyline Run… Register here!

CPCC Central Campus
1206 Elizabeth Avenue

CPCC and the CPCC Foundation would like to thank all those who participated as runners, sponsors, and volunteers for making the 17th Annual CPCC Skyline Run a success. Your support helps to provide needed scholarship funds for students seeking to achieve their dreams and accomplish their goals.

Register here!

BlueCross/BlueShield of North Carolina Oral Health Initiative Project   partnered with CPCC  dental hygiene, dental assisting and early childhood education students and five local preschools to to teach preschools early oral health habits – good-for-your-teeth foods, flossing, brushing, and going to the dentist. It was a trip that delighted preschoolers, family members, staff and students alike. Preschoolers, their teachers and families received helpful information and services and our CPCC students received practical experieince and training in their respective fields. View this delightful slide show 

A CPCC spokesman said the board of trustees approved the move March 5 base on “concerns for students’ financial well-being and the need to protect other types of federal aid the college receives and can provide.”

Of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina, only 24 still participate in the federal direct loan program, Lowrance said, adding that state lawmakers no longer require schools to participate. Read more

Stanley Black and Decker is expanding its operations in Charlotte and bringing jobs to its newly-built 75,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. Stanley will add approximately 250 jobs over the next 18 months. These positions include assemblers, technicians, quality auditors and more. The Charlotte facility encompasses three key processes – motors manufacturing, steel machining and tool assembly. These processes support the assembly and distribution of their professional grade DeWalt cordless drills, impactors, saws and combo kits.

CPCC will provide approximately $273,000 in training over a two-year period. The training programs will include leadership development, process improvement, safety, production and computer operations. North Carolina’s Customized Training Program will cover the cost. The state’s Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry through North Carolina’s 58 community colleges. Story continues

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