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

Transferring from community college to University of North Carolina system schools can be tough, especially since students are never quite sure which credits will transfer. A new agreement between the two systems will give students a better chance of receiving credit for their community college courses.

Vishal Naik enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College two years ago, set on transferring to N.C. State University to study biomedical engineering. It was cheaper that way, but in some ways it was a gamble. http://tinyurl.com/nbcql3c

English instructor Amy Bagwell teamed up with A+GD Program Chair/Instructor Kenn Compton to pair Wall Poems with student designs from the A+GD program. This is an incredible project celebrating language arts, graphic arts and design. To quote Amy Bagwell, “I really appreciate your collaboration on this project, which, we hope, shines a light on some of the work this school does for our students and the community.”

The projects can be viewed at Tryon and MLK, 3rd, and 6th.                                          







Do you know a Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) graduate who is making a tremendous difference in the community? Nominations are currently being sought

CPCC Student participating in MLK Challenge


Jordan Fleming said it was tough rising at 6 a.m. on Monday when he didn’t have to attend class.

But by the afternoon, he was so glad he didn’t miss any of the day.

He ended his Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a new group of friends – bonding with classmates as they cooked baked spaghetti with chicken, biscuits and cookies at Hospitality House of Charlotte. Story continues …

Gorelick Exhibit Piece

The ballet of light and reflections that swirl in the space is matched only by the glint in Gorelick’s eyes when he discusses his project of sharing his art collection with the public through an innovative initiative and exhibition with Central Piedmont Community College.

Gorelick came up with the idea of sharing works with the public after CPCC President Tony Zeiss visited his office. “Art is inspiring and impactful,” said Gorelick. “It offers something to everyone, and it should be barrier-free.” Story continues…

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