The Halton Theater prepares for the arrival of “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” November 13!


CPCC Theatre, together with CPCC Opera Theatre and CPCC Dance Theatre, will join forces to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” a musical that has captivated audiences for more than 30 years, Nov. 13 22, on the Halton Theater stage.

This classic Broadway production tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Exercising a reign of terror, over all who inhabit it, the Phantom falls madly in love with an innocent soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support local theatre; reserve your seat today!


November 13, 14 and November 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.

November 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m.

November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Halton Theater, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC.
Individual tickets are $20 and $18, and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket.
CPCC employees, as well as college and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket.
Tickets may be purchased online at, at the CPCC Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or by calling 704.330.6534.

Alumni reconnected at the 2015 Central Piedmont Community College Skyline Race

The rain didn’t keep the alumni runners from stopping by the CPCC Alumni booth to reconnect. And a number of very excited  “May 2015” alumni came by to talk about their upcoming graduation. All spoke the same message, that their education at CPCC has meant a great deal to  them. All the warm words took the chill out of the air and made the race that much more memorable. Thank you to all who raced and helped raise scholarship money for the next generation of  alumni.

3 Days to GO!

 20th Anniversary CPCC Charlotte Skyline 5K this Saturday, April 25, at 8am

This race event promises fun for the entire family. In addition to the 5K race, there’s a 1-mile Fun Run and a Tot-Trot on the lawn. Also on the lawn are activities and food for all race participants and their supporters.


Click to register.


Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Northwestern Mutual.

Sensoria, A Celebration of the Arts, will feature CPCC alumnus Grant Baldwin; A+GD Student Group presentation and more…

Sensoria, A Celebration of the Arts 

Grant Baldwin is a freelance photojournalist based out of Charlotte, NC. He has an Associates Degree in General Education (Conc. in Photography) from Central Piedmont Community College and has been an active photographer refining his work for more than a decade. His focus is Documentary and Journalistic work, as he excels at perceiving the complexities of a fluid situation allowing him to use observation, past experience and intuition to anticipate and capture the core moments of an event. All while striving towards the goal of conveying the full meaning and significance of each moment with personal neutrality.

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.  AU Building Room 101. Central Campus




Also featured:

The students of the Curious, CPCC’s  Advertising + Graphic Design student group, present The Wandering Box of Creative Wondering, a pop-up display that challenges participants to be more curious about the world they live in.

CPCC Alumnus and Civic Leader Jim Rogers Receives Long Leaf Pine Award

Jim Rogers, a CPCC alumnus and a long-time business and civic leader in Charlotte, has been honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his lifetime of service to North Carolina. The award, conferred by Gov. Pat McCrory, was presented at the annual meeting of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS on Dec. 4 at Quail Hollow Country Club.

In his nominating letter, Charles Campbell, Managing Partner of Brackett Flagship Properties in Charlotte, stated that Rogers “embodies the qualities of service, character and integrity that are expected of recipients of this award.”

Rogers, 72, has contributed to the vibrancy of Charlotte in a number of ways the past 45 years. He was a founding partner of Cauble and Co. of Carolina in 1982, a commercial mortgage banking and real estate investment sales brokerage firm that financed a number of major N.C. and S.C. projects. In 2005, he was a co-founder of Flagship Capital Partners (merged with The Brackett Co. in 2010 to form Brackett Flagship Properties) which develops, acquires, manages and leases medical office buildings across the Southeast. He also helped form in 1994 the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS, the predominant commercial real estate voice in the Charlotte region and served as CRCBR’s first President.

While still active at Brackett Flagship, he has pulled back from day-to-day business activity. Over the years, he has given an extraordinary amount of time and energy to a wide range of causes benefiting business, education and the arts. Among the organizations he has served in various leadership roles: Leadership Charlotte, YMCA, Arts & Science Council, WTVI (channel 42), Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, UNCC Athletic Foundation, Central Piedmont Community College, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region and the Lynwood Foundation.  He currently chairs the Administrative Board at Myers Park United Methodist Church.

Rogers received his B.S. and MBA degrees from East Tennessee State University where he was named Alumnus of the Year, received ETSU’s Award of Honor and was installed in the Hall of Fame of the College of Business and Technology. Rogers also graduated from CPCC.

Among the many honors he has received: The YMCA’s George Williams Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership Charlotte’s Shelly R. Lyons Circle of Excellence Award and Distinguished Leadership Award, CPCC’s Richard Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award, Charlotte Regional REALTORS Association Citizenship Award and the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTOS Realtor of the Year Award.

Created in 1965 to honor those who helped shape the life of North Carolina for good, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest civilian honor for a NC citizen.  It has gone to a wide range of Tar Heels including William Friday, Billy Graham and Bob Timberlake.

April Excitement- Sensoria, Dances of India and CPCC Skyline Race!

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!

19th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run- Saturday, April 26, 2014

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!