Lane Closure on Central Campus

Construction of the Charlottetowne at 5th Classroom Building, on Central Campus will require the closure of one lane of Charlottetowne Avenue from Elizabeth Avenue to 5th Street. Closure of the right lane, the lane closest to the building site, will begin Feb. 24, and last about six weeks.

The sidewalk along Charlottetowne will be shifted into the closed lane and separated from traffic by protective barriers. Traffic delays during peak times are expected. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience.


Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.International students sit on ground working

  1. Volunteer Fair (Levine Campus): (Wed., Feb. 19, 11:30am-1pm) Stop by and meet local nonprofits and community organizations! These organizations have multiple opportunities for students to gain service hours and give back to their community. Contact: for more information.
  2. Business Etiquette Lunch Training (Central Campus): (Thu., Feb. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm) Professional work settings may require you to join your future boss for a meal. Do you have the skills to eat while speaking professionally? Wonder which fork to use? Do you need to practice your “small talk” with strangers? Students will have free lunch in the Van Every Culinary building at Central Campus the following week, and this mandatory etiquette training session is required the week before the lunch. Contact for more information.
  3. Service In Action – Reedy Creek Elementary (Off-Campus): (Sat., Feb. 22, 10am-2pm) Students will participate in the festival for parents and students at the school. Volunteers will work in partners to run the exhibits, teachers will be present to guide and explain. Volunteers will be indoors and it is suggested that they wear a t shirt with jeans and sneakers (casual). Please sign up for this event using the following link: CPCC Service-In-Action Website
  4. Recreation Volleyball (Central Campus): (Mon., Feb. 24, 1pm-3pm) Come on out to the Worrell gymnasium and play some volleyball! Drop-in style of play with teams based on who shows up first. Open to all currently enrolled CP students with current semester sticker. Appropriate dress required to participate.
  5. Black History Month Trivia (Harper Campus): (Tue., Feb. 25, 11:30am-1pm) Join us at the Harper 4 First Floor Atrium to show off your history skills and learn some great Black History Month facts!

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

Allstate Apprenticeship Program Moves the Upward Mobility Needle

Central Piedmont’s Work-based Learning department recently partnered with Allstate on the “Good Hands College Apprenticeship,” a paid program that gives students the opportunity to obtain hands-on work experience at Allstate while completing their associate degree or certificate in cybersecurity.

More than 20 Central Piedmont students applied for the 30-hours/week apprenticeship program; however, job offers were extended to only three candidates – Sabrina Carr, Rushit Patel and Joshua Pierce – who began working for Allstate on Jan. 21, 2020, and joined Central Piedmont student Shanelle Keels, who was already on staff.

As apprentices, Central Piedmont’s students will work in teams to catch real-time hackers, attempting to break into Allstate’s systems; help monitor and create best practices for how to keep Allstate’s customers – and their data – safe; and gain valuable leadership skills by participating in a variety of mentoring programs. For their efforts, the students will be paid to learn – $18.64/hour to be exact.

“Allstate’s model of learn and earn is the perfect example of a program that is creating upward mobility in the lives of others,” explains Ed Injaychock, director of work-based learning at Central Piedmont. “It’s helping bridge the gap, providing our students with the training and funding they need to secure a better-paying job or family-sustaining career in the future.”

“We are thrilled for the opportunities this will provide to Central Piedmont’s students and the Allstate Corporation,” added Dave St. Clair, vice president of security operations, hosting services, and the Charlotte Talent Center for Allstate Insurance Company.

Learn more about Central Piedmont’s Work-based Learning programs.

Male Mentoring Program Open to All Male Students

The MAN UP Program is a male mentoring program that provides wrap-around services and comprehensive activities that promote personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs. It is open to ALL Central Piedmont male students.

Come participate in fun, engaging activities and events that promote personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs!

Join Us For…

  • “Real Talk” session is every other Monday at 12:30pm on the Central Campus in Overcash 220.
    • Feb. 24th
    • March 16th and 30th
    • April 13th and 27th
  • Bring your “A” game EVERY THURSDAY at 4:30pm in Worrell room 1112.

Visit us online or come by CH120-121 to learn more about MAN UP.

Applications Available For Student Leadership Conference

Each spring, the Office of Student Life takes a group of students for a weekend-long leadership training. The Student Leadership Conference provides an exceptional learning opportunity for student leaders who are involved in or are interested in a leadership role in any campus student organization. A powerful growth experience awaits you — are you ready?

The Leadership Conference is designed to:

  • recruit quality student leaders for the upcoming academic year
  • create camaraderie and teamwork among student leaders
  • reduce cultural barriers among student leaders.
  • give all participants an opportunity for personal growth and development

You can expect to be introduced to experiences to help you become more self-affirming, self-directed, open, and empathetic in your communication with others, and aware of strategies for planning and implementing campus activities.

The three-day training workshop will include mini-lectures, group activities, small group discussions and sharing, directed conversations, team-building activities, and informal interaction with fellow participants and faculty/staff facilitators.

Applications are available in any Student Life Office at any campus. A $20 refundable application fee applies. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 6.

WSOC- TV Report: Many Students Overlook Community Colleges

Community colleges are often the way you can have it all when it comes to higher education: You can have “the dream without the bill.” That’s how WSOC-TV, the region’s ABC affiliate, described the excellent option of community college for earning a degree without the stress of heavy debt hanging over your head. At Central Piedmont, it’s possible to achieve the dream of higher education minus the nightmare of crippling debt that can sometimes follow.

Getting a high-quality education at an affordable price is a reality for many Central Piedmont students, including alumna Wylena Jones who was recently featured in WSOC-TV’s top news story on the student debt crisis.

Central Piedmont offers high school students several opportunities to get a head start on college by earning tuition-free college credit while still in high school. This was the case for triplets, Kayla, Koby and Keyshawn Brown who got their high school diplomas plus associate degrees, without spending a dime on tuition.

View the full story to learn more about how fellow students were able to achieve the dream of education, without the hefty bill.

Elevate Your Career – The Spring Job Search Starts Now!

For new graduates, the average time span from an interview to a job offer is 24 days. This means students need to begin their spring job search now.  Career Services is hosting the following events to help you elevate your career:

Career Fair 2020 – Thursday, March 5th, 11 am-2 pm, Central Campus, Worrell Gym. The Career Fair is the college’s largest recruiting event and will feature 70+ employers seeking to hire for full-time and part-time positions.

What’s Next Events

Drop-in for help with “what’s next” after graduation, whether you are still deciding about your major when you transfer or need quick help with your resume, job search, and making the most of the career fair. 


Tuesday, February 18


Check-in at Student Success Desk,

Cato 1 Lobby


Wednesday, February 19


Central High, Room 122


Tuesday, February 18

10:00 – 1:00

H4, Room 117


Thursday, February 20


Harris 1 Atrium


Wednesday, February 19


Library, LV2601


Tuesday, February 18


Claytor 1123


Foundation For The Carolinas Offers More than 150 Scholarships for Students

With nearly 150 scholarship funds under its management, Foundation For The Carolinas helps deserving students pursue their educational goals. College tuition and fees continue to rise, making affordability a challenge for many families. Thanks to some pretty generous fundholders, there are scholarship opportunities available to provide support for students ranging from kindergarten to graduate school.

Early March is the deadline to submit most applications. Don’t wait — get started here!

Read the full article to learn how scholarships have changed the lives of other students.

“Let’s Talk About Financial Aid” Workshops Now Available to Students

Did you know the month of February is also Financial Aid Awareness Month?

There are plenty of overlooked financing options you can use to reduce the costs of your education. Attend a “Let’s Talk About Financial Aid” workshop on your campus to learn more.

There are several sessions available throughout February. Click here for details on available sessions near you!

Attend the Spring College Transfer Fair on Levine Campus

Every February, the Transfer Resource Center welcomes over 20 colleges and universities to the annual Spring College Transfer Fair at the Levine Campus.

This year’s Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 18  from 10am – 1pm in the Levine II Building.

Meet representatives from colleges and universities from across the Carolinas to learn more about their institutions and how to transfer. The following institutions will be present at this spring’s fair:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Belmont Abbey
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Catawba College
  • East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Gardner Webb University
  • High Point University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Montreat College
  • NC State
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Charlotte
  • UNC Wilmington
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Greensboro
  • University of South Carolina
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate School of Pharmacy
  • Wingate University
  • Winthrop University

Visit our website for more information and a list of updated attendees.


Central Piedmont Theatre is Excited to Present “Chess, The Musical!”

“Chess” is a rock musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters from America and the USSR and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

“One of the best rock scores ever produced. This is an angry, difficult, demanding and rewarding show.” – TIME




Chess opens Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm in Halton Theater. Shows run from February 14 – 23.

For tickets and showtimes, visit or call the SunTrust box office at ext. 6534. Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will get FREE admission. Non-Central Piedmont student tickets are $5 with a valid student ID.

Calling All Actors! Summer Theatre Announces Auditions for Summer 2020

Central Piedmont Drama Department will hold a series of auditions over the next few weeks.

Summer Theatre 2020 Auditions- February 15,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

  • Actors between ages 14 to 60+ and both paid and intern technicians needed for a five-show season June 5 to July 25. Call 704-330-6835 for an appointment. Visit the Theatre at Central Piedmont blog to learn more info.

Auditions for Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility – February 17 & 18 at 7:00pm:

  • Auditions are being held in the Halton Theatre on Central Campus. No appointment is necessary. Actors will complete cold readings from the script. Click here for more info.

Kid’s auditions for Summer Theatre 2020 – March 9 & 10 at 7:00pm in the Halton lobby:

  • We are looking for kids 8 to 13 for The Music Man and for Peter Pan Jr. – Prepare a short song and be dressed to move freely. No appointment is necessary. Click here for more info.

All ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to audition. Please contact Tom Hollis at 704.330.6835 with any additional questions.

#CentralPiedmontSpirit: Show Your School Spirit Any Day on Campus

Want to win cool Central Piedmont swag? Show your #CentralPiedmontSpirit any day on campus and tag us in your Spirit Selfie on social for your chance to win. New winners announced every Friday!

Share a pic of yourself and other Central Piedmont students wearing the new college logo to social media and “mention” us in your post for the chance to win. Once you’re ready to share a great post about Central Piedmont – please type the “at” symbol and our college info (below) in the text of your post:

  • Facebook: @centralpiedmontcc
  • Instagram: @centralpiedmontcc
  • Twitter: @cpcc

While you’re online, don’t forget to connect with Central Piedmont on social media. Here are our primary college accounts:

Did you know that Fridays are Spirit Day at Calvine’s Coffee on Central, Levine, and Merancas Campuses?

To help promote Central Piedmont’s new logo, Calvine’s Coffee will give an additional 3% discount off any purchase when staff, faculty, and students are wearing their new logo shirts.


FERPA: Annual Notification of Student Rights

Central Piedmont would like to inform students of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, FERPA. The annual notification is listed below. For more information about FERPA, visit

Annual Notification of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students, when the student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the following rights with respect to their education records:

The right to inspect and review education records. To review records, students and former students may contact Student Records; present valid photo identification; and request in writing to review the record. Central Piedmont Community College will provide access to records within 30 days.

The right to request amendment of education records that students believe are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Students may question information in their educational records that they believe to be incorrect or inaccurate. This request must be in writing and must be submitted to the Dean for Admissions, Registration, Records, and Graduation. All requests for corrections will be acted upon within 30 work days of receipt of the request. If the Dean can verify that such data are, in fact, in error, appropriate corrections will be made, and the student will be notified in writing when the correction has been completed. If an error cannot be readily substantiated, the request will be referred to an Ad Hoc Hearing Committee appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services. After a student has had the opportunity to present the case to the hearing committee, the committee will render a decision in writing, stating the reasons for its decision.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in education records.Central Piedmont Community College has declared the following information to be ‘directory’: student’s name; student’s city of residence; semesters attended; major field of study or program; credentials earned and dates awarded. ‘Directory’ information may be disclosed without the written consent of the student. All other disclosures, except when permitted by FERPA, require the written consent of the student. A Central Piedmont student ID card should be submitted along with the Student Information Release Authorization form to the Records Office.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official is performing a task that is specified in his or her position description or by a contract agreement, performing a task related to a student’s education, or performing a task related to the discipline of a student.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Central Piedmont Community College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Phone: 1.800.USA.LEARN or 1.800.872.5327

Directory Information Public Notice

FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in 99.31 of the FERPA regulations.

“Directory information” can be disclosed without your written consent:

  • your name
  • city of residence
  • semesters attended
  • credentials earned and dates awarded
  • your major field of study or program

A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student under the following circumstances:

  • To other school officials, including teachers, within Central Piedmont Community College whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met.
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to 99.36.
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs.
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction.


Transfer Tuesdays

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – February 11, 2020

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit Central Piedmont to talk with prospective transfer students.  For the full calendar of Spring 2020 attendees, please visit us online.

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences
  • Winston Salem State University

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • East Carolina University

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • UNC Greensboro

Merancas Campus – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Pfeiffer University

Meet one-on-one with a representative from Transfer Admissions at UNC Charlotte. Get your questions answered about the following:

  • Housing
  • Scholarships
  • Admissions requirements
  • Major requirements/advising questions
  • And more!

Meet with a UNC Charlotte Admissions representative – Central Campus

  • Tuesday, February 11th
  • Tuesday, March 17th
  • Tuesday, April 7th

Sign up using this linkRegistration is required