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July 7-9, 2015

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Sponsored by CPCC Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs


  • Finish the FAFSA. Let us answer your questions about the FAFSA.
  • Turn in required paperwork. Submit all documents to secure your financial aid award before bills are due.
  • Secure your classes. Your fall classes will be dropped on your designated date if your financial aid is not awarded or tuition bills are not paid.
  • Learn about Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. Receive information on available aid for veterans.



Military veterans will have an easier time receiving in-state tuition rates at UNC schools and North Carolina community colleges starting this fall semester.

Gov. Pat McCrory was joined by about a dozen military members at the Executive Mansion on June 24 as he signed Senate Bill 478 into law. It goes into effect July 1.

The law waives the 12-month residency requirement to receive in-state tuition for certain non-resident veterans and those entitled to education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Education Program or the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.

“We want to continue to be the most veteran-friendly state in the United States of America,” McCrory said. “Veterans are leaders. They are highly skilled, trained and have a history of getting jobs done. In fact, they are going to help fill the skills gap that we have in North Carolina.”
To read the complete article, please click here.


Cashiering has gone green! When you pay tuition for Fall 2015, please note that the Cashiering office has gone paperless and receipts will now be emailed to student CPCC email accounts. Receipts will also be accessible through MyCollege.

Need help with paying your fall semester 2015 tuition? Consider the Tuition Payment Plan offered by Nelnet Business Solutions. For more information, please visit www.cpcc.edu/paymentplan. The enrollment period runs July 6 – 13, 2015.


On Sunday, June 14, CPCC alumna Marie Hildreth helped treat a 12-year-old girl who had just been bitten by a shark only yards away from where Hildreth and her family were vacationing in Oak Island.

Marie Hildreth

Marie Hildreth, CPCC Alumna/Medic

Read the complete Charlotte Observer story here.

CPCC and members of the Allen Tate family and real estate company held a dedication ceremony today for the new Central Campus clock tower—the Allen Tate Tower.

H. Allen Tate Jr. and Dr. Tony Zeiss

(l. to r.) Donor H. Allen Tate Jr. and Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC

Taking its place among the prominent college and university landmarks across the Carolinas, the Allen Tate Tower serves as a focal point on CPCC’s Central Campus. The tower stands approximately 48 feet tall, with a base of about 144 square feet. The new tower is constructed of brick and cast stone and features a four-sided clock face approximately six feet in diameter. The tower’s digital carillon will play a wide variety of peals, tolls and familiar songs.

The tower is the result of a generous contribution from H. Allen Tate Jr., founder and CEO of the Allen Tate Co., the Charlotte-based real estate firm. Little Diversified Architectural Consulting provided the design work on the project. A team from Rodgers Builders constructed the tower in six months. To see a video from the dedication event, click here.

Congratulations to Tamara Williams, who was recently named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Lake Norman by the Huntersville Herald. Women of high stature within their respective fields received the consideration because they have the most potential to influence the

Tamara Williams

Tamara Williams

community. As dean, Williams continually strives to establish ties between CPCC and the local business community. For the complete list of this year’s winners, click here.

Title IX




CPCC has launched its new Title IX online training tool in MyCollege!

The rights and responsibilities listed under Title IX are yours. They were created for you, to make you feel safe and welcome on campus.

That’s why CPCC wants you to know your IX. To accomplish this goal, the college has launched a new Title IX online training tool designed to raise awareness of this important law that was written to bring gender equality to all educational programs.

By participating in the training session, you’ll not only educate yourself on Title IX, but also help support CPCC’s culture of safety and equality.

Learn more today by visiting MyCollege!

CPCC Security/Police Services has posted new signs in campus parking decks and lots announcing each facility’s new operating hours. 

Going forward, all CPCC student parking decks and surface lots will be open Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., and on the weekends from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

These areas will be closed on college holidays. In addition, Student Deck 3 and other surface lot schedules may be altered at times because of Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation events.

Vehicles locked in a parking lot or deck may be accessed by calling CPCC Security/ Police Services.

Have any questions or concerns? Please call CPCC Security/ Police Services at 704.330.6632.

All of your hard work has finally paid off and we would like to congratulate you on your graduation. We wish you much success in you new career or on your continued education path. Thank you for choosing CPCC and for letting us help you accomplish your Graduationpersonal and professional goals!

On  behalf of the CPCC Skyline Committee,  thank you for your assistance in making the 20th Annual Skyline Run a huge success this year. We are so appreciative to each volunteer that took time out of their busy schedules to assist in making this year another success! For the Saturday morning volunteers, we sincerely appreciate that you toughed out the nasty weather and still came out to support the race efforts.

Your time, energy and service were greatly valued and the work you put into volunteering for this event helped continue to raise money for student scholarships at CPCC! Please keep an eye out for information on the 2016 Skyline Run to either participating as a volunteer or as a runner/walker. Thanks again for you hard work and participation!! Please contact Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu with any questions.



On April 22 (Earth Day), Sustain Charlotte hosted their 4th annual celebration of sustainability leadership. 100 nominees representing a diverse cross section of Charlotte area businesses, nonprofits, neighborhood organizations, government agencies, and residents were recognized. Sustainability

CPCC won FIRST PLACE in the Waste Reduction category due to its increase in recycling and its new food waste collection program.

CONGRATULATIONS CPCC! Keep up the good work!

Sustain Charlotte is a nonprofit organization helping to advance a region-wide sustainability movement by serving as a catalyst for change. Their mission is to inspire choices that lead to healthier and more vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come. http://www.sustaincharlotte.org/

The link to the awards press release is: http://www.sustaincharlotte.org/release_sustain_charlotte_announces_winners_of_2015_awards?utm_campaign=winners_announc&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sustaincharlotte

The CPCC Director of Energy and Sustainability Pam Metcalf, is engaged in sustainability and energy efficiency.  If you have suggestions, they can be emailed to Pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu


The City of Charlotte is conducting an emergency training exercise on the CityLYNX Gold Line on Sunday, May 3 at the intersection of Elizabeth Ave. and Hawthorne Lane from 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Construction

Several City of Charlotte department are working with local and federal agencies to prepare for a real emergency. You may see several emergency vehicles and staff. This is a part of the training exercise. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.


Harper, Harris, and Merancas:

May 6 and 7 (Wed. and Thursday): Open 10 a.m.  -  2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.

May 8 (Friday): Open 10 a.m.  -  2 p.m.

May 11 and 12 (Monday and  Tuesday): Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.

Buyback - Cash for Books - May 6 – 12.  Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Reminder: Rentals for this semester can be returned at any time but no later than May 12.  Please remind the bookstore associate that you are returning a rental.

Also Note: Cato, Central, and Levine campus bookstores are open regular hours.



Want to learn more about Disability Services at CPCC? The newly updated website provides all the information you need to learn what services are available for students with disabilities. Website features include:

  • Online access to student forms
  • Information on processes, procedures, and services for students
  •  New sections on Assistive Technology and the Disability Services Testing Center
  • Online forms for students:

-Sign Language Interpreter Requests for Student Services accessibility

- Books in Alternative Format

  • Updated contact and staff information
  • FAQs

You can also follow the Disability Services blog to stay up-to-date on:

  • Department updates and reminders
  • New assistive technology trends
  • Scholarship information for students with disabilities
  • Advocacy information and videos
  • Much, much more!

Thank you for visiting our website and blog! Please contact us if you have any questions.


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