The Gambrell Foundation of Charlotte has pledged $1 million to Central Piedmont Community College to create the Gambrell Opportunity Scholarships. These scholarships will be part of Central Piedmont’s larger Opportunity Scholarship initiative, which seeks to assist some of Mecklenburg County’s most needy and yet deserving high school students forge a path to greater economic mobility.
The Gambrell Foundation grant will support 75 recent graduates of CMS high schools that serve majority low-income student populations. The scholarships will provide for the full cost of earning a two-year associate degree, including tuition, books and fees. All Gambrell scholarship recipients will receive laptop computers and participate in Central Piedmont’s Summer Bridge academic enrichment program. The scholarships also will provide for a full-time academic advisor/career coach to help the students with course selection, internships and career placement or moving on to further education.
“Economic mobility is directly tied to educational opportunity, and we are delighted to partner with Central Piedmont Community College to help open doors and eliminate barriers for deserving students,” said Sally Gambrell Bridgford. “Our investment will help this generation achieve economic self-sufficiency on their path to reach the American dream.
Central Piedmont established the Opportunity Scholarship Initiative in late 2016 to address the economic mobility challenges faced by many CMS students. To date, the college has welcomed 95 Opportunity Scholars in two classes, the first of which will graduate in May 2019.
“We thank the Gambrell Foundation for its generous grant. These scholarships will have a profound, life-changing impact on some deserving students who might not be able to attend college otherwise,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, Central Piedmont president. “So many of the young people in our community just need an opportunity, and with a little assistance, they can go on to do great things that will benefit their families and transform our community.”
The first class of Gambrell Opportunity Scholars will begin their studies at Central Piedmont in fall 2019.
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness.
The Service-Learning Center is hosting the 4th annual week of educational programming that will allow our campus communities to come together around the topics of Hunger and Homelessness and to spur conversations around how each of us can serve as a catalyst for making our local communities free of Hunger and Homelessness.
View a schedule of Hunger and Homelessness Week of events. Please feel free to join us for as many of these programs as you wish to – all are welcome to attend. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Jenn Marts, Director of Service-Learning, at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or at 704-330-6824.
This past Saturday, (Nov. 10), Central Piedmont Math Instructors Hai Ngo and Justine Bonanno took a group of seven, top-performing math students to the 9th Annual North Carolina Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (NCMATYC) Mathematics Competition hosted at Davidson Community College.
The group competed against 100 students from 12 community colleges located across the state. The competition consisted of two parts: a morning calculus exam (90 minutes, 40 questions, multiple-choice, calculators not allowed) and an afternoon team competition containing solely pre-calculus problems (scientific calculators only, provided by the competition organizers).
Central Piedmont student Anh Hoang (pictured third from right, above) won the third place individual from the morning competition.
The Accelerated Career Training (ACT) Program offers opportunities to attain meaningful employment for individuals in the Charlotte region who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or limited to low-wage jobs.
Get free job training fast in these high-growth career paths:
- Call center/customer service representative
- Early childhood teacher
- Information technology
- Healthcare — Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG Technician
- Entry-level construction in partnership with Goodwill Industries
- Transportation/commercial driver’s license
- Heating/ventilation/air conditioning
Background checks and drug screening are not required for all ACT Program participation but may be required for future employment.
- We offer options that will give you the skills you need for a specific job
- Complete your program in 7-16 weeks and start your new career
- These free job training programs cover all required costs including tuition, books, fees and services.
View the list of scheduled classes and application deadlines.
Apply to the ACT program now or complete this form to get more information.
To contact a Career Success Coach, call 704.330.4431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Program Coordinator, call 704.330.2722 ext. 3817 or email Samantha.email@example.com
On Monday, November 12, the Central Campus ITS Help Desk will move across the quad to room 100 in the former Advanced Technology Center building (where the Library will temporarily be housed as of Jan. 2019). The building address for the new Help Desk is 1241 Charlottetowne Ave. The new location is accessible to students, faculty, and staff from the quad.
Please visit the ITS Help Desk website for our hours of operations and services provided.
If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single Stop staff and services will now be available on the 1st and 3rd floor in the Central High Building.
Staff offices will continue to be located in Central High 100.
We will offer our wrap-around services on the 3rd floor of Central High in Room 317.
These services will include emergency grant information, financial counseling, healthcare enrollment and more.
Appointments for all Single Stop services can made by calling 704.330.6435, emailing email@example.com or stopping by Central High, Room 100.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704.330.6435
Taziki’s Restaurant, located at 205 S. Kings Dr., wants to serve you!
The restaurant is offering Central Piedmont students a 10% discount off their order.
Just show your college ID to receive the discount. Offer is not valid on catering orders.
To view other student discounts, visit the CPCC Rewards page.
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. View the full calendar of fall 2018 visits.
Transfer Tuesday Schedule – November 13, 2018
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Southern Wesleyan University Johnson & Wales University
Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Andrews University
Central Piedmont Community College, in partnership with the Charlotte Symphony, is pleased to present the Connor Chamber Concert on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall, located in Overcash Center on Central Campus. Christopher James Lees will serve as conductor.
Tickets are $18 per person and may be purchased at tix.cpcc.edu or at 704.330.6534.
A reception will follow at 4:15 p.m. on the 2nd floor. Complimentary parking is available in the parking deck, located at 1225 E. 4th St.
All CPCC Students are invited to an upcoming workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic will be: “STEM Career Panel Part II”. Come out and be a part of an hour of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on November 15, 2018, from 4-5 p.m. in Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!
We’re thrilled to be selected as one of Capital Bank Foundation’s “25 Years of Giving” contest winners! Their phenomenal support of $25,000 for our Opportunity Scholarship Initiative will help us continue serving our students and our community in so many ways. We could not have done it without your votes!
What’s a celebration without confetti? Our Opportunity Scholars, along with Dr. Deitemeyer and representatives from Capital Bank, recently gathered on the steps of the Zeiss Building to celebrate our $25,000 gift. See the video on our Facebook page. Again, we want to thank Capital Bank for selecting us as a winner and we want to thank everyone who voted for our video!
Do you need to enroll or have questions regarding the Affordable Health Care Act?
Health Insurance Navigators from the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy are here to help!
Appointments will be available on Wednesdays between the hours of
9 a.m.-5 p.m. from November 1 through December 15 (*with the exception of November 21).
Appointments take approximately 1.5 hours to complete and will take place on Central Campus in CH 100.
Appointments can be made through Single Stop by calling 704.330.6435 or by visiting the healthcare navigator website or calling 1.855.733.3711
Submit your artwork to be on display during our Holiday Art Market in Ross Gallery, Central Campus.
All works must be listed at $50 or less. Due date for artwork drop off is Wednesday, November 7, 2018, by 2 p.m.
All students are invited to join our Holiday Reception on Thursday, November 8 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour before Theater Performances
If you’re an SECU member who is new to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process or is a returning college student who needs to complete the financial aid form, SECU can help. The Credit Union will be offering FAFSA completion assistance to its members during normal business hours throughout the month of November. There is no cost for the assistance. Credit Union staff in all 265 branch locations will be available to answer questions and help students and their parents complete and electronically file the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year. The form is a required document to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school.
In light of the tragic violence and student death that occurred earlier this week at Butler High School, the college reminds all students and employees that we are truly a community, and we need to watch out for each other to make our campuses as safe as they can be.
Please remember, if you see or hear something that causes you concern or just doesn’t seem quite right, please alert College Security Services as soon as you can. All reports will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.
If you ever feel unsafe for any reason and would like the presence of Security Services staff member, please don’t hesitate to call 704-330-6632, or for emergencies 704-330-6911.
Working together, we can keep our college safe and secure.