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Do you know Charlotte is named after a German queen? Do you know Charlotte is home to almost 300 German companies? German Flag

Are you interested in learning more about Charlotte’s German heritage and its economical ties to Germany? Join us on Wednesday, December 2, at 10:30 a.m. in Levine Technology Building, Room 1140 for our first German Club meeting.

Everyone interested is welcome to join! Enrollment in a German class is not required.

Free German food will be provided.

To learn more about CPCC’s German Club, please contact President Cory Logsdon, Vice President Larissa Schiel or Daniela Weinert at 704.330.6044.


The CPCC Cosmetology salon will be closed for business from December 14 through January 11 and will reopen on January 12.




Are you active on Facebook and Twitter? The CPCC Career Services office recently launched its own Facebook page and Twitter account. Like them (www.facebook.com/cpcccareerservices) and follow them (@cpcc_career) to get up-to-date information about programs, events and all things career-related. Use these outlets to ask questions, get answers and get involved with your career services office.


Learn how Amy Bagwell, an English instructor at CPCC; and Amy Herman, a photography and art appreciation instructor at CPCC, are changing Charlotte’s landscape into a more artistic one in this Charlotte Magazine article.

CPCC Cato, Central and Levine Bookstores will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will be closed on November 26 and 27.

Thank you and have a great holiday!


As part of “Steve’s Coats for Kids” coat drive, CPCC’s Classified Staff needs your new/gently used coats, scarves and gloves (in all sizes) to keep Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s youth warm this winter

Please contact 704.330.2722, ext. 3416 (Nickey) or ext. 3680 (Ivan) to drop off or pick up items. Thank you for your support!

Need your accommodations for spring 2016 classes? Contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered!

It is open enrollment for the spring 2016 semester and it is time to register! Check your CPCC student account online to find out your registration date and register as soon as possible.

If you are registered with Disability Services for accommodations, contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered for classes. Students who are registered with Disability Services should follow the “Steps for Students Who Have a Disability Counselor” on our website. We can complete your accommodation forms before the new semester starts. Get ahead of the game by getting your forms done early! Contact your Disability Counselor today!

If you are a student who would like to make your first request for academic accommodations at CPCC, please follow our process and procedures to request accommodations that is posted on our website or visit us on campus. We have two main office locations at the Central and Levine campuses, but we can meet with students at any of the satellite campuses. New requests can be submitted at any time. Please contact us if you have any questions or visit our website for more information:


Good luck as you finish the fall semester! We look forward to working with in spring 2016!


CPCC’s annual student/faculty pottery and jewelry sale will be held on December 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Center for Arts Technology Building on Central Campus. The event will feature an assortment of one-of-a-kind pottery and jewelry at competitive prices. Proceeds from the event 2015 pottery salewill help support CPCC student art clubs. Join us for this special event!

In previous centuries, people took apprenticeships to learn a trade.  Today, apprenticeships are returning as a way to prepare the next generation of workers. There are about 375,000 apprentices working around the U.S. and the president wants to double that number over the next five years. In this region, ten community colleges are banding together to be part of this. Learn about CPCC’s role, what it’s  accomplished and what remains to be done, here.

Just a reminder… if you hear about or see any suspicious or threatening activity or anything that seems overly strange, odd or out of place, please call ext. 6911 (704.330.6911) immediately any time of the day or night to alert College Security. It takes the entire college community working together to keep CPCC safe.

From November 16 to December 11, 2015, the CPCC Libraries will be conducting a food drive called Food for Fines. During this period, fines accrued from overdue items will be forgiven at all campus libraries in exchange for the donation of non-perishable food items.

How does Food for Fines work?

  • For every one non-perishable food item, one dollar in fines will be waived from your account. So, 4 cans of soup will equal $4.00 in fines waived.
  • A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived from any account.
  • Only fines are waived – replacement fees for lost books are not eligible for Food for Fines.
  • No credits for future fines will be issued. Food for Fines is for existing fines only.

Which food items are acceptable?

Only non-perishable food items will be accepted. Non-perishable means that the items will not be in danger of immediately spoiling. Items must not be expired.

The following food items are most desired for Food for Fines:

  • Canned meats and fish, including tuna, chicken and beef stew
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Soup

All donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Donations will be accepted even if you don’t have fines!


Avoiding Holiday Debt: Making a Plan that Will Work for You

Date:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Hall 215

Student Life and the Family Resource Center invite you to a lunch & learn presentation by Dr. Debra Sherrill with CPCC’s Financial Services Institute.  Dr. Sherrill will help us learn how to avoid overspending by exploring what matters most to us for the holidays, identifying expenses and creating a holiday budget.  She will also share tips for finding additional money for holiday expenses.

Remember the T: A Panel discussion

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Location: Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1100

Join Student Life, Spectrum, and other community members as we host a panel on Trans issues in the Charlotte Metro area. Students and other panelist will be discussing their experiences, triumphs and trials related to their gender identity.

CPCC student Wylena Jones has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to community engagement. Jones is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact

Wylena Jones

Wylena Jones

Student Award honoring one student leader at each member school.

Jones is one of 21 students chosen by their campus for the 2015 honor, joining more than 200 college students recognized by the network since the award was first presented in 2006.
At CPCC, Jones has consistently demonstrated a commitment to service, leadership, and helping others. She has logged more than 90 hours volunteering on projects like the Salvation Army Christmas Center, delivering meals to seniors through Friendship Trays, and supporting fundraisers like the CPCC Skyline Run and the Sensoria Book Sale.  A second-year nursing student from Charlotte, Jones is also president of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society and an active member of Rotoract and Positive Communities for Women. She was selected for school’s Ruth Shaw Scholars program, which supports women leaders, and she was a key supporter of the school’s Project Life bone marrow donation drive.
“She consistently works toward making CPCC and the local Charlotte community a better place for all who study and live here,” says Jenn Marts, CPCC’s director of service-learning. “Wylena is a true inspiration to me, our department, and to CPCC – we are lucky to have such an amazing woman be a part of our efforts.”

TRIO Student Support Services is a supportive academic community that can help you successfully reach your personal academic goals.  TRIO SSS helps first generation, low income students and students with disabilities reach their full potential and achieve academic success.

Our goal is to guide you toward your educational and career objectives and then assist you with your graduation plans.  You can apply online at http://www.cpcc.edu/triosss/application or stop by our office in Central High 117.

Start your tax prep early and avoid having to wait for a copy in the mail!

When it becomes available, if you wish to get the electronic copy of the 2015 Form 1098-T TUITION STATEMENT instead of receiving the form by mail, please go to http://mycollege.cpcc.edu, sign on with your student ID, choose the “Student Menu,” click on “Financial Information” and select the “1098 Electronic Consent” link.

The IRS strongly encourages the students to receive the 1098-T Tuition Statements electronically. The college will mail Form 1098-T no later than Jan. 31 to students who do not consent to receive Form 1098-T electronically.

Social Security Number Request for FORM 1098-T

Per state, federal, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, beginning the 2014 year CPCC requested that all students provide their Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for reporting purposes.

For additional information regarding 1098-T information visit http://www.cpcc.edu/cashiering/1098-t-tuition-statements


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