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Remember to register early for the best selection! Summer 2015 Priority Registration

Priority registration is for currently enrolled SPRING* students in degree, diploma or certificate programs with:

  • 50+ completed* credit hours April 24 (noon)
  • Active Military and Veterans April 25 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 30-49 completed* credit hours April 27 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 10-29 completed* credit hours April 28 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 0-9 completed* credit hours April 29 (7:30 a.m.)
  • All other currently enrolled April 30 (7:30 a.m.)

Open registration for summer and fall 2015 begins May 4. For more information, call 704.330.2722 or visit www.cpcc.edu/admissions.

Note: Corporate and Continuing Education registration for summer classes begins April 24 and is ongoing throughout the term. For more information, call 704.330.4223.


Name: Daniella Abad Carnero 

Daniella Abad Carnero

Daniella Abad Carnero

Country: Peru

What is something about your country that others may not know?

  • You only do 11 years of school before you go to college.

Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most?

  • The cultural custom that I like the most in my country is “el día de la Canción Criolla” or “The day of the Creole song” which is the 31st of October in which we celebrate our African heritage through the music they brought to our country.

What challenges did you face entering USA?

  • One of the challenges I faced when I move to USA was adapting to the fact that I could not walk wherever I wanted like in Peru. Here you definitely need a car if you want to go somewhere.

What do you miss most about your country?

  • Two of the things I miss most is my family and Peruvian food

What do you like most about USA?

  • The thing I like most about the USA is the fact that the government helps students either through student loans and financial aid to help finance their education.


Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. On Tuesday, April 7, representatives from Queens University of Charlotte, Gardner-Webb University and USC Upstate will visit Central Campus from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building UNC Asheville, East Carolina University and Ft. Hays State will visit Levine Campus from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc.

TRiO Club is asking for your support in our fundraising efforts.  Come and help us raise money by enjoying a delicious meal at Boston Market, 829 Providence Road, Charlotte on Friday, April 10.  The TRiO Club will be dining together at 5 p.m. and you are welcome to join us!  If you’d rather support us at lunchtime on Friday, please feel free; fundraising coupons for CPCC TRIO Club will be accepted all day on the 10th! (Dine-In or Carry-Out)

Contact Margie Gilliam at the TRIO Office (CH117) to get your coupons.  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact a TRiO staff member at ext. 6394.


From CPCC College Security

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

If you attend or visit the CPCC Levine Campus in the coming days and weeks, please be aware of the Canada geese on the property. They are a federally protected species.

Nesting season has started for the geese and many of the birds have established nests throughout the property. (One nest is located at the corner of Levine I, across from the Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology.)

As a result, the geese have become extremely aggressive and territorial as they seek to protect their nests. CPCC College Security is asking the CPCC community to avoid the geese if possible. If provoked or if the geese feel their nest is in danger, their natural defense is to chase or attack any threats. Therefore, please proceed with caution as you travel to/from campus.

Thank you.


Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students.Tuesday, March 31, representatives from Western Carolina University, UNC

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Asheville and Chamberlain School of Nursing will visit the Central Campus from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. NC A&T will also visit Central campus March 31 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Levine Tech Building. UNC Greensboro, Catawba College, and Johnson & Wales University will visit the Levine Campus from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shaw University will visit Merancas in the TS Building Student Lounge from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc.

WHAT: Internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich is excited to return to Central Piedmont Community College’s Halton Theater stage to present the 13th anniversary performance of “Dances of India,” a community outreach initiative.

This year’s performance features more than 55 dancers performing 3,000 year-old classical Indian dances. Audiences will delight in watching as the dances show the many similarities between Indian dance styles and other international dances, especially during the show’s signature dance, “Unity in Diversity,” set to live orchestral music. Audiences won’t want to miss this special event which will feature a variety of rich temple dances brought to life through a series of striking dance dramas that feature unique props, silk costumes and masks.

Under Gingrich’s direction, “Dances of India” has received a number of accolades, including being named one of the top nine memorable events among the nation’s community colleges by Community College Week. Gingrich, who danced professionally in her native India, has been teaching dance in Charlotte since 1986. Trained in three different dance traditions, she has a great love for this dance form and keeping the heritage alive in this community while sharing the message of unity in diversity with residents at the regional level and beyond.

To see a sneak peek of “Dances of India,” visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBYzVhDzlFc&feature=youtu.be.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25; 4 p.m.

WHERE: Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: Tickets are $5 for children under 18 and $10 for adults (plus applicable N.C. admission tax). Tickets may be purchased online at http://tix.cpcc.edu or by calling the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534. Free event parking is available.

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

A spokesperson for the rights of workers, Dolores Huerta helped create the National Farm Workers Association. Among other issues, she has fought for the right to a minimum wage, unemployment insurance, paid holidays and retirement benefits for farm workers.

CPCC students are invited to attend  ”Our Times Re-Imagined: A Distinguished Speakers Series” with Bryan Stevenson and Ted Shaw, a free event, being sponsored by Bank of America, the Levine Museum of the New South and the Charlotte Observer on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square.

Fifty years since passage of the Voting Rights Act to end racial discrimination in voting, what is the state of civil rights today in the United States? Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, together with UNC Chapel Hill’s Ted Shaw will discuss civil rights, justice and hope for the future during this special event.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. Most recently, Stevenson and the EJI released a history of lynchings in the South that documented more than 4,000 cases.

Stevenson will take the stage first to discuss his new memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” the story of a young lawyer fighting on the racial injustice frontlines.

He’ll later be joined on stage by Shaw, director of The Center for Civil Rights at UNC School of Law and the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law. The pair will discuss civil rights matters of the day and take questions from the audience.

This inspiring evening is part of Our Times Re-imagined: A Distinguished Speakers Series from Bank of America and the Charlotte Observer. It’s hosted in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South and in celebration of the two-year exhibit and program series Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now.

While the event is free to CPCC students, students are still asked to reserve a ticket. Tickets go on sale April 1 here.


All curriculum students:

In an effort to continually improve our programs and services, we at CPCC are extremely interested in receiving feedback from our students.  Your thoughts and ideas are important to us and will help us make decisions now that will Surveyaffect the future of CPCC.  Therefore, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take some time to complete the survey below.

Just click on the following URL and it will take you to the survey.  After you have completed it, hit “Submit.”  Once you hit “Submit” the survey should give you a message “Thank you for your response.”  The survey should take you about 10 minutes. Your answers are completely anonymous and no responses can be connected to email information.


The deadline for responding to the survey is April 2, 2015.

Thanks for your cooperation and time in completing the survey.  If you have any problems in accessing the survey please call Denise Wells at 704.330.6617 or Mary Heuser at 704.330.6061.


Terri Manning, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research

Denise Wells, Director, Institutional Effectiveness

MAN UP Program Information Session – these sessions are designed to invite prospective members and mentors to learn about the program and address any questions specific to our programs.

Tuesday, March 24; 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14; 1 p.m.

For more information, please contact Ms. Katrina Johnson at 704.330.6656 or 3MP@cpcc.edu.  Come join us  Learn more about the MAN UP Program.

Audition for a chance to become a part of the CPCC 20th Anniversary Skyline Run fashion Show! T-shirts from the past 20 years will be showcased. All ages and all abilities are welcome to audition.2015 Skyline Run
Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. – noon
Tate Hall, 2nd Floor, Overcash Center on Central Campus
The CPCC Human Services Technology program will host the annual Southern Organization for Human Services (SOHS) conference, on April 8-11, at the Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport. The SOHS region includes 11 southern states, and several community colleges and universities. The conference theme is, “Molding Minds and Changing Attitudes.” Our goal as Human Services professionals is to assist our clients in understanding the relationship between thinking, feeling and behavior. Furthermore, we must foster and instill in our clients the necessity of change and aid them in discovering their strengths, assets and personal power. With a different mindset and a change in attitude, clients are enabled to live more satisfying, autonomous and productive lives.

The conference will provide 27 hours of workshops from diverse human services disciplines. As the hosts of this conference, our Human Services Technology team have invested time in organizing, planning and will be participating in the conference. The conference chairs are Maurice McDonald, Human Services instructor; and Kiera DesChamps, Health and Human Services Division Director. Our keynote speaker will be Tommy Lopez, Human Services Program Chair, and he will present a workshop called, “The Latino Perspective-Communication Within the Latino family.” Calvin Walton, Developmental Disabilities program chair, will present a workshop called, “No Limit Theatre,” designed to explore the theatre as an important source of empowering people with disabilities to create in and through the performing arts.

We have created the first substance abuse track that will be led by Tony Beatty, Substance Abuse instructor. Tony will facilitate five hours of workshops, that will provide required CEUs for providers. His workshops will include topics on ethics, motivational interviewing, and collegiate recovery community (CRC). Frankie Tack, Substance Abuse program chair, will host the TUA Honor Society Induction ceremony. This ceremony will not only recognize our students, but will include students from the other colleges.

The Ruth G. Shaw Scholars, 10 women CPCC students who have spent the year with community mentors and having participated in monthly leadership seminars, are ending their engaging year with a presentation of Girl RisingGirl Risinga moving documentary that tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world, each facing challenges from arranged marriages, child slavery, or other injustices. However, each story offers hope and inspiration through education. (Here’s a link to the preview of the film: https://youtu.be/BJsvklXhYaE)

Tuesday, April 7
Tate Hall
Two showings: 9 a.m. & noon

*Reception between the two screenings at 11 a.m.

Student Life staff and Foundation staff will also be available to speak to interested CPCC women students about applying for the 2015-2016 Ruth G. Shaw Scholar program.

Shirley Jackson is the former head of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to public health and safety. She is the first female African American to receive a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Jackson’s outstanding leadership in education, science, and public policy demonstrates the capability of women to be leaders in the field of science and technology.

Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson

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