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CPCC gender-neutral/family restroom locations are now available on the CPCC website at http://www.cpcc.edu/about/parking-maps-and-locations/restroom-facilities.Unisex-Bathroom

CPCC Dance Theatre will present “Seeds of Change” on April 25, 26 and 27 in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.
Celebrate the coming of spring with this concert series featuring choreography by CPCC dance faculty members Katharyn Horne, Melissa Pihos and Clay Daniel.
Featured performances include Pantheon, The Wives, Bohemian Suite, Slick and Rogue Time.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, faculty and staff and retirees with college ID and children, 10 and under.
Purchase online at tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534.


The N.C. Governor has proclaimed April as North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month.  Students from all 58 community colleges are receiving awards for academic excellence.
“The students receiving these awards have much to celebrate,” says N.C. Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls. “Whether they’re training for careers in healthcare, welding or other technical fields, or planning to transfer to a university, they are taking the next step toward reaching their goals and defining their own success.”
One student from each of the 58 community colleges received Academic Excellence Awards (AEA).  AEA selection requirements are consistent with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society criteria:
  • Must be currently enrolled,
  • Must have completed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25.
CPCC’s award recipient was Anza Abbas. Anza will receive a plaque and medallion in recognition of this accomplishment.

The information below provides priority dates and times for currently enrolled students and the first open registration date for new and returning students. If you are a currently enrolled student, you will also receive notification of your assigned priority registration date via Priority Registrationyour CPCC email account.

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

50+ completed* credit hours              Friday, April 25 (noon)

Active Military and Veterans             Saturday, April 26 (7:30 a.m.)

30-49 completed                                 Monday, April 28 (7:30 a.m.)

10-29 completed                                 Tuesday, April 29 (7:30 a.m.)

0-9 completed                                     Wednesday, April 30 (7:30 a.m.)

All other currently enrolled                 Thursday, May 1 (7:30 a.m.)

Open registration for summer and fall 2014 begins May 5. Summer registration ends May 20 and fall registration ends August 17.

Note: Corporate and Continuing Education registration begins April 25 and is ongoing throughout the term. For more information, call 704.330.4223.

For more information about registration, call 704.330.2722 or visit www.cpcc.edu/admissions.

*For purposes of priority registration, completed credits do not include ungraded classes, audits, grades of “I” or “F,” literacy classes or non-credit continuing education classes. To view your priority registration date, go online to CPCC Login, log in, click on “Students” and then choose the “Priority Registration – View priority registration information” link.

The Mathematics Division would like to offer thanks to the many enthusiastic participants who attended the “Rock the Cups” event last Friday. The event was a great success as many students, faculty and staff met together for fellowship and fun to celebrate the Math Red Solo CupEmporium and the diversity, creativity and success of CPCC students. Stay tuned for more information in the form of a video in the near future.

The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world.  Many CPCC students hail from Bhutan, a landlocked nation on the southern end of the Himalayas. Try this refreshing and simple Bhutanese side salad.  Perfect for spring and summer!Cucumbers with Onion and Cheese

Cucumbers with Onion and Cheese


  • 1/2 large seedless cucumber, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup crumbled farmer’s cheese
  • 1 medium fresh green chili pepper, seeded and diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1. Chop the cucumber coarsely.

2. Chop the onion finely.

3.  Combine in a bowl with remaining ingredients and mix gently.


Did you know that CPCC operates a dental hygiene clinic that is open to the public? Our dental hygiene students are prepared to perform a wide range of services, including cleanings, oral cancer examinations, X-rays, fluoride treatments and more… for just $35. To schedule Dental Hygienean appointment, please call 704.330.6704.

Registration begins next Friday, do you have Priority Registration?

The purpose of priority registration dates is to help ensure that you can get the classes you need to graduate on time. Currently enrolled students in college level programs of study will be able to register first!

Note that if you are on Academic Probation you will not be able to register for classes until the current semester grades are posted. This means that you will not be able to take advantage of priority registration. Students on Academic Warning must see their advisor to be able to register.

You will receive your assigned registration date through your CPCC email account. Check your email for your registration date and plan ahead to register as soon as possible for the best course selection!

Find more information about Priority Registration at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/get-advised

CPCC 2014 Graduation Fair
April 22 & 23, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Graduation

The CPCC Barnes and Noble Bookstore is here to help you celebrate your achievement with the 2014 Grad Fair!

Cap/Gown/Tassel may be picked up Tuesday April 22, 2014 – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, for the cost of $43.98 at the Central Campus Bookstore at the corner of Elizabeth and Charlottetowne Avenues. Beginning April 24, the cost for cap, gown and tassel will be $48.98 plus tax.

AHS/GED/Pathways Cap/Gown/Tassel can also be picked up on April 22 and 23 at a cost of $32.98 plus tax. Beginning April 24, the cost for AHS/GED/Pathways cap, gown and tassel will be $37.98 plus tax.

10% Off Diploma Frames (in-store only)
25% Off Regular Price T-shirts
Additional 50% off already reduced price clothing and other clearance items.

Please join us for this two-day event for refreshments and fun.

A representative from Herff-Jones will be on site with info on class rings, diploma frames, custom regalia and graduation announcements or you can visit http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/cpcc


The following letter of appreciation was received from TRIO student, Cynthia Mitchell, in appreciation of her peer tutor, Jacquelyn St. Jacques Granger:

“I am so grateful for my tutoring sessions with Jacquie. She has helped me tremendously in math. She is also  patient with me and explains things so can comprehend the concept. Jacquie is a great asset to TRiO, but you don’t need me to tell you that.  Thank you again.”



In response to a recent situation involving transgender issues, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has planned a number of best practices discussions with LGBT groups and has scheduled training for security staff.  

“Throughout its history, CPCC has worked to be fair as well as respectful and considerate of all students and employees,” said Jeff Lowrance, public information officer. “Through this recent experience, the college has realized other institutions and communities across the country have been challenged by similar issues. That’s why the college wants to talk with LGBT organizations to learn how others have achieved understanding and accommodations while being fair to all.”

College administrators from the student services and human resources departments are setting up meetings with CPCC’s student LGBT group, the Spectrum Club and Charlotte’s Time Out Youth organization. The college also plans to talk with Equality NC, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization.

On two occasions in April, CPCC will train security staff to ensure they are familiar with college philosophy, policies and procedures. Such training will be made available to other CPCC employees as appropriate. The college also will post the campus locations of all gender-neutral or family restrooms on the CPCC website. Many colleges around the country are now providing such information on their websites to assist students, employees and visitors.

After this first series of best practices discussions, CPCC will identify others in the community who will provide additional insight into LGBT issues to CPCC and other educational institutions who would like to learn.

“Community colleges in general and CPCC specifically have always had an open door, welcoming anyone who wanted an education or job training,” Lowrance said. “CPCC accepts students wherever they might be on the academic spectrum and helps them reach their goals. We want to be sure CPCC remains open, welcoming and fair to all within the college’s policies.”


The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world.  Enjoy this tasty snack from Honduras.




Baleadas are one of the most popular snacks in Honduras. It is believed that baleadas were invented by a lady who set up a small food stall in the northern city of La Ceiba, in a poor neighborhood near the railroad tracks. No one remembers exactly who she is, but she has contributed to one of the most popular snacks of Honduras.


Ø  4 flour tortillas

Ø  1 cup refried red kidney beans

Ø  1/4 cup of either sour cream or hard salty cheese (crumbled)


1.  Lay the tortilla flat and spread 2 generous tablespoons of beans on one half of the tortilla.

2.  Spread sour cream or cheese (or both, if you like!) on top of the beans.

3.  Fold the tortilla in half.

4.  Heat the tortilla on a warm comal, turning once, until the contents are warmed-through.

Registration is coming… Are you ready?!

If you would like help in choosing classes for next semester or have received a message that your academic status has changed then GET ADVISED is for you!

Either log in to your online profile or go to http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/Advisor_assignments to find your Faculty Advisor. Contact your advisor and make an appointment to GET ADVISED!

Do you have more than 30 hours? If so, you can also visit the Transfer Resource Center on the third floor of Central High to GET ADVISED!

Check out GET ADVISED here: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/get-advised .

The Central, Levine and Cato Bookstores will be closed for the spring holiday April 18. 

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Serves a Diverse Community

CPCC Serves a Diverse Community of Learners

Online community, regarding recent discussions in the LGBT community about the College and one of our students, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is an open-door, open-access institution of learning, and we are proud of its rich diversity. CPCC has a 50-year history of being fair, respectful and considerate of all students.  The College does not tolerate harassment of any kind.

College personnel have been investigating the incident in question for several days, and the goal is to reach an amicable resolution with the student in the near future.

The College has examined its policies and procedures, and we are certain that they are in compliance with current laws.  The College will work to ensure those policies are followed and clearly communicated.

We intend to have on-going dialogue with local and state LGBT leaders, including the College’s own LGBT organization, as we continue to address this issue.

Here is a link to CPCC’s equal opportunity policy:


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