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UNC Charlotte Admissions Representative to Visit Merancas Campus

Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host an admissions representative from UNC Charlotte at CPCC’s Merancas Campus. Monday, Sept. 22. Prospective transfer students are welcome to stop by the lobby of the

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

TS Building Student Lounge from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Transfer Tuesday

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. Next Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., representatives from Belmont Abbey College, UNC Asheville and Johnson & Wales will be at Central Campus in the lobby of the Levine Information Technology Building (next to Subway) At Levine we will host reps from NC A&T, Gardner-Webb and Chamberlain Nursing. At Merancas we have a rep from Shaw University. William Peace University will visit Cato.  All visits are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 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. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by email at trc@cpcc.edu

Wondering where all your money goes?  Want to stretch every dollar?  Student Life and the Family Resource Center invite you to join us for this lunch and learn program presented by Dr. Debra Sherrill, an instructor in CPCC’s Financial Services Institute.

Dr. Sherrill’s presentation with help participants get a grip on their personal finances by focusing on setting financial goals, calculating the costs, and making a budget that will work for them.

Time:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Date:  Tuesday, September 23
Location:  Hall, Room 215  (Above the CPCC Bookstore), Central Campus

A light lunch will be served.

For additional information, please contact Linda Jones at 704.330.6246 or Jennifer Conway at 704.330.6743.


CPCC Cosmetic Arts and Science Association (CASA) presents a strand to fight cancer:
Beginning September 16, 2014, until the end of October, CPCC Cosmetology Salon will be offering the following service in support of Breast Cancer Awareness:
Shampoo and Style (Blow dry, style, or Roller set) with a strand colored pink (requires pre-lightening the strand with the addition of the pink color may last up to four weeks): $10
Portions of the proceeds will be donated to hairwalkcharlotte.org.

Perhaps you received an intervention email alerting you of unsatisfactory academic progress. Or maybe you are unsure about what your true passion is and are feeling uncertain about why you are taking classes. Maybe you’re the person who is working a part-time job, taking overwhelmedclasses and trying to balance life? The good news is you have a resource to help get you through these obstacles. New to CPCC this semester is the STAR program designed to help first-time students achieve their academic and personal goals. This FREE service will help provide you the necessary resources needed to get you on the correct path to success. Take advantage of these services by contacting Terrence Strickland at 704.330.6754.


Don’t freak out! You have an opportunity to find out how to correct it. CPCC offers many campus resources to help students succeed and accomplish their goals. Perhaps you have been contacted by someone informing you of the next steps to take in order to get back on the right Emailpath to academic success. Everyone at CPCC wants you to do well. Take advantage of the resources available in order to achieve success!

To improve college technology services, Information Technology Services will be performing network maintenance on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 3  to 7 a.m. During the maintenance window, CPCC technology resources may be unavailable for off-campus access. network maintenance

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 5000 or at helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

CPCC students are reporting a white man (early to mid-thirties with thick-rimmed glasses) has been following women who are either walking or running near Central Campus and the college’s surrounding neighborhoods (NoDa, Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth and Chantilly).

 The individual in question drives an older, silver Prelude with a spoiler.

While the suspect has been primarily seen in his car, he will make several passes as a woman is walking or running, usually doing U-turns or turning down side streets and driveways to attempt to block off or corner the woman. He will sometimes stop and ask for directions, usually to the Epicenter or North Tryon, stating that his phone and navigation are dead. He is most seen around the hours of 6-7 p.m, but has been seen during the daylight hours as well.

Please take extra precaution if you are out alone and encounter him. Please contact CPCC College Security at 704 330.6632.

Are you a DMA student looking for additional math help? Would you like no-cost assistance in a safe and supportive atmosphere? Want a chance to win a Texas Instruments calculator? Well, the Mathematics Division has the perfect solution for you – get involved with S.O.S. MathMath! Each time you attend an event, you will earn a chance to win a TEXAS INSTRUMENTS graphing calculator! S.O.S. Math events include Extended Math Labs and group Problem-solving Sessions.

Visit www.cpcc.edu/math/math-emporium/s.o.s.-math for a full schedule of events.

For more information, contact mathemporium@cpcc.edu, or visit the Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 2106, on Central Campus and talk to one of our friendly lab assistants!

Adult Non-Traditional StudentsWelcome to CPCC! Whether you are returning or a first time student, we are glad to have you as a part of the CPCC family.

We are working hard on initiatives to help you be successful in college. This great program is located at Cato and Levine Campus and is called Adult Non-Traditional Students (A.N.T.S.) and we are extending a special invitation to you.

Our goal is to enhance educational opportunities for non-traditional students by offering networking, hosting events and workshops, and targeting the needs and interests of non-traditional college students.

If you are interested, contact Alice Pough (Alice.Pough@cpcc.edu) or David Mahatha (David.Mahatha@cpcc.edu) at the Cato Campus. For those who attend the Levine Campus, contact Cassandra Loftin (Cassandra.Loftin@cpcc.edu) or Reggie Pincham (Reggie.Pincham@cpcc.edu).

Look for the A.N.T.S. brand on CPCC events signifying that they will be beneficial to your success.

We look forward to supporting you in your college endeavors.

As you begin the fall semester at CPCC, the college would like to remind you of the importance we place on the communities we not only serve, but also have the great fortune to share.

As a result of our close proximity to surrounding neighborhoods, local residents have supported the college, our students and our many events during our 50-plus year history in Mecklenburg County.

To maintain this friendship and partnership, please remember you attend a college alongside individuals who are not students. Therefore we ask you observe the following guidelines when on campus:

1. Be courteous to the residents in the community. Do not litter. Do not congregate or loiter on neighboring streets.

2. Operate stereos and other electronic equipment at reasonable sound levels. Keep noise levels on streets at reasonable levels, especially during late evenings and early mornings.

4. Do not use rude, profane or abusive language in dealing with members of the community.

5. Put trash/garbage in proper receptacles, located across campus.

6. Find out about the recycling policy on campus.

Thank you for helping us create a courteous and respectful environment for all members of our local community.


UNCC Connect at Levine

Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host an admissions representative from UNC Charlotte at CPCC’s Levine Campus. Please join us for a presentation and free pizza and beverages on Monday, September 15, from 11 a.m.-noon, in Levine 2150.

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Tuesday

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. Next Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., representatives from Queens University of Charlotte, Limestone College and Fort Hays State (10-11:30 a.m. only) will be at Central Campus in the lobby of the Levine Information Technology Building (next to Subway) At Levine we will host reps from Wingate University and School of Pharmacy, Johnson & Wales University and Fort Hays State (noon-1 p.m.only). At Merancas we have a rep from Lees-McRae. Pfeiffer University will visit Cato.  All visits are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m .unless otherwise noted. For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website atwww.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by email at trc@cpcc.edu.


Interested in finding out what the highest paying or most in-demand jobs are?  Have questions about writing cover letters and resumes?  Need information about four year colleges?  CPCC Libraries’ Resource of the Month can help you will all of these things!

Our featured resource of the month for September is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  This comprehensive resource contains authoritative information on a wide number of jobs and career fields.

•             Job Profiles: Information on more than 4,850 jobs and 157 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters, is presented through overview articles and videos.

•             Skills: Through informative articles and videos, this section helps users learn the essentials of various skills. Sample résumés and cover letters created by professional career consultants are provided.

•             Resources: Users can search resource entries divided into convenient categories such as financial aid directories, college planning, organizations, internships, scholarships, and much more. School Search is also available.

•             Videos: 290 videos introduce users to a wide variety of jobs, industries, and career development skills.

•             Special Features: “My Life” interviews with professionals give a firsthand perspective on unique jobs such as snowboarding instructor and lobsterman.

It is an ideal resource to assist you with questions that you may have about careers.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.


SPEED A LITTE ……………LOSE A LOT I Ride Safe Carolina

Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the highest causes for crashes in North Carolina

Are you an aggressive driver putting you, your family, passengers and friends at risk??

Do you speed excessively?

Do you tailgate slower vehicles?

Do you race to beat the read lights or run stop signals/

Do you weave in and out of traffic?

Do you pass illegally on the right?

Do you fail to yield the right of way to on coming vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians

A yes to any of these makes you a potential risk on the roads. Take extra time to get to your destinations, plan routes with less traffic, relax during peak traffic times, a clear road does not mean it’s okay to go faster on the road.

If you were to encounter an aggressive driver, here a few tips on what to do:

Get out of their way and don’t challenge them

Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact and ignore rude gestures

Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic

Road rage is not aggressive driving but turns into assault after experiencing an aggressive driver behavior usually.

Tips compiled from national resources by Carolinas Center for Injury Prevention.  These tips and information do not guarantee the prevention of death or injury and should not be the only source of information used.

For more on traffic safety, visit www.facebook.com/IRIDESAFECAROLINA



What is FERPA? FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and is the federal law that protects educational records. CPCC maintains FERPA by strictly protecting all student educational records.

What information MAY be disclosed about a student?

At CPCC, only “directory information” can be disclosed without the student’s prior consent. Directory information that may be released includes:

  • Student’s name
  • Student’s hometown
  • Dates of attendance at the college
  • Credentials earned and dates awarded
  • Student’s major field of study or program

Information that MAY NOT be disclosed without prior written consent includes:

  • Student ID
  • Student’s email or mailing address
  • Student’s telephone number
  • Social Security Number
  • Student PIN
  • Grades
  • GPA
  • Class Schedule
  • Transcripts
  • Financial information
  • Disciplinary information
  • Class attendance information

If you want to suppress your directory information from being disclosed to anyone outside of the college, you must make the request in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduation and Records by the third week of the term.


CPCC has provided baskets for both trash and recycling. Usually located side-by-side for easy use and correct use. Please keep the “trash” out of the recycling basket, and the recycling out the “trash.” Signs in the room detail what is and is not recyclable.

Facilities Services’ recycling goal is 35%; we are currently at 27.2%.  The cost of recycling is ¼ that of trash disposal. Help CPCC to contain costs and be more environmentally sustainable.


If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, CPCC energy and environmental manager, at pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or at ext. 6079.

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