Library Book Sales are Coming!

Need to add more books to your personal collection? The Central Piedmont Library can help with that! We will be having book sales at all of our campus locations over the next few weeks. Times and locations are below:

Campus Dates Times Location
Cato Thursday, Oct 24 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cato III, Patio/Amphitheater
Central Wednesday, Oct 23 – Thursday, Oct 24 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Library (Outside Front)
Harper Monday, October 28 – Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Friday, Nov 1

8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Library, H4-300
Harris Monday, Oct 28  – Thursday, Oct 31 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Library, H1 2100
Levine Monday, Oct 21 – Thursday, Oct 24

Friday, Oct 25

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Library, LV2600
Merancas Tuesday, Oct 22 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Library, TS243

The library will also be accepting donations of gently used books during this time for the upcoming book sales. Donations may be dropped off at the service desk of any library location.

National Transfer Student Week 2019

National Transfer Student Week 2019

October 21-24, 2019
Please join the Transfer Resource Center by participating in National Transfer Week 2019 from October 21 to 24!  Students are encouraged to participate in week-long events to show school spirit and encourage transfer student success.  Events will be taking place at the Central, Cato, Levine and Merancas Campuses. Please visit the Transfer Resource Center for more information and questions

Monday, October 21 – Transfer T-Shirt Day
Wear your favorite transfer college/university shirt!

Tuesday, October 22 – College Transfer Fair
10 a.m. to  p.m.
Central Campus – Worrell Gym

Wednesday, October 23 – Meet Your Transfer Advisor
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
Levine Campus – Levine I Lobby
Merancas Campus – Transportation Systems Hallway

Thursday, October 24 – Transfer Application Day
Come for assistance with your college applications

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Central Campus – CH 122
Cato Campus – Cato I, Room 223

1 – 3 p.m.
Levine Campus LV 2213


Parking at Central Campus – Park in Designated Parking Spaces

Tow truckPlease remember to park your vehicle only in a Central Piedmont Community College parking facility when you come to Central Campus. Do not park alongside streets near campus, at businesses adjacent to campus (including Bojangles’ restaurant), nor in the parking areas at one of the nearby city/county parks and greenway.

All Central Campus parking decks are open. The decks and parking lots provide ample parking spaces for every student and employee who wishes to drive to campus.

Should you choose to park any place other than on campus, please know your vehicle could be ticketed, booted, or towed. If any of these occur, the college will not be able to assist you.

If you drive to Central Campus, please park on campus, and avoid an unnecessary expense.


Blur: A Community Portrait Project

Artist Standing against a wallBlur: A Community Portrait Project
Artist Melissa Alexander
Curator Jonell Logan
October 16 – December 12, 2019 – Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, Central Campus

Artist Lecture
Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. – Bryant Hall, 1st floor Sloan Morgan, Central Campus

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. – Ross Art Gallery, 1st floor Overcash Center, Central Campus

Moments from our lives pass in a blur and tend to be forgotten. We are constantly moving, talking, watching, sending, and working – so much so that losing sight of ourselves is a shared reality. What happens, however when we slow down? When we sit? When those moments are stilled and remembered in a photograph?

Early in the semester, Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander used her camera to capture the students that embody Central Piedmont’s campus life through portraiture. These portraits have transformed Ross Gallery into the exhibition titled Blur: A Community Portrait Project that reclaims not only our time, but ourselves.

*photo credit: Chris Henderson

Recruiting Temporary Workers for the 2020 Census

The recruiting of hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census – often described as the nation’s largest civilian mobilization — is now underway.

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting 2.7 million people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The week of October 21, 2019, the Census Bureau will host 2,020 recruiting informational events around the country. This is your opportunity to learn more about the jobs so you can earn some extra income while helping your community.

Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Just visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at

Fall College Transfer Fair Arrives Oct. 22!

Fall College Transfer Fair
Tuesday, October 22; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell Gym

Admissions representatives from over 30 colleges and universities will be there to answer your questions about:

  • Application information
  • Admissions and Major requirements
  • Housing
  • Tuition/Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • And more!

For more information and a list of attendees, visit


We Need to Hear from You! (This is Your Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card!)

Central Piedmont wants to improve the way we communicate with you – our students – and we want your feedback. Please take a quick, five-minute survey to help us better improve your student experience.
Please complete the survey by Oct. 18.
In exchange for your time, you’ll be entered into a chance to win an Amazon gift card!*
*Part-time and full-time student employees and work study students are not eligible to receive gift cards, but will receive an alternative prize.

Central Piedmont, UNC Charlotte Launch 49er Next Program

Dr. D at table with UNC Charlotte Chancellor, sy

UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont introduced 49erNext, a new co-admission transfer program for students in North Carolina during a special event on Oct. 3 in the UNC Charlotte Center City Building. The program provides a seamless pathway for students who wish to start a degree program at Central Piedmont and complete their education at UNC Charlotte.

During the event, Peggy and Bob Culbertson of Charlotte announced they were committing $1 million to Central Piedmont to provide scholarships for financially needy students. The college will use a significant portion of the gift to establish the Peggy and Bob Culbertson 49erNext Scholarship Program to assist students in the newly created program. The Culbertson gift also will fund scholarships for Central Piedmont students pursuing career-focused technical degrees and preparing to enter the workforce.

Learn more about 49er Next.

To read more, visit

Students Start Fall 2019 Semester Debt-Free

Gambrell FoundationA number of students at Central Piedmont started college this past fall debt-free thanks to the Gambrell Foundation Opportunity Scholarship. PBS Charlotte’s “Carolina Impact” highlights how the scholarship is positively impacting students in this video.

Central Piedmont Theatre Wins 10 Metrolina Theatre Awards

On Sunday, Sept. 29, at the MTA Awards, Central Piedmont Theatre and Central Piedmont Summer Theatre were awarded in 10 categories:

Stephen Lancaster- Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical for Gentleman’s Guide
Emily Witte- Outstanding Female Supporting Actor(Musical) for Gentleman’s Guide
Bob Croghan- Outstanding Musical Set Design for Gentleman’s Guide
Bob Croghan for Outstanding Musical Set Design for Gentleman’s Guide
Ron Chisholm- Outstanding Musical Choreography for Show Boat
Lisa Bradley- Outstanding Lead Actor Female for Gypsy
Kevin Roberge- Outstanding Lead Actor Male for Gentleman’s Guide
Payton Dills- William Rackley Award for Technical Excellence
Central Piedmont Summer Theatre – Outstanding Musical Production for Gentleman’s Guide
Tom Hollis – Theatre Person of the Year.

Congrats to all of our award recipients and to all of our students, staff, and faculty who were nominated.

In addition Dr, Corlis Hayes received the award for Outstanding Direction of a Play for Two Trains Running at BNS Productions and James Duke was awarded Outstanding Set Design Play for Two Trains Running.

Central Piedmont Drama Alum Rory Sheriff’s BNS Productions won several awards for his work on Two Trains and Be a Lion. He is a credit to our program.

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesdays
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit Central Piedmont to talk with prospective transfer students. View the full calendar of fall 2019 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – October 8, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
East Carolina University College of Business
North Carolina A&T State University
Catawba College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gardner-Webb University
Montreat College 

Cato Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lees-McRae College

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

Volunteers Needed for 2020 RNC

Republican ElephantThe Charlotte Host Committee, CLT Host 2020, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not for profit economic development organization with no political affiliation. CLT Host 2020, Inc. is responsible for hosting and funding the 2020 Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte from August 24 – 27, 2020. CLT Host 2020, Inc. aims to showcase the Charlotte region and the states of North Carolina and South Carolina as a premier business environment and world-class convention and event destination.

Part of that process is developing a website and creating a database to start gathering the information needed to organize the 8,000 volunteers necessary to support this tremendous undertaking.

If you are interested in volunteering during the RNC, please visit, and click on the “Volunteer” link.  The profile you create will register you into the official volunteer database, managed and operated by the local Host Committee, CLT Host 2020, Inc.  The committee will be in contact with you in early 2020 with more information on specific opportunities, locations, and availability.

If you have questions about volunteering with CLT Host 2020, Inc. for the 2020 Republican National Convention, please send an email to

Early Childhood Education Club – Chipotle Fundraiser

Support the Early Childhood Education Club as they raise funds to attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference in Tennessee this November by dining at Chipotle, located at 3320 Potomac River Parkway, Suite D, Charlotte NC 28217, on Wednesday, October 9, from 4-8 p.m.   

Tell them you are supporting the Early Childhood Education Club!

Easy Research Participation Opportunity

Dear Central Piedmont Community College Student,

My name is Deninne Pritchett and I am an instructor at Central Piedmont. I am working as a student researcher under the direction of Dr. Nancy Bridier in the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University.  I am conducting a research study to explore first-generation college students (FGCS) experiences with social involvement and what role this plays upon their persistence in higher education. For this study, understanding FGCS persistence in higher education will allow stakeholders to know why FGCS describe social involvement as influencing their persistence, provide a platform for FGCS experiences with social involvement, and prompt the discussion for what community colleges can do to maintain or increase social involvement opportunities at the college to support FGCS.

You may be eligible to participate in this study. The investigator of this study can determine your eligibility. Participation in this study is voluntary and no compensation is provided. The participant must be 18 yrs. or older, identify as FGCS, enrolled in a degree-seeking program with no more than one semester off to complete the 22-question questionnaire to determine FGCS social involvement experiences at community college. The results of the questionnaire will be downloaded, and participants will be assigned a numerical identifier, which means your identity will remain confidential. I would like to notify you in advance, there are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to participants.

All participant responses will be strictly confidential. No personal identifiable information will be attached to the interview data since each record will be coded and labeled with an identification number rather than personal or organization names. While the results of this study may be used in reports, presentations, or publications, no names will not be used in these media and will only be used in the collective form. The recorded media files and any field notes of the participant’s interview will be data encrypted and reside on secured password protected digital media and locked in a fireproof safe that only I, as the researcher, will have access to for 3 years and then destroyed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you have any questions concerning this research study, or participation in it, please contact me, Deninne Pritchett, at If you have any questions about the rights of subjects/participants in this research, you can contact the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, through the College of Doctoral Studies at (602) 639-7804.

If you would prefer not to participate, please disregard this message and do nothing.

If you agree to participate, please click on the link below to be directed to the informed consent page of the questionnaire.

Deninne Pritchett, Doctoral Candidate/Research Investigator

Click here: Survey Monkey Research Questionnaire Link

Transfer Resource Center News

App State Transfer TuesdayAppalachian State Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 1; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Central Campus, Hall 216

Transfer Tuesdays
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit Central Piedmont to talk with prospective transfer students.  View the full calendar of Fall 2019 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – October 1, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Winthrop University
Belmont Abbey College
Warren Wilson College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte 

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lees-McRae College