Help CPCC Win Up to $25,000 for Opportunity Scholars!

Help CPCC Win Up to $25,000 for Opportunity Scholars!

We have the chance to win up to $25,000 for CPCC’s Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, and we need your votes!

Capital Bank Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving through a video contest. We just need you to visit, create a free login with a valid email address, and give a “thumbs up” on CPCC’s 1-minute video entry, which features Opportunity Scholar Joshua Williams. Remember to come back and vote for our video once a day from now until voting ends on Aug. 31!

Your votes decide which videos will be selected as a finalist. Then, judges will select 25 winners to each receive a grant of up to $25,000.

Vote now, vote daily, and please share with others to vote, too! Click to vote now.


Job Opportunities for Students at Fall Part-Time Job Fests!

Career Services is pleased to announce the first hiring events of the 2018/2019 Academic Year! Students seeking part-time jobs should make plans to attend at least one part-time job fest:

  • Central Campus, Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Worrell Lobby.
  • Levine Campus, Wednesday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Levine II Bldg., Second Floor
  • Cato Campus, Thursday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cato I Atrium

Our Levine and Cato events will also feature local non-profits who will be seeking volunteers. These events are hosted in partnership with Service Learning and Student Life.

To make a great first impression, we recommend that students dress to impress, bring a resume, and prepare a short introduction about themselves. Quick tips to prepare are available on the Career Services website at Students can also get help with their resume by scheduling an appointment at any campus ( or coming to Drop-In Hours at Central Campus (Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., CH122) or Levine Campus (Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Student Success Center).

Students can view a complete list of companies scheduled to attend at If you have questions, please reach out to



CPCC Theatre and Opera Theatre Upcoming Events

CPCC students receive a free ticket with a current ID. CPCC Staff/Faculty tickets available for $10.  (Tickets available at the Box Office only with a valid ID).  Single performance tickets are available beginning September 4.  All seating is subject to availability.

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CPCC Theatre 2018-19 Season
Becket or The Honor of God – Halton Theater – September 28 – October 7

The Music of the Night: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue – Pease Auditorium – October 26 – November 4

Gypsy – Halton Theater – February 15 – 24

Our Town – Halton Theater – April 5 – 14

CPCC Opera Theatre 2018-19 Season
La Bohème – Halton Theater – November 16 – 18

Bel Canto and Can Belto – Halton Theater – March 22 & 24

Library Services News

Welcome to the fall 2018 semester!  With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

Books and More!
As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

We have a new online catalog that allows you to search for both articles and books or DVDs available in the library (or in electronic format), all at once. Check it out here.

You might also be interested in checking out some of our online resources available on our Research Databases page.

Need help using any of our resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Unfortunately, online book renewals and placing online holds are not working right now. However, you may contact any CPCC Library location to place a hold or ask to have your books renewed.

Study Space?  We Have That!
Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato, Harris and Levine campuses have study rooms available. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!

Faculty Resources
We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

Start Strong!

The first week of class is filled with opportunity and excitement – as well as challenges andStudents walking outside building stress! CPCC’s Counseling Services is here to help you, whether you’re having a difficult time or simply want to make plans for success. We offer academic and personal counseling that is confidential and free to our students. To learn more about our services, stop by or visit us online at

See Allison Luce’s Exhibition “Ancient Luce” on Merancas Campus

Ancient Expanse by Allison Luce
On view August 15 – December 4, 2018
Allison Luce September 27 at 11 a.m.

Classroom: TS248, Merancas Campus

“Ancient Expanse” is a site-specific installation Luce started in Denmark in 2009 as a Resident Artist at the International Ceramic Research Center-Guldagergaard. It consists of a series of small ceramic pieces that are a reaction to the natural environment along the southwestern coast of Zealand. She documented the piece by taking pictures of the sculptures along the beach of the town where she was living in the water and other natural areas.

“Ancient Expanse” explores the boundaries between perception, reality, time and space. Photographs of the work document a fleeting moment in time where the natural and the created interact. Over the past five years, she has continued to make more pieces and have accumulated 1,000 ceramic objects. They are installed into large organic patterns in galleries or outdoors, and the original photographs are shown via video or projection. While the piece was inspired by Denmark, the colors and patterns of the individual sculptures reference ocean life as well as textures found in nature.

“Ancient Expanse” is playful and engaging and causes the viewer to stop and think about what they are seeing. There is an element of surprise as people realize that they are not actually looking at real objects, but sculptural forms that reference nature. It blends the natural with an element of discovery that engages the community in a dialogue about perception and reality.

The Workplace Learning Office on Central Campus has Moved!

The Workplace Learning office on Central Campus has moved to the Elizabeth Office Building, located at 1425 Elizabeth Ave. Students needing assistance with co-ops, internships or apprenticeships may connect with the team at their new campus location, online at or by phone at 704.330.6217.

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Semester!

Thank you for using your CPCC email account; it is the official means of college communication to you, so please check your account often.

As we gear up for the fall 2018 semester – classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 15 – we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, CPCC is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products (including anything resembling tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes) are not allowed anywhere at all times. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please note there are many construction projects going on around CPCC’s campuses, so please follow all construction signs: Be alert and watch out around you. Consider taking out earbuds and taking off headphones while on campus walkways and when crossing the street.

Here are the six things you really need to know to be prepared for the new semester:

  1. Attend class on the first day.

Download the CPCC app and use your CPCC login to view your class schedule from My College (or go to My College to print your schedule). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Pay attention to both the campus and building name for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions. PLEASE NOTE: Thursday, Aug. 16 is the last day to add a full semester class without permission. Another twelve-week session begins Thursday, Sept. 13 and the second eight-week short session begins Monday, Oct. 15. Check CPCC Schedule Builder for course availability.

  • NEW LOCATION FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Central Campus): The newest building to open on Central Campus has a familiar name: The “Advanced Technology Center” is now located at the corner of Charlottetowne Ave. and 4th St. The old ATC is closed for construction.
  1. Use your CPCC Login to access My College.

Access My College to find important information, such as: your class schedule; residency status; priority registration dates; enrollment verification; critical alert information; your student ID number; and much more! Student IDs can be made at any CPCC campus.

  1. Pay your tuition the same day you register to avoid being dropped from your classes.

Payment is due the day of registration. For payment information, visit CPCC Cashiering ( Log into My College ( to view your fall 2018 tuition bill.

  1. Get your student ID.

You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.

  1. Read CPCC Today.

CPCC Today is your student e-newsletter sent to your CPCC email every Wednesday, or read it via the CPCC app. CPCC Today covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking, and payment to important dates and events.

  1. Learn about refund delivery options if you receive financial aid.

Refunds for eligible students are processed electronically at CPCC! If you’re a new curriculum student registered for fall 2018 who receives financial aid, approximately two weeks after the semester begins, you will receive a bright green envelope from Bank Mobile. Inside your envelope will be an Instant Personal Code with instructions on choosing your refund delivery option. The personal code will be needed to choose your refund delivery option. Your refund delivery options are: an electronic deposit to a personal bank account or an electronic deposit to a Bank Mobile Vibe account. If your selection is an electronic deposit to BankMobile Vibe account, a CPCC BankMobile Debit Card will be mailed to you. Remember this is NOT a credit card but refund-only card.  If you have not received your card, make sure you have updated your address through MyCollege.  For more information, visit If you have any questions regarding the CPCC BankMobile debit card, please contact BankMobile at 1.866.782.0821 or the Cashiering office at 704.330.4472.

We are here to help you, and we are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center at any campus.

-Enrollment and Student Services (

Tips for Parking at CPCC’s Campuses

Please consider carpooling or using public transportation, and plan to arrive early to campus to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during this time of the year, and there are construction and maintenance projects on most CPCC campuses – particularly Central Campus – that could cause issues. We strongly encourage you to carpool or use public transportation as Central Campus traffic volumes adjust during the first two weeks of class. Also, consider visiting your campus ahead of time to get comfortable with your parking and classroom locations before classes start if this will be your first semester with the college.

Download the CPCC app to see all CPCC campus maps – or go directly to the Central Campus map for more specific information – and follow #cpccparking on Twitter.

Here are the latest updates:

  • NEW PARKING DECK/LOT NUMBERS: The parking decks and lots on Central Campus have been re-numbered as follows (please see the Central Campus map for details):

o   Closed until 2019: Central Campus parking deck #1 – 1321 Charlottetowne Ave.

o   Central Campus parking deck #2 – 1108 Charlottetowne Ave.

o   Central Campus parking deck #3 – 1345 E. 4th St.

o   Central Campus parking deck #4 – 1225 E. 4th St.

  • PARKING DECK CLOSURE: As a reminder, the parking deck located at the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetowne Ave. (now called parking deck #1), will remain closed until further notice while maintenance work continues.
  • PARKING DECK / LOT AVAILABILITY: To help with the need for parking spaces on Central Campus, students can park in any of the other decks and in all surface lots. The only exceptions are spaces that require a handicap permit,  visitor spaces, and designated maintenance vehicle or administration spaces.

Get your parking decal. Local businesses strictly enforce towing. Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours. All Cashiering offices will have extended hours the first two weeks of the term (Aug. 13-24). During that time, the hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. Parking decals must be displayed by Friday, Aug. 31.

If you have any questions, please contact the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 (CPCC).

Information Tables – We’re Here to Help!

Information tables will be set up at all six campuses during the first week of class should you need help finding classes or getting questions answered.

At Central Campus we’ll have tables from 7:20 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday (8/15) and Thursday (8/16) at all locations listed below.

  • new Advanced Technology Center lobby
  • Belk Patio (behind Belk /Health Careers Building)
  • Central High Building
  • Overcash Center lobby
  • Zeiss Building lobby
  • street team rovers – look for people wearing the “Ask Me!” stickers

Evening hours for the information tables on Central campus are from 5-6 p.m. at the Belk Patio – weather permitting – on Wednesday (8/15), Thursday (8/16), Monday (8/20) and Tuesday (8/21).

Thank you for using your CPCC e-mail account; it is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.


Did You Know That There Are Now Emergency Food Pantries at All Six Campuses?

Did you know that there are now Emergency Food Pantries at all six campuses!

The Emergency Food Pantry is able to provide individuals and households within the CPCC community with two days worth of non-perishable food per visit. The amount of food received depends on how many people live in the household. Individuals are eligible to visit the food pantry two times each month.

Questions? Email or call Dena Shonts at ext. 6558.

CPCC Food Pantry Locations and Availability
Central Monday and Thursday noon-4 p.m. Worrell 2167
Levine Wednesday and Thursday 1-3:30 p.m. Levine II 1323
Cato Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon Cato III, Room 185
Harris Thursday 10am-12pm Wednesday 4-6 p.m. Harris 1 1239
Harper Monday 3pm-5pm Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m. Harper 111
Merancas Wednesday and Thursday 1-3 p.m. TS Building, First Floor (next to the elevator)

* Please note that the Central Campus Emergency Food Pantry is in a new location

Central Piedmont’s Global Learning Office hits its Generation Study Abroad Goal Ahead of Schedule

In 2014, the Institute of International Education (IIE) launched “Generation Study Abroad,”

Britney Jolly in front of an amblulance

Britney Jolly

a five-year initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Central Piedmont Community College responded to the IIE’s challenge, pledging it would increase the number of students it was sending overseas by 70 percent and double the number of countries available to study abroad students by 2020. (At the time the pledge was signed, CPCC was sending approximately 35 students to four different countries.

The Global Learning Office is pleased to announce that it has achieved the goals it set forth for the program almost four years ago, two years ahead of schedule.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the college sent 60 students to nine different countries for study abroad opportunities in England, Ireland, Wales, Guatemala, Peru, Spain, France, Germany and Italy. (Programs are currently being planned for a variety of new locations, including Ecuador, India and Japan.)

All study abroad experiences are led by a diverse faculty pool, representing a variety of career fields such as the culinary arts, history, humanities, health sciences and international business and others to give students the global competencies and skills needed for today’s 21st century workforce.

“Research shows that international experience is one of the most important components of a higher education experience,” explains Nadine Russell, director of global learning at Central Piedmont. “Central Piedmont is committed to infusing global perspectives throughout its curriculum and teaching the competencies needed for students to succeed in the global economy, regardless of if they’re able to travel outside the state of North Carolina. At Central Piedmont, we believe ‘it is all global.’”

To help students broaden their horizons and journey beyond North Carolina’s state lines, the college offers a number of scholarship opportunities, from sources including the U.S. State Department, the German Language and Culture Foundation in Charlotte, the French Embassy, Central Piedmont’s Foundation, Generation Study Abroad, crowd funding by faculty/students, Central Piedmont’s Student Life, and Partners of the Americas, to cut students’ travel costs.

This past summer, Central Piedmont student Britney Jolly travelled to Guatemala for two weeks where she participated in a variety of service initiatives, including providing hands-on health services to locals.

“I was blessed to have the opportunity to study abroad in Tecpan, Guatemala, this past summer with Central Piedmont’s Global engagement program,” explains Jolly. “While abroad, I gained so much understanding about the differences their culture holds from ours, which in the end has helped me grow as an individual as well as a nursing student. This experience has inspired me to become more involved in the community and has changed the way I look at and live my life.”

Going forward, Central Piedmont hopes to recruit even more students like Britney into its study abroad program, giving others the opportunity to prepare for life and work in a global society. To learn more, visit or call 704.330.6167.