Web Tip Wednesday

Single Stop Homepage

You may qualify for a variety of resources to help you stay focused on your academic goals. Single Stop can connect you with:

  • Free tax preparation and counseling
  • Benefits counseling
  • Financial Literacy Programming: Keys to Financial Success
  • Emergency grants
  • Referrals for other campus and community resources

Visit Single Stop on the Central Piedmont website to learn more about the services and resources offered. You can access the web page under Student Experience > Student Support.

Do you have a topic you would like to see on Web Tip Wednesday? Send an email to helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

Be the MVP of Your Family – Buy New Central Piedmont Swag

Central Piedmont apparel

Be the MVP of your family and friends this holiday season by sharing Central Piedmont Community College pride and the Most Valuable Present!

In-Store Only at Central, Levine and Cato Campus or Online:







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Visit the Bookstore’s website, and start shopping today!

#ConquerPossibility: Central Piedmont Alumnus Anthony Brown

Central Piedmont Alumnus and veteran Anthony Brown graduated from Central Piedmont with an Associate in Applied Science degree in hospitality management in 2015. Since that time, he has earned a bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales Univerisity and currently works as the assistant general manager for Drury Inn and Suites in Charlotte.

Learn how Anthony took the curriculum credits he earned at Central Piedmont, transferred them to Johnson Wales to start as a junior at the school, and conquered possibility.

Watch the video here.

Central Piedmont Alumnus Opens Strudel Shop with Lifelong Friend

Three people stand outside strudel shop

(l. to r.) Dee, Ginger, and Kevin (photo courtesy of Charlotte Magazine)

In the Strudel Shop’s kitchen, Central Piedmont alumnus Kevin Kelly stretches a sheet of dough over a stainless steel counter and shakes it in a motion that resembles the rolling of ocean waves. Soon the dough will make up the crust for an apple strudel, which he’ll sell from a sliding window on 15th Street in Optimist Park. But for now, Kevin needs a few extra hands to finish the job.

“Dee, grab that corner,” he tells Dee Huang, co-owner of the Strudel Shop and Kevin’s childhood best friend. Dee chuckles and responds, “Yes chef!” Kevin directs his grandmother Ginger to another corner and me to the last corner. Together they pinch and tug on the flour-covered dough and drape it over the edges of the table until it’s so thin, it looks like tablecloth.

Read the complete Charlotte Magazine article here.

Web Tip Wednesday

Looking to get involved, enhance your skills and knowledge and meet new people? Learn more about joining a Student Club or Organization.

Central Piedmont offer more than 70 choices of student clubs and organizations focused in these areas:

  • Academic/Vocational – Take advantage of a great opportunity to gain additional experience in your area of study.
  • Competitive Curricular Focus – Enhance your skills and knowledge and compete with other colleges.
  • Special Interest – Share your common interests with other students.
  • Campus Ministries – Make new friends who are also seeking to grow in faith, while getting support and encouragement to meet your educational goals.

You can find the Clubs and Organizations web page quickly on the Current Students dashboard web page under the Student Life tab.

Do you have a topic you would like to see on Web Tip Wednesday? Send an email to helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

Hotspot Checkouts to End, Learn About Low-Cost Internet Service

Central Piedmont Library will be ending the checkout of hotspots after the end of the fall 2019 semester. Hotspots will be not available after December 11, 2019. Information about low-cost Internet service can be found here: www.lifelinesupport.org. Lifeline is the FCC’s program to help make communications services more affordable for eligible consumers.

College Launches JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown® Storefront

ribbon cutting

Representatives from Central Piedmont Community College and Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas gathered at the organization’s JA Finance Park® at the JA TowneBank Opportunity headquarters in Camp North End to participate in a special ribbon-cutting event to welcome Central Piedmont to the space.

JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown® are two programs spearheaded by Junior Achievement USA to prepare young people for the real world by teaching them how to follow a monthly budget, understand the actual “costs of living,” and think critically and solve problems.

The Central Piedmont space will not only help educate students on the different educational paths available to them, but also to help high school students apply to the college for free and assist them with filling out their financial aid applications. This is an exciting partnership with Central Piedmont and the Junior League. Central Piedmont is the first community college in the country to participate in these national programs, which strive to instill sound financial literacy and money management skills in today’s youth so they may succeed in the future.

Learn more about this initiative.

Winter is Coming… Does the College Have Your Mobile Number?

Critical Alert! Emergency Notification System

As the season for inclement weather approaches, now is the time to make sure the college has all of your up-to-date contact information, so you’ll be the first to know whether you can get out of class early (or sleep in) if the college closes due to inclement weather.

Here’s how to confirm, update and add your mobile, work, and home phone number(s) – plus any non-Central Piedmont email addresses – to the Critical Alert emergency notification text/phone/email system:

  • Use your Central Piedmont login and password at cpcc.regroup.com. Click on the profile icon in the upper right corner, select “My Profile.”
  • To add text/call information, scroll down to the “PHONE NUMBERS” section and look for the “+ Add New Phone Number” option below any existing phone numbers.
  • To delete an incorrect phone number, select the trash can icon to the right of it.
  • Click “SAVE.”

The college sends communication concerning severe weather closings and other critical incidents via Critical Alert, email, social media, and the Central Piedmont website first before anything is sent to local media. Don’t spend your time waiting for an announcement on TV or radio. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date on Critical Alert now, and simply receive a text and phone call whenever a closure or critical incident occurs.

Please note that you cannot opt out of Critical Alert notification emails to your Central Piedmont account because your Central Piedmont email is the college’s official channel of communication.

Web Tip Wednesday 

parking on campus web page

To learn about parking on Central Piedmont campuses, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/locations/parking. You will find maps for all campuses that include parking lots and decks, and information about parking regulations and procedures.

Access the Parking Web page on cpcc.edu here:

  • Under ‘Locations’ in the top navigation of all web pages
  • On the ‘Current Students’ dashboard under Campus Resources

To stay up-to-date on parking information, follow #cpccparking on your social media accounts.

Do you have a topic you would like to see on Web Tip Wednesday? Send an email to helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

Stressed? Remember to Be Mindful.

The holidays are coming – not to mention exams, planning and registering for spring term, and the rest of your life. Consider taking the time to make it all a bit less stressful. This recent article, featured in the Child Mind Institute on being mindful, is a good starting point.

And if your stress is bubbling over, come to the Counseling Services office at your nearest campus and set up a time to talk with someone.

2020-2021 FAFSA Now Available

Did you know you have to fill out a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year? The 2020–21 FAFSA is now available. If you do not fill out the FAFSA, you risk losing out on money for which you might be eligible. If you need help completing the FAFSA, please join a financial aid representative at one of our FAFSA workshops on Friday, November 22, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Harris Campus: HI, Room 2238

Cato Campus: CT I, Room 232

Harper Campus: Harper 350

Merancas Campus: CJ, Room 133

Levine Campus: LV, Room 3110

Central Campus: Central High, Room 113

Web Tip Wednesday

website landing pageIn response to student survey feedback, we will provide you with a weekly tip about how to navigate the website (cpcc.edu) to find the information and tools you most need as a Central Piedmont student. Did you know there is a Current Students ‘dashboard’ page? Visit  https://www.cpcc.edu/current-students. You can access this dashboard from the Current Students link in the top right corner on every page of cpcc.edu.

If you don’t see the information you need, or have suggestions for improving the student dashboard page, send an email to helpdesk@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.5000. Check back next Wednesday for another web tip!


Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fundraiser

Help us support the victims in the Bahamas who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian by donating to the GoFundMe page of the Buddy Hield Foundation.

Come out to Worrell Lobby on Monday, November 25 from 2 – 4 p.m., to hear more about how your funds support The Bahamas recovery.

Questions? Contact Kiyoshi Roberts at krober43@email.cpcc.edu or Kelvin Chege at kelvin.chege@cpcc.edu.