2019 Student Leadership Conference Applications Available

For only $20 you can spend an entire weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains learning more group photo of studentsabout your unique skills and your authentic self. This conference will challenge and motivate you to live out your potential and become a better leader in all aspects of your life.

Are you ready for a fun, powerful, and memorable experience? If so, apply to join us…

Apply NOW! Application Deadline: Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.

The 2019 Student Leadership Conference is March 29-31, 2019

Applications are available at any Student Life office or online at: cpcc.edu/student_life/leadership/conference


Service-Learning in Puerto Rico

Ten Central Piedmont students and one Service-Learning Coordinator will spend spring break volunteering in Puerto Rico, as part of Central Piedmont’s International Alternative Spring Break. The island of Puerto Rico is considered a “commonwealth” of the United States, so students do not need their passports to travel. Our dedicated team will work at an orphanage and help rebuild communities hit by Hurricane Maria.

The Global Learning Office “Did you know?”… for the week:
Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they are not allowed to vote in presidential elections.


Central Piedmont Will Offer New Degree Program in Polysomnography

Polsomnography student with instructor

Central Piedmont Community College will launch a new associate degree program in polysomnography (sleep study) when the 2019 fall semester begins in August.

The polysomnography curriculum will prepare students, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform sleep studies and provide a comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment required for sleep-related disorders. Graduates of the program will find employment opportunities in hospitals, freestanding sleep centers, medical equipment companies, medical device sales, education, research, healthcare management, and interdisciplinary patient management roles.

“The field of sleep technology is growing at a rapid pace, with estimated beginning salaries around $52,000 per year,” explained Dr. Auburne Hutchins, chair of the new Central Piedmont program. “This program will be one of only 15 associate degree programs in the country and the only program in the Charlotte area. We plan to open with 10 to 12 students.”

Learn more about the program here.

Reminder: Coppa Coffee and Tea is Open on Central Campus

Don’t forget – Coppa Coffee and Tea is once again open on Central Campus! Need your morning coffee or an afternoon pick-me-up – Coppa is here for you!

Coppa Coffee and Tea can be found in Room 120 on the first floor of the library, located at 1241 Charlottetowne Ave (the old Advanced Technologies Building).

Coppa’s hours are:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Transfer Resource Center News

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

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – February 26, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Carolina A&T State University
Belmont Abbey College
Johnson and Wales University

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Southern Wesleyan University

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

Students Have a Chance to Win $75 Toward a Natural Hair Care Service!

In support of our student community with natural hair, Central Piedmont’s Cosmetology Department is giving students a chance to win services offered in the City View Salon.

See the contest offered below:

Your natural hair is your crowning glory. It has been with you your whole life, traveling through the complicated but beautiful growth of self. The story of your hair is a beautiful narrative that is all your own. We would love to hear about your journey to and through acceptance and pride of your natural hair.

Submit to us a short essay (500 words or less) about your natural hair journey and an image that celebrates your hair for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate for natural hair services at the City View Salon.  Submit your stories to the natural hair care instructor: sonya.ford@cpcc.edu  by Monday, March 18 by 5 p.m. for consideration for the grand prize.

This is Central Piedmont’s first Natural Hair Care Health and Beauty Festival and we are aiming to make it a central a significant part of the Sensoria Celebration. We hope you will join in the spirit and fun of the event by being a part of it and helping us to celebrate the culture of Natural Hair Care.

Please contact Catherine Cunningham  with any questions or for more information at catherine.cunningham@cpcc.edu or at 704.330.5451.

Central Piedmont is a Drug-Free College

CPCC is a Drug-Free College

Central Piedmont is committed to maintaining a safe and productive teaching and learning environment for students and employees. The college endorses the federal government’s efforts in implementing the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.  This means that illegal substances, such as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, are not permitted on Central Piedmont’s campuses.  Alcohol and tobacco are also among the substances which are not permitted on our campuses.

Please visit the college’s Drug-Free College Web page to get information on the following topics related to the Drug-Free College policies:

  • Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for students who violate the Drug-Free College policies
  • Legal sanctions for drug and alcohol activities that are a violation of state and federal law
  • Health risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol
  • Help resources available to students who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol

Visit the Central Piedmont’s Drug-Free Web page.

Please also know that the Collegiate Recovery Community is a great on-campus peer-support resource for students in recovery.  Visit the CRC site.

SGA President Travels to D.C. for National Legislative Summit

Dr. Deitemeyer and SGA President Nicole Bonilla are in our nation’s capital for the ACCT and AACC Community College National Legislative Summit. Nicole had the opportunity to meet U.S. Senator Richard Burr and Congresswoman Alma Adams.

Nicole and Dr. D

Nicole and Dr. D

Nicole and Rep. Adams

Nicole and Rep. Alma Adams


Nicole and Sen. Burr

Nicole and Senator Richard Burr

Runners (and Volunteers!) Needed for the 2019 Central Piedmont Skyline Run

Join us Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11, 2019, either as a participant or volunteer, for the annual Central Piedmont Skyline Run.

This year, we are placing a spotlight on all moms in our community and raising scholarship dollars to support our student mothers – women like Beatrice Plowman – who are seeking the education and career training opportunities they need to secure meaningful employment and a bright future for their families.

The registration fee for Central Piedmont students is $10, a savings of $15.  Please support your Central Piedmont team by registering today.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here. For questions or more information on the event, email foundation@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6869.

Beatrice Plowman quote


Employers Want YOU!

Employers want YOU!

Prepare to meet them: Get the Gig

Thursday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Central Campus, Central High, Room 122

(drop in for help with your spring job search, resume, and more)

Meet them: Career Fair 2019

Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m.-2 p..m., Central Campus, Worrell, Taylor Gym

View all employers attending the 2019 Career Fair

Questions: Contact Career Services at 704.330.6551, career.services@cpcc.edu, or cpcc.edu/career/fair.



SGA Plans for Teaching Excellence Awards for Outstanding Central Piedmont Faculty

Recognizing excellence isn’t just about awarding outstanding students each year, it’s also about recognizing outstanding Central Piedmont faculty members who have demonstrated a love and talent for teaching, as well as showing care and concern for their students. Help the SGA recognize some of our best teachers by nominating a Central Piedmont faculty member (professor, mentors, advisors, etc.) for a special recognition.

Click here to nominate an outstanding teacher. Nominations will close on Wednesday, April 3 and the SGA will be in touch with you regarding this special recognition soon after. In addition, the SGA will be responsible for providing the invitation to the nominated faculty member.

The Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m. on Central Campus, in Overcash Center, Tate Hall.

If you have questions, please email sga@cpcc.edu.


Bridging – Upcoming Workshops with Sensoria Featured Artist Andrea Vail


Throughout Spring 2019, Vail will facilitate “Bridging,” a multi-campus, collaborative, and large-scale fabric project culminating in its installation in the Overcash Lobby for Sensoria. “Bridging” will be a tangible representation of Central Piedmont’s diverse community: coming from unique experiences, converging at Central Piedmont, then venturing onward. Rooted in the intercultural and generational traditions of patterned textiles, this work, embellished with palm-sized tassels and printed with student-sourced imagery, is both inclusive of individual identities and realized as one unified fabric.

Upcoming Workshops!

Tuesday, February 12, 1 – 3 p.m. – Cato Campus, Cato III, Student Life

Wednesday, February 13, noon – 1:15 p.m. – Central Campus, Health Careers Belk Building Room 1116

Thursday, February 14, 11 – 1 p.m. – Merancas Campus, Criminal Justice Building, Hallway I by Criminal Justice Court Room

Wednesday, February 20, noon – 2 p.m. – Levine Campus, Levine Building II, LV 1414

Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Central Campus

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7 – 8 p.m. in Overcash Lobby, Central Campus

Would you like to take part in the collaborative project? Follow the instructions below:


  1. Locate something with a pattern that represents you or create your own.
  2. Take a close-up picture of it – make sure the photo is clear
  3. Post the picture on Instagram or Facebook with the #CPbridging and @CPbridging
  4. Your photos will be included in the collaborative 68 feet fabric installation that will hang in the Overcash lobby during Sensoria!

Free Health Insurance Counseling at the Single Stop Office

Each Thursday between 1-4 p.m., the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is offering free Health Care Insurance Counseling at the Single Stop office. These appointments can assist students that may be eligible for special enrollments through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

A few examples of special enrollment scenarios may include:

  • You lost your insurance (through your job, Medicaid or private plan)
  • You got a new job or lost a job
  • You turned 26 and can’t stay on your parent’s insurance plan

To see if you qualify for a special enrollment or to schedule an appointment, you can go to Single Stop office at Central Campus or call 704.330.6435.


Annual Security Report Ready to View

Central Piedmont’s Annual Security Report is available for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to review at http://www.cpcc.edu/college-security/copy2_of_2017CPCCAnnualSecurityReport.pdf. It includes college crime statistics, helpful phone numbers, safety-related resources, safety policies and more.

Central Piedmont Library to Host “Black Migrations: A Town Hall Meeting”

In celebration of Black History Month, Central Piedmont Library is sponsoring “Black Migrations: A Town Hall Meeting – Who, Where, When and Why.”

February 19, 2019; 10:30 a.m.  – noon
Central Campus, Library, Room 302

Discussion moderated by Dr. Jennnifer Dixon-McKnight, assistant professor African-American History and United States History at Winthrop University

Black Migrations emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and new social realities. This theme focuses especially on the 20th century through today.

The Library is also hosting an exhibition using Jacob Lawrence, Migration Series. The exhibition is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of The Library.