Attend CPCC’s Spring 2018 Plant Sale April 20-21

It’s time for the spring annual plant sale! This plant sale is held every spring at Central Plant Sale April 20-21 Cato CampusPiedmont Community College, Cato Campus and is sponsored by the Horticulture Technology Program.  A variety of plants will be available for sale including spring vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs. Nearly all plants have been propagated and grown by students. 

The plant sale will be open for customers on Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The plant sale will be held at the Horticulture Building at the CPCC Cato Campus located at 8120 Grier Rd.  (At the intersection of Grier Rd. and E W.T. Harris Blvd.)  Please contact Kelly Black at or 704. 330.4826 for more information. 

Visit our website for more information and to print a coupon: 

We hope to see you there!

Smart Market is Coming to CPCC’s Cato Campus April 19

Canteen, the nation’s preeminent vending services company, is thrilled to bring Smart Market to the CPCC Cato Campus, Cato III building, next week! Smart Market is a completely secure, unattended self-checkout market.Smart Market
What makes Smart Market unique is its completely secure access. Smart Market has the ability to control access to products – while still allowing customers to browse and select only those products they wish to purchase.
The system will only charge you for what you walk away with – it’s simple, safe and secure.
Each market is composed of a central kiosk and a bank of refrigerated coolers and cases that display fresh food, snacks and beverages.
Patrons will simply scan, shop and enjoy!
Cato III’s Smart Market is tentatively scheduled to open April 19 and will serve the campus’s staff, students and guests!

CPCC Cato Campus to Host Annual Fall Plant Sale Sept. 23-24

CPCC’s Horticulture Technology program invites you to attend its annual Fall Plant Sale. An array of vegetables, perennials, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase throughout the two-day event. All proceeds will benefit the Horticulture Technology program at CPCC.

Attendees can choose from a variety of items such as:

  • fall vegetables – lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and more
  • assorted trees and shrubs
  • annual and perennial flowers – dwarf yellow cannas, pansies and more

If you’re a gardener at heart, you won’t want to miss this event. Mark your calendar today!

WHEN: September 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
September 24, 9 a.m. – noon

WHERE: CPCC Cato Campus Horticulture Building, 8120 Grier Rd., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: The event is free and open to the public. Personal checks and cash will only be accepted. FREE parking is available at the Cato Campus.  For more information, please call 704.330.7821. For directions to the CPCC Cato Campus, please visit

Attend a Testing Anxiety Workshop on April 8

Do you struggle with testing? Do you “blank” once a test is put in front of you? Come to the workshop to learn more about testing anxiety!

Counseling Services invites you to attend its upcoming Testing Anxiety workshop on April 8 from 1 – 2 p.m. in Cato III (Bottom Floor, Multipurpose Room, Room 024).

During the event, we will:
  • help you find new coping mechanisms
  • discuss testing anxiety
  • help you discover common symptoms
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to or

Visit the History Student Success Center

The History Student Success Tutoring Center is here to serve the academic needs and dedicated to the academic success of history students at CPCC and is staffed by a CPCC History Instructor.  Any history student whoHistory

needs individual assistance in addition to that which they are receiving in the classroom is welcome.

If you need help with:

  1. Making sense of all those dates, wars, and kings.
  2. Writing Assignments.
  3. Developing your research and analysis skills.

We’re here to help.  Come by and see how we can help you succeed!


Cato Campus, Room 192
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Central Campus, Terrell Building, Room 301
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Or By Appointment

Contact Information:

Kent Cashion
(704)330.2722, ext. 3121
Office: Terrell 301
Central Campus

Calling All A.N.T.S. (Adult Non-Traditional Students)

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 ( or David Mahatha ( at the Cato Campus. For those who attend the Levine Campus, contact Cassandra Loftin ( or Reggie Pincham (

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.

New Pedestrian Bridge Installed at Cato Campus

The new pedestrian bridge was lowered into place by a large crane at Cato Campus on Saturday, April 26. The crane, which required 11 tractor trailer loads to be delivered to the campus, was assembled at Cato over the course of April 23 and 24.

Cato Bridge

Cato Bridge

The bridge now spans a wooded ravine, linking a new parking area to the main part of campus. Assembling the bridge on site and lowering it into place using the large crane ensured the woods and small stream that flows through the ravine was undisturbed as much as possible. At its mid-point, the bridge will be about 12 feet above the ground.
The new parking area and pedestrian bridge were needed as the Cato Campus adds a new 85,000-square-foot academic building. The building will sit in a location that currently provides student and employee parking. In addition to providing much needed classroom space, the new facility will include space for a new library, auditorium and more student lounge and study space.
CPCC will break ground for the new building within the next few weeks. January 2016 is the targeted completion date. The new facility will provide critically needed space at the Cato Campus, CPCC’s most cramped campus. Cato currently serves approximately 12,000 students, with 135 employees.

You Can Save a Life! “Project Life Project” Bone Marrow Registry Drives are Coming to CPCC Campuses!

Project Life

Project Life

CPCC, together with Project Life (a national program dedicated to finding and enlisting college students as potential donors for bone marrow and tissue transplants) is partnering to educate CPCC students, faculty and staff on the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor.

The CPCC Chapter’s first official event was held in February 2012, when it recruited more than 300 new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry.

The next donor bone marrow typing drives are scheduled at varying times at all six CPCC campuses.  Details are as follows:

LEVINE CAMPUS: February 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – 2nd floor foyer

MERANCAS CAMPUS: February 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – TS Student Lounge and CJ Hallway

CATO CAMPUS: February 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – Cato II atrium

HARPER CAMPUS: March 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location – Classroom 352-D

CENTRAL CAMPUS: April 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – Belk Patio (between Belk & Elizabeth Buildings)

HARRIS CAMPUS: April 15 (time TBD)
Location – TBD

There will also be a Bone Marrow question and answer panel at Central Campus on Wednesday, April 2  from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to help dispel some of the myths about bone marrow donation.

Project Life bone marrow registry is coming to CPCC!

Project Life bone marrow registry is coming to CPCC!

Getting typed is painless and entails nothing more than having the inside of your mouth swabbed. It’s that easy!

Then what? You wait to see if your participation makes you a match and helps bring hope and healing to a person in need.

Help save a life by joining us at one of our upcoming donor drives scheduled at a CPCC campus near you.

The program began more than 20 years ago, when a group of students at Davidson College started a grassroots movement to identify college students as potential donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Since then, thousands of people have participated, and the program has grown to include an expanding number of college campuses in North Carolina. CPCC is proud to be included among these higher education institutions and house the first active Project Life chapter in the Charlotte metro area.

Click here to watch a CPCC-TV online YouTube video about the Project Life Project!