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:  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 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.

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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 orvolunteer, 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 or call 704.330.6869.

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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,, or



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


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.


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.


Implicit Bias Learning Opportunity – Blind Spots Bus Tour

Experts in human behavior tell us that our unconscious mind makes the majority of our decisions. It creates blind spots or unconscious biases that can narrow our vision of others and potentially influence our behaviors.

Interested in learning more about how unconscious or “implicit bias” affects the way you engage with other people?  You will have a great opportunity to learn about implicit bias by participating in an interactive learning experience at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center (NHPMC).

What:    Blind Spots Bus Tour

When:   Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.;  program kick-off begins at 10:30 a.m.

Where:   In front of Presbyterian Hospital, where Elizabeth Ave. dead-ends into Hawthorne at the main entrance to Presby

Blind Spots Bus will be located in a surface parking lot between NHPMC and Atrium/Mercy hospital

Parking will be limited. Walking or CATS Trolley from Central Piedmont Central Campus is encouraged

Who:     All Central Piedmont students and employees are invited

Why:      To grow in self-awareness. and to advance the college’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and community

Launch Your Spring Job Search Now!

Career Services is hosting the following events to help you elevate your career:

Get the GigThursday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Central Campus, Central High 122. Start here and drop in for quick help with your resume, job search plan, and making the most of the career fair.

Career Fair 2019 – Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Central Campus, Worrell Gym. The Career Fair is the college’s largest recruiting event and will feature employers seeking to hire for full-time and part-time positions.

Check out the 2019 Career Fair Trailer!

Connect with Career Services and elevate your career:

Drop-ins for students needing quick job search help (resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.):

Central Campus – Wednesdays, Central High 122, 11a.m.-1 p.m.

Levine Campus – Tuesdays, Levine Student Success Desk, 2-4 p.m.

For an appointment, contact us at 704.330.6433 or

Applications Being Accepted for Student Ambassador Program

Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 Student Ambassador Program. Applications must be completed in full and turned in by Monday, March 4, 2019, at noon.

For quick reference, program details are outlined here:

Information sessions are being held on the following dates:

Monday, February 11, 10 – 11 a.m. on Central Campus in Zeiss, Room 1106

Thursday, February 2112:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Central Campus in Zeiss, Room 1112


Are You Graduating? Reserve Your Cap and Gown!

Are you graduating in May? Have you applied and received your eligibility email?graduates throwing caps into air

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then it’s time to reserve your cap and gown.

Orders will start being accepted Feb. 8 – March 31. (The Herff Jones site will go live Feb. 8. Please check your email that day for more details!)

For any questions, please contact the Graduation Office at 704.330.6312.

NBA All-Star Game to Impact Traffic Near Central Campus Feb. 13 – 17

NBA All Star GameCharlotte is hosting the NBA All-Star Game February 13-17. This is the largest sporting event in the city’s history, with as many as 150,000 visitors anticipated.

The All-Star Game and related events will have a significant impact on Center City, including transit and traffic.

  • A number of streets in Uptown and around the Spectrum Center will close beginning the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb 17.
  • The Charlotte Transit Center will temporarily relocate to E. 7th Street, next to First Ward Park, from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17.
  • Traffic in and around Uptown on Friday afternoon, Feb 15, likely  will be heavy. Central Piedmont students and employees should plan accordingly.
  • Starting at 5 p.m. each evening from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17, purses, tote bags, and backpacks will not be permitted on the LYNX Blue Line light rail. Riders passing by the 3rd and 7th Street stations will be required to disembark for a security sweep and will be permitted to re-embark once the check has been completed. No trains will stop at the CTC station.
  • CMPD anticipates extremely heavy traffic on Independence Boulevard beginning Friday, Feb. 15, and asks that local drivers avoid Uptown if at all possible.
  • A link with complete information is here.

CATS Partnership Survey Deadline Extended to Feb. 8

Central Piedmont is exploring the possibility of a partnership with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The results of this survey will help the college determine the need and feasibility of a partnership with CATS that may benefit students. Thank you for completing and submitting this survey by Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

Make sure you hit “Submit” and provide your name and email at the end to be eligible for a chance to win one of five CATS WEEKLY PASSES.

Link to the survey is below. (If clicking on the link does not work, please copy and paste the link into your online browser.)

Forbes Article: Community College Transfers Outperform High Schoolers At Top Colleges, So Why Do We Ignore Them?

Most deadlines for fall transfer admissions land between January and March. That means that admissions committees around the country are starting to make their decisions about who they’ll be accepting right now. Yet when it comes to building a student population that’s likely to graduate, many of the most promising students are least likely to get into the best schools. The source of these star pupils? Community colleges.

New research from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation makes it clear: community college students who transfer to selective four-year schools perform as well as—or even better than—their peers who come directly from high school.

View the complete article here.