Join us for the 16th Annual MLK Challenge

MLK '20 Challenge

The 16th Annual MLK Challenge will take place on January 20, 2020. This event celebrates the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day incorporates an educational kick-off, service projects, and a reflection wrap-up. The challenge begins with an introduction to King’s life and lessons, then students are randomly assigned to groups and given a service project at a local organization to complete. Students must work together and utilize problem-solving skills in order to finish their task.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for all participants.

Participants should dress for anything. Students will receive a FREE T-shirt and 8 hours of service but must stay for the entire day.

  • Who: Any Central Piedmont student registered for the Spring 2020 term
  • What: 2020 MLK Challenge
  • When: January 20, 2020 | 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Where: Zeiss 1100
  • Why: Honor the legacy of MLK, serve our community, and meet other Central Piedmont students!

Click HERE to register.

If you have questions or to learn more, please contact Jesse Bennett at, 704.330.6824, or visit the Service-Learning Coordinator on your campus!

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 or Kelvin Chege at

Volunteers Needed for 2020 RNC

Republican ElephantThe Charlotte Host Committee, CLT Host 2020, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not for profit economic development organization with no political affiliation. CLT Host 2020, Inc. is responsible for hosting and funding the 2020 Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte from August 24 – 27, 2020. CLT Host 2020, Inc. aims to showcase the Charlotte region and the states of North Carolina and South Carolina as a premier business environment and world-class convention and event destination.

Part of that process is developing a website and creating a database to start gathering the information needed to organize the 8,000 volunteers necessary to support this tremendous undertaking.

If you are interested in volunteering during the RNC, please visit, and click on the “Volunteer” link.  The profile you create will register you into the official volunteer database, managed and operated by the local Host Committee, CLT Host 2020, Inc.  The committee will be in contact with you in early 2020 with more information on specific opportunities, locations, and availability.

If you have questions about volunteering with CLT Host 2020, Inc. for the 2020 Republican National Convention, please send an email to

Attend the Health Professions and Human Services Open House Sept. 24

Health Professions and Human Services Open House
Tuesday, September 24 from 5-7 pm
Central Campus, Health Careers Building

During the event, you will be able to:

*  Learn about 16 healthcare and nursing programs

*  Tour our Health Careers Building, laboratories, and classrooms

*  Meet faculty and staff from all the programs

*  Learn about student life, financial aid, scholarships, and support services

*  Meet with Spanish translators, if needed

FREE parking is available in Parking Deck 3 located off of 4th Street.

Pre-register at


Gorelick Gallery at Harper Campus to Feature ‘Frieze’ by Tom Stanley

​Frieze, by Tom StanleyTom Stanley
Exhibited with works of art from the collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick
Now through July 31, 2020

Tom Stanley’s series are often hung as a frieze even as he works on groups of paintings. Size, imagery, color, and format for each series is distinct and help to create a visual theme within the group of related works.

The architectural realities of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Central Piedmont Harper Campus lend themselves well to a frieze-like installation. As a result, three of Stanley’s series are on exhibit now through July 2020. Each series will include six to eight works of acrylic on canvas.

Drawing with paint, Stanley uses common graphic strategies, such as mechanical drawing, silhouette, and sgraffito to make something he has never seen before. His works are a conversation between hands and eyes.

frieze /frēz/
a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling​

Harper Campus, Harper IV
Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery
315 W. Hebron St., Charlotte, NC

2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show

2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show2019 Juried art Show
On view March 27 – June 3, 2019, in Ross Gallery
Awards Ceremony: April 11, 5:30 p.m. in Overcash Building, Tate Hall, Second Floor
Reception: April 11, 7 p.m. in Overcash Lobby

Central Piedmont’s Visual Arts Department presents the 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show representing artwork in all media, including painting, drawing, photography, screen printing, ceramics, sculpture, 2-D, and 3-D designs. Come check out the amazing artwork and student artists who have been inspired by the creativity learned from their Visual Arts instructors in their art classes here at Central Piedmont!

Join Us as Student Life Hosts its Own March Madness Basketball Tourney March 23

Join Central Piedmont Student Life for the 2019 March Madness Basketball tournament! Open to all currently enrolled Central Piedmont students from every campus!

  • Date: Saturday, March 23
  • Time: noon-5 p.m.
  • Where: Central Campus, Worrell Building, Gymnasium
  • What: 4-on-4 basketball tournament

The winning team will receive:

  • Championship T-shirts
  • $25 Visa gift card for each player
  • Team name on a plaque

Sign up at

Create your teams by Thursday, March 21.

Contact with any questions.

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 fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – November 13, 2018
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

UNC Charlotte                                             Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Southern Wesleyan University                      Johnson & Wales University
Winthrop University

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Catawba College
UNC Greensboro

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Andrews University

Capital Bank Foundation Awards Central Piedmont $25,000 Prize!

We’re thrilled to be selected as one of Capital Bank Foundation’s “25 Years of Giving” contest Opportunity Scholarswinners! Their phenomenal support of $25,000 for our Opportunity Scholarship Initiative will help us continue serving our students and our community in so many ways. We could not have done it without your votes!

What’s a celebration without confetti? Our Opportunity Scholars, along with Dr. Deitemeyer and representatives from Capital Bank, recently gathered on the steps of the Zeiss Building to celebrate our $25,000 gift. See the video on our Facebook page. Again, we want to thank Capital Bank for selecting us as a winner and we want to thank everyone who voted for our video!


College Security Services Wants You to Know…

Message from Attorney General Josh Stein:

Asked to pay with a gift card? It’s a scam.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what is a scam and what isn’t. But here’s an easy one to figure out – if someone is asking you to pay using a gift card, it’s always a scam.

Gift cards are being used as part of several different scams, including IRSjury duty, and grandparent scams. When scammers ask for money or demand that you pay them, they’ll direct you to buy a set of gift cards. These gift cards can be for a range of stores or products, including Target, Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. Then, they’ll ask you to give them the gift card number and PIN information from the back of the card. Once they have that information, they can spend your money using the gift cards.

These scammers can be incredibly difficult to track down, so if you’re asked to buy prepaid gift cards to pay for anything, don’t make the purchase. Report it to our Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint online

Central Piedmont Hosting Open House Nov. 3

Do you have a friend or family member who is interested in attending Central Piedmont Open HouseCommunity College?

Central Piemont invites them to attend its Open House to learn what makes the college one of the top community colleges in the nation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the college’s many academic programs and student services, explore Central Piedmont’s Central Campus with one of the college’s Student Ambassadors, and engage in a variety of breakout sessions focusing on important topics such as financial aid, enrollment, Career and College Promise and more.

In addition, participants will discover how Central Piedmont will equip them with the skills needed to find professional success in a fast, affordable and accessible manner.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3; from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Worrell Building, Taylor Gym, CPCC Central Campus, 1228 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

CONTACT: This event is open to the public. Public parking is available in the parking decks accessible from East 4th St. To learn more, visit or contact CPCC Outreach & Recruitment at 704.330.6637 or at

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.


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).