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.)

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4667466/CPCC-CATS-Partnership-Survey

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.

CPCC Theatre to Present “Gypsy” Feb. 15 – 24, Student Tickets are FREE!

Gypsy

Gypsy
Feb. 15-24
Halton Theater
7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. matinees

The Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim musical “Gypsy” comes to the Halton stage for the first time this winter in time for Valentine’s Day. Considered by many to the greatest of all American musicals, “Gypsy” tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her indomitable mother.  Often called the King Lear of musicals, Mama Rose’s Turn is a tour de force that climaxes an evening of musical theatre filled with amazing tunes like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You” and theshow-stoppingg “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.”  “Gypsy” promises to be a night of theatre to remember for a lifetime.

Central Piedmont students can attend the show free of charge with a valid student ID. Other students in the area can attend for $5. Get your tickets at the SunTrust box office or call 704.330.6534 or online at tix.cpcc.edu.

2019 Alumni Awards – Nominations Being Accepting Now!

Do you know a Central Piedmont Community College graduate who is making a tremendous difference in the community?

Nominations are currently being sought for the 2019 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award and the inaugural 2019 Young Alumni Award of Excellence. These awards recognize a Central Piedmont graduate who has significantly benefited from his/her experiences at the college and whose efforts have helped the community.

Nominations are being sought for individuals who have:

  • Demonstrated community/professional involvement, social responsibility and impact.
  • Acquired scholastic and learning skills that have led to continued personal and educational growth.
  • Improved his or her economic status and social capital as a result of attending Central Piedmont Community College.
  • Invested in the lives of others and is seen as a role model.
  • Graduated within the last 10 years (Young Alumni Award of Excellence only).

The selected award recipients will be presented the award at the college’s Commencement on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and a one-year scholarship will be granted to a  student in an area of study reflective of the winner’s background.

Click to nominate an outstanding Central Piedmont alumnus by March 22 at 6 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 12, 2019

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

UNC Charlotte                                             Western Governors University
Winthrop University
UNC Greensboro

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Catawba College
East Carolina University
Western Governors University

Learn More about the Peer Mentoring Scholarship

Are you interested in being a peer mentor? We have new PEER MENTORING SCHOLARSHIP that will offer up to $2,000 a semester.

You must have the following requirements:

  • Completed 12 credit hours
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Provide (1) reference letter
  • Attend Peer Mentor Training and dedicate at least 2 hours a week
  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the spring 2019 semester

Apply here. 

For additional questions, please contact the following: First Year Experience at ext. 6100 (visit CH 110) or  Office of Mentoring and Bridge at ext. 6656 (visit CH 120)

 

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 5, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Gardner-Webb University                             Johnson C. Smith University
Belmont Abbey College
Queens University of Charlotte

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

UNC Charlotte

Spring Transfer Fair at the Levine Campus
Every February, the Transfer Resource Center welcomes more than 20 colleges and universities to the annual Spring College Transfer Fair at the Levine Campus.

This year’s Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Levine II Building. Visit our website for more information and a list of updated attendees.

 

 

 

Student Life Trip to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

On Friday, Feb. 8, at noon, Student Life will be taking students on a guided tour of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Students are asked to meet at in the Worrell Building on Central Campus. The group will be taking the trolley uptown and walking to the Gantt Center. Students should expect to arrive back to Central Campus by 3 p.m.

 

Central Piedmont – CATS Partnership Survey

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. 4!

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.)

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4667466/CPCC-CATS-Partnership-Survey

 

 

Audition for the Sensoria Student Showcase

All Central Piedmont students are invited to audition for the 2019 Sensoria Student Showcase.

The Student Showcase will take place on Tuesday, April 9 from 4-6 p.m. (so students should be available for this time).

Interested students must contact Justin Knoll at justin.knoll@cpcc.edu to sign-up for an audition time on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with auditions available between 2-6 p.m. in Worrell, Room 1112.

STI/HIV Testing in Worrell on Feb. 5

Did you know that in 2016, 1 in 5 cases of HIV in Mecklenburg County were young adults between the ages of 20 and 24?

Student Life is partnering with the Mecklenburg County Health Department to offer free and confidential STI and HIV testing on Tuesday, February 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Worrell, Room 1112.

This is a free event, open to the entire Central Piedmont community. Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu with questions.

Transfer Tuesdays

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 – January 29, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby                            

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Campbell University                                    Winthrop University

Western Carolina University                         Southern Wesleyan University

Catawba College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

East Carolina University

Queens University of Charlotte

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Johnson and Wales University

Join Us or Tell a Friend About the Health Careers Open House Jan. 29

Open HouseHealth Careers Open House
Tuesday, January 29 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Central Campus, Health Careers Building, 1335 Elizabeth Avenue
Free parking is available in Parking Deck 3, located off 4th Street. Find directions and a campus map on our Central Campus web page.

During the event, you will be able to:
·         learn about 16 allied health and nursing programs
·         tour our Health Careers Building, laboratories and classrooms
·         meet faculty, students, and staff from all the programs
·         learn about Student Life, financial aid, scholarships and First Year Experience
·         meet with Spanish translators, if needed

RSVP to attend the Health Careers Open House.

Visit our Health Careers website to learn more about our programs.

Defining Student Success

During the strategic planning process, the importance of defining student success emerged continually.  Strategic Goal 1 revolves around creating a unified and focused vision for student success.

How do you define student success?  By Friday, January 25, please complete the linked Defining Student Success survey to share your definition of student success with the Student Success Leadership Team and the Strategic Planning Committee.

If you have questions, please contact Tracie Clark.