Spring Book Sale

Need something to read? Central Piedmont’s Central Library will be having its spring book sale during the week of Sensoria!

WHEN: April 8-11, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and April 12, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Central Campus Library, Room 201. (Please note that the library is in a new space this semester. It is the old Advanced Technologies Center building located next to the Citizens Building and the under-construction classroom building.)

Additionally, all other campus libraries will have their book sales going on during regular library hours – cpcc.edu/library/about-us/hours

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit cpcc.edu/library/scholarship


Attend an Open Discussion About the Issues Women Experience Every Month

Join Student Life, the Family Resource Center, and the Positive Community for Women in viewing “Period. The End of a Sentence,” on Thursday, April 18. The event will go from 2-3:30 p.m., and will take place in Zeiss, Roomo 1100. Following the documentary there will be a panel discussion of Central Piedmont staff, faculty, and student(s).

Light refreshments will also be served.

Meet Your 2019 Commencement Speaker: Desiree Kinker

The Graduation Committee is pleased to announce Desiree Kinker as the 2019 student Desiree Kinkerspeaker for graduation! Desiree is graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, is a member of the Central Piedmont NC Student Culinary Competition Team, a former Ruth G. Shaw Scholar, and an active community volunteer.

Those who know Desiree are familiar with the smile that greets you at her first hello, but few are probably aware of the journey that might lie beneath. Desiree is graduating in May as a successful culinary student, but the road that got her this far has bumps and bruises and many downs and ups. Though Desiree greets you with light, she’s not afraid to tell you about the tough challenges she has faced and overcome during her life and as a student.

Desiree is a true example of how Central Piedmont can lift an individual from where they begin and catapult them into their own, unique future. She is a prime example of a student who valued and leveraged relationships around her, working hard (and with great wisdom) to build a better life and bring light to any space she enters. We are proud of her and of all of our graduates, and we are excited to hear her message!

MAN UP Empowerment Luncheon on April 18. Reserve your Seat Today!

Join us for an annual luncheon, which is a catalyst for our male students to come together and engage in conversations about rebuilding themselves through various topics ranging from identity, leadership, personal growth and communication.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Central Campus – Worrell Building, Taylor Gym

Reserve your seat at:  MAN UP Empowerment Luncheon


Two Central Piedmont Students Named 2019 American Society of Echocardiography Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award Recipients

Central Piedmont is proud to announce that cardiovascular technology students Lindsay Hammond of Charlotte, N.C., and Bradford Smith of Matthews, N.C., have received the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award.

Lindsay Hammond

Lindsay Hammond

The award recognizes students who exhibit a passion for the discipline of echocardiography and demonstrate leadership abilities. To be nominated, students must be a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, attend a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), and be enrolled in a cardiac or echocardiography ultrasound program.

Hammond and Smith met the award’s criteria and scored high marks in its student nominee requirements section, which included nomination information from the program director, letters of support, personal accomplishments, and academic records.

“This prestigious award is a wonderful acknowledgement of our student’s work and the commitment of our cardiovascular technology program,” said Maureen Bumba, dean for health profession and human services at Central Piedmont.

Bradford Smith

Bradford Smith

As 2019 Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award recipients, Hammond and Smith will:

  • each receive $1,000 to help pay for their program tuition expenses
  • receive a complimentary registration to the ASE’s 30th annual Scientific Sessions, being held June 21-26 in Portland, Oregon
  • be recognized for their accomplishment at the ASE Awards Presentation on June 22, in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and on the ASE’s website

To learn more about the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award, visit asecho.org/waggonerscholarship/. For details on Central Piedmont’s cardiovascular technology program, go to cpcc.edu/health-human-services/cvt.

Free Expunction Workshop for Prior Criminal Charges or Convictions

Can’t pass a background check because of old charges or convictions?

Please join Single Stop and Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy on Central Campus for a free Expunction Workshop on April 11, 2019, from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. in Zeiss, Room 1112, where a CCLA attorney will discuss the expunction process.

During this session, Central Piedmont students who are trying to clean up their prior criminal record can learn if they might be eligible for free legal help to remove charges or convictions. Any questions can be directed to jacqueline.villalobos@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6435.


Attend the Research Symposium on April 5

All Central Piedmont students and faculty are invited to attend this week’s Research NC STEM AllianceSymposium held by the NC STEM Alliance. Please join us as students from Central Piedmont and Guilford Technical community colleges present findings from their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research. The symposium will be held on April 5, 2019, from noon-3 p.m. in the Zeiss Building, First Floor on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

Complete the FAFSA by April 1

The Office of Financial Aid makes every effort to help you and your family secure the funding you need to become a part of our Central Piedmont family. To be considered for the most aid, we strongly encourage our students and parents to complete the FAFSA and all requirements by April 1 of each year.  We have started processing financial aid for the 2019-20 academic year. Check your Financial Aid Self-Service.  If you need additional documentation, bring in your documentation now. The earlier you submit your documentation, the earlier you can be awarded.


Interested in Financial Aid? The 2019-2020 FAFSA is Now Available!

The 2019-20 FAFSA® now available! Interested in financial aid for Fall 2019 through Summer 2020? Complete the 2019-20 FAFSA® as soon as possible to ensure maximum opportunity to access the best financial aid.

Need assistance completing your FAFSA application? We’re here to help! Come to FAFSA on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon, or see a Financial Aid representative for assistance. Bring your parent(s) and tax transcripts and sit down with a Financial Aid staff member to discuss your questions and complete your application. For the 2018-19 year, the tax filing year in question and income information should be from 2016. For the 2019-20 year, the tax filing year in question and income information should be from 2017.

Do not hesitate to call us at 704.330.6942 with any questions you may have.


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 – April 9, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gardner-Webb University
Belmont Abbey College
Queens University of Charlotte

Central Campus
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UNC Greensboro
Chamberlain College of Nursing

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
UNC Pembroke

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Johnson and Wales University

Reach Your Full Potential with Central Piedmont’s ‘Year Up’ Program

YEar UpWant to start a career in technology or business and continue your education? Interested in a paid internship?
Year Up is a one-year program at Central Piedmont – Central Campus open to students who are 18-24 years old. You will earn an education stipend (up to $200/month) while taking your Central Piedmont courses in Software Development, Information Technology, or Business for a semester. The following semester you will be matched to a six-month paid (up to $600/month) corporate internship and earn credits toward your degree.  This program begins in August 2019 and spaces are limited.

Program Benefits:

  • Up to 30 Central Piedmont college credits toward an A.A.S. degree/certificate
  • Tuition assistance
  • An education stipend
  • Hands-on learning through a high-quality internship
  • Mentorship and professional development for your career success
  • Assistance with job placement and continuing education support
  • 90% of Year Up graduates are employed full-time making over $37,000/year and, or in school full-time

Next Steps to learn more and get involved:

1)      Submit a two-minute interest form at https://www.yearup.org/seize-opportunity/ and select the Charlotte location.

2)      Attend an Information Session at 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the Central High Building


  • 18-24 years-old
  • Majoring in Information Technology, Business, Software Development
  • Motivated to learn and start a career

Want more information?
Please contact us at YUCharlotteAdmissions@yearup.org or call 980.308.1623 or read more on our website www.yearup.org.  To hear a student perspective, check out this amazing video.

Central Piedmont Library to Host Variety of Sensoria Events

Central Piedmont Library is sponsoring several events during this year’s Sensoria festival that we would love to have you attend!

Author’s Showcase – “Wicked Charlotte” featuring Stephanie Burt
Stephanie Burt will read from and discuss her book Wicked Charlotte, which delves into the sordid side of the Queen City’s history.

Film Screening – “Night School”
“Night School” is a documentary discussing the daily life and challenges faced by low income Americans in one American city.

Film Screening – “Science Fair”
“Science Fair” documents the attempt by nine high school students to come in first at the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Film Screening – “We Are Still Rising”
“We Are Still Rising” tells the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.


Harris Campus to Host Sensoria Events

The Sensoria planning team at Harris Campus wants to highlight three events that are child-friendly and free, with snacks provided.  All great outings and field trip opportunities!

  • Saturday, April 6  “Exploring Theatre with “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” presented by artists from Children’s Theater of Charlotte
    11 a.m.-noon in Harris Campus Auditorium
  • Monday, April 8  Dental Storytime Led by Emily Little of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
    10 a.m. in Central Piedmont Harris Campus Building 1- Student Life Suite
    Hands-on activities related to teeth will occur immediately following the story time
  •  Wednesday, April 10 Explore a Fire Truck and Meet the Fire Fighters – hosted by the Fire Protection Program
    9:30 a.m. A visit from the firefighters
    10 a.m. Barnyard News Puppet Show presented by Troupe 801 of InReach
    * A crowd favorite
    10:45 a.m. Create firefighter and barnyard-themed puppets hosted by the Early Childhood Program

 Sign up for any or all of the events to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize.

Students, Staff to Perform Excerpt from “Coming of Age: Decisions” on April 6

Join us as TRIO and Mariot and G.M. Productions present an excerpt from “Coming of Age: Decisions” in Tate Hall on April 6 at 2:30 p.m., during Sensoria. The performance is free.

“Coming of Age: Decisions” tackles the topic of sexual assault and the many elements that lead to this tragic incident.

The performance will feature Central Piedmont DRE and ENG students, as well as individuals from Central Piedmont’s TRIO office. Following the performance, there will be a brief discussion about the play led by the writer and cast.