Free Shred Event for Identity Theft Protection

Protect your identity while protecting our environment! All shredded documents will be recycled!

April 25, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Overcash Driveway on CPCC Central Campus

FREE Shred Event for CPCC students, CPCC employees and CPCC community!

Just drive thru and our volunteers will unload your bag or box of documents!

With all of the misuse of personal information by companies like Equifax, Target and now Facebook, you need to be diligent about protecting your identity. This SHRED EVENT is a great way to start.

For more information contact: Wanda Butler, Financial Counselor at Single Stop (704.330.6435), CPCC Central Campus, Central High Building, Room 100 or at

Did You Know? CPCC Has a Dental Hygiene Clinic?

CPCC students, family, and friends – know someone who needs a dental cleaning or smiling mouthdental x-rays? Tell them about CPCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic!

CPCC Dental Hygiene Students are accepting patients at our dental clinic here on Central Campus!

Teeth Cleanings are just $35, with or without insurance.

Contact a student today to make an appointment – call or text 980.202.2797.

Upcoming Transfer Resource Center News

UNCW Teal Party
Wednesday, April 18
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Levine Campus, LV 2150
Interested in transferring to UNC Wilmington? Come meet with Admissions representatives and current UNCW transfer students to learn more!  No registration required!

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 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – April 10, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

North Carolina A&T University


Johnson & Wales University

Queens University

Warren Wilson College


Cabarrus College of Health Sciences


Warren Wilson College


Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Catawba College

Wingate Pharmacy

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte

Sensoria Comes to CPCC April 6 – 15

CPCC invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 26th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following highlights:

April 6-8 – CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Elixir of Love”
“L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) will be performed on the Halton stage for the first time in CPCC Opera Theatre’s 20-year history. In this endearing comic opera, a love-sick Nemorino buys the dubious Dr. Dulcamara’s magic potion (it’s really just wine) in order to win the beautiful Adina’s heart.
*ticketed event, visit

April 6-15 – CPCC Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”
“On Golden Pond” is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. This touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years received some of the most powerful critical and popular acclaim of any new playwright’s debut in Broadway history.
*ticketed event, visit

Friday, April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. – Local Music Night at Camp North End
This year’s Sensoria kicks off a new tradition: a spotlight on local music! Come hear the Behailu Band, David Childers and the Serpents, and Patois Counselors in the outdoor Boileryard at Camp North End, CPCC’s partner in this event, which will take place at 1824 Statesville Avenue.

Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. – CPCC Dance Theatre presents “Spring Student/Faculty Showcase”
CPCC and Mallard Creek High School dance students perform CPCC faculty works, and a guest aerial artist performs.

Tuesday, April 10,  5 p.m. – CPCC Visual Arts presents “The Annual Juried Student Show”
“The Annual Juried Student Show” showcases top talent among our students at CPCC, highlighting the variety and skill in our Visual Arts program.

Wednesday, April 11, 8 – 9 p.m.  and Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer and she will read from and discuss her work twice, with book signings to follow. Both are free and open to the public, with general admission and no reservations.

Thursday, April 12 – Felicia van Bork presents “color + “color = space”
In collaboration with Jerald Melberg Gallery, CPCC Art Galleries present “color + color = space,” an exhibit of recent collages and paintings by Felicia van Bork.

Friday & Saturday, April 13 and 14 – CPCC and UNC Charlotte Departments of Music Present Britten’s “War Requiem”
Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with performances of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece “War Requiem.”
*ticketed event, visit

WHERE: CPCC campuses, including Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

CONTACT: To see a full calendar of events at all campuses, please visit

Tesla establishes START training program at CPCC

Tesla, manufacturer of electric vehicles and scalable clean energy generation and storage

Tesla Student Working on a Car

products, and CPCC have launched an automotive training program called Tesla START at CPCC. CPCC is the first community college to participate in Tesla START.

Tesla START is a 12-week automotive technician training program designed to provide students with the skills necessary for job placement as service technicians at Tesla Service Centers across North America. Tesla is partnering with colleges to provide the curriculum, instructors and job opportunity so students can make a smooth transition from college to full-time employment. Students train in a space on campus designed to simulate a Tesla Service location so they are ready to hit the ground running on day one of their new careers.

The Tesla START program at CPCC began in January with 13 students. The program is based at CPCC’s Merancas Campus in Huntersville, N.C. Working together, Tesla and CPCC have built a service bay for students to train in that is similar to what they will find at Tesla Service Centers. This first class of Tesla START students at CPCC will graduate April 6. A ceremony will be held at the Merancas Campus.

“Central Piedmont Community College is proud and honored Tesla reached out to us with the opportunity to be among their first community college partners,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, CPCC president. “This is such an extraordinary, new opportunity for CPCC students in our Automotive Systems Technology program and one that will set them up for success in a growing field. Clearly, the automobile industry is moving toward all-electric systems and greater sustainability. CPCC students will be on the cutting-edge of this industrial shift.”

Applications Available for 2018-2019 Ruth G. Shaw Scholars

Dr. Ruth Shaw, Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) second college president, Ruth G. Shaw Scholars with Ms. Shawmade a gift to establish the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program in partnership with the CPCC Foundation and Student Life. This unique student program aims to:

·        Connect women students to one another and to a supportive network of community mentors.

·        Inspire women students to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.

·        Nurture female student leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies.

·        Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society.

This year-long scholarship program is limited to 10 female students who will participate in sessions, both with RGS mentors and separately with scholars. Through monthly luncheons and guided conversations with community mentors, the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program offers:

·        Interaction with college leaders, faculty, staff and alumnae.

·        Personal and professional skill development.

·        Hands-on leadership development.

·        Recognition of achievement. As a culminating event and in collaboration with faculty, staff and mentors, participants will plan and execute an annual spring capstone presentation about their experience in the program.

Students are required to be enrolled in both the Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 semesters. Applications for 2018-2019 are now available, and due by April 23.

Questions? Contact Amanda Capobianchi or Anita McGill.

NC STEM Alliance Workshop


All CPCC Students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Transfer Tips.” Come out and get information from a professional about what to look for when applying to 4-year universities. This workshop will be held on March 22, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., on Central Campus in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112. Hope to see you there!


Did You Apply to Graduate? If So, Reserve Your Cap & Gown Today!


Please check your CPCC student email accounts often. Students who have applied for graduation and are found eligible will receive an email from us with a link to order their caps and gown.

No money will be due until the Graduation Fair on April 18 and 19. Caps and gowns will be available for sale at the Central Campus Bookstore until noon on May 16.

For additional information, please visit

Student Success Story – Darlene Small-White

Congratulations to Office Administration alumna Darlene Small-White.

Darlene is currently working as a receptionist for Alston & Bird in Charlotte and recently had to present a PowerPoint presentation in front of the office’s staff – more than 100 people. Darlene nailed her presentation, titled “Our First impression… the Receptionist.”

Read the below testimonial from Chris Waldrop, Alston & Bird’s Human Resources Manager. Kudos Darlene!

“Darlene Small-White is a receptionist in the Charlotte office. I asked Darlene to present at our office-wide staff meeting in an effort to educate folks on the important role they play, especially in terms of assisting our attorneys and guests, and how they work to keep the office safe.  Darlene was nervous as she is not comfortable with public speaking, but understood how this information would be useful to the office. She worked diligently preparing for her presentation to make sure it was perfect. During the staff meeting, she was brave enough to stand in front of 100 of her colleagues and talk about her job, the service she provides, and provide feedback to the ways everyone can help so she can provide TOP ECHELON service. She was poised, spoke clearly and brought a ton of humor and fun to her presentation! The entire staff was engaged, interested and laughing with her. She ended to a room full of loud applause! Several members of our staff have commented how much they enjoyed her presentation.

Darlene did such a terrific job. She stepped out of her comfort zone in order to share information with her colleagues and provide tools to help better serve our attorneys and clients. Public speaking is no easy task, and Darlene handled it like a pro. She was a superstar today! We are incredibly lucky to have her in the Charlotte office.”


CPCC Now Has Emergency Food Pantries at Five Campuses!

The pantries are open to all in the CPCC community, you just need your CPCC id.
Individuals who visit a pantry will receive two days of non-perishable food items,
the amount of food depends on how many people live in your household.


Monday and Thursday

noon-4 p.m.

Pease 066


Wednesday and Thursday

1-3:30 p.m.

Levine II 1323


Monday and Tuesday

10 a.m.-noon

Cato III, Room 185


Wednesday 4-6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m.-noon

Harris I, Room 1239


Monday 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Harper 111


Opening Soon!

If you have any questions please contact Dena Shonts at 704.330.6558 or at


Single Stop Services Available at the Harper and Cato Campuses!

Stop by to see if you are qualified for public benefits such as food stamps, WIC,

Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Single Stop staff can connect you with community resources, tax preparation services, financial counseling, and legal services.




Central High



10:00am to 3:00pm

Cato I, Room 126




HP 120 

Can’t make it to a Single Stop location? You can now do the benefits screening at home or from any computer with internet access. To complete a Single Stop screening from your computer, please follow these steps:

1. Please log into my college

2. On the right-hand side under Student Services, you will see Single Stop Screener, click on it.

3. The screener will appear and you can get started!

After you complete your screening a Single Stop benefits counselor will call you to further discuss how we can assist you.

If you have any questions please contact Single Stop at 704.330.2722 ext:6435 or email



Blood Drive on April 18

CPCC Service-Learning and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas are partnering Donate Bloodup to host a blood drive at Central Campus in the Overcash Center Driveway on  Wednesday, April 18. The drive will run from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. If you wish to donate, feel free to drop in the day of or register for an appointment here

This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community! Every drop collected helps save local lives!

Please come hydrated and bring a photo ID!

Questions? Email

Upcoming Transfer Resource Center Events

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 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – March 27, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

UNC Greensboro


UNC Wilmington


Winthrop University

Pfeiffer University


Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Wilmington

Queens University

Belmont Abbey College


Merancas Campus

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte