Reflection to Action – Commemorating the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

50 Years Later, “What Do We Do Now?”
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Location: Central Campus, Learning Resource Center, Second Floor

Commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comforts and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. King

Martin Luther King: “I Have a Dream” showing
10 – 11 a.m., LRC 205

“What Do We Do Now?”
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., LRC Atrium

1 – 1:30 p.m., LRC Atrium

The March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History showing
1:30 – 2:30 p.m., LRC 205

Selma showing
3 – 5:30 p.m., LRC 205

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

Man shaking hands with another man at table

All CPCC students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Soft Skills and Interview Skills.” Come out and receive interviewing advice from professionals working in various STEM fields. You will gain experience and skills to help you stand out in any interview. This workshop will be held on March 22, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

Complete the Branding/Marketing Survey and Enter to Win Charlotte Hornets Tickets

Please complete our branding/marketing survey (it should take less than 10 minutes) for your chance to win two tickets to either the Charlotte Hornets vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on April 1 or the Charlotte Hornets vs. the Indiana Pacers on April 8. Be sure to enter your email address at the end of the survey to be included in the drawing. Surveys must be completed by Wednesday, March 21 to be eligible for the drawing. Please be assured that all of your answers will be kept strictly confidential and are reported in aggregate only.

Our research partner, Candescence, will collect and analyze the results to inform the college’s marketing and communication strategy.

Thank you for your participation—your feedback is important to us!

Title IX’s New, Online Training Tool Designed With You in Mind

Know Your Nine


As a student, you should know your rights, especially when it relates to sexual misconduct on campus.

That’s why it’s important to take the college’s online Title IX training program each year. It reviews the types of sexual misconduct, how to report unwanted behavior or an assault, the many resources available to victims and more.

But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

We recently updated the online training tool to include fresh, new content; engaging QR Codeanimation; real-life scenarios; and more. Put simply, we’ve created a training tool with you in mind.

So what are you waiting for? Click here or scan the QR code at right today to “know your IX.”


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 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – March 20, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Queens University


Catawba College

UNC Charlotte


USC Upstate


Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Johnson and Wales University

USC Upstate


Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Art Institute of Charlotte


Merancas Campus

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Gardner-Webb University


Attend Merancas Family Fun Day April 28

Merancas Campus invites you to attend its Merancas Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., in Huntersville.

CPCC’s Merancas Campus is home to its public safety and transportation system technologies and will be hosting tours of its facilities as well as free information sessions for interested students and parents.

The day is also meant as a time of celebration and giving thanks to the campus’ local and greater Charlotte community by inviting the public to attend and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, such as a bounce house, DJ, hot dogs and hamburgers, a coloring and face painting station, and more. The day’s festivities will also include a truck and car showcase, as well as fire trucks, ambulances and police cars.

Saturday, April 28; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CPCC Merancas Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, N.C.

To learn more about the event or CPCC’s Merancas Campus and its offerings, please visit


Counseling on the Green

Come relieve some stress, have a little fun, and see what Counseling Services has to offer. Pop by for activities, games, and snacks, and learn how to keep stress in check, find balance in your life, improve relationships, and “fail forward.” Spend five minutes or an hour with us at “Counseling on the Green:” Tuesday, March 27, at Central Campus and Thursday, March 29, at Levine. Find times and locations at

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 8 – Some Last Minute Tips!

Are you coming to the career fair on March 8 at the Worrell Gym from 11-2?  Here are Career Services’ recommendations for making the most out of your time there:

·         Dress for success – first impressions count!

·         Research the companies who are scheduled to attend.

·         Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

·         Bring your CPCC Student ID – you’ll be eligible to get a professional headshot for your social media accounts.

·         If a recruiter tells you to apply for their job online, they’re not trying to brush you off, some cannot accept resumes at a career fair for a variety of reasons. Make sure to apply online and mention that you met the recruiter at the Career Fair.

Check out this video to learn more about how to prepare for the Career Fair. Complete event information is available on the Career Services website. To get customized emails with employers hiring for YOUR program area, fill out your profile on the CPCC Student Job Board today!

Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

Learn About CPCC’s Scholarship Opportunities!

CPCC has three exciting scholarship applications available for 2018/2019.

Please visit to apply.

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship. Application Due March 31

Students must be full time and graduating in 2019.

1. Grainger application form.

2. Letter of recommendation from professor, teacher or advisor.

3. Transcript demonstrating GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

4. 200-300 words on why you chose to study skilled trades/public safety, how your achievements and/or

leadership roles have helped you grow individually and your future career goals.

5. A list of clubs, activities, accomplishments, leadership roles held and years involved, including those related to your field of study or military job experience.

WINGS Scholarship.  Application Due 04/02/2018

Eligible applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered for a scholarship:
* Have a clear sense of what they want to achieve through education and a plan for doing it.
* Have successfully completed some post-high school studies with a grade-point average of 2.5 whether they are currently enrolled or not.
* Have shown through their studies, and in other ways, that they are serious about their personal and career goals.
* Are U.S. citizens
* Are at least 25 years old
* Meet eligibility criteria to receive financial aid
* Are the major source of financial support for themselves and/or their children, or need retraining in order to achieve higher earnings or greater financial security.

WINGS Bridge Scholarship.  Application Due 04/02/2018

A qualified candidate for a WINGS Bridge scholarship.

  • Has a clear sense of what she wants to achieve through education and has a plan for doing so.
  • Has successfully completed some post-high school studies and achieved at least the level of sophomore with a grade-point average of 3.0, whether currently enrolled or not.
  • Is pursuing her first bachelor’s degree directly related to her chosen career plan.
  • Has shown not only in her studies but in other ways that she is serious about her personal and career goals.
  • Is a U.S. citizen or has permanent resident status.
  • Is at least 25 years old.
  • Meets eligibility criteria to receive financial aid.
  • Is the major source of financial support for herself and/or her children, or needs retraining in order to achieve higher earnings or greater financial security.
  • Is graduating from (or graduated in the last 6 months from) Central Piedmont Community College.
  • Wants to continue her studies at Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, or the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • Is eager to work with a mentor during the course of a WINGS scholarship, and to talk openly with her about successes, problems and plans.  Active participation in the mentoring part of the scholarship is a condition of scholarship renewal.


Enroll in an Eight-Week Short Session Class, Courses Start March 19

Students seeking new sections of the college’s most high-demand courses, such as math, English, history, Spanish, psychology and more, need to look no further. The college has added additional 8-week course sections to its list of spring 2018 offerings in response to student demand. Classes begin as early as March 19.

For additional information on these sections or to register, please visit

Backyard Neighbors: Paintings by Ed Newman and Works from the Collection of Bill Gorelick

Backyard Neighbors: Paintings by Ed Newman and Works from the Collection of Bill Gorelick
Now-May 11

“Backyard Neighbors” is an exhibit among friends, neighbors actually for many years. One, a collector and half of the philanthropic pair behind the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont Community College, and the other, a retired radiologist who loves the challenge of watercolor painting. Their combined exhibition of art is colorful, sometimes whimsical, and inspired by memories of travels and life experiences.

Meet the artist/collector: March 28 at 2 p.m. in Levine II, First Floor, Gallery

watercolor painting





Image by Ed Newman
Watercolor, Untitled


Take Part in a Student Storytelling Event

What brought YOU to CPCC, or where are YOU going when you’re done? Students from many walks of life have interesting stories of how they came to CPCC, and they will go from here to make all kinds of impacts. Do you want to share your story in front of a live audience? All stories will be 4 to 6 minutes long, and the audience will vote for their favorite one. The winner will receive a prize. If you are interested in sharing your story of how you come to CPCC or where you are going, at this storytelling event, you can email Owen Sutkowski ( or drop by anytime between noon and 2 p.m., to an interest meeting on Friday, March 23, in Zeiss, Room 1108. Keep in mind, the actual student storytelling event is on Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Tate Hall, located in the Overcash Building on Central Campus.

NC STEM Alliance Workshop on March 8

people at table with balloons overheadAll CPCC students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Student Panel.” Join us as we welcome back former CPCC STEM Alliance students, who have transferred to universities such as UNC Charlotte, East Carolina, NC A&T and NC State. They will be here to answer questions you may have regarding the university of your choice and sharing some of their experiences to make the transfer process easier for you. This workshop will be held on March 8, 2018, from 4-5 p.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

Be Prepared: Attend an Upcoming Emergency/Active Shooter Preparedness Training Session

Students: we hope you’ll be able to attend one of our upcoming emergency/active shooter preparedness training sessions:






11 a.m.-noon


Cato III – Auditorium


2-3 p.m.




12:30-1:30 p.m.




noon – 1 p.m.




9 – 10 a.m.




noon:-1 p.m.


Cato III – Auditorium