Barnes and Noble Habitat for Humanity/Facebook Fundraiser

CPCC Cato Middle College Student and Barnes and Noble Bookstore employee, Sierra Easter, attended an information table at the recent Cato Campus Student Resource Day on Sept. 13.

During a very busy morning, Sierra provided information about the bookstore’s products, the new Nook tablet reader, the bncollege bookstore website and the current Barnes and Noble Habitat for Humanity/Facebook fundraiser. Barnes and Nobles is donating $1 to the program each time a student clicks the “like” and then the “Share” button under the “Habitat for Humanity” post on the Central Community College (CPCC) Bookstore Facebook page, up to the goal of $25,000.Here is how to obtain the donation:
a. Go to the Central Community College (CPCC) Bookstore facebook page
b. Click the “like” button
c. Scroll down to the Habitat for Humanity Post
d. Click on the “Share” button
e. Click on “Share Link” button

What is SGA?

The CPCC Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization run by students to represent fellow students, while also supporting the mission of the College and the Office of Student Life. The purpose of the SGA is to:SGA

  • advocate for the student body by conveying the opinions, ideas, wishes and needs of the students to the administration, faculty and staff.
  • enhance student life on campus through social, cultural and educational activities.
  • provide support to student organizations.

Please visit the Student Life blog for a message from the SGA President and to learn more about the upcoming General Assembly meeting.


New Look and New Resources!

The library’s homepage has a new look.  Swing by to check it out!  And while you’re there, have a look at a few of our newest resources:

Find It! at CPCC Libraries

Find It! at CPCC Libraries is a new library discovery tool that enables you to search and find materials in the library catalog and many of the databases at the same time. Find It! at CPCC Libraries is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service.


EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers. CPCC Libraries’ premium subscription provides access to works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center features authori­tative, comprehensive content on careers and jobs. Ferguson’s is broken down into three main sections: Job and Industry Profiles, Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills, and Career and Industry Resources. It also includes profiles of over 4,000 undergraduate schools, as well as a career interest assessment.

Please feel free to contact Doug Short with any questions or feedback about these resources.

What is Co-Op and why is it important?

What is Cooperative Education and why is it important to participate in a Co-op Experience?co-op-education

Cooperative Education is an academic class, commonly called Co-op, that blends classroom learning with practical work experience. Instead of attending class in a traditional classroom, students gain academic credit while working with an employer in a position directly related to their field of study. Co-op is similar to an internship.

Co-op if offered in 43 programs of study which can be paid or an unpaid experience. Students are required to work a certain amount of hours per semester to obtain the credit.

Why is registering for the Co-Op class important?

In today’s dynamic workforce, employers are continuously searching for individuals who have previous industry experience. Co-op provides students with that experience.

The benefits of participating in Co-op are:

  • To gain industry specific experience
  • Potentially be considered for employment opportunities with the Co-op employer
  • Begin to build a network of industry professionals
  • Add the relevant experience to your resume
  • Begin to develop professional references for next employment opportunity

For additional information or questions about Co-op, please contact 704.330.6217 or visit


Transfer Tuesday

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, Sept. 25, Johnson C. SmithUNC

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Charlotte and UNC Greensboro will be at the Central campus. Fort Hays State Virtual College  will be at both the Levine and Central Campuses.  For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, visit our website at You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at

CPCC Students Attend Congressional Black Caucus Institute Summit

CPCC students had a week off from classes from September 1 – 7 due to the Democratic National Convention, but some of our students decided to take advantage of the some of the opportunities to be a part of the Democratic National Convention.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, eight students from the MAN UP and Communities In College programs  (Timothy Graham, Sambou Kamissoko, Dazhanea Hurst, Cierra Grier, Kenneth Trewin, Carlos Gladden, Abram Miller, and Brice Agboglo) along with three CPCC staff members, attended the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s interactive summit “Ufuture – A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers,” held at Johnson C. Smith University.  CPCC was the only community college represented among the other 18 four-year colleges and universities.

This interactive summit was hosted by acclaimed actors Alfre Woodard, Hill Harper and Nicole Ari Parker and included local and national elected officials, White House officials, educators and business leaders. The summit was designed as a forum to allow students a chance to interact with congressional members, local and regional leaders, and White House officials.


Verifying Your Contact Information

Help us keep you informed! Should CPCC need to reach you in an emergency or to communicate with you about your academic or financial status, it’s important that we have your most up-to-date contact information. Beginning Sept. 17,Emergency we will periodically ask you to verify your address, phone numbers(s), personal email address and emergency contact details when you click on “Register for Sections” or “Register and Drop Sections” in MyCollege.

Apply Now for the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship!

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at CPCC.  It is made possible through library fundraising projects.  The deadline for submitting an application for the spring semester 2013 scholarship is Oct. 31.

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

·         be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved degree program leading to a two-year degree.

·         have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters.

·         have a cumulative CPCC GPA of 2.5 or higher. A copy of current transcript must be submitted with application.

·         submit a completed application with supporting documents.

·         write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far.

·         submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit

Submit Your Application for the 2012 Prize for Innovation

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University is thrilled to announce its third annual Prize for Innovation for high school and college students in North Carolina. They are once again looking forward to engaging N.C. state’s young people in issues that matter most to North Carolina’s future.

Through the Prize, IEI hopes to mobilize the brightest student minds across the state in the service of their fellow citizens, and continue North Carolina’s tradition of creativity and innovation. The third annual Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation challenges students across the state to unleash their creativity and work collaboratively to come up with an innovative product or tool that will benefit their communities! This year’s prize competition will have two age categories for interested student teams — high school and college. Finalist teams in each age group will receive $1,000. For the most innovative and viable product idea in each age group, IEI will award $5,000 to go toward product development. The winning teams will also receive one consultation with Louis Foreman, founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, an integrated product design and engineering firm, and CEO of Edison Nation.

Applications are due November 16, finalists will be announced December 3, and a public vote in February will determine the winners. The two winning teams – one from each age category– will be announced at IEI’s 28th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, February 11-12, 2013.

To learn more, including how to apply, contact or call 919.515.7741.

Transfer Tuesday

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, Sept. 18, Winston Salem and

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Johnson and Wales will be at the Central Campus. UNC Charlotte and Queens will be at the Levine Campus. In the evening, University of Phoenix will be at Central Campus while Wingate (Adult) will be at Levine.  For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, visit our website at You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at

September 11: Remember, Honor, Reunite

“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.” 

Visit the Student Life blog to learn more about this week’s campus activities commemorating 9/11. Join us in observing 9/11 as a day of good deeds, when we pay tribute together by promoting unity, compassion and peace.

Project Vote!

Please join Student Life and Service-Learning on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for Project Vote! This event encourages all of CPCC to become more educated about the political process, to learn the issues to be a more informed voter, and to Voteunderstand the right to vote on election day! Local community groups, political parties, non-profit organizations and other groups will be present to talk with students about their candidate, party or issue. Students can also register to vote at this event! There will also be a tent, DJ, and free pizza to those who participate! Project Vote will take place on the front lawn of Overcash on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, please visit our website at

Temporary Loss of Access to the NC LIVE Website and NC LIVE Resources on Sept. 4

NC LIVE staff will perform overnight website and server maintenance early on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, between midnight and 1 a.m.

Remote users may temporarily lose access to the NC LIVE website and NC LIVE resources during this time. We expect to have all services running normally by 1 a.m., September 4.

Patrons who attempt to login remotely while maintenance is being performed will see an error message. Those patrons will need to clear their web browser’s cache, close the browser, and try again following the completion of the maintenance.

We’ll post any information and updates throughout the process in our Library Staff blog:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your patience while we work to improve NC LIVE web services. Please notify the NC LIVE Help Desk if you have any questions.

Attend the 2012 Green Gala

The U.S. Green Building Council – Charlotte  invites you to attend its 2012 Green Gala and Silent Auction on October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, N.C. The event is being held in conjunction with the 5th annual Sustainable Business Awards which will celebrate sustainable growth throughout the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Laura Turner Seydel, a national environmental advocate and eco-living expert who is dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for the next generation.
Ticket information and the evening’s agenda may be viewed at Interested individuals are encouraged to register early – the organization is offering an early bird rate of $25 off to any person who registers before Sept. 15, and a special student rate of $60 to any student who registers before September 14. Reserve your seat today!