Blood Drive on September 11

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, all CPCC faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) Blood Drive from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Overcash Driveway. CBCC, a local non-profit, is the bloodCommunity Blood Centersupplier to our local hospitals. In Charlotte, cancer, cardiac and transplant patients are the primary recipients of blood products. CBCC provides on average of about 400 pints of blood to our local hospitals per day.

For every pint that is collected at the CPCC September 11 drive, CBCC will make a financial donation to Classroom Central. Classroom Central provides school supplies to needy children within the Charlotte area.  Everyone who participates in the September 11 blood drive at CPCC will receive a free T-shirt.

To sign up to donate, simply log onto, click on donate and enter sponsor code: CPCC or contact Mary Mozingo. Donors must be at least 16 years of age , weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. Please remember to eat a good breakfast and to drink plenty of water before donating.

Barnes & Noble at CPCC Formal Grand Opening Event Sept. 10

Set aside September 10 for the formal grand opening of the newly renovated Barnes and Noble College Bookstore at CPCC.  Located on Central Campus, in the Hall Building at the corner of Elizabeth and Charlottetowne Avenues, the

CPCC Bookstore

CPCC Central Campus Bookstore

bookstore is convenient for students and faculty. Between 2 and 3 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held. Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC; Dr. Kathy Drumm, executive vice president of CPCC; and Brian Stark, vice president of stores with Barnes and Noble College; will give remarks.

Punch, cake and cookies will be available to patrons as they explore the new store and enjoy its many customer-centric features including its new “Recharge-U” area. Recharge-U consists of open air coolers filled with sandwiches, yogurt and desserts; a coffee bar; microwave-ready, “heat and go” meals; and café style seating.
During the grand opening, enjoy live music by CPCC’s own singer, songwriter and actor Matt Carlson and receive free give-aways while supplies last. Attendees can also register to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card!
As always, the college bookstore continues to offer textbooks, school supplies, clothing and emblematic gifts for students’ many college needs. Come and see all of the new things we have!

CPCC to be Closed Sept. 1 – 7, 2012

REMINDER: CPCC will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1 through Friday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday and the Democratic National Convention. All six CPCC campuses will be closed during this time.

Again, all campuses will be closed from Sept. 1-7. This means that all buildings, facilities and parking lots are inaccessible to the public (including employees & students). You will not be able to park at or enter any campus during this time.

For classes on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, students should use student parking decks instead of surface parking lots for those two weekend days.

Supporting the Arts Just Got Easier

Thanks to Power2Give, supporting CPCC Arts programs just got easier.  Throughout the year, special CPCC arts programs in need of additional funding will be featured on  You can see where the funding is needed, what

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

the goal is, and watch as your donation helps achieve that goal.  Check it out by clicking on the links below to see how you can support the CPCC Music Department’s Bechtler Ensemble Series or help with costumes and sets for the CPCC Opera production of “La Traviata.”  You now have the power to give!

DNC Volunteer Opportunities

The DNCC has just surpassed their goal for their volunteers with the Boiler Room. However, they still have additional opportunities available as a driver or with the Stadium team. Short descriptions of both are below.

The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention


Bank of America Stadium expects over 72,000 people to come on September 6, 2012, to watch President Obama and Vice President Biden deliver their nomination acceptance speeches. In order to manage such a massive crowd, the Stadium Operations people needs approximately 4,000 volunteers.  They are still in need of a couple hundred more volunteers to help with various positions.  If you are interested please email

Dedicated Driver – will be provided with a Motor Pool vehicle (sedan, mini-van, or SUV) to pick up a Convention VIP guest from the airport and drive through the city during their entire stay (schedule varies per guest, will be determined upon guest’s arrival).

Non-Dedicated  – will be provided with a Motor Pool vehicle to pick-up and drive guests on ad hoc assignments throughout Convention week (between September 1 and September 8). Work in eight-hour shifts.


•             MUST be 25 years of age

•             MUST be available multiple consecutive days between September 1 and September 8

•             Subject to a background check

For more information please email Penny Moore at

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. 11, Anderson University and

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

UNC Asheville will be at the Central Campus. Devry will be at the Levine Campus. 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 Central Campus Parking on Saturday, Aug. 25

CPCC Central Campus students, tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 25, 2012), races and weekend events near the campus may impact traffic patterns from 7:30 -11 a.m. Traffic may be blocked along Charlottetowne Avenue and also along Torrence Street near student parking deck 2. Student are encouraged to park in student parking deck 1 or 3. For more college parking information, please visit

NCCCS Bestows Grant to CPCC’s MAN UP Program

The North Carolina Community College System has granted CPCC’s Minority Male Mentoring Program (MAN UP) a $20,500 grant. The monies will be used to:

  • employ a part-time academic advisor who will advise students with career direction and course selection.
  • provide students with education and professional developmental materials and supplies.
  • fund speaker fees for monthly meetings.
  • cover bus fees associated with traveling to two- and four- year universities for college tours.

To learn more about CPCC’s MAN UP program, please visit


Spectrum Club Meetings

Spectrum, a club for LGBTQ students and their friends and allies, has chosen meeting times for the Fall 2012 semester. All meetings are from noon-1 p.m. Locations will be posted on the club’s Facebook page. Meetings are alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Thursday, Aug. 30; Wednesday, Sept. 12; Thursday, Sept. 20; Wednesday, Sept. 26; Thursday, Oct. 4;

Wednesday, Oct. 10; Thursday, Oct. 18; Wednesday, Oct. 24; Thursday, Nov. 1; Wednesday, Nov. 7;

Thursday, Nov. 15; Wednesday, Nov. 28

All students are welcome to participate. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meetings.

For more information, send an email to or Join us on Facebook at

Get Connected!

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – R. Collier.Student Life

The path to success at CPCC begins with getting connected. During the next two weeks, you have an opportunity to start building a foundation of support by attending a Student Resources Day (SRD) on your campus. For more information about this event, please read the Student Life blog.

CPCC to Offer Shorter, Fall Semester Sessions to Students

Because Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is committed to being an accessible education option that meets the needs of local residents, it will offer multiple short sessions this fall, giving students another way to earn full academic credit.

The College will add almost 370 classes to its already impressive list of curriculum classes. By doing this, CPCC will make more than 4,000 seats available to any student seeking a college degree or certificate.

“We enroll a number of non-traditional students – individuals who hold full-time jobs, while juggling family and school responsibilities,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC. “Our new short sessions will not only help this student population, but also the many Charlotte residents who want to take those first steps toward achieving their academic goals before the end of the year.”

CPCC is offering 12-week, eight-week and four-week class sessions this fall. The beginning of each session varies – some sessions start as early as the second week of September, while others begin as late as the last week in October.

The College’s short sessions will focus on those classes that are typically in highest demand at CPCC and tend to fill quickly; these include reading, math, English, nursing, and communications courses among others.

Interested individuals may still apply for financial aid, take any necessary placement tests, attend orientation and register for these classes. To learn how to get started, please call 704.330.6006 or for instructions on how to search and register for short session classes, go to

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, Aug. 28, Fort Hays State Virtual

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

College will be at both the Levine and Central Campuses. Catawba will be at the Levine Campus and Shaw will be at the Central Campus. 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

An Important Reminder to CPCC Financial Aid Recipients

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

This is an urgent reminder from the Financial Aid office at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Friday (8/17/12) is the last day for financial aid recipients to purchase approved books, bus passes and supplies in the CPCC Barnes & Noble bookstore.  Please do not miss your opportunity to purchase items that will support your success in the classroom. We hope your fall semester is off to a productive start, and thank you for choosing CPCC.