CPCC in the News

CPCC’s Sensoria celebration continues to generate news in the local media outlets. Read these most recent stories by clicking on the links below:Sensoria 2012

WFAE’s Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Observer

Creative Loafing

This is a interview with Author Russell Goings who has a personal collection of Romare Bearden artwork. Many of those incredible pieces are currently on display now through April 30 in Pease Gallery on Central Campus

CPCC Dance Theatre article in the Charlotte Observer

CPCC Partners with German Chamber

CPCC signed an articulation agreement on April 17 with IHK-Karlsruhe, a German regional chamber of industry and commerce, making CPCC the first U.S. community college to offer IHK-certified job-training programs. Starting in August,

Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele (left) and Dr. Tony Zeiss

Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele (left) and Dr. Tony Zeiss

CPCC students will be able to earn IHK-endorsed certificates in five programs, making them more attractive to German companies in the Charlotte region.

To read more about this exciting new partnership, please click here.
To read the local media coverage, please click on any of the links below.
Charlotte Business Journal (Ken Elkins) http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2012/04/17/central-piedmont-community-college-to.html
Charlotte Observer (Eli Portillo)
WBTV (Melissa Hankins)
WCNC (Rad Berkey)
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Music Events

  • Meet the Canadian Brass (and ask them anything!) on Friday, April 20, at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash.  This informance is free and open to the public.

    Canadian Brass

    Canadian Brass

  • Classical guitarist and fingerstyle champion, Michael Chapdelaine, will present a recital on Monday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. in the Bryant Recital Hall, Rm. 101 SL.  Free admission.




It’s a Great Time to be a Pharmacy Technician

A career in pharmacy gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing fields in health care. Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to help ensure that patients have the medications they need. A pharmacy Pharmacy Techniciantechnician works closely with pharmacists in hospitals, drug and grocery stores, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute medicines to patients.

Pharmacy Technology AAS degree Program at a glance:

  • Program details: prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.
  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Program length: five semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester
  • Method of Instruction: Classroom/online instruction and hands-on, practical experience


Interested? More information is available on the program website: http://www.cpcc.edu/nursing_human_services/pharmacy-technician-program-a45580 and from the program director via email (donna.hortonbowrey@cpcc.edu) or by calling 704.330.6432.

Happy Counseling Awareness Month!

April is Counseling Awareness Month. In recognition, Counseling Services will be responding to questions about counseling.

Q: How would talking with a Counselor help me do better in school?

A: Counseling can be a personally enriching experience that improves all areas of your life, including your education. You are more than a student. For example, you might also be an employee, a spouse, a parent, a best friend, or the child of an aging parent – and all these roles compete for the time you want to dedicate to education. This balancing act we all perform can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. However, most people will also experience times when it feels overwhelming and stressful.

Confiding in friends and family can be helpful, but it’s sometimes beneficial to speak with someone who is unbiased and unrelated to the people in your life. Talking with a trained counselor provides a safe place to find a fresh perspective and regain your balance, and it equips you with tools to handle similar situations in the future.

Some benefits of seeing a counselor include:

  • Academic Tools – Discover ways to manage test anxiety, better handle your time commitments, and find the motivation you need to reach your academic goals.
  • Improved relationships – Your relationship with your trained counselor can provide a safe place to learn from the circumstances of your other relationships.
  • Better Physical Health – Reduce the chance of stress-related illness, such as high blood pressure.
  • Increased self-awareness – Learn how to recognize your emotional patterns and build upon your strengths in order to achieve your personal and academic goals.
  • Education and support – Incorporate effective means to handle stress and conflict in your daily life.
  • Accountability – Safely evaluate the life changes you have made to see if they are working.

Learn more at: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling/pcap.

Central Campus Spring Festival Moves to Thursday

CPCC International Spring Fest

CPCC International Spring FestCPCC’s International Spring Fest will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in its NEW location, the Overcash front lawn.

The weather continues to look like a certain wash-out Wednesday, so CPCC has decided to move Springfest to Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the Overcash lawn. While the date has changed, the event will still boast the same features and schedule of events.

International countries will have tents with displays, flags, traditional dress and information about their country. Campus clubs and organizations will also be giving out information and selling various items so remember to bring your cash!

There will also be live entertainment!

  • The Silvertones Steel Drum band, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Yasmine and Magic Hips (Belly dancing), noon – 1 p.m.
  • Polynesian hula dancing and fire/knife display, 1:15 – 2 p.m.

Basketball and sumo-wrestling inflatables will also be available for fun!

Student Government Association candidate speeches will take place at 1 p.m. Online voting at the SGA tent will be available.

For more information visit http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life or contact Student Life at 704.330.6584

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

SGA Elections this week!

Student Government AssociationStudents, cast your vote for the 2012-2013 SGA Executive Committee. These students will work to represent you as student advocates, they work jointly with Student Life in spending student activity fee dollars, and they work to support CPCC student organizations. Candidate information can be found online, and voting takes place online through the Student Life website April 16-22. Only currently enrolled curriculum students are eligible to vote.

Transfer Tuesday

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, April 24, Gardner WebbKaplan

and The University of Alabama will be at the Central Campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. UNC Greensboro and Queens 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 www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at trc@cpcc.edu.

Sensoria in a Snap! Photo Contest

Sensoria in a Snap!

Sensoria in a Snap!

Do you plan on attending any of this year’s Sensoria events? If so, snap a few photos while you’re there and participate in the “Sensoria in a Snap” photo contest. We want to see all angles of this unique celebration of the arts, so feel free to take pictures at any event that you’re interested in. (Certain events are photo prohibited.) All photos will be judged and the winner will receive a FREE dinner for four to CPCC’s Greenway Restaurant!

Contest Rules

  1. Take photos at any 2012 “Sensoria, a Celebration of the Arts” event.
  2. “Like” the CPCC Arts page on Facebook and upload your favorite photos.
  3. ALL photos must be submitted by April 24, 2012.
Check the CPCC Arts Facebook page on April 26 for the winner.
Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

CPCC Announces Two New Job Appointments

Dr. Kevin McCarthy

Dr. Kevin McCarthy

Dr. Kevin McCarthy

CPCC has named Kevin McCarthy vice president for institutional advancement. McCarthy has served CPCC for seven years as the College’s chief advancement officer, leading the CPCC Foundation. He has worked in higher education fund raising for 25 years, serving both public and private institutions.

“I’m honored and humbled to assume this position and to be of service to the College and our students,” McCarthy said. “I look forward to working with Dr. Zeiss and our college and foundation leaders in meeting our campaign goal of $30 million. This is a great opportunity to tell CPCC’s story and build on our generous external support.”

For more information about CPCC’s 50th anniversary “Legacy & Promise” campaign, see http://cpccfoundation.com/50th-anniversary/.

Janet Malkemes

Janet Malkemes

Janet Malkemes

CPCC has chosen Janet Malkemes to lead its Cato Campus and Professional Careers Division.

Malkemes has served CPCC since 2009 as associate dean of Corporate and Continuing Education, co-leader of the College’s Displaced Worker’s Task Force, and most recently as interim dean, Cato Campus and Profession Careers Division. The College’s Professional Careers programs include Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, Interpreter Education and American Sign Language, Office Administration and Paralegal Technology.

“We are delighted to have Janet Malkemes leading the Cato Campus and Professional Careers programs,” said Richard Zollinger, CPCC vice president for learning. “Janet’s experience as an educator, attorney, finance professional and diplomat makes her uniquely qualified to guide our rapidly-growing Professional Careers Division and important Cato Campus. She will play a key role in CPCC’s efforts to serve our students and the community.”

Two Cato Middle College High School Students Receive Honors

Two Cato Middle College High School students have been named winners of Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

They are among about 800 national winners of the awards, given to top African American high school seniors. The awards total more than $2 million and are financed by grants from 29 corporate and professional organizations.

This year’s Achievement Scholarship winners included Kamaria Hardy (computer science) and Jordan McClenic (pharmacy). Please join us in congratulating each of them on earning this recognition.

To read the complete Charlotte Observer article, please click here.

2012-2013 Scholarship Application Process Has Begun!

The Financial Aid Office is proud to announce the start of the 2012-13 scholarship application period. Students interested in being considered for scholarship consideration for the 2012-13 academic year are now able to complete either the online CPCC General Scholarship and Levine Scholarship applications for submission and consideration for the upcoming 2012-13 academic year. The CPCC General Scholarship and Levine Scholarship applications can be accessed via the following links:

Levine Scholarship Information: http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships/levine-scholarship-program

Levine Scholarship Application: http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc/financial_aid/assistance/scholarships/4370_levine_scholar-app.pdf

Online CPCC General Scholarship: http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc/financial_aid/fyi/forms/online-application-form

World Parade and Festival

CPCC’s Global Learning Office invites you to attend The World Parade & Festival to be held at Independence Park on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This CPCC-sponsored event is free and is aimed at celebrating the diversity of our Charlotte World Parade & Festivalcity’s cultures. This unique festival will feature folkloric costumes, a salute to flags of the world, educational activities, a geography contest, a World Bazaar and much more. For more information, please click here, call 704.246.7619 or visitwww.worldparadefestival.org. For information on how to volunteer, please contact Nadine Russell at ext. 6167 or email Nadine.Russell@cpcc.edu.