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.

Levine Campus Receives Award from CBCC

CPCC’s Levine Campus has been awarded the College of the Year Award (2nd time) for having harvested more blood than any other college or university in North and South Carolina for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC). The Community Blood CenterCommunity Blood Center of the Carolinas is an independent, locally-managed, non-profit community blood center. They are the primary blood supplier to the region’s patients and hospitals. Click here to read more about Student Life’s contribution to CBCC’s mission and how this partnership is impacting our local community.

Jazz x 3

You have three opportunities this week to sample the Jazz Department’s spring concerts:
Tuesday, April 10: Jazz Vocal
Wednesday, April 11: Jazz Improv
Thursday, April 12: Big Band concert
All concerts are in the Bryant Recital Hall, Rm. 101 Sloan, at 12:30 p.m.

Scholastic Book Sale Part of Sensoria Literary Book Sale

If you have kids, grandkids or simply know kids who love books, you’ll want to mark Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 on your calendars.  From 9 a.m. – noon on April 18, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 19, in the Overcash Lobby,  a Scholastic Book FairScholastic Book Sale will take place as part of this year’s Sensoria Literary Book Sale. Supported by CPCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, proceeds from this sale will be allocated to purchasing books for A Child’s Place, a program to support homeless children. Please plan to stop by the Overcash Lobby and help support this great cause. For more information about A Child’s Place, visit www.achildsplace.org.


Happy Counseling Awareness Month!

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

Q: How do I know when I should speak with a counselor?

Many people only consider counseling support when they’re in the middle of a crisis.  While we are certainly here to help students overcome the intense stress of difficult times, seeking counseling in times of lower stress is recommended, too.  When you learn coping skills to deal with troubling thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, you can prevent some crises from ever occurring – or at least lessen the impact when they do.  Think of it this way: You do not have to wait until you have a heart attack before you see a doctor about a heart condition. Similarly, by seeking counseling services at the first sign of a problem, you may be able to avoid more serious distress.

Additionally, counseling is not always about “fixing” something that’s not working. It is also a helpful way to enhance your life by building on your strengths. So, are there are any changes you would like to make personally or in school or work or in your relationships?  Then you’re encouraged to contact a counselor and explore new approaches to help you reach your goals.

Learn more information by visiting: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling/pcap.

Library Fines

The library is blocking your ability to register, received transcripts, or graduate if you owe library fines of $50 or more. Currently, the library is only able to accept payments in cash or check. If you have any questions about your current status with the library, please call us at 704.330.6885.

Transfer Tuesday

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 17, Pfeiffer and Gardner

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)


Webb will be at the Central Campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. Johnson C. SmithNewberry and UNC Charlotte 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.

Drug-Free College Website

The Drug-Free College website is intended to provide information to the College community about the College’s Drug-Free College policies, drug and alcohol abuse, counseling and resources, addiction and recovery, and legal consequences of drug Drug-Free Websiteand alcohol abuse. The site can be a useful resource for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use.

Please visit the website at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/drug-free-campus. Check the site soon for upcoming substance abuse awareness events.

Harold Cogdell Jr., will be CPCC Graduation Speaker

Harold Cogdell Jr., Charlotte attorney and chair of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, will serve as Central Piedmont Community College’s 2012 graduation speaker.

Harold Cogdell Jr.

Harold Cogdell Jr.

CPCC’s 2012 graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., on May 10, at the Bojangles Coliseum, on East Independence Boulevard. The College anticipates as many as 1,000 students to graduate in May, with approximately 700 participating in the ceremony.

Cogdell is serving his second term as an at-large Mecklenburg County Commissioner and his first as chair. He serves on the commission’s Criminal Justice, Health and Community Support Services committees. He served on the Charlotte City Council from 2001-2003, participating on the Budget, Public Safety and Restructuring Government committees.

“We are honored to have Chairman Cogdell as our 2012 graduation speaker,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. “Harold is a community leader, having served Charlotte and Mecklenburg County for 20 years. Our graduates and their families will be interested to hear what Harold has to say about leadership, service and community involvement.”

CPCC’s graduation ceremony is open to family and friends. Tickets are not required, and parking is free.