2020 Alumni Awards – Now Accepting Nominations!

Do you know a Central Piedmont Community College graduate who is making a tremendous difference in the community?

Nominations are currently being sought for the 2020 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award and the 2020 Young Alumni Award of Excellence. These awards recognize Central Piedmont graduates who have significantly benefited from their experiences at Central Piedmont and whose efforts have helped the community.

Nominations are being sought for individuals who have:

  • Demonstrated community/professional involvement, social responsibility and impact.
  • Acquired scholastic and learning skills that have led to continued personal and educational growth.
  • Improved his or her economic status and social capital as a result of attending Central Piedmont Community College.
  • Invested in the lives of others and is seen as a role model.
  • Graduated within the last 10 years (Young Alumni Award of Excellence only).

Click to nominate an outstanding Central Piedmont alumnus by Feb. 28, 2020, at 6 p.m.

CPCC Turfgrass Grads Help Prep the Panthers’ Field

CPCC Turfgrass graduates (below), were part of the team responsible for ensuring Bank of America’s field was ready for the NFC Championship game between the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals on Jan. 24. The grounds crew’s hard work paid off; the Panthers won the game and are now heading to Super Bowl 50! Congrats to our grads!

Turfgrass grads

CPCC Turfgrass grads following the Panthers' win over the Cardinals in the NFC Championship game in Bank of America Stadium.

Charlotte Observer Article: A Life Saved by a Bond, and Fashion

LeMond Hart ushers you into his tiny vintage men’s clothing shop, tucked into NoDa’s Area 15. He rushes behind the coffee bar and offers you a Café LeMond coffee confection, with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

Racks of men’s clothes perch all about the place – pants and jackets, shirts and vests – and glass cases with lapel pins, cufflinks, shoes and belt buckles dot the shop. Little tables and chairs cluster near the coffee bar, old framed photos and eclectic art line the brightly colored walls, and on a bench snoozes an orange tabby named Garfield.

Even for the most unobservant shopper, it would be impossible not to feel that there’s a story within this space.

And so you ask. How did all this come about?

Hart pauses, adjusting his barista apron.

“It all began,” he says, “with a teacher named Larry Victor Lane.”

Read the complete Charlotte Observer article here.