Two Central Piedmont Students Named 2019 American Society of Echocardiography Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award Recipients

Central Piedmont is proud to announce that cardiovascular technology students Lindsay Hammond of Charlotte, N.C., and Bradford Smith of Matthews, N.C., have received the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award.

Lindsay Hammond

Lindsay Hammond

The award recognizes students who exhibit a passion for the discipline of echocardiography and demonstrate leadership abilities. To be nominated, students must be a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, attend a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), and be enrolled in a cardiac or echocardiography ultrasound program.

Hammond and Smith met the award’s criteria and scored high marks in its student nominee requirements section, which included nomination information from the program director, letters of support, personal accomplishments, and academic records.

“This prestigious award is a wonderful acknowledgement of our student’s work and the commitment of our cardiovascular technology program,” said Maureen Bumba, dean for health profession and human services at Central Piedmont.

Bradford Smith

Bradford Smith

As 2019 Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award recipients, Hammond and Smith will:

  • each receive $1,000 to help pay for their program tuition expenses
  • receive a complimentary registration to the ASE’s 30th annual Scientific Sessions, being held June 21-26 in Portland, Oregon
  • be recognized for their accomplishment at the ASE Awards Presentation on June 22, in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and on the ASE’s website

To learn more about the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship Award, visit For details on Central Piedmont’s cardiovascular technology program, go to

You Can Save a Life! Project Life Comes to CPCC in February!

Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers.  Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured?  Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with these

Project Life

Project Life

deadly diseases.

CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization.  This winter, we intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry.  If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe, and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases.  Our goal is to recruit 300 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.  All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample.  It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary.  Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.

CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative.  The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Human Services Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physical Therapy Assisting Program are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.

CPCC will conduct two Project Life drives to recruit bone marrow donors:  February 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Overcash Lobby; and February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levine Campus 2nd Floor Foyer.  The process is simple, painless and free, requiring only a cheek swab.  No blood or other tissue collection is necessary to participate and be listed in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

CPCC Academic Programs Earn 100 Pass Rate on National Certification Exams

Congratulations to the following CPCC programs – and their recent graduates – for earning 100-percent pass rates on their respective certification exams:
These national certifications are considered among the highest credentials in the nation’s healthcare system and are widely recognized by today’s employers.
To learn more about CPCC’s certificate and/or two-year associate degree programs in these academic areas, click the program area links above.