Drop “CP” and “CPCC” to use “Central Piedmont” or “Central Piedmont Community College”

Following the college’s rebrand in April 2019, the college adopted a new naming convention: “Central Piedmont Community College” on first reference, and “Central Piedmont” on second reference.

The college discourages the use of “CPCC” or “CP” in all of its written communication. In addition, when you’re speaking about the college with others, both at the college and in public, please keep the above guidelines in mind. We are proudly “Central Piedmont Community College” or “Central Piedmont.”

Thank you so much for being a brand ambassador for us as we strive to tell our story clearly and concisely to everyone in Mecklenburg County and beyond.

Community Partners Help Package Food For Residents

Central Piedmont Community College’s hospitality education program partnered with Sysco Foods and the Piedmont Culinary Guild on March 25 to package and deliver 500 boxes of food to local restaurant employees who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sysco Foods donated 250 cases of food to the community outreach project. The cases consisted of frozen chicken, produce, fresh fruits and vegetables, and dairy products, such as milk and butter.

Representatives from Central Piedmont, Sysco Foods, and the Piedmont Culinary Guild were on site at Central Piedmont’s Culinary Arts Center to receive the cases of food, sort and package the individual boxes, and deliver them to 25–30 restaurants located in Mecklenburg County and beyond.

Each box included three to four major food group items, providing local restaurant workers with a nutritious meal for their family during this unprecedented time. Restaurants needing employee assistance signed up to participate in the community outreach project online through the Piedmont Culinary Guild’s website.

Thanks are extended to Central Piedmont’s Richard Kugelmann, division director of the college’s hospitality education division; Ross Howard, director of business resources and marketing for Sysco Foods; and Kris Reid, co-founder of the Piedmont Culinary Guild for spearheading the initiative.

View WSOC-TV’s coverage of the community outreach project.

Central Piedmont, UNC Charlotte Launch 49er Next Program

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UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont introduced 49erNext, a new co-admission transfer program for students in North Carolina during a special event on Oct. 3 in the UNC Charlotte Center City Building. The program provides a seamless pathway for students who wish to start a degree program at Central Piedmont and complete their education at UNC Charlotte.

During the event, Peggy and Bob Culbertson of Charlotte announced they were committing $1 million to Central Piedmont to provide scholarships for financially needy students. The college will use a significant portion of the gift to establish the Peggy and Bob Culbertson 49erNext Scholarship Program to assist students in the newly created program. The Culbertson gift also will fund scholarships for Central Piedmont students pursuing career-focused technical degrees and preparing to enter the workforce.

Learn more about 49er Next.

To read more, visit cpcc.edu.

Central Piedmont Dental Hygiene Program Yearbooks Digitized

Central Piedmont Archives works to preserve and provide access to the history of our institution. Together with the NC Digital Heritage Center, the latest batch of yearbooks from Mecklenburg College and the Central Piedmont Dental Hygiene Program have been uploaded to their website.

For more information on Central Piedmont archives, please contact Erin Allsop at erin.allsop@cpcc.edu.

Central Piedmont – CATS Partnership Survey

Central Piedmont is exploring the possibility of a partnership with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The results of this survey will help the college determine the need and feasibility of a partnership with CATS that may benefit students. Thank you for completing and submitting this survey by Feb. 4!

Make sure you hit “Submit” and provide your name and email at the end to be eligible for a chance to win one of five CATS WEEKLY PASSES.

Link to the survey is below. (If clicking on the link does not work, please copy and paste the link into your online browser.)