Empowerment Summit

The Minority Male Mentoring Program at CPCC invites you to the first annual Empowerment Summit.  This year’s theme is “Conquering the Enemy.”  The summit is designed for high school and college students and will address a broad Minority Male Mentoringspectrum of topics ranging from identity, networking, leadership, activism and strategies for spiritual, personal and professional growth. This event will provide attendees practical recommendations for becoming leaders in their schools and communities. Students will participate in a series of interactive workshops on healthy lifestyles, leadership and self-awareness. The workshops are aimed at motivating young men to become responsible and caring citizens.

To register for this event, please click on the following link: http://3mpconqueringtheenemy.eventbrite.com.  Space is limited so register now!!!

Agenda at a Glance

8-8:30 a.m             Registration in Overcash Building

8:30-8:45 a.m       Welcome

8:45-9:15 a.m.       Opening Session, Harold Cogdell, County Commissioner in Tate Hall

9:30-10:15 a.m.          Workshop Sessions

•           Making Relationships work                                         OC216

•           Manhood:  Healing Cultural Wounds                        OC255

•           Quest for Respect: Struggling with Authority        OC256

•           Dress for Success                                                              Tate Hall

10:30-11:15 a.m.        Workshop Sessions

•           Shut up and Listen                                                            OC216

•           Reclaim yourself and realize your potential             OC217

•           Changing the face of Corporate America                   OC255

•           Globalize Yourself                                                             OC256

11:30-12:15 p.m.         Closing Session, Kenston J. Griffin, International Motivational speaker in Tate Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.          Lunch                                                  CH301

Any questions, please contact me at 3MP@cpcc.edu.

Emmanuel Jal to Visit CPCC on March 29

Come listen to Emmanuel Jal, author and activist, during this week’s inaugural Business & Accounting Week. Mr. Jal will lead a Global Issues Forum on “Youth as Global Change Makers” on Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the

Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal

Halton Theater. The event is free and open to the public. To read about Mr. Jal’s upcoming appearance at CPCC, please read this Charlotte Post article or Creative Loafing article. To learn more about Business & Accounting Week, please click here.

CPCC, Catawba College Partnership Allows CPCC Graduates to Earn Bachelor’s Degree

CPCC is excited to announce it has partnered with Catawba College’s School of Evening and Graduate Studies to create an evening degree program that will allow CPCC graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College on CPCC’s Central Campus.Catawba University

Beginning August 2012, CPCC graduates who have earned an associate of applied science degree in business, accounting, human resources management, international business or marketing will be eligible to enroll in this new program and earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Catawba College in just two years. This timeline is made possible by a joint articulation agreement that stipulates CPCC students can transfer up to 60 credit hours of their associate degree coursework into Catawba College’s bachelor’s degree program.

The program’s curriculum is both vigorous and challenging; therefore, it has been divided into one-month blocks, so students may digest and process the information more easily. To accommodate students’ busy schedules, each of the program’s classes will be offered on Monday and Thursday evenings (8 sessions) per month, and include one Saturday morning class per month as well.

The program has been designed to meet the needs of today’s working professional who is seeking to earn his/her bachelor’s degree “after hours.” In addition to the benefits mentioned above, students also will enjoy the program’s affordable tuition rates – financial assistance is available for qualified students – and the personal attention they will receive from Catawba College’s quality instructors.

To learn more about this joint partnership program or to register, please call 1.800.CATAWBA or visit www.catawba.edu/cpcc.

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President’s State of the Union Speech Recognizes CPCC

Here are links to some of the media coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, including his recognition of CPCC and our efforts to train dislocated workers such as Jackie Bray. Our strong partnerships with companies – including Siemens – further our efforts to become the national leader in workforce development.

Guest List for the First Lady’s Box at the State of the Union Address: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/24/guest-list-first-ladys-box-state-union-address

Join us on Facebook and Twitter to share your excitement as we celebrate this time in the national spotlight!



CPCC in the News

News 14

CPCC focuses on science, tech disciplines as new semester begins



Lake Norman Citizen

Studying the A-B-Cs of ABB’s high-tech plant




New program for high school students to attend college for free



Charlotte Observer

Student Success Story


CPCC News Releases

For more information about these and other CPCC news releases, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/news.

  • 1/2: Charlotte Concerts presents the Salzburg Chamber Soloists January 27
  • 1/4: Business leaders: discover qualified employees, register for CPCC’s 2012 Career Fair
  • 1/5: Energy Leadership Awards to honor CPCC’s Jay Potter on January 25
  • 1/6: CPCC’s spring semester begins January 9
  • 1/9: CPCC’s Institute for Entrepreneurship to offer two, free seminars the week of January 30