CPCC Students Attend Congressional Black Caucus Institute Summit

CPCC students had a week off from classes from September 1 – 7 due to the Democratic National Convention, but some of our students decided to take advantage of the some of the opportunities to be a part of the Democratic National Convention.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, eight students from the MAN UP and Communities In College programs  (Timothy Graham, Sambou Kamissoko, Dazhanea Hurst, Cierra Grier, Kenneth Trewin, Carlos Gladden, Abram Miller, and Brice Agboglo) along with three CPCC staff members, attended the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s interactive summit “Ufuture – A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers,” held at Johnson C. Smith University.  CPCC was the only community college represented among the other 18 four-year colleges and universities.

This interactive summit was hosted by acclaimed actors Alfre Woodard, Hill Harper and Nicole Ari Parker and included local and national elected officials, White House officials, educators and business leaders. The summit was designed as a forum to allow students a chance to interact with congressional members, local and regional leaders, and White House officials.


CPCC to be Closed Sept. 1 – 7, 2012

REMINDER: CPCC will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1 through Friday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday and the Democratic National Convention. All six CPCC campuses will be closed during this time.

Again, all campuses will be closed from Sept. 1-7. This means that all buildings, facilities and parking lots are inaccessible to the public (including employees & students). You will not be able to park at or enter any campus during this time.

For classes on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, students should use student parking decks instead of surface parking lots for those two weekend days.

DNC Volunteer Opportunities

The DNCC has just surpassed their goal for their volunteers with the Boiler Room. However, they still have additional opportunities available as a driver or with the Stadium team. Short descriptions of both are below.

The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention


Bank of America Stadium expects over 72,000 people to come on September 6, 2012, to watch President Obama and Vice President Biden deliver their nomination acceptance speeches. In order to manage such a massive crowd, the Stadium Operations people needs approximately 4,000 volunteers.  They are still in need of a couple hundred more volunteers to help with various positions.  If you are interested please email stadiumvols@demconvention.com.

Dedicated Driver – will be provided with a Motor Pool vehicle (sedan, mini-van, or SUV) to pick up a Convention VIP guest from the airport and drive through the city during their entire stay (schedule varies per guest, will be determined upon guest’s arrival).

Non-Dedicated  – will be provided with a Motor Pool vehicle to pick-up and drive guests on ad hoc assignments throughout Convention week (between September 1 and September 8). Work in eight-hour shifts.


•             MUST be 25 years of age

•             MUST be available multiple consecutive days between September 1 and September 8

•             Subject to a background check

For more information please email Penny Moore at transportvols@demconvention.com.

Volunteer for the DNC Through the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cabarrus County is excited to host 10 delegations from around the country in just a few weeks for the 2012 Democratic National Convention! We are currently looking for volunteers who want to be part of this historical event and part of

The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention

the fun. If you take pride in promoting the region and enjoy meeting new people, we’d love to hear from you.

Interested in joining the CVB team as a volunteer? Please contact Dawn Williams, Destination Services Manager at dawn@visitcabarrus.com or by phone at 704.456.7971 by Monday, Aug. 20. Visit our website at www.visitcabarrus.com for information about our area and other volunteer opportunities.

Mark Your Calendars – Fall Academic Calendar

Just a reminder, classes for the fall 2012 semester start Thursday, Aug. 9. Be sure to mark your calendars.

The first break for the fall semester will come with the Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday. The College also will be clCalendarosed the rest of that week for the Democratic National Convention, which Charlotte is hosting. So, there will be no classes Sept. 3 – 8. The normal class schedule will resume on Monday, Sept. 10.