Counting Down to Graduation….

The College Graduation Ceremony is 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Counting down to graduationBojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 Independence Boulevard. Graduates should check in at the main entrance of the coliseum at 9 a.m. Invite as many guests as you wish; seating and free parking are first come-first serve. Please check your CPCC email account for more detailed information.

For all College and Career Readiness Graduates, there is a mandatory graduation orientation on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Bojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 Independence Boulevard. Graduates must attend the orientation to participate in the ceremony, which will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Bojangles’ Coliseum. 

Invite as many guests as you wish; seating and free parking are first come-first serve.   Please check your CPCC email account for more detailed information.

For questions, call the Graduation Office at 704.330.6312. Be sure to join us on this special day to celebrate your accomplishments!

 

Congratulations, Graduates!

All of your hard work has finally paid off and we would like to congratulate you on your graduation. We wish you much success in your new career or on your continued education path. Thank you for choosing CPCC and for letting us help you accomplish your Graduationpersonal and professional goals!

Are You Ready? Graduation Time is Drawing Near!

Be sure to attend to pick up your reserved cap and gown. Herff Jones representatives will graduation capalso be available at that time to assist you with all of your graduation memorabilia needs. 

Caps and gowns will continue to be for sale at the Central Campus Bookstore until noon on May 16, 2018. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility for graduation, please contact the Graduation Office at 704-330-6313.

 

Did You Apply to Graduate? If So, Reserve Your Cap & Gown Today!

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Please check your CPCC student email accounts often. Students who have applied for graduation and are found eligible will receive an email from us with a link to order their caps and gown.

No money will be due until the Graduation Fair on April 18 and 19. Caps and gowns will be available for sale at the Central Campus Bookstore until noon on May 16.

For additional information, please visit cpcc.edu/graduation.

Charlotte Observer Article: Congo Native Faced Two Civil Wars; Thursday, He Graduates from CPCC With Two Degrees

As Alvan Makoundi-Tchibinda walks across the stage with nearly 800 others at Central Piedmont Community College on Thursday, he leaves with two degrees. He also completes an obligation to his family in central Africa.

And now he is free to imagine a life of his own design.

Born in the nation of Congo, Makoundi-Tchibinda, 22, lived through two civil wars as a child before coming to the United States for college at 18.

Congratulations Graduates!

All of your hard work has finally paid off and we would like to congratulate you on your graduation. We wish you much success in you new career or on your continued education path. Thank you for choosing CPCC and for letting us help you accomplish your Graduationpersonal and professional goals!

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, Will Be CPCC Graduation Speaker

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will serve as CPCC’s 2015 graduation speaker.

Jill Biden

Jill Biden

Dr. Biden will address CPCC’s graduates at the May 14 ceremony, planned for 4 p.m., at the Bojangles’ Coliseum, in Charlotte, N.C. The college anticipates as many as 1,800 students will graduate in May, with approximately 800 participating in the ceremony.

Dr. Biden is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud Blue Star mom, and an active member of her community. As Second Lady, Dr. Biden works to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families, to highlight the importance of community colleges to America’s future, and to raise awareness around areas of particular importance to women, including breast cancer prevention, all while continuing to teach full-time as a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College.
Dr. Biden has proclaimed community colleges as “one of America’s best-kept secrets.” As a teacher, she sees how community colleges have changed the lives of so many of her students for the better. As Second Lady, she works to underscore the critical role of community colleges in creating the best, most-educated workforce in the world. In 2012, she traveled across the U.S. as part of the “Community College to Career” tour to highlight successful industry partnerships between community colleges and employers. In the fall of 2010, she hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama, and she continues to work on this outreach on behalf of the Administration – frequently visiting campuses, meeting with students and teachers, as well as industry representatives around the country.
“We could not be happier to have Dr. Jill Biden as our 2015 graduation speaker,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. “Dr. Biden will speak directly to our graduates’ hopes and aspirations and the challenges they have faced along the way. She will know our students well because she has taught so many community college students in her career as an educator. She also brings a national perspective on the value of the nation’s community colleges. Our graduates and their families will be enriched by Dr. Biden’s address.”
Dr. Biden has been an educator for more than three decades. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she taught English at a community college in Delaware, a public high school and a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. She earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007. Her dissertation focused on maximizing student retention in community colleges. She also has two master’s degrees — both of which she earned while working and raising a family.
Dr. Biden and the Vice President have three adult children, all of whom are married, and five grandchildren.

Graduation Office on Campus

The Graduation Office will be on campus this fall. Visit them to learn more about applying for graduation, the graduation ceremony, and to have all of your graduation questions answered. Graduation

Tuesday, Nov. 18:  Harris Campus 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20:  Merancas Campus 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1:  Harper Campus 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3:  Cato Campus 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4:  Levine Campus 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Graduation Analysts are also available from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily in the Graduation Office located in Overcash, Room 210. 704-330-6312.

Congratulations Graduates

All of your hard work has finally paid off and we would like to congratulate you on your graduation. We wish you much success in you new career or on your continued education path. Thank you for choosing Central Piedmont Community  College and for letting us help you accomplish your

CPCC Graduation

CPCC Graduation

personal and professional goals!

CPCC 2014 Graduation Fair

CPCC 2014 Graduation Fair
April 22 & 23, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Graduation

The CPCC Barnes and Noble Bookstore is here to help you celebrate your achievement with the 2014 Grad Fair!

Cap/Gown/Tassel may be picked up Tuesday April 22, 2014 – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, for the cost of $43.98 at the Central Campus Bookstore at the corner of Elizabeth and Charlottetowne Avenues. Beginning April 24, the cost for cap, gown and tassel will be $48.98 plus tax.

AHS/GED/Pathways Cap/Gown/Tassel can also be picked up on April 22 and 23 at a cost of $32.98 plus tax. Beginning April 24, the cost for AHS/GED/Pathways cap, gown and tassel will be $37.98 plus tax.

10% Off Diploma Frames (in-store only)
25% Off Regular Price T-shirts
Additional 50% off already reduced price clothing and other clearance items.

Please join us for this two-day event for refreshments and fun.

A representative from Herff-Jones will be on site with info on class rings, diploma frames, custom regalia and graduation announcements or you can visit http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/cpcc

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Traditional Commencement Ceremony – Time Change!

Plans are already underway for this year’s graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 15 at Bojangles’ Coliseum. To help you and your families better plan for this special occasion, we wanted to let you know that the

CPCC Graduation

CPCC Graduation

traditional graduation ceremony, typically held at 7 p.m., will instead be held at 4 p.m. Please note this new time on your calendar.

This is the only change to the May graduation ceremony. The College and Career Readiness commencement service (formerly known as Adult High School/GED) will take place at the same time – 11 a.m.
Thank you.

 

CPCC to hold commencement ceremonies today, graduate the largest class in its history

Close to 950 students expected to “march,” receive their college degrees, high school diplomas & GEDs

Central Piedmont Community College will host its commencement ceremonies today. Almost 950 students are expected to “march” and receive their college degrees, high school diplomas and GEDs throughout the day’s festivities.

CPCC Graduation

CPCC Graduation

During the College Graduation Ceremony later in the day, CPCC will graduate its largest class in its 50-year history. While 700 students plan to march during the 7 p.m. ceremony, more than 1,900 students were eligible to graduate this year. This is a significant increase from the 128 graduates the college had at its first commencement ceremony in 1964. (Participants at this ceremony were students who started programs at other institutions and finished at the newly-formed CPCC.)

Since CPCC holds only one graduation ceremony per year, 2012 summer and fall semester graduates will be participating in the college’s ceremonies as well.

Adult High School/GED/Pathways to Careers Graduation at 11 a.m.
The college will kick off its commencement exercises with its Adult High School, GED and Pathways to Careers student graduation ceremony. While more than 725 students from across Mecklenburg County were eligible to participate, only 250 are expected to “march” during the event. Mr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC, will be the guest speaker.

College Graduation Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Following the Adult High School and GED student graduation ceremony, CPCC’s undergraduate students will take the stage to receive their college degrees.

During the evening’s festivities, Allan C. Golston, president of the United States Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address this year’s graduates and CPCC will honor Alain S. Miatudila Sr. with the 2013 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award and James R. Worrell Sr. with the Distinguished Service Award.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16
11 a.m. – Adult High School/GED/Pathways to Careers students
7 p.m. – Undergraduate students

WHERE: Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 Independence Blvd., Charlotte