College Transfer Fair

College Transfer Fair







This year’s Fall College Transfer Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Overcash Building on Central Campus. Students will meet with representatives from more than 50 four-year colleges and universities. Click here to see a list of schools that are attending

CPCC Contracts with Sbarro Pizza and Taco Del Mar

CPCC has contracted with Sbarro Pizza and Taco Del Mar to provide food services from the Overcash building.  The college is in the process of finalizing plans with services expected to begin later this semester.SbarroTaco Del Mar


Once established, an opening date will be communicated to all college employees and students.



Blood Drive – Sept. 25

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) returns to Central Piedmont Community College for a Fall Blood drive.  This blood drive is on Thursday, September 24 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Overcash driveway.  CBCC goal is to save lives in the Community Blood CenterCharlotte community, and every drop of donated blood stays local.  Currently, there is a huge need for donors of all blood types, so please consider supporting CBCC’s mission and donate to help individuals in your community.  To reserve an appointment that works best for your schedule, please click here, or feel free to show up on September 24 and donate on the spot. To donate, you are required to be at least 120 lbs., be in good health, and please remember to drink water and eat prior to donating.  As a thank you, all donors will receive FREE T-shirt from the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas! If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Marts at or at 704-330-6824.


2015 MLK Challenge

The 11th Annual MLK Challenge will take place on January 19, 2015. This event celebrates the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day incorporates an educational kick-off, service projects, and a reflection

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

wrap-up. We will begin with an introduction to King’s life and lessons, students are then randomly assigned to groups and given a service project at a local organization to complete. Students must work together and utilize problem-solving skills in order to finish their task.

At the end of the day, we will reassemble to reflect on their accomplishments in a guided discussion. This helps students process all that happened during the day. This event is free and open to the CPCC community only. We will provide transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Participants are asked to dress for anything.
Registration begins 8 a.m. the day of the event in the Student Commons area of the Overcash Building.
WHEN: January 19, 2015; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
To sign up for this event or to learn more please contact Dena Shonts at  or 704.330.6558, or Jenn Marts at  or 704.330.6824.

CPCC’s Ross Gallery to Host First Friends & Family Market Fundraiser

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Galleries will host the first Friends & Family Market to raise funds for educational programming.

The Friends & Family Market will contain work by 35 artists who have an affiliation to the gallery. Original works and prints will be sold for $50 or less. Fifty percent of all sales will go to the artist, 40 percent to the galleries and 10 percent to one of three CPCC student visual arts groups.

Artists include current and former CPCC students, instructors, alumni exhibiting artists, future exhibiting artists and more. They include: Natalie Abrams, Eli Arenas, Amy Bagwell, Betsy Birkner, Matthew Brien, Anderson Carman, Shaun Cassidy, Sharon Dowell, Catalina Duarte, Heather D. Freeman, Amy Herman, Aspen Hochhalter, Carolyn Jacobs, Anna Kenar, Ashley Knight, Janet Lasher, Andrew Leventis, Oliver Lewis, Allison Luce, Terry McMicking, Nam Nguyens, Nancy Nieves, Karen O’Leary, Isaac Payne, Don Peeler, Miranda Pfeiffer, Zachary Tate Porter, Eva Rizzardi, Elizabeth Ross, Ahmad Sabha, Laurie Schorr, Barbara Schreiber, Caitie Sellers, Paula Smith, Matthew Steele, Tom Thoune, Alvaro Torres, Jason Watson, Janet Williams, Pam Winegard, and Kyle Worthy.

The Friends & Family Market strives to prove that quality art is affordable and the public’s support of regional artists encourages them to keep creating and exploring new works that may add to the beauty of the local community.

WHEN: Nov. 3 – Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; noon – 6 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: Ross Gallery II, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please visit

Blood Drive on Nov. 6

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) returns to Central Piedmont Community College for their fall Blood Drive.  It’s on Thursday, November 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Overcash driveway. CBCC goal is to support patients at our local Community Blood Centerhospitals. You can help save lives just by giving blood. To sign up, please click To donate, you are required to be at least 120 lbs. and have a full stomach.  Plus, presenting donors will receive FREE T-shirts and be added to a raffle to win FREE CPCC merchandise!

College Transfer Fair Oct. 21

You’re invited to attend the College Transfer Fair on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Overcash Lawn. Transfer Fair
More than 50 four-year college and university representatives will be available to answer your transfer questions.
Enjoy free popcorn, college merchandise giveaways and music.
For participating schools, visit and search Transfer Fair.

CPCC Ross Gallery featuring 2014 CPCC Juried Student Show March 24 – May 1

WHAT: CPCC’s Ross Gallery is currently displaying works from the college’s 2014 Annual Juried Student Show, comprised of works created by students enrolled in the Visual Arts program.

This year’s student show contains 76 individual artworks by 50 CPCC Visual Arts students, created over the past year at CPCC. Works on view represent all media taught at CPCC, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry/metalworking and more.

Proceeds from all sold artwork will benefit future gallery programming and exhibitions.

This year’s event juror is Seth Rouser, a painting instructor at Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, S.C. Rouser has shown his paintings throughout the region and will have a solo exhibition in Ross Gallery in fall 2014.

Works awarded first, second and third place honors by Rouser will be announced during an opening reception on April 10 from 5-7 p.m. This event takes place the same week as the college’s Sensoria celebration, being held April 4 – 12, 2014. To learn more, visit

To view the exhibition, click here

March 24 – May 1, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Grace Cote at 704.330.6211 or at Artwork may also be seen on the CPCC Art Galleries website at

Give Back, Give Blood on February 18 at Central Campus

2014 is your year!  If you are wanting to give back to your community, giving blood is a great way to do so!  The Office of Service-Learning, along with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, is offering a blood drive on Community Blood CenterTuesday, February 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Overcash Driveway. To sign up now, click here and click on “donate blood” and enter sponsor code: CPCC. Remember to drink plenty of water and eat a hearty breakfast before donating.  Donors will receive a free T-shirt. Questions? Please contact Mary Mozingo.

Join Us for Slow Art Day on April 27

The Ross Art Gallery on CPCC’s Central Campus will participate in an international event called Slow Art Day, which encourages visitors to look slowly and intentionally at specific, predetermined art pieces. While Slow Art Daygalleries all over the world are participating, CPCC’s Ross Art Gallery is the only gallery in Charlotte.
You’re invited to attend this fun event and collectively examine five artworks with other attendees. A discussion will follow at Viva Chicken on Elizabeth Ave.
WHEN: April 27, 11 a..m.
WHERE: CPCC Ross Gallery, Overcash Building, Central Campus
To sign up, visit Questions may be directed to

Facebook Social Media Training @CPCC : April 8, 2013

Facebook Social Media Training @CPCC

Facebook Social Media Training @CPCC

Facebook has rapidly become a global leader in online communication and social networking between community and “friends.” Through this FREE social media training session, CPCC students and employees are invited to explore best practices for getting started, getting connected and using this highly popular social media platform. We will also provide details on applicable College guidelines and policies as well as opportunities for protecting your online identity.

Don’t miss it! Registration is not required but seating is limited.

Monday, April 8, 2013
CPCC Central Campus
Charlotte, NC
Overcash building, room 213
1 – 2 p.m.

Look for more social media trainings being announced for each Monday in April! For more information about CPCC’s online communications and social media efforts, please visit

Learn About CPCC’s Pharmacy Technology AAS Degree Program on Jan. 23

It’s a great time to be a pharmacy technician.Pharmacy Technician

A career in pharmacy gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing fields in health care. Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to help ensure that patients have the medications they need.

A pharmacy technician works closely with pharmacists in hospitals, drug and grocery stores, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute medicines to  patients.

To learn more about the Pharmacy Technology AAS degree program, visit us at our information table on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Overcash Student Commons area near Bojangles.