SGA Elections: Cast Your Vote Next Week!

Elections for new officers of the Central Piedmont’s Student Government Association Executive Committee are taking place next week! SGA leaders serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at Central Piedmont. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of Central Piedmont’s campuses, and even in our remote learning environment.

Learn about this year’s SGA  candidates and cast your vote next week! SGA elections are currently being held online September 15 at 8:01am through Sept. 17 at 11:59pm. All positions are elected by the student body (Central Piedmont employees do not vote).

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Nominate Your Favorite Teacher for a Teaching Excellence Award

For the 2nd year, the Student Government Association is hosting a special recognition for some of our students’ favorite teachers. Teachable moments happen both in and out of class, and now is your opportunity to nominate someone who you consider to be an excellent teacher! Maybe there’s a faculty member who makes class and learning really fun, maybe there’s a teacher who has helped you personally, or maybe there’s a teacher who has enriched the learning environment at Central Piedmont.

Click here to nominate your favorite teacher.

The deadline to nominate your favorite teachers is March 25.

Teachers will be recognized by their nominating students at a special ceremony, on Friday, April 17, at 3pm at Central Campus.

SGA Elections are this Week! Vote Online this Week!

Elections for new officers of the CPCC Student Government Association Executive Committee are underway, and all currently enrolled curriculum students are able to cast their vote! These students serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at CPCC. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, plan student events and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of CPCC’s campuses.

Candidate information and voting links can be found here. Voting takes place from April 16 – April 23.

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Mayor Anthony Foxx Visits CPCC Levine Campus

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave a Black History Month presentation at Levine Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27.  A graduate of West Charlotte High School who went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Davidson College, Mayor Foxx talked about how the civil rights era has affected his own education and development.  Following

Anthony Foxx

Mayor Anthony Foxx

two terms on City Council as an At-Large Representative, Foxx became the youngest mayor in the city’s history and its second African-American mayor when he was elected in 2009. He was re-elected to a second term in 2011.

He discussed his vision for Charlotte and how he has focused on strengthening Charlotte’s economy by developing a 21st century infrastructure system to support the country’s fastest-growing urban area, establishing the city as an international energy hub, and creating an environment in which small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive.

He answered questions from a very engaged audience of CPCC students, including American Government, sociology, and communications classes; Anthony Foxx Scholars; MAN UP students; and Student Government Association members.  Photos can be seen here.


To Be A Leader

Student leadership is one of the most beneficial extracurricular activities a college student can get involved in on campus. It’s about: discovering who you are and what you are passionate about, making new friends, building a Student Government Associationprofessional network, maximizing your opportunities, developing your skills, and – most importantly – having fun along the way. Please read the latest Student Life blog post to learn more about what it means to be a leader and to find out how you can get involved on campus.


12th Annual Johnny Appleseed Kids and Family Festival Sept. 26

The Levine Campus Student Government Council and Student Life invite our CPCC family of students, faculty, staff, and administration and their families to our 12th Annual Johnny Appleseed Kids and Family Festival on Wednesday, Johnny AppleseedSeptember 26 (Johnny’s 238th birthday), from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Levine Campus Atrium.

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born September 26, 1774. He had a great love for all humanity and all living things, and spent much of his life distributing apple trees to the settlers of the American frontier. He loved to tell stories of his adventures to the children he met as he traveled. Johnny Appleseed believed that we must try to live simply and in harmony with the natural world.

Please join us at the Levine Campus Atrium as we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s great frontier heroes. The free festivities begin with the fabulous The Kollard Kings playing some foot-tapping, hand-clapping, down-home tunes on fiddle, banjo, and guitar. We’ll also have storytelling, coloring, games and this year’s fresh crop of apples picked just in time for Johnny’s birthday. Everything is free for our CPCC apple-loving family and their families, including applelicious waffles for dinner and apple pie for dessert.

This event is particularly designed to be a chance for our students with children or students with younger sisters and brothers to bring their families and enjoy a student life activity together.

Please check the Student Life Events Calendar for more events happening this week, including a lunch & learn, voter registration, and a blood drive!

What is SGA?

The CPCC Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization run by students to represent fellow students, while also supporting the mission of the College and the Office of Student Life. The purpose of the SGA is to:SGA

  • advocate for the student body by conveying the opinions, ideas, wishes and needs of the students to the administration, faculty and staff.
  • enhance student life on campus through social, cultural and educational activities.
  • provide support to student organizations.

Please visit the Student Life blog for a message from the SGA President and to learn more about the upcoming General Assembly meeting.


SGA Announces New Officers

The Student Government Association (SGA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2012-2013 SGA Executive Committee election:

Sara Dir

Sara Dir

  • President – Sara Dir
  • Vice President – Riyam Al Ghrary
  • Public Information Officer – Asia Bartholomew
  • Secretary – Jeannelle Anderson

During the upcoming academic year, these students will represent their peers as student advocates, they will work jointly with CPCC’s Office of Student Life to spend student activity fee dollars, and they will help support student organizations across all six of CPCC’s campus locations.

More than 1,000 CPCC curriculum students participated in this year’s April 16 – 22 SGA election – this is the highest participation rate among CPCC’s student body to date.

To learn more about this year’s SGA officers, please view their bios at

Central Campus Spring Festival Moves to Thursday

CPCC International Spring Fest

CPCC International Spring FestCPCC’s International Spring Fest will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in its NEW location, the Overcash front lawn.

The weather continues to look like a certain wash-out Wednesday, so CPCC has decided to move Springfest to Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the Overcash lawn. While the date has changed, the event will still boast the same features and schedule of events.

International countries will have tents with displays, flags, traditional dress and information about their country. Campus clubs and organizations will also be giving out information and selling various items so remember to bring your cash!

There will also be live entertainment!

  • The Silvertones Steel Drum band, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Yasmine and Magic Hips (Belly dancing), noon – 1 p.m.
  • Polynesian hula dancing and fire/knife display, 1:15 – 2 p.m.

Basketball and sumo-wrestling inflatables will also be available for fun!

Student Government Association candidate speeches will take place at 1 p.m. Online voting at the SGA tent will be available.

For more information visit or contact Student Life at 704.330.6584

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

CPCC student Sara Dir named 2012 N.C. Community College System Academic Excellence Award recipient

Sara Dir, a student at CPCC, is the recipient of a N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) Academic Excellence Award, which will be awarded at the organization’s 2012 Excellence Event – “The Great Within the 58” – on April 19 in Raleigh, N.C.

Sara Dir

Sara Dir

The award recognizes academic achievement, leadership and community service in one student from each of the 58 institutions in the NCCCS. Recipients must be currently enrolled in curriculum courses, completing at least 12 credit hours in an associate degree program and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.

A native of Toronto, Dir exceeds the award’s requirements. She is currently working toward completing her Associate of Arts degree, studying education and languages; maintains a 4.0 grade point average; is actively involved in the College’s Student Government Association (Vice President) and Phi Theta Kappa chapter; and serves as a part-time office assistant in the English Department.

“I am honored to nominate Sara for this award,” said Amanda Capobianchi, associate dean for Student Life at CPCC. “She is a strong leader – both inside and outside the classroom – and is dedicated to her classes and to her educational pursuits. She also consistently goes beyond expectations, regularly assisting with campus programs and service events, and making others feel welcome and included. She embodies everything this award symbolizes.”

Adds Sara, “CPCC helped me achieve the Academic Excellence Award’s high standards. Thanks to the College and its faculty, I have learned that my success is a steppingstone to making myself, and the world around me, better. I plan to use what I have learned to help others on their life path and am confident that the small steps I have taken at CPCC will guide me in the right direction as I chart my personal and professional goals.”

Make a Difference on Campus: Join the Student Government Association

The CPCC Student Government Association (SGA) is now accepting officer applications for the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Information Officer). The SGA works for the needs and interests ofStudent Government Association students at CPCC by advocating for students, coordinating student events and supporting student organizations. To learn more about the SGA and the upcoming annual election held in April, please click here: