Barnes and Noble Habitat for Humanity/Facebook Fundraiser

CPCC Cato Middle College Student and Barnes and Noble Bookstore employee, Sierra Easter, attended an information table at the recent Cato Campus Student Resource Day on Sept. 13.

During a very busy morning, Sierra provided information about the bookstore’s products, the new Nook tablet reader, the bncollege bookstore website and the current Barnes and Noble Habitat for Humanity/Facebook fundraiser. Barnes and Nobles is donating $1 to the program each time a student clicks the “like” and then the “Share” button under the “Habitat for Humanity” post on the Central Community College (CPCC) Bookstore Facebook page, up to the goal of $25,000.Here is how to obtain the donation:
a. Go to the Central Community College (CPCC) Bookstore facebook page
b. Click the “like” button
c. Scroll down to the Habitat for Humanity Post
d. Click on the “Share” button
e. Click on “Share Link” button

Get Connected!

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – R. Collier.Student Life

The path to success at CPCC begins with getting connected. During the next two weeks, you have an opportunity to start building a foundation of support by attending a Student Resources Day (SRD) on your campus. For more information about this event, please read the Student Life blog.

Get Connected!

Do you want to start the year off right? If so, attend the Office of Student Life’s Student Resource Day (SRD) on a campus near you! The road to success starts by getting connected! Student Resource Day is a great opportunity for students to meet staff, learn about all services and resources available on campus, and enjoy free popcorn and prizes in one stop!Campus representatives will include: Library Services, Student Life, Service-Learning, Family Resource Center, Transfer Resource Center, Financial Aid, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Advising, Information Technologies and more!

Central Campus
When:  Wednesday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Overcash, 2nd floor lobby

Harper Campus
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor Hallway (outside room 304)

Cato Campus
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Atrium

Levine Campus
When: Thursday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Levine Building 2, 2nd floor foyer

For more information on getting involved, visit the Office of Student Life website at

Student Resource Day

Happy New Year from the Office of Student Life! Are you ready to start the semester off right? If so, make sure to attend the Student Resource Day (SRD) on your campus during the months of January and February. The road to success at CPCC begins with getting connected! SRD is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about valuable services and resources on your campus, enjoy free food and giveaways, and make new friends! Please check the Student Life calendar to determine the date of your campus SRD and other upcoming Student Life events.

The Central Campus SRD wil take place on: Wednesday, January 25. We’re scheduled to be in the 2ndfloor lobby of Overcash from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Best of luck for a successful semester!

For more information about the Office of Student Life and how you can get involved, please visit our website:

Student Life facilitates student learning and development by providing activities and services that enhance positive relationships among students, the College and the community. These relationships are created and nurtured through accessible programs and services, connections to campus and community resources, and co-curricular opportunities that focus on diversity, leadership, service, personal well-being, and building connections.

Cato Campus Student Resources Day

Students nibbled on popcorn and collected prizes while gathering information about Student Services at Cato Campus’ Student Resources Day on August 24, 2011.

“I want it to be exciting. I want it to be fun. This is one of those fun days,” David Mahatha, coordinator of Student Life at the Cato Campus, said. The event is held every semester and showcases both familiar and unfamiliar CPCC resources that are available to students.

As organizer of the event, Mahatha wants students to know that there is more to do on campus than simply going to class and going home.

“The smell of popcorn attracted me,” said Florian Ethier, a CPCC transfer student. Ethier had never been to the event and did not know what it was. Ethier said she was drawn to tables that had colorful presentations.

“We’ve been busy since 10 o’clock,” Jill Lutz, coordinator of Cooperative Education at the Cato Campus, said. Lutz thinks the day is a good way to get the word out to students who may be unfamiliar with the co-op internship program. She believes that a lot of students wait too long to contact Career Services and Co-op.

“I got some free pens,” Jaqua Tiggs, Cato Middle College student, said. Representatives used free items such as pens, candy and notepads to attract students to their tables.

There was a “phenomenal turn out” at the Career Services table Connie Johnston, career counselor, said. The table was visited by a larger number of students compared to last year, Johnston said.

Hoping to reach at least 50 students, Retha Hall, senior librarian, offered a survey and prizes at her table. She drew students to the table with an emphasis on CPCC’s service which allows students to check-out a netbook for up to three hours.

“I like this excitement,” Mahatha said. In the spring, Student Resources Day tends to be more laid back, but the event is in full force in the fall.

Written by Melissa Carty
Communications Student Co-op, CPCC