Midterm STAR Reports Are Being Issued!

How did your spring break go? Hopefully you were able to relax and rejuvenate for the final push through the spring semester. Believe it or not, but you are halfway through the semester. If you are currently enrolled in a 16-week class, keep an eye on your CPCC student email. Your midterm STAR Student Success Reports will be issued by Wednesday, March 22. Use the instructor feedback in these reports to improve or maintain your academic status. If you need academic assistance, then you can contact your STAR Student Success Coaches by calling 704.330.6754 or emailing star.success@cpcc.edu.

Attention First-Year Students

Maybe you haven’t gotten off to the best start during the spring semester. You might have even received an intervention email alerting you of unsatisfactory academic progress. Don’t stress about it just yet!  The STAR Student Success Program can help you. This FREE service will help provide you the necessary resources needed to get you on the correct path to success. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to accomplish your personal and academic goals. It’s a new year, a new semester, and a new opportunity to become successful. Take advantage of these services by contacting Terrence Strickland at 704.330.6754.

Are You a First-Time Student Who is Feeling Overwhlemed?

Perhaps you received an intervention email alerting you of unsatisfactory academic progress. Or maybe you are unsure about what your true passion is and are feeling uncertain about why you are taking classes. Maybe you’re the person who is working a part-time job, taking overwhelmedclasses and trying to balance life? The good news is you have a resource to help get you through these obstacles. New to CPCC this semester is the STAR program designed to help first-time students achieve their academic and personal goals. This FREE service will help provide you the necessary resources needed to get you on the correct path to success. Take advantage of these services by contacting Terrence Strickland at 704.330.6754.

 

Levine Campus Navig8tor Program Extended Until Friday, March 21

We have extended the Levine Campus Navig8tor program until Friday, March 21 (Friday of the week following spring break).

NAVIG8TOR is Student Life’s newest student success program, designed solely to get you to the places on our campuses that are critical to your success. Perhaps you’ve heard about free tutoring on our campuses, but don’t know where they are? With NAVIG8TOR, we help you discover those locations, so you can see for yourself how each service can help you. And, a completed NAVIG8TOR card and survey enters you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes – gift cards, electronics and more!

Prizes include Blue Ray DVD Wireless Players, $250 Barnes & Noble College vouchers, Subway Gift Cards, $50 Gas Cards, Blue Tooth Speakers, 1 TB Portable Backup Storage Drives and much more.

Levine Campus Navig8tor

Levine Campus Navig8tor Program Extended Until Friday, March 21

NAVIG8TOR is currently underway. Start exploring now!
http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/events/navig8tor

NAVIG8TOR – A Student Success Program

NAVIG8TOR is Student Life’s newest student success program, designed solely to get you to the places on our campuses that are critical to your success. Perhaps you’ve heard about free tutoring on our campuses, but don’t NAVIG8TOR know where they are? With NAVIG8TOR, we help you discover those locations, so you can see for yourself how each service can help you. And, a completed NAVIG8TOR card and survey enters you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes – gift cards, electronics and more!

NAVIG8TOR is currently underway at Cato, Central, Levine and Harper Campuses. Start exploring now!

http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/events/navig8tor

 

Visit the Man Up Program!

The MAN UP Program is looking for passionate students!  The program is designed to help minority male students transition to college and succeed at Central Piedmont Community College.  The program has served more than 400 minority males over the last three years!

MAN UP Team

Visit us on the Central Campus in the Overcash building, room 215. For general information about the program, please go to http://www.cpcc.edu/minority-male-mentoring.

 

CPCC Student Receives Two Scholarships for Cytotechnology Work

Emily Boggs, a cytotechnology program student at CPCC and a resident of Charlotte, N.C., is the recipient of two scholarships – the North Carolina Society of Cytology $500 Scholarship, awarded at the organization’s annual winter meeting on Feb. 4 in Raleigh-Durham; and a $1,000 Siemens-American Society of Clinical Pathology Scholarship, a national scholarship that recognizes excellence in the cytotechnology field.

Emily will use her scholarship monies to help pay for her cytotechnology certificate studies, the program’s pre-requisite classes and her current tuition fees.

“Successful cytotechnology students embrace challenge and responsibility, are problem solvers, work well under pressure, are reliable, set high standards for themselves and expect quality in the work they perform,” said Arlene Parrish, program director of CPCC’s Cytotechnology program. “Emily possesses all of these qualities and is a deserving recipient of these scholarship awards.”

CPCC’s Cytotechnology program is the only one in the southeastern United States and the only program of its kind in the country to be housed at a community college. There are a total of 33 programs in the nation. The one-year, post-baccalaureate program trains students to be experienced cytotechnologists, individuals who are able to detect abnormalities such as cancerous cells, pre-cancerous cells or infectious diseases in their earliest stages. The program’s curriculum is both challenging and intensive; CPCC students receive 480 clinical hours of training at a variety of health care sites around Charlotte and the Carolinas.

If you see Emily on campus, please congratulate her on both of these accomplishments.

Congratulations to CPCC Student John Hundley

CPCC would like to extend congratulations to John Hundley, a student who recently had his first novel published – “The Draculata Nest.” It’s the first book in a trilogy and tells the story of a middle-aged student attending CPCC. Much of the book’s backdrop is

set in and around the CPCC campus. The books is available for puchase on amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Park Road Books.

Congratulations, John on this accomplishment!

President’s State of the Union Speech Recognizes CPCC

Here are links to some of the media coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, including his recognition of CPCC and our efforts to train dislocated workers such as Jackie Bray. Our strong partnerships with companies – including Siemens – further our efforts to become the national leader in workforce development.

Guest List for the First Lady’s Box at the State of the Union Address: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/24/guest-list-first-ladys-box-state-union-address

Join us on Facebook and Twitter to share your excitement as we celebrate this time in the national spotlight!