Virtual Student Resources Week

Student Life is excited to host the first virtual Student Resources Week. We recognize the challenges that can come with taking classes remotely. Join us for Student Resources week, September 8 through 11, to learn from the many different resources the college offers to help you succeed as a student at Central Piedmont.

Throughout the week, you can watch videos about each support resource on FlipGrid. In their video, each support service will introduce themselves and what they offer. Student Life staff will also be available on Zoom each day from 3:30–4:30 p.m. to answer your questions.

As part of participating in Student Resources Week, you can enter to win one of three Apple AirPods with wired charging case. 

To participate, join us for the Zoom meeting each day, or go directly to FlipGrid to submit any questions regarding the resources available. You will need to sign in using your Central Piedmont login credentials. Learn more about Student Resources Week.

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Spotlight on Student Support Services

Student Support Services TRIO Program offers individualized tutorial services in English and Math. Our tutoring program is nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. This means, tutors Raven Williams002MBreceive ongoing supervision and training to increase/improve their skills. Here is what one of our new program participants had to say about tutoring: “TRIO is awesome! I signed up for services and the staff contacted me in a prompt manner, informing me of the next steps I needed to take. It is a simple and quick process and the staff is extremely helpful. I signed up for tutoring for MAT143-Quantitative Literacy, sounds hard, right? After my first session, tutoring has boosted my confidence and capabilities. Large numbers are not scary anymore. I have been able to complete my assignments with ease. Thanks TRIO!”- Raven Williams

TRiO Staff Receives Unprecedented Service Award

On Feb. 26, Central Piedmont Community College TRiO Student Support Services club celebrated National TRiO Day by hosting an unprecedented awards ceremony for CPCC’s TRiO staff.


(l. to r.) Leslie Bayne, Catherine Curtis, Sara Graham and Margie Gilliam

The event was well attended and guests included CPCC’s first TRiO project director (1986) Winston Edmonds, TRiO alumni, and distinguished CPCC staff and faculty.

“The ceremony was timely and well-deserved because for more than 28 years CPCC TRiO staffers have positively impacted the socio-academic progress of almost 4,000 scholars,” said Joseph Burch, TRiO SSS club president.

CPCC Dean of Retention Services, Clint McElroy, was the guest speaker and awarded plaques to: Sara Graham, project director, Catherine Curtis, counselor, Margie Gilliam, instructional lab facilitator, and Leslie Bayne, administrative assistant.

“This type of TRiO recognition is an invaluable catalyst because it affords exponential benefits to our program’s primary objective, to be an intentional community of scholars,” Burch emphasized.

During National TRiO Month (February), the project also collected and donated more than $1,000 worth of toiletries to their annual—spring semester—community outreach beneficiaries, Urban Ministries Center and The Salvation Army Center of Hope (local organizations that serve Mecklenburg County’s homeless population).

On Feb. 24, SSS club officers and Gilliam were guests on a local radio talk show (WGIV 103.3) where they touted and promoted each of the eight national TRiO programs.

TRiO offers a phenomenal menu of socio-academic opportunities that are unmatched on a national level, and “the more people know the more they are empowered to grow,” Burch explained.