Student Life: Lunch and Introduction Virtual Sessions

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Join Student Life and learn more about some important resources from around the college. Experienced staff will present on their departments, how to connect utilize services virtually, and answering any questions.

 1. Thursday August 27th, 12pm-1pm

Single-Stop and Counseling: The Single Stop Office is available online or by phone to help connect students to a variety of basic needs support. Counseling Services will continue to address the needs for Pre-Health Program advisement, Probation and Suspension students, and personal counseling through phone and WebEx appointments. – Zoom link

2. Thursday September 3rd, 12pm-1pm

Library and Academic Learning Center: The Library is open and available to provide online, email, text or chat and limited in-person support to students. Visit the Library’s website to learn more about availability and services. The Academic Learning Center continues to provide free online tutoring services to curriculum-level students. –  Zoom link

3. Thursday September 10th, 12pm-1pm

TRiO and Mentoring & Bridge: Mentoring programs provide a structured and trusted relationship that brings you together with a caring instructor, staff member, or administrator who can offer guidance, support, and encouragement. – Zoom link

4. Thursday September 24th, 12pm-1pm

Student Life and Service-Learning: Student Life has designed fun virtual student experiences, opportunities to build personal and professional skills, and ways that you can connect with other students. Service-Learning works with instructors and community partners to provide you with volunteer and service-learning opportunities. – Zoom link 

Students, Staff to Perform Excerpt from “Coming of Age: Decisions” on April 6

Join us as TRIO and Mariot and G.M. Productions present an excerpt from “Coming of Age: Decisions” in Tate Hall on April 6 at 2:30 p.m., during Sensoria. The performance is free.

“Coming of Age: Decisions” tackles the topic of sexual assault and the many elements that lead to this tragic incident.

The performance will feature Central Piedmont DRE and ENG students, as well as individuals from Central Piedmont’s TRIO office. Following the performance, there will be a brief discussion about the play led by the writer and cast.

 

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 Student Support Services is Here to Help You!

TRIO Student Support Services is a supportive academic community that can help you successfully reach your personal academic goals. TRIO SSS helps first generation, low-income students and students with disabilities reach their full potential and achieve academic success.

Our goal is to guide you toward your educational and career objectives and then assist you with your graduation plans. You can apply online at http://www.cpcc.edu/triosss/application or stop by our office in Central High 117.

TRIO Student Support Services is Here For You!

TRIO Student Support Services is a supportive academic community that can help you successfully reach your personal academic goals.  TRIO SSS helps first generation, low income students and students with disabilities reach their full potential and achieve academic success.

Our goal is to guide you toward your educational and career objectives and then assist you with your graduation plans.  You can apply online at http://www.cpcc.edu/triosss/application or stop by our office in Central High 117.

TRiO Club Fundraiser

TRiO Club is asking for your support in our fundraising efforts.  Come and help us raise money by enjoying a delicious meal at Boston Market, 829 Providence Road, Charlotte on Friday, April 10.  The TRiO Club will be dining together at 5 p.m. and you are welcome to join us!  If you’d rather support us at lunchtime on Friday, please feel free; fundraising coupons for CPCC TRIO Club will be accepted all day on the 10th! (Dine-In or Carry-Out)

Contact Margie Gilliam at the TRIO Office (CH117) to get your coupons.  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact a TRiO staff member at ext. 6394.

 

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.

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(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.