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.

Questions? Contact sga@cpcc.edu

Vote for CPCC’s NDE Students!

CPCC’s Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Program students need your help. The NDE club needs the money to send students to the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing Annual Conference, which is being held in Long Beach, Calif., this year. The average cost (travel plus lodging) will be around $1,300 per student.  The conference is a great way for students to network and find prospective employers and gives our school’s program and CPCC increased credibility.  

To help with this initiative, the program has created a workplace safety video and needs your vote!  Votes can be cast by going to this link: http://www.careersafeonline.com/index.php/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/268-2016-video-poll.  The CPCC video is third from the top and titled “All Safe. All Day.”  First prize is $5,000!

Vote for CPCC today!

Vote for Energy Savings

CPCC is an early voting location for the upcoming elections:voting

  • VOTE FOR ENERGY $AVING$
  • VOTE FOR GOING GREEN
  • VOTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CPCC FACILITIES SERVICES IS COMMITTED TO SAVING ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY!

If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, director of Energy and Sustainability, at Pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or ext. 6079.

The Connect NC Bond Referendum is March 15

If voters approve, CPCC will receive $9.6 millionVote

On March 15, North Carolinians will get the opportunity to vote on $2 billion dollars of investments in education, farming, our zoo and state parks, and in small towns and urban cities across the state…without raising taxes.

The $2-billion infrastructure bond will connect North Carolina to the 21st Century through statewide investments in higher education, agriculture, state parks, National Guard and water and sewer projects. CPCC will receive $9.6 million to address some key facility and property needs. These include building a second central energy plant at Central Campus, purchasing property adjacent to Central Campus, and constructing facilities for the new truck driver training program at the Merancas Campus.

For more information about the statewide bond referendum, see www.VoteYesToInvest.com.

 

Vote for CPCC to Win the Charlotte Chamber Wells Fargo Green Award!

Please vote today for CPCC to Win the Charlotte Chamber Wells Fargo Green Award!

The online vote is here! Please send the link below to as many contacts as you can. The link and online voting goes live now through Friday, October 23.
CPCC was recently notified that it was one of three finalists in the large company category for the Charlotte Chamber Wells Fargo Green award.  Four topics were the subject of the jury’s review:
  1. Recycling: CPCC has almost DOUBLED its recycling rate in three years – from 20.9% to 38.9%.  Great job, all!
  2. Energy and Water Conservation: Over the past year, CPCC’s electricity consumption dropped 12% and gas consumption dropped 33%.
  3. Sustainability & Renewable Energy Use:
  • Solar thermal system for hot water at Van Every Culinary
  • Solar PV lights at the Harris Campus and Disher parking lot
  • Solar PV on Elizabeth Classroom for STEMS program and Duke Energy grid tie-in
  • Solar PV USB chargers on the Central Campus quad and at Levine Campus
  • Electric car charger in SD3 and Cato Campus
  • Cistern for irrigation and rain garden at Van Every Culinary
  • Wildlife habitats at all campuses
  • Green wall at SD3

      4. Future!

  • LED lights in all new construction and renovation projects
  • Ice storage for Levine 3
  • Solar PV at Levine 3
  • Electric car charging stations at all campuses
  • Green roof on Pease Auditorium
The final phase in the competition is on-line voting, similar to American Idol, so we NEED YOUR HELP!

Vote Early and Vote at CPCC

Early voting locations open in Mecklenburg County on Thursday, Oct. 23. This year, the Facilities Services Building at Central Campus, 1325 East 7th Street, is an early voting site. Weekday and weekend hours are offered. Here is the early voting schedule.
Thurs., Oct. 23 and Fri., Oct. 24    8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25                                    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 26                                   1 to 4 p.m.
Mon., Oct 27 to Fri., Oct. 31           8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 1                                     10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Remember, this year’s Mecklenburg County ballot will include a sales tax referendum. The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to put a proposal for a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the 2014 elections ballot. If voters approve the measure, it will generate approximately $35 million a year in additional revenue for Mecklenburg County.
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County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the sales tax increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 7.5 percent to Central Piedmont Community College, 7.5 percent to the Arts & Science Council, and 5 percent to the county’s public libraries. This would bring approximately $2.7 million a year to CPCC in additional funding. The college will use the extra funds to enhance the salaries of faculty and staff members and add positions in areas of need, such as academic counselors.
This significant increase in county funding will strengthen CPCC’s ability to hire and retain the best faculty and staff members, helping the college serve its students and the community even better.
In addition to the CPCC’s Central Campus, there are 20 other early voting sites in Mecklenburg County. See the Board of Elections website – http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/os_sites/OSVotingSiteList.aspx?County=MECKLENBURG&Election=11/04/2014 – for locations and hours of operation.