Howard R. Levine Foundation Gives $500,000 to CPCC
The Howard R. Levine Foundation of Charlotte, N.C., has made two recent grants totaling $500,000 to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). <<Read More>>
Zeiss: Global ties can fuel growth
Charlotte can become international business hub, CPCC leader says.
Charlotte can promote its burgeoning reputation as an energy hub to also build its global business standing, Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, said Wednesday. <<Read More>>
CPCC is leading the training focus on new skills
Tony Velotta is hiring. He’s the production manager at ABB Inc., which will manufacture super-high-voltage cables, the kind that transfer electricity from power plants to distribution stations. We’re talking up to 500,000 volts. For perspective, the power line on your street probably carries 120 to 240 volts. <<Read More>>
Casey and Anke Mermans
CPCC Distinguished Service Award Recipients
Casey and Anke Mermans, founders of The Merancas Foundation, located in Huntersville N.C. have supported CPCC and its many programs for almost 20 years. The couple has helped more than 3,000 CPCC students receive an education with their support of the College’s short-term training programs, including its Jumpstart for displaced workers and the Pathways to Employment initiative, which helps disadvantaged adults enter the workforce as skilled employees in as little as 12-14 weeks. Mr. Merman’s encouraged the graduates to remember “That when you get where you are going, don’t forget to give something back.”
Community Colleges and the State of the Union
CPCC mentioned in State of the Union Address <<Read More>>
Joe Bonham Art Exhibit
Art and war may seem incompatible, but Rob Bates has made peace with such incongruities. Through diverse experiences, he has seen the beginning, middle and end of the war in Afghanistan. The combat artists participating in the Joe Bonham Project sketch wounded soldiers undergoing rehab at military and veterans hospitals and keep them in the public eye. These artists can’t be pigeonholed – they range from illustrators to conceptual artists and represent different political persuasions. Some have military experience and some don’t. The project has garnered attention from military museums, the Smithsonian Institution and contemporary art spaces including the Drawing Center in New York City. <<Read More>>
Thanks to the generosity of the management of the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show, this is the third consecutive year CPCC staff and students of the College’s Architecture Technology and Interior Design Department will able to attend the show for free.
Students are looking forward to the show, running February 28 to March 3 at Park Expo on Independence Blvd. The annual Southern Spring Home and Garden Show is a signature event for Charlotte and the Carolinas. It is the South’s largest home and garden show featuring dozens beautifully landscaped gardens and the latest trends in indoor and outdoor living. Attendees can shop, meet and network with experts and gather information and advice from hundreds of exhibitors on landscaping, building, remodeling and interior decorating.
Bob L. Moss makes gift to name Engineering Technology program at CPCC
Bob Moss, a CPCC alumnus and construction management executive in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has made a gift to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to help fund CPCC’s Engineering Technology program. In recognition of Mr. Moss’s gift, the College named the program the Bob L. Moss Civil Engineering Technology program. <<Read More>>
Howard R. Levine Foundation Gives $500,000 to CPCC
The Howard R. Levine Foundation of Charlotte, N.C., has made two recent grants totaling $500,000 to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).The Howard R. Levine Foundation of Charlotte, N.C., has made two recent grants totaling $500,000 to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). <<Read More>>
Distinguished Service Award Goes to CPCC President Tony Zeiss
Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College, is the 2012 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. Zeiss was honored for his contributions to the community and as a leader in education, in particular his efforts to strengthen ties between Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte. <<Read More>>
2012 Hagemeyer Award Honoree Named Charlotte City Council member David Howard, who became the first member of his family to pursue a college education and built a successful career in several fields, has been named this year’s winner of CPCC’s Richard H. Hagemeyer Award. <<Read More>>
CPCC and Charlotte Bridge Home collaborate to connect veterans to jobs and support services.
CPCC and Charlotte Bridge Home are working together to assist veterans in obtaining meaningful employment and access to needed support services. <<Read More and Contribute>>
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Alumnus and CPCC Chef Geoff Blount honored locally, internationally.
Central Piedmont Community College’s chef Geoff Blount, head of the Baking and Pastry Arts program, has been recognized for his culinary arts expertise at the local and international level. <<Read More>>
CPCC celebrates President Dr. Tony Zeiss’s 20 years of service A Tribute to Tony Zeiss <<See Video>>
Students speak about the value of CPCC <<See Video>>
$1 million goal set for veteran jobs effort
March 1, 2012
With about 3,100 Mecklenburg County veterans looking for work and more returning from America’s wars overseas, local corporations and nonprofits want to raise $1 million by Memorial Day to help them find jobs.
Jan 26, 2012
Florence Jaffa, a painter and printmaker, has been involved with Central Piedmont Community College for years. In 1966, she took her first class at CPCC, and she is still a student today.
Community Colleges and the State of the Union
Jan 25, 2012
In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called the inability of many hard-working Americans to enjoy the American Dream “the defining issue of our time.” We shouldn’t “settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by,” he said, and called for restoring “an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”
Pat and B.D. Rodgers to lead CPCC campaign
Jan 24, 2012
Pat and B.D. Rodgers of Rodgers Builders Inc., are serving as the chairs of Central Piedmont Community College’s 50th anniversary campaign. The Rodgers are leading the College’s efforts to raise at least $30 million to fund scholarships, additional faculty positions, workforce development initiatives and other programs. Serving as honorary campaign chairs are Christa Overcash and H. Allen and Bessie Tate.
What’s With Obama’s Praise for Central Piedmont Community College?
Jan 25, 2012
Amid a State of the Union speech full of broad themes like economic fairness and shared social responsibility, President Obama’s mention of citizen Jackie Bray’s education at Central Piedmont Community College may have struck some viewers as being (in the words of one Slate staffer) somewhat “granular.”
CPCC celebrates President Dr. Tony Zeiss’s 20 years of service
Jan 23, 2012
Charlotte community leaders and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) employees gathered at the Charlotte Country Club on Jan. 20 to celebrate Dr. Tony Zeiss’s 20th year of service and leadership as president of CPCC. During the event, hosted by the CPCC Foundation, attendees honored Zeiss’s illustrious career at CPCC, a tenure that has spanned more than a third of the College’s 49-year history.
CPCC honors longtime donors’ generosity during campus dedication event
October 10, 2011
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) officials and community members, together with The Merancas Foundation representatives, gathered for a special dedication event today to honor the generosity of longtime CPCC donors Casey and Anke Mermans, founders of The Merancas Foundation, located in Huntersville N.C. The Merancas Foundation has supported CPCC and its many programs for almost 20 years. In recognition of the Foundation’s longtime support, CPCC named its North Campus, also located in Huntersville, N.C., the Merancas Campus.
College renames its North Campus the Merancas Campus to honor longtime donors
June 30, 2011
CPCC recognizes The Merancas Foundation, Casey and Anke Mermans for support of the College In recognition of the longtime support of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) donors Casey and Anke Mermans, founders of The Merancas Foundation, the College has renamed its North Campus in Huntersville, N.C., the Merancas Campus. A naming ceremony will be held at the campus this fall to honor the couple’s generosity and philanthropic spirit.
James E. Rogers named the 2011 Richard H. Hagemeyer Award recipient
William K. Diehl, Jr. makes gift to name paralegal technology program at CPCC
William K. Diehl, Jr., a lawyer in Charlotte, N.C., has made a gift to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to help fund CPCC’s paralegal technology program and provide operating support for the College.
Cato Corporation continues support of Central Piedmont Community College
Cato Corporation of Charlotte, N.C., has given Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) a $250,000 gift to establish a Cato Faculty Fellows Program dedicated to recognizing outstanding CPCC instructors, and a Cato Discretionary Fund to provide unrestricted support of the College.
CPCC event honors the life, memory and legacy of CPCC donor James Douglas Zeller
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) held a special celebration event last night to honor the late James Douglas Zeller, a beloved music teacher who taught Music Appreciation and Applied Music at CPCC for more than 30 years.
Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Gives $250,000 Grant to CPCC
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) received a $250,000 grant from the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation to provide retraining and counseling for displaced professional and paraprofessional workers.
Inaugural Anthony Foxx Scholars Recipients to be Honored on May 20
The Anthony Foxx Scholars Program is a partnership between CPCC and West Charlotte High School designed to help African-American males overcome financial obstacles and receive the assistance needed to earn their associates degree. Every African-American male who graduates from West Charlotte High School and enrolls at CPCC receives a $1,000 scholarship.
James Taylor, Jr. named the 2010 Richard H. Hagemeyer Award Recipient
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) announced today that James “Jim” Taylor, Jr., president of the Military Housing division of Balfour Beatty Construction, is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award.
The Philip L. Van Every Foundation makes charitable gift to CPCC
The Philip L. Van Every Foundation of Charlotte, N.C., has made a charitable gift to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) that will create an endowment to provide scholarship support to CPCC students.
The Dowd Foundation makes $500,000 gift to Central Piedmont Community College
The Dowd Foundation of Charlotte, N.C., has made a $500,000 gift to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to sponsor its Engineering Technology Center and help students prepare for engineering careers.