January 2, 2017
The Charlotte Observer--At first, Don McCabe had reservations about Kandi Dietmeyer. He was a trustee of the College of The Albemarle, a community college serving northeastern North Carolina. She was a young administrator applying for the job of president. Six years later, those reservations are long gone. "She's been a godsend," says McCabe. "She's been incredible." Read full story here
December 12, 2016
When Phil Adams, a former CPCC instructor, learned he was required to take a minimum deduction from his IRA account, he decided to transfer a portion of those funds to a charitable interest that was near and dear to his heart CPCC.
His contribution will have a lasting impact on CPCC students, providing them with educational and career training opportunities they would otherwise not have. "By supporting CPCC's Opera Theatre program, for example, I'm able to introduce students to a beautiful art form they can learn and enjoy."
In December 2015, Congress signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act. This law permanently extends tax benefits for seniors age 70 ½ or older by allowing you to rollover up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit such as CPCC without increasing your taxable income, and the rollover gift satisfies the required minimum distribution for the year.
Benefits of an IRA contribution are threefold:
You can fulfill charitable year-end gifts from RMD without increasing taxable income.
These tax-free rollover gifts can be $1,000, $10,000 or any amount up to $100,000.
Your gift ensures educational opportunities for CPCC students.
For more information, please contact Brenda Lea, Director, Planed Giving, at 704-330-6869 or
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November 21, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) broke ground on November 18, 2016 on a new Advanced Technology Center, to be located on the college's Central Campus, at the corner of Charlottetowne Avenue and East 4th Street. Read more
November 14, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College student DaQuane Cherry has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. Cherry is a recipient of the network's Community Impact Award, honoring one student leader at each member school. Continued Read more
October 31, 2016
A generous grant from the Howard R. Levine Foundation to create the Howard and Julie Levine Opportunity Scholars Program at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will enable some of Charlotte's most in-need high school students to acquire the education and skills needed to embark on meaningful careers. More... Read more
October 27, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) dedicated its International Student Services Center in honor of Kal Kardous, a Charlotte entrepreneur and member of the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors, on Oct. 10.
The college dedicated the center, located in the Central High building, on CPCC's Central Campus, in recognition of Kardous' generosity and commitment to broaden opportunities for international students as a CPCC Foundation board member. More...
October 27, 2016
Students and alumni have a new way of acquiring CPCC transcripts. The College provides the option of having official transcripts processed electronically. Transcripts are processed and delivered to recipients via email within 30 minutes after requests are received. Electronic transcripts are available for $7.25 - $7.75 per request and can be ordered online at www.cpcc.edu/admissions/student-records/transcripts. Read more
October 3, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) dedicated one of its administrative buildings in honor of Thomas E. (Tommy) Norman, past president of the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors, on Sept. 21.
The college dedicated the building, located along Charlottetowne Ave., in Charlotte, on CPCC's Central Campus, in recognition of Norman's almost 30 years of enhancing the educational and career training opportunities for the citizens of Mecklenburg County as a CPCC Foundation board member. Full Story...
September 21, 2016
Promotions: On Aug. 1, the Cornelius Police Department promoted 10 officers within the department to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeants and corporals.
▪ Capt. Jennifer Thompson has been with the department since 2001. A graduate of Basic Law Enforcement Training from Central Piedmont Community College, Thompson has been a patrol officer, detective, detective sergeant, criminal investigations lieutenant and patrol lieutenant. Thompson will serve as the captain of the Field Operations Division.
▪ Lt. Tony Sharpe has been a member of the department since 2004 and is being promoted from patrol sergeant to patrol lieutenant. A graduate of Basic Law Enforcement Training from Mitchell Community College, Sharpe has been a patrol officer, detective and training/recruiting sergeant.
▪ Sgt. Matthew Figaro graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Mitchell Community College and has been a member of the department since 2011. Figaro has been a patrol officer, detective and member of the SWAT Team and will serve as a patrol sergeant.
▪ Sgt. Vaughn Griffin graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2006 from Central Piedmont Community College. A member of the department since 2007, Griffin has been a traffic officer since 2010 and will serve as a patrol sergeant.
▪ Cpl. W. Lee Cook has been a member of the department for 12 years. A graduate of Basic Law Enforcement Training at Central Piedmont Community College, Cook has been a patrol officer, detective and officer in the Support Services Division. Cook will serve in Community Services.
▪ Cpl. Mathew Ferrucci graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Mitchell Community College and joined the department in 2006. Ferrucci has been a patrol officer, field training officer, detective and a member of the Lake Enforcement Division. Ferrucci will continue to serve on Lake Patrol.
▪ Cpl. Derek Queen graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Mitchell Community College and joined the department in 2010. Queen has been a patrol officer and member of the Lake Enforcement Division. Corporal Queen will continue to serve as a K9 Officer.
▪ Cpl. Robert Russell joined the department in 2003 and graduated Basic Law Enforcement Training at Central Piedmont Community College. Russell has been a patrol officer, detective and traffic officer. Russell will continue to serve as a K9 officer.
▪ Cpl. Daniel Waltman graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Central Piedmont Community College and joined the department in 2003. Waltman has been a patrol officer, school resource officer and detective. Waltman will continue to serve in the Criminal Investigations Division.
▪ Cpl. Robin Watts has been a member of the department since 2009, graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training at Mitchell Community College and has been a school resource officer. Watts will serve in the Special Services Division.
September 19, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer to be the college's fourth president. She will succeed Dr. Tony Zeiss, who has been the CPCC president for 24 years. Deitemeyer will begin her tenure at CPCC in early January 2017. Full story... Read more