CPCC Small Business Center to host ‘Shark Tank’ auditions

March 22, 2017

ABC-TV casting team members will visit Central Piedmont Community College's Small Business on April 29 to hold auditions for its hit TV show, "Shark Tank."
Entrepreneurs are invited to present a one-minute pitch on their business, product or idea to the casting team for consideration. Approved pitches will be featured on a future episode of the primetime show. Details...
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Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Community, Foundation News.

Cosmetology grad turning some heads

March 14, 2017

Advanced education can serve us well and help open doors. Workforce development initiatives at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) are proof positive of that, and have enabled both a former and current student of the CPCC Cosmetology Program to open the door to Kass & Co. Salon in Cornelius and discover their career paths inside. More... Read more

Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Community, Foundation News.

CPCC and American Burger Co. Burger Cook-Off Competition

March 9, 2017

Central Piedmont Community College and Charlotte based American Burger Co. partnered together to host the "Burger Cook-Off Competition for the Craft Burger", held at CPCC's central campus. More... Read more

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CPCC receives fourth grant from JPMorgan Chase

February 13, 2017

JPMorgan Chase awarded a $125,000 grant to continue its support of workforce development initiatives at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and assist with the college's efforts to help the Charlotte region become even more competitive as a global hub of commerce. Continued Read more

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CPCC breaks ground for new Levine Campus building

January 27, 2017

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) officials broke ground today for the new Levine III building at the college's Levine Campus. The 88,000 square-foot facility will include the Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall, a new campus library, a new campus bookstore, health and science labs and classrooms. More... Read more

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CPCC Seeks Nominations for 2017 Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award

January 23, 2017

Do you know a Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) graduate who is making a tremendous difference in the community? Nominations are currently being sought for the 2017 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award. This award recognizes a former CPCC student who has significantly benefited from his//her experiences at CPCC and whose efforts have helped the community. More... Read more

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CPCC kicks off spring semester, Dr. Deitemeyer meets and greets students

January 17, 2017

CPCC's new president, Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, was on Central Campus, welcoming students who were eager to continue or begin their educational journey at CPCC. Greeting students Read more

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From Charlotte Observer: Seven to Watch | CPCC’s new president called ‘a visionary’

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


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Consider An IRA Rollover Contribution

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
email brenda.lea@cpcc.edu. Read more

Posted in Gift Planning.

CPCC breaks ground on new Advanced Technology Center

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

Posted in Alumni, Community, Foundation News.

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