CPCC's Sharon Jones Received 2015 STEM Leader of the Year Award

Congratulations to Sharon Jones, who joined CPCC's Corporate and Continuing Education department on July 1, 2015, to spearhead the SAS rollout for mid-career professionals through the REACH IT scholarship initiative.

Sharon recently received the 2015 STEM Leader of the Year Award from the Charlotte Business Journal during the publication's CIO of the Year program, held at The Ritz-Carlton on Aug. 19.

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Dental Assisting Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on Exam

Congratulations to the Dental Assisting program at CPCC!

All 21 of the program's 2015 graduates earned a 100-percent pass rate on the General Chairside Assisting National Exam, administered by the National Assisting National Board, Inc. This certification is considered the highest credential for a dental assistant  and is recognized across the United States.

In addition to achieving this high standard, CPCC's students scored 36 points higher than the state average on the exam and 31 points higher than their peers across the country.

To learn more about CPCC's Dental Assisting program, please visit https://www.cpcc.edu/health_sciences/dental-assisting.

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Charlotte Business Journal: CPCC celebrates opening of its Ballantyne Center

CPCC celebrates opening of its Ballantyne Center

Central Piedmont Community College celebrated the opening of its new location in Ballantyne on Wednesday.

The Charlotte community college's newest classroom space includes 10,000 square feet of leased space in Ballantyne Corporate Park, which will be known as CPCC Ballantyne Center.

It is located in the 76,000-square-foot Gibson Building at 11430 Community House Road.

Ballantyne is one of the fastest-growing areas of Mecklenburg County with 200,000-plus residents and roughly 210 businesses, says Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. To continue...

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Graduating Charlotte Manufacturing Apprentices Celebrate Four Years of Training, College

It's graduation day for eight new workers from the Apprenticeship 2000 program.

The former students and apprentices have spent the past four years working at local manufacturers while attending Central Piedmont Community College. Now it's time to enter the work force in earnest.

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CPCC Dedicates Building to Honor Dr. Kathy Drumm

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) dedicated its facilities services building today in honor of retired executive vice president and long-time college administrator Dr. Kathy H. Drumm.

The college dedicated the building, located on 7th street in Charlotte, on CPCC's Central Campus, in recognition of Drumm's more than 25 years of exemplary service to the college and community. As CPCC executive vice present from 1998 to 2014, Drumm was instrumental in guiding the college's growth and ensuring its vitality and responsiveness to the needs of its students and Mecklenburg County.

The building, now known as the Kathy H. Drumm Facilities Services Building, served as the site of the 10 a.m., dedication ceremony. Those speaking during the ceremony included Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president; Ed Dalrymple, chair of the CPCC Board of Trustees; Thomas Norman, chair of the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors; Pat Rodgers, president and CEO of Rodgers Builders; and Dr. Drumm.

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Thank You for Your Support of the Alumni Summer Appeal

Your annual gifts make a difference every day! Your gifts provide students with the latest in instructional equipment and technologies as well as instructors that inspire and  motivate students to be the best. Your gifts and support helped CPCC students to achieve and succeed.

The Medical Careers and Cosmetology Programs Division was thrilled to report a 100% certification exam pass rate for all of its programs:

  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology

Yes, your support helped make this possible. Thank you!

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