William Claytor honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

April 22, 2016


Charlotte attorney William Claytor recently received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor bestowed by the state.

  • Charlotte attorney is a past chairman of Central Piedmont Community College board of trustees
  • CPCC president Tony Zeiss presented the award to Claytor on behalf of Gov. Pat McCrory
  • Claytor was a CPCC trustee from 1977 to 1993.
Charlotte attorney William Claytor recently received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor bestowed by the state. CPCC president Tony Zeiss presented Claytor with the award on behalf of Gov. Pat McCrory.
Past recipients of the award include Maya Angelou, Bonnie Cone, Dale Earnhardt, William Friday, Billy Graham, Andy Griffith, Michael Jordan, Charles Kuralt, Doug Marlette and Bob Timberlake.
Claytor served as a CPCC trustee from 1977 to 1993 and chaired the CPCC board from 1985 to 1993. He also served on the CPCC Foundation board of directors for many years, including multiple terms as board vice president.
Claytor is a partner in the law firm of Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan & Wood and a former president of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
Earlier this year, the CPCC Foundation established a scholarship in honor of Claytor. The William M. Claytor Scholarship is an annual, full-tuition grant for one CPCC student per year.
BY JOE MARUSAK
jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com

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CPCC student Alexander Lee wins The MTConnect Student Challenge

April 13, 2016

McLean, Va., (April 5, 2016) -  Alexander Lee, a student at Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, N.C.), has been named the winner for the Idea Creation competition as part of the MTConnect Student Challenge for his submission, "Raspberry Pi for Data Visualization." Lee's winning submission proposed the use of a Raspberry Pi single-board computer as an MTConnect adapter to monitor a machine's overall equipment effectiveness, utilizing the Python programming language to visualize the data that comes from the machine.

"I'm part of a generation that grew up with the internet, and it was something that was always just there. But if you enter a factory today, it feels like the manufacturing industry kind of missed out on the whole internet revolution," Lee said. "I hope this award brings to light that there is a huge opportunity to innovate in manufacturing, and that kids who are using computers like Raspberry Pi will explore ways to use them in real-world industrial applications. A lot of millennials are entering the workforce, and they are enthusiastic to introduce these types of new and innovative ideas."  Read more

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CPCC names Larry Kluttz the 2016 Richard H. Hagemeyer Award recipient

April 13, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will present Larry Kluttz, fixed operations director for Hendrick Honda, with the 2016 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award at its spring commencement ceremony, on May 12, at Bojangles' Coliseum. The award recognizes a former CPCC student who has benefited significantly from experiences at CPCC and whose efforts have helped the community.
Kluttz's fascination with automotive work began as a teen at Piedmont High School, in Monroe, N.C., when he enrolled in an automotive mechanics class during his senior year. It was there that his passion for all things with four wheels was born. Read more

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Sensoria arrives at CPCC April 8 – 16, 2016

April 12, 2016


Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) invites you to attend Sensoria, a week-long celebration of literature and the arts that will heighten your senses as it brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, history, culture to the college. Full schedule of events and locations http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.

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CPCC presents the 14th anniversary of Dances of India

April 12, 2016

 
CPCC presents the 14th anniversary of Dances of India, featuring internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich and group. Join us as we celebrate the history and culture of India including a large ensemble of dancers performing 3,000-year-old classical and folk dances of India; India's rich classical dances brought to life through dance dramas, costumes and masks; and the show's signature dance, "Unity in Diversity," featuring international dance styles set to musical instruments from around the world.

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The Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries- Levine Campus- Penland School of Crafts Series

February 26, 2016

Penland Series Justin Rothshank
In an effort to make art more accessible, Bill Gorelick and Central Piedmont Community College have constructed an open gallery space on the College's Levine Campus in Matthews, NC.  The campus, which is somewhat industrial in its design, offers an ideal space for a dynamic layout that can be transformed based on the featured exhibit.


Penland School of Crafts Series begins it's tour around the CPCC Campuses at the Levine Campus. The show features everything from jewelry to oil paintings from a variety of artists. The exhibit will be on display for the 2016 Spring Semester. Many of the items will be for sale.

The Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at CPCC

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CPCC Foundation creates William M. Claytor Scholarship

February 22, 2016

William M Claytor
The Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of Charlotte attorney William M. Claytor, a past chairman of the college's Board of Trustees. The William M. Claytor Scholarship will be an annual, full-tuition grant for one student per year.
Claytor served as a CPCC trustee from 1977 to 1993, fulfilling appointments by N.C. Governor Jim Hunt and the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners. He chaired the CPCC board from 1985 to 1993. In addition, he has served on the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors for many years, including multiple terms as board vice president.
"This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Bill Claytor in recognition of his nearly 40 years of selfless service to the college as a foundation director and trustee," said Patricia Rodgers, president of the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors. "The William M. Claytor Scholarship will be a lasting symbol of our deep gratitude to Bill for all he has done for CPCC. Continued...

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CPCC’s Dr. Tony Zeiss announces retirement plans

February 4, 2016

Dr. Tony Zeiss
Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for 23 years, announced today his plans to retire at the end of July 2016.
"After more than two decades as president of Central Piedmont Community College, I have chosen to retire at the end of July 2016. Beth and I have been extraordinarily blessed by this wonderful community and the dedicated boards, faculty, staff, students and donors of CPCC," Zeiss said. "We will continue to live in Charlotte and support many of its fine organizations, including the college." Continue...

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CPCC Alumni - Discover the beauty of the Biltmore grounds and mansion in Asheville NC

January 11, 2016

WElcome Central Piedmont Community College Alumni

Biltmore is a unique 8,000-acre estate nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It's the perfect destination for an overnight getaway or a day trip. 
Your estate admission includes a self-guided visit of Biltmore House, plus all-day access to our gardens, Antler Hill Village, featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green and Farm plus shopping and dining, and free parking.
To obtain your special rate use this link biltmore.com/cpcc
 

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SWIRL ~ Register Now ~ April 1, 2016

December 8, 2015


 
April 1, 2016
Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center,
Central Piedmont Community College,
425 North Kings Drive at the corner of Kings and 7th Street

Register Now
 
 
Swirl is our annual event benefitting the nationally accredited culinary, baking and pastry arts programs at Central Piedmont Community College. Funds generated through this event will help provide student scholarships, fund travel to regional and national competitions, and support international learning opportunities.

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