CPCC dedicates building in honor of Dr. Tony Zeiss

May 18, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) dedicated its newest Central Campus classroom building today in honor of its longtime president Dr. Tony Zeiss. Story continures...

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Dr. Tony Zeiss honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

May 17, 2016

Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), recently received the highest honor bestowed by the State of North Carolina...

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Gaston Gazette Article: CaroMont nurse, CPCC alumna recognized with Nightingale Award

May 17, 2016

With a warm smile, kind eyes and a soft voice, nurse Susan Murphy calmly makes her way through the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation center at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, greeting patients as they prepare for their next class. The group that gathers, surrounded by treadmills and elliptical machines, is there because each of them has experienced and survived a cardiopulmonary event. They are there to try to build their strength and stamina as they work to recover from a life-altering health crisis. And the woman before them, who looks as though she would fit just as well in front of a TV camera, is exactly who you would want to lead you on a tough journey, because she has been on quite the journey of her own.              Full article                                                                  Susan Murphy (photo courtesy of CaroMont Health)

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Mayor Celebrates International Contributions and Philanthropy with Awards Ceremony

May 11, 2016

Published: 05/05/2016

The Charlotte International Cabinet has announced the individual winners for the 19th Annual Mayor's International Community Awards (MICA) and Dr. Maha Gingrich, assistant vice president and international community liaison, will be presented with The Global Leader Award for embodying the spirit of Charlotte's global significance, displaying strong leadership in Charlotte's international community and cultivating awareness of the growing diversity of Charlotte. Over the past year, she has evolved from a leader in her respective cultural community to become a leader of the Charlotte community at large.
The awards ceremony will took place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at The Booth Playhouse at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. MICA recognizes the many contributions of the international community in the Charlotte region.
MICA is sponsored by the Charlotte International Cabinet as a collaborative program with the Office of the Mayor and the Office of International Relations. More information
Dr. Maha Gingrich
Dr. Gingrich is an alumna of Central Piedmont Community College.
Congratulations Dr. Gingrich!


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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.

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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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