The Charlotte Post: CPCC President Tony Zeiss Named Charlotte Post Educator Of The Year

July 18, 2016

Tony Zeiss, who built Central Piedmont Community College into an educational powerhouse for those seeking a better life, is the 2016 Charlotte Post Foundation Educator of the Year. Read more

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Should You Make A Contribution From Your IRA?

June 28, 2016

In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act.  Among other things, this law permanently extends tax benefits for seniors who choose to direct IRA distributions to qualified charities. The benefit applies to taxpayers over the age of 70 ½ and to contributions up to $100,000.
 
A key benefit of a direct charitable contribution from an IRA to a nonprofit organization, such as Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), is that the donation counts towards an individual's required minimum distribution. A gift from an IRA may also lower income taxes owed at year-end.

Another way to give is to designate a charitable interest as the beneficiary of an IRA. This allows a donor to make a future gift of assets while providing lifetime income to one's self or family members. 

Benefits of an IRA contribution are threefold:

  • A donor can fulfill charitable intent after income needs are met.
  • Donors can provide an annual income for themselves or family members and the leftover balance to a charitable interest such as CPCC.
  • Assets which typically carry a heavy tax burden can be left to a charity without the income or estate taxes.
For more information, please contact Brenda Lea, Director, Planned Giving, at 704-330-6803. Read more

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ABC7 WLS Chicago: CPCC Alumnus John H. White Chicago Photojournalist John White Remembers Muhammad Ali Through The Lens

June 8, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) --
For decades, Chicago photojournalist John White documented world leaders, celebrities and every day people.

On Sunday, one of the country's top photojournalists remembered the late Muhammad Ali, who he followed for a couple years in the late 1970s - both inside and outside the ring and around Chicago. Ali died Friday at age 74.

"This camera. I mirror what I see. When you feel something...you can't be around Champ and not feel anything," White said. See photos... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 Susan MurphyPulmonary 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) Read more

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Charlotte Observer article: Congo native faced two civil wars; Thursday, he graduates from CPCC with two degrees

May 12, 2016

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As Alvan Makoundi-Tchibinda walks across the stage with nearly 800 others at Central Piedmont Community College on Thursday, he leaves with two degrees. He also completes an obligation to his family in central Africa.
And now he is free to imagine a life of his own design.
Born in the nation of Congo, Makoundi-Tchibinda, 22, lived through two civil wars as a child before coming to the United States for college at 18.
 
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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.
 
Dr. Maha GingrichThe awards ceremony 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. View a complete list of award recipients.
 
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. 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

Bill Claytor

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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