James R. Worrell Recieves Distinguished Service Award from CPCC

Thank You Mr. Worrell for your generosity and support. Your generosity helps students dreams become reality! Jim Worrell, Left, Dr, Tony Zeiss, right

May 16, 2013 CPCC President, Dr. Tony Zeiss (right), presented former Managing Partner James  R. Worrell, Sr. (left) the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his continued extensive support of the college. CPCC has also recently named the Worrell Building on the College's Central Campus, as well as the Worrell Financial Services Institute at the Harris Conference Center on the College's Harris Campus.

Central Piedmont Community College President Dr. Tony Zeiss awarded former Managing Partner James R. Worrell, Sr. the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his extensive support of the College. The Distinguished Service Award is the most esteemed external award at CPCC and is conferred upon those who have demonstrated distinguished service and outstanding commitment to the College. Mr. Worrell joined the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors in 1992 and has been an active member of the CPCC family ever since. He has been a tireless volunteer for the Foundation and serves on the Foundation's Planned Giving Committee.

Giving not only his time but also his money, Mr. Worrell has supported over 100 scholarships for first-generation and English-as-a-Second Language students and many more need-based scholarships. In 1995, Mr. Worrell was instrumental in creating the CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run to raise scholarship dollars for CPCC students. He has been a major sponsor for the event since its inception and was lead sponsor in 2012 and 2013. Recently, Mr. Worrell and his family made a planned gift to CPCC as part of the College's 50-year legacy campaign, resulting in the naming of the Worrell Building on Elizabeth Avenue.

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