Toni Moss

With two children looking up to her, Antonia Moss decided she needed a career rather than a job. She struggled with self-doubt and procrastination, but she wanted to be a role model for her family. She said, "I decided that it was my responsibility to show my children that anything is possible."

Antonia decided to pursue higher education in the hospitality sector due to her passion for and 13-year history in the field. When choosing which school to attend, Antonia looked for an institution that offered the value and flexibility that fit her life as a working parent. "Central Piedmont was an affordable option to pursue my degree. It is convenient to my home with multiple locations throughout Charlotte and the surrounding suburbs. The classes offered are flexible with online options as well."

Since she began taking courses at Central Piedmont, Antonia has found that the college offers strong student support services and an outstanding education in addition to value and flexibility. She explained, "By supporting me in my personal life as well as my academics, I have conquered many challenges that may have prevented me from attaining my degree."

Central Piedmont alumna Antonia Moss
Antonia found time to become involved in student life at the college, and she encourages other students to do the same. "Get to know your peers and the staff at Central Piedmont. The opportunities are endless, and the support is vital to your success."

While a student, she was involved in Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth Through Scholarships (WINGS), TRIO, Phi Theta Kappa, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority scholarship, the Pete and Marcia Sloan Hospitality Ambassador scholarship, and the Barnes & Noble Book scholarship.

In fall 2020, Antonia Moss graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. As a first-generation college student and the first member of her family to earn a degree, she has reached her goal of setting a strong example for her children.