Alumni Awards

Central Piedmont Community College is proud to honor our most outstanding alumni through our annual alumni awards--the Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award and the Young Alumni Award of Excellence.

The Hagemeyer Award takes its name from Dr. Richard H. Hagemeyer, Central Piedmont president for 23 years, who led the college from its beginnings as a trade school with 1,200 students to one of the largest community colleges in North Carolina. The Young Alumni Award, first awarded in 2019, acknowledges our newest graduates and their impact in the community. 

Nominations for 2023 are now open until March 1st.
Please submit your nomination for an outstanding alumnus.
Two graduates in cap and gown smiling at camera
Christopher Coleman receiving alumni award at 2018 graduation

2021 Honorees

Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award: Lynne Tatum Little '88
Young Alumni Award of Excellence: James "Dan" Bailey '12
(*see prior award winners at the links above)

Award Criteria

Alumni awards recognize Central Piedmont graduates who have significantly benefited from their experiences at Central Piedmont and whose efforts have helped the community. Nominations are accepted from approximately January through March every year. Specific dates are announced every January.

Nominations can be submitted for the Central Piedmont alumnus who has:
• demonstrated community/professional involvement, social responsibility and impact.
• acquired scholastic and learning skills that have led to continued personal and educational growth.
• improved his or her economic status and social capital as a result of attending Central Piedmont Community College.
• invested in the lives of others and is seen as a role model.
• graduated within the last 10 years (Young Alumni Award of Excellence only).