Celebrating the CPCC Legacy Society

The CPCC Legacy Society consists of donors who have named the CPCC Foundation Inc. a recipient of a planned gift, through their wills or trusts, life insurance, a charitable gift annuity, IRA designation, a gift of real property or other planned gift option. Legacy members assure that CPCC will remain a vital resource in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Members of the CPCC Legacy Society were recently celebrated at the Legacy Society "Evening of Stars."  The paparazzi were on hand to capture the gala.

Thank you for believing in the CPCC students Legacy Society members!

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CPCC Dental Assisting Program to Celebrate 50 Years of Success

CPCC's Dental Assisting program will be celebrating it's 50th year. Plans are under way for the celebration to take place in early summer 2016.  All Dental Assisting graduates will receive information regarding the anniversary celebration in early 2016.

This successful program once again enjoyed a 100% pass rate for 2015. All 21 of the program's 2015 graduates earned a 100-percent pass rate on the General Chairside Assisting National Exam, administered by the National Assisting National Board, Inc. This certification is considered the highest credential for a dental assistant  and is recognized across the United States. One more reason to celebrate!

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Charlotte Observer: Class in Session at CPCC Ballantyne Center

Central Piedmont Community College's new Ballantyne Center opened its doors in mid-July and has held dozens of classes since. William H. "Mack" McDonald, the Center's director and CPCC associate dean of Business and Industry Learning, said the college's newest location has been well-received.

"We have served 250 students at the Ballantyne Center since we opened," he said. "We are always open to ideas from the business and professional community regarding the classes they would like to see at the Center."  Read full story

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From the Charlotte Observer-- CPCC Alumna Dr. Maha Gingrich Hosts International Success Show

'International Show' celebrates 10 years

Maha Gingrich, host of a TV show called "Charlotte, A City of International Success," said she looks forward to thanking the show's guests during the 10th anniversary celebration.

Maha Gingrich has been active in the Charlotte community for years.

A southwest Mecklenburg County resident, she has served and continues to serve on several boards, including International House and the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange. She is the second woman to be named president of the Charlotte North Rotary Club in the club's more than 60-year existence. She is also the international community liaison at Central Piedmont Community College and assistant to the vice president. In addition, she is a dancer and choreographer who teaches classical Indian dance. Read full story

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Charlotte Business Journal: North Carolina's Community College System Ranks Among the Best per Report

North Carolina has one of the best community college systems in the U.S., according to a new report by personal financial website WalletHub.

The list draws upon WalletHub's rankings of 670 community colleges, including technical and vocational schools, based on cost and financing, classroom experience, and educational and career outcomes. The website then calculated a weighted average between scores obtained by colleges in each state and the number of students enrolled in each school.

North Carolina ranks No. 11, while neighboring South Carolina comes in at No. 36. More...

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