News: 50th Anniversary Logo

last modified Nov 30, 2012 11:26 AM

CPCC unveiled its 50th anniversary logo in November. The College is using the image on student publications, marketing materials, anniversary celebration pieces and fundraising materials.

The debut of the 50th anniversary logo marked the launch of the College’s planning efforts to celebrate five decades of serving the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Anniversary events will take place across the College and in the community in 2013.

In 1963, Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center merged to establish Central Piedmont Community College, one of the first of 58 colleges in the N.C. Community College System, under the leadership of Dr. Richard Hagemeyer. Dr. Ruth Shaw followed Hagemeyer as president in 1986.

Since Dr. Tony Zeiss became president of CPCC in 1992, the College has grown into a flourishing multi-campus institution that provides more than 300 innovative curriculum and job-training programs to Mecklenburg County residents. As a result, CPCC has emerged as the community’s resource for workforce development, partnering with educational and business leaders to provide opportunities for one and all. CPCC serves the residents of Mecklenburg County at six campuses and through numerous online programs.

“For almost 50 years, CPCC has maintained its tradition of being an educational resource to local residents, helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals,’” said Dr. Zeiss. “With this in mind, we included the tagline ‘A Legacy of Success’ in the 50th anniversary logo design. It demonstrates our commitment and promise to be the community college Mecklenburg County needs and deserves, today and tomorrow.”