CPCC celebrates 50th anniversary by hosting events at all campus locations
This month, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will host a variety of community-friendly events at its six campus locations. This is part of the college’s year-long celebration of its 50-year anniversary in Mecklenburg County. The events coincide with Governor Pat McCrory’s proclamation naming April 2013 as “North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Education Month.”
In honor of its golden anniversary, CPCC will host the following events:
- CPCC Cato Campus, 8120 Grier Rd., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Arbor Day Celebration
CPCC’s Horticulture Department invites the community to this special event that will include a tree planting and bench dedication on the campus’s grounds. Following the event, the campus will host a barbeque lunch for attendees to enjoy.
WHEN: April 26, 11 a.m.
- CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
Sensoria is CPCC’s celebration of the arts. Enjoy a variety of performances, exhibits, speakers and events to celebrate art in all its forms. Make plans to attend a performance by CPCC Theatre or CPCC Opera, listen to New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash or international poet Li-Young Lee, sing along with the Tosco Music Party or be enthralled by the Bechtler on Campus. New this year is Sensoria Nights, showcasing a special, highlighted event each evening. For more information, visit sensoria.cpcc.edu or download the app to find out what’s happening each day.
WHEN: April 12-20
COST: Most events are free, ticketed performance information and pricing at tix.cpcc.edu. Visit sensoria.cpcc.edu for a full schedule of events.
- CPCC Harper Campus, 315 West Hebron St., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Legacy Garden Dedication
WHEN: April 30, 2:30 p.m.
Join us at the campus’s front entrance for this special dedication event that will honor and celebrate the many departed individuals who have contributed to the success of Harper Campus since its founding in 1999.
- CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Early Childhood Garden Celebration
Join us on our back patio for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and garden celebration, sponsored by the Early Childhood Education Division and Friendship Gardens. As a special treat, attendees can help name the new garden.
WHEN: April 16, 1 p.m.
- CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC
WHAT: Disc Golf Tournament
Invite your friends and family as we celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary with a Disc Golf Tournament. Organizers will be on hand to teach the sport to those who’ve never played. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative 50th anniversary gold disc; play our nine-hole course, designed and provided by Innova; and win a variety of prizes.
WHEN: April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- CPCC Merancas Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC
WHAT: Annual Car Show and Open House
Featuring cars from the last 50+ years with 20 different car class competitions and winners awarded for each class. The family friendly event features a live band, food, demonstrations of car safety tips, interior dyeing of car fabric, special paint finishes, hybrid vehicles, Carolina CAT construction equipment, and Public Safety awareness information including free service of DNA cards of children for parents.
WHEN: April 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
COST: Free for spectators, $25 registration fee for car show participants
All events are open to the public. For more information, local residents may visit www.cpcc.edu/50years.
Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.