One of CPCC’s original faculty members retires after 52 years of service

last modified Jun 01, 2015 10:57 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) extends a special thank you to Office AdministrationOne of CPCC’s original faculty members retires after 52 years of service Instructor Dora Johnson, who retired in May 2015 after 52 years of service to the college.

“CPCC has been so fortunate to have had Dora on its team,” said Linda Thompson, one of Nora’s past students and a 32-year employee of the college. “She always treated her students in the classroom with the utmost care. While I’ll miss seeing her smile and face around campus, I take comfort in the fact that CPCC and its students are in a much better place because of Dora and applaud her on a job well done.”

Dora was one of CPCC’s original faculty members. She began her professional career at Mecklenburg College, but quickly joined the CPCC family in 1963 when the institution merged with the Central Industrial Education Center to form CPCC under the leadership of Dr. Richard Hagemeyer.

Since that time, Dora has seen the college grow from a small college with a dozen programs serving 1,600 students to an institution that houses more than 300 degree, diploma and certification programs; customized corporate training; market-focused continuing education; and special interest classes, and serves approximately 70,000 individuals each year.

During her 50-plus year career, Dora either served in a full-time or part-time teaching capacity at the college and thoroughly enjoyed working with the college’s many academic areas and helping its students succeed – which was her top priority.

“To end my professional career as an instructor at CPCC is a high honor for me,” explains Dora. “I wish all CPCC faculty and staff success as they continue to serve the greater Charlotte community.”