Can’t make the race? You can still support Central Piedmont students. For our 2019 Skyline Run -- held on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend -- we are placing a spotlight on all moms in our community and raising scholarship dollars to support our student mothers -- women who are seeking the education and career training opportunities they need to secure meaningful employment and a bright future for their families.
Central Piedmont Community College has been a part of the Charlotte landscape for over 50 years. It has more than six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County. As a Learning College, Central Piedmont seeks to create environments that generate positive, nurturing and learning-focused experiences for students in the classroom. By placing learning first, students become a full partner in the learning process, assuming primary responsibility for their academic career and future success.
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Lindsay Hammond’s first attempt at college simply didn’t work out. She left college to enter the workforce and start a family, but an emptiness lingered. She always wanted to finish her degree, but didn’t know where to begin. “I chose Central Piedmont because it was affordable and it gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on experience,” she said. “Community colleges bridge the gap, offering specific skill sets in programs that hiring companies desire.” “I selected Cardiovascular Technology because it was challenging, and I am fascinated by the heart,” she said. “I would like to become a fellow for the American Society of Echocardiography and eventually work with children born with congenital heart diseases.” This first generation college student now has a clear vision and is making strides in the classroom and in the community as a Ruth G. Shaw Scholar and WINGS Scholar. “It is never too late to listen to that voice inside of you telling you what you can do and who you can become. Don’t silence it!