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Category: Announcements & News

Shields Takes New Role at SPCC

After working in the corporate world and helping to develop apprenticeship programs across North America, Karla Shields wondered if she would feel more fulfilled pursuing her efforts back home in the Union County area. A friend had shared with her an exciting job description for a new position at South Piedmont Community College, and it […]

SPCC Celebrates New Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

More than 100 community members, including county and government leaders, business representatives, and college supporters joined South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) on August 31 for a ribbon cutting and open house of SPCC’s new Main Building on the Old Charlotte Highway campus in Monroe. The event was hosted by the Union County Chamber of Commerce. […]

Frustration Leads to Winning Business Ideas

53 Ideas Pitch Competition Winners Discuss Their Start South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center led the 2021 53 Ideas Pitch Competition supported by Fifth Third Bank this summer. The competition attracted more than 125 entries from across the 10-county region. The majority of entries were from women (64%) and nearly three-fourths (74%) were from […]

Enrollment Up as Fall Semester Begins at SPCC

Enrollment Up as Fall Semester Begins at SPCC with New Spaces and Technologies Fall semester classes began on August 9 at South Piedmont Community College. With  in-person, online, and hybrid offerings, enrollment headcount is trending upward by over four percent compared to 2020. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in fall classes and this number […]

NSLS Induction

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) has been one of SPCC’s premier clubs for many years. Recently, the NSLS hosted their first-ever entirely student-run induction ceremony to celebrate the members who completed their steps to membership. There were around 60 attendees. The steps required for induction include participation in orientation, leadership training day, […]

Drive-Through Graduation Held at SPCC

Find the full 2021 Commencement Ceremony here: https://youtu.be/lNpl0lzAmjo  To celebrate graduates this year, South Piedmont Community College held a drive-through graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 15, where 138 out of 271 graduates joined the parade of cars. “Know thyself,” challenged Dr. Maria Pharr, president of South Piedmont. “Know your talents and extol them. Know your […]

SPCC Small Business Center to Lead the 2021 ‘53 Ideas Pitch Competition’ Supported By Fifth Third Bank

Competition provides access to capital and training resources to advance equity through entrepreneurship one idea at a time. South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center is excited to announce it will lead the 2021 “53 Ideas Pitch Competition” supported by Fifth Third Bank. The pitch competition addresses income inequality and equity through entrepreneurship by providing […]

Faculty Spotlight – Jim McAlhaney

Running one marathon would be a feat for anyone but Jim McAlhaney has run 37 full marathons to date. He will run his 38th marathon on May 1 in Myrtle Beach. During this run, Jim hopes to bring awareness to South Piedmont as well as raise scholarship funds for students through the SPCC Foundation. Jim’s […]

Bow Tie Project Fund

Jackson Lee: Fusing more than Metal Welding takes two materials and fuses them together under heat and pressure. It seems only fitting that Jackson Lee was both learning this craft of melding metals and exemplified a natural knack for bringing people together throughout his life. The outpouring of love and stories from so many in […]