Category: Announcements & News

Bathanti to Visit SPCC Polkton Campus

POLKTON, NC – Poet and author, Joseph Bathanti, will be speaking with students, faculty and staff, and the community at South Piedmont Community College on the L.L. Polk Campus Friday, November 15 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Garibaldi Building, Room 108. Bathanti is the former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and recipient […]

Wells Fargo Awards SPCC $5,000 Training Grant

MONROE, NC – South Piedmont Community College was awarded a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo to help low-to-moderate income students in Union County enroll in noncredit, short-term training programs that lead to sustainable employment and address local workforce needs. “Thanks to this grant, Union County residents who could not previously afford short-term training now have […]

Open Educational Resources On Rise at SPCC

According to a recent article in Forbes online, “Since 1978…college textbooks have risen 812 percent — more than twice as fast as the price of a new home”. The article goes on to state that the main cause for this increase is that the textbook industry is controlled by a small number of powerful publishers. […]

A Baby Changes Everything – Madison’s Story

Gideon of the Bible sought after signs and was known as a destroyer of obstacles. So for Madison to name her son Gideon may have been a prophetic choice. As a smart, high school student with big plans to attend MIT after graduation, Madison found herself pregnant during her junior year.  “I thought my life […]

Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of South Piedmont Community College will meet in regular session on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:00pm at South Piedmont Community College, 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110 in the Creech Boardroom.  

Standing at a Crossroads – Tina’s Story

Like every college graduate, Tina Heid was faced with two options. She could go on to graduate school or she could go to work. With her degree in psychology and a minor in dance from Western Carolina University, she opted for the job.  Taking a break from school and diversifying her skill-set seemed like the […]

How to Save a Life – Alexia’s Story

Her life was turned upside down after her father passed away and her mother was laid off from her job. As a recent high school graduate, Alexia Makowski found herself struggling to find employment while being burdened with funeral debt and grief. She knew in her heart she wasn’t ready for a job, but didn’t […]

New Partnership Creates Gateway to Wingate for South Piedmont Associate Degree Graduates

Associates-degree graduates of South Piedmont Community College can earn a bachelor’s at Wingate University for $2,500 per year or less, thanks to a growing partnership between the two educational institutions. The new Gateway Scholarship was announced recently by South Piedmont President Dr. Maria Pharr and Wingate University President Dr. Rhett Brown. Pharr said. “There have […]

School of Arts and Sciences Hosts Evening of Excellence Spring 2019

At the end of spring semester, students in the Honors, Global Scholars of Distinction, and ePortfolio programs presented their projects at the first Evening of Excellence symposium and banquet to celebrate their achievements with their families, faculty, and administrators. SPCC’s Honors program provides students with the opportunity to challenge themselves academically with supplemental projects in […]

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