Most students who have traveled thousands of miles for the sake of education come with a determined mindset of succeeding. I, belonging to this category, undoubtedly believe that getting exposed to a variety of academic fields is immensely important for such students.
For Deon Selby, returning to Central Piedmont Community College in summer 2010 seemed like one of life’s natural progressions. Not only had he previously earned his GED from the College in 1997, but his uncle and mother were alumni of the institution as well.
As I look back on my accomplishments and personal breakthroughs, I notice a common denominator. Almost all have been achieved with the help of the inspiring professors and supportive faculty of Central Piedmont Community College. During my time at CPCC, I have grown as a student and a leader.
My time spent as a student at Central Piedmont Community College has proven to be one of my greatest adventures. Before I started attending CPCC I was a student fresh out of high school in Toronto, living on my own, and working part-time.
When I moved to the United States from Gambia, I was both nervous and excited about what the future had in store for me, so I used that as a fuel to succeed in every aspect of my life, especially in education.
Philomena De Piante's education started with two goals. To receive her Associates in Arts degree then transfer to a four-year university. She soon realized that Central Piedmont Community College had more to offer than just an excellent education. For Philomena CPCC provided an environment of