South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College

Monica Laney

I originally enrolled in South Piedmont Community College in 2011 after transferring from UNC Charlotte. At the time I was 20 years old, living on my own, and working two to three jobs at a time to support myself. The financial burden began to weigh on me over time.

Amy Morrison

Amy Morrison, South Piedmont Community College, Excellence Award 2014

After working at a financial institution for over 11 years, I realized that it was time for a change in my life. My position as an Assistant Manager required more education to advance, and I had just found out I was pregnant with my third child.

Jeremy Keith Pitt

Jeremy Pitt, South Piedmont Community College, Excellence Award 2013

One year ago, the prospect of going back to school was not an option. My wife and I had moved from Utah to North Carolina. I was grateful to find work at a local bank with decent pay and great hours.

Leyna Crane

Leyna Crane, South Piedmont Community College, Excellence Award 2012

I had never really considered a community college before. I’ve always been interested in the big well-known schools, such as Chapel Hill and NC State.

Paula Alanis

Paula Alanis, South Piedmont Community College, 2015 Academic Excellence Award Recipient

My name is Paula Alanis and although I was born in the USA I grew up in Mexico. I returned to the United States when I was 18 with my wonderful husband. We didn't know the culture or the language we decided to come here for better opportunities.

Daniel Steinberg

South Piedmont CC 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient Daniel Steinberg

I am a nontraditional student in the sense that my pursuit of a degree at South Piedmont Community College is taking place much later in life than most students.  A few years ago I retired from a career in engineering, a career that was professionally satisfying and afforded me the opportunity to

Lou Smith

Ecclesiastics 3 states there is “a time to every purpose under heaven”; yet, time stands still for no one.