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Compiled by Cindy Stern
Nursing program: The Central Piedmont Community College’s Nursing program has received recommendation for Initial Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. ACEN officials visited CPCC in September and found the nursing program to be in compliance with the ACEN standards. The initial accreditation lasts for 5 years.
Queens University of Charlotte
Grant award: The university has received a $2.2 million U.S. Department of Education Title III “Strengthening Institutions” grant.
Queens will use the grant for academic programs and student support services. In addition, a portion of the funds will be used to establish an endowment to continue the work.
Reading program: Two hundred thirty-two lower school students were recently recognized for their participation in the first quarter of the Reading Knights program, which encourages reading and a lifelong love of books. Students are recognized each quarter for meeting their reading goals.
Culinary competition: The following culinary arts students were named to represent the school in a culinary competition to be held at Central Piedmont Community College: Ashley Allen, Barbara Castro, Kristin Childers, Christian Card, Ryan Springer, John Gamble, Bianca Withers and Mackie Gant.
During the summer, the culinary arts team won first place in the national Family Career and Community Leaders of America competition.
A&S award: Pamela Freedy has been named a winner of the Arts & Science Council’s Cato Excellence in Teaching Awards.
The awards recognize educators who have infused arts, science or history into the core academic curriculum. Freedy is also a teaching artist at Matthews Playhouse.
Victory Christian Center
Rocket team: The Rocket Team has been chosen by NASA to compete in its national Student Launch Initiative in Huntsville, Ala., in April, 2015.
The team was one of eight secondary schools nationwide to be selected. Kimberly Williams is the physics instructor and certified rocketry adviser.
The Rocket team needs a vacant field or lot (3-6 acres) for practice on Saturdays. Contact Kimberly Williams at the school, 704-391-7339.
Theater production: The school will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior” 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15. To purchase tickets, visit: https://public.serviceu.com/ticketing/event/?OrgKey=0d19345c-a3c1-4f72-adf2-c4e516b7a227.