Guide to Charlotte Area Higher Education
Belmont Abbey College finds its center in Jesus Christ. By his light, we grasp the true image and likeness of God which every human person is called to live out. We aim to renew that likeness in all dimensions of life for our students and members of our community through curricular and co-curricular programs of excellence and virtue based in the liberal arts as practiced in the Catholic and Benedictine intellectual traditions.
By excellence and virtue, we mean the skills, attitudes and stable dispositions of character that make possible the consistent practice of the good throughout the full range of human pursuits (scholarly, professional, community, personal). Recognizing that each field has its own standards of excellence, we strive to achieve them, led by St. Benedicts desire that in all things God may be glorified.
As a Benedictine institution, we find this glory especially revealed in the development of the whole person, guided by the liberal arts, as a responsible steward of the true, the beautiful, and the good. We welcome the talents of everyone, from any background and tradition, who is committed to fostering that development and contributing to the mission of the college. To the members of the Belmont Abbey College community, we offer an environment and community animated by this vision where they may work towards their own full potential.
MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES
CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Central Piedmont Community College
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235 USA
The Central Piedmont Community College Foundation was established in 1965 as 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The Foundation's mission is to secure financial support for the College from corporations and businesses, charitable foundations, organizations, alumni, and other individuals. Dollars raised by the Foundation are utilized for scholarships, instructional and job-training programs, equipment, and faculty support. The Foundation also provides funding that allows the College to respond to emerging community needs and address shortfalls in public support.
JOHNSON AND WALES
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
NOTE: 3/9/2007 - The information below provided by Johnson and Wales University on their website.
Johnson & Wales University is a world-class university, where students have an opportunity to pursue a career education in business, hospitality, culinary arts, or technology. Scores of majors and degree programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.
Johnson & Wales' four campuses are located in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Unique features include a 4-day
school week, the opportunity to earn 2 degrees (associate and
baccalaureate) in four years, and hands-on training at
University-owned, -operated or partnership facilities or at
worldwide co-op sites.
The Charlotte Campus, established in 2004, is located in the Queen City of the Carolinas. Charlotte is a blend of traditional and cutting edgewith access to mountains and the ocean, and the best of Americas northern and southern cultures.
Nearly 2,500 students are currently enrolled in the College of Business, the College of Culinary Arts and the Hospitality College. Our students represent 46 states and nine foreign countries.
Founded in 1867 under the auspices of the Committee on Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning. Located in the rapidly growing metropolis of Charlotte, North Carolina, "Queen City of the South", this historically African-American university has a residential campus with a familiar atmosphere in which students are stimulated and nurtured by dedicated and caring faculty and staff.
Consistent with its Christian roots, the university recognizes the importance of moral and ethical values to undergird intellectual development and all endeavors. JCSU believes in the unrelenting pursuit of knowledge and in the values of cultivating the life of the mind. The university assigns great significance to the development of self-confidence, to the understanding of ones' own heritage as well as an awareness of the cultures of others, to exploration of the myriad forces affecting people of a complex technological age, and to formulating a sense of one's role in this schema.
The mission of JCSU is to provide an outstanding education for a diverse group of talented and highly motivated students from various ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographical backgrounds. The university offers a liberal education in conjunction with concentrated study in specialized fields, in preparation for advanced study and specific careers.
The university endeavors to produce graduates who are able to communicate effectively, think critically, learn independently as well as collaboratively, and demonstrate competence in their chosen fields. Further, it provides an environment in which students can fulfill their physical, social, cultural, spiritual, and other personal needs through which they can develop a compelling sense of social and civic responsibility for leadership and service in a dynamic, multicultural society. Likewise, the university embraces its responsibility to provide leadership, service, and lifelong learning to the larger community.
Regarding teaching effectiveness as paramount in its educational enterprise, JCSU has a commitment to the recruitment and retention of an outstanding faculty. To this end, the university promotes faculty development, encourages faculty involvement in research and other creative activities, and endorses the principles of academic freedom.
To ensure the integrity and stability of its status and the perpetuation of its rich legacy, Johnson C. Smith University has a firm resolve to maintain the fiscal and human resources requisite to be a truly distinctive institutiona hallmark of excellence in its students, faculty, staff, administrators, academic and other programs, facilities, operations, and environment.
Queens University of Charlotte, private and Presbyterian, educates students for noble lives, productive careers, and responsible citizenship, all within a changing global community. Queens seeks national preeminence as a student-centered university that enhances the traditional liberal arts with career preparation to provide an education that is both intellectually challenging and practical.
To fulfill its mission, Queens provides its students with opportunities to develop:
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
NOTE: 3/9/2007 - The information below provided by The University of North Carolina at Charlotte on their website.
As soon as Charlotte College was
firmly established, efforts were launched to give it a campus of
its own. With the backing of Charlotte business leaders and
legislators from Mecklenburg and surrounding counties, land was
acquired on the northern fringe of the city and bonds were
passed to finance new facilities. In 1961, Charlotte College
moved its growing student body into two new buildings on what
was to become a 1,000-acre campus 10 miles from downtown