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|Civil rights champion James Ferguson earns Luminary Award|
|Friday, July 8, 2016|
James E. Ferguson II, who helped Julius Chambers launch the first integrated law firm in North Carolina in the 1960s, continues his battle for justice today as leader of the firm now known as Ferguson Chambers & Sumter.
“I just want to feel that I’ve done all I can do to bring about equality – for everybody,” Ferguson said. “That’s what life is about – trying to create the society we think we want.”
|CPCC President Tony Zeiss Names Charlotte Post Educator Of The Year Award|
|Thursday, July 7, 2016|
“I decided the place for me is community college because that’s where you can do the most for the disenfranchised,” Zeiss said. “They just need a hand up.” For his part, Zeiss said he lives to see people succeed. “The most gratifying part of what I do is looking at the hope and pride in our students’ eyes when they come across that stage to collect their degree or certificate,” he said.
|Mitchell, Polk earn 2016 Top Seniors recognition|
|Saturday, May 28, 2016|
Mitchell, who has a 5.18 grade point average, is on the engineering track at Mallard Creek, a member of the Academy of Engineering and aims to pursue architecture as a career. She interned at a Charlotte architecture firm last summer as part of the Mayors Youth Employment Program and completed several projects.
|Balance key to successful life, academics for Top Senior runner up|
|Friday, May 27, 2016|
“I started my freshman year, and I fell in love with the engineering classes,” she said. “It provided the right amount of balance, because I have always loved mathematics, and I have always loved science, and engineering was always that middle line between the two, and a lot of the engineering stuff that we would do had a lot of an artistic appeal, too.”