Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

November 13, 2013
(L to R): Adam Smith, SVA President; Ian Schuelke, SVA Officer, Commander Richard Riley, American Legion Post 778; Jason Brannon, SVA Officer; Nick Neupauer, BC3 President; Case Willoughby, Vice President for Student Services; and Kyle Bodkin, SVA Officer.

(L to R): Adam Smith, SVA President; Ian Schuelke, SVA Officer, Commander Richard Riley, American Legion Post 778; Jason Brannon, SVA Officer; Nick Neupauer, BC3 President; Case Willoughby, Vice President for Student Services; and Kyle Bodkin, SVA Officer in front of the Memorial Banner at the Veterans Lounge Grand Opening.

As the history of Butler County Community College is eventually told, the fall of 2013 will forever be known as our semester of “ribbon cuttings” and “grand openings.”

On September 17, the College announced a partnership with Butler Armco Credit Union when it opened a fully-functional branch in our Student Success Center on main campus. The Armco Credit Union branch employs students from our Business Division and is open to staff, students and community members. The space is state-of-the-art with technology, private meeting space and serves as a natural compliment to our “one-stop-shop” approach. Read the rest of this entry »


Recognizing students & alumni

October 23, 2013

Is there a more beautiful time than autumn on our Main Campus? The leaves, chill in the air and even the smell indicates that fall is here. I just love seeing our students wearing their BC3 gear as they joyfully make their way across campus.

Over 100 student came from all of our BC3 locations to be recognized Saturday at our Annual Legacy Dinner with various scholarships from the BC3 Education Foundation, Inc. This semester, 88 scholarships were awarded to 133 students totaling $140,000. Out of those students, 34 received the President’s Scholarship.

The 2013 BC3 Distinguished Alumni were also honored at the Legacy Dinner. They are: Read the rest of this entry »


A buzz in the air

September 13, 2013
President Neupauer and his wife Tammy with the 2013 Chamber Champion Award at the Celebrate Business Dinner on Wednesday, September 11.

President Neupauer and his wife Tammy with the 2013 Chamber Champion Award at the Celebrate Business Dinner on Wednesday, September 11.

What a GREAT start to the Fall 2013 semester!

Many people have told me there seems to be a certain “buzz” in the air on all of our campus locations.

Enrollment is up - BC3 is one of the few public institutions to have an increase. All of our campus locations look beautiful, including our newest, BC3 @ Brockway in Jefferson County.

Last week, our Main Campus community, led by many of Professor Chris Calhoun’s students, pitched in for a clean-up day. The primary focus was sprucing up the Imhoff Trail, a wooded, 1.5 mile pathway that starts behind the old observatory. The end result: an even more beautiful Main Campus! Read the rest of this entry »


Convocation & Welcome Day – Fall 2013

August 22, 2013

Where has the summer gone? How ’bout those Battlin’ Buccos?

Can you believe the start of another academic year is just a few days away?

Today, the College held its annual Convocation. It was great to see faculty and staff. I always enjoy providing a “State of the College” presentation. I have so much to be thankful for as President of BC3. Our faculty and staff are second to none!

Tomorrow is freshman “Welcome Day” on our Main Campus. Several hundred people will attend. This year, the event has expanded. We will use several different buildings and provide tons of important information. Many parents will attend, too. Read the rest of this entry »


AACC President’s Academy: Summer Institute

July 25, 2013

Just back from the American Association of Community College’s Presidents Academy: Summer Institute held in Baltimore.

My six days in Baltimore (tough for a Steeler fan) were packed with lots of good information. Topics ranged from the future of higher education to fostering innovation and even a trip to the Discovery Channel!

The best part of all was meeting up with friends like Dr. Kevin Drumm, President of Broome Community College in New York and Dr. Charlene Cole-Newkirk, President of Community College of Allegheny’s South Campus. I also made some new friends like Dr. Terri Winfree, President of Prairie State College in Illinois; Dr. Jon Bauer, President of East Central College in Missouri; and Dr. Andy Bowne, President of Ivy Tech Community College - East Central in Indiana.

I come back to western Pennsylvania with new colleagues and lots of new ideas. Thanks, AACC for a wonderful experience!


Commencement 2013

May 15, 2013

BCCC_Graduation_5-15-12-18Commencement night is finally here! Simply put, this is BC3′s Super Bowl – a night to show off our beautiful campus, tremendous faculty and staff and celebrate our students.

I truly hope that our graduating students comprehend the significance of their accomplishment. Whether it be entering the workforce or transferring to a senior institution, this evening is a night to celebrate. Read the rest of this entry »


Spring Fever

April 17, 2013

Greetings, BC3 friends and colleagues.

Spring fever is in the air. Finally, some nice weather! I love seeing our main campus buzzing with activity. Dozens of people have pulled me aside to express their satisfaction with the Shaffer Walking Trail. The trail will be formally introduced in a ceremony on April 24. Other events such as the Open House, concert in the Succop Theater and a Boy Scouts gathering brought over a thousand people to BC3; many for the first time!

These visitors tell me how they enjoy the beauty of our main campus. I am pleased to tell them that Beautification is one of our four strategic initiatives. Read the rest of this entry »


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