March 26, 2013
I have often said that “we are proud to be Butler County’s community college.” However, we also understand our role as one of the Commonwealth’s 14 community colleges.
As Pennsylvania’s northwestern most community college, our board and institution as a whole has adopted a regional philosophy. Our success in Cranberry Township, Lawrence and Mercer counties and of course Main Campus, speaks volumes of this approach.
Yesterday, the College expanded our off-campus locations by one. BC3 @ Brockway, which will service Clarion, Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties, joins BC3 @ Cranberry, BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing, BC3 @ LindenPointe and BC3 Main Campus. An announcement was made yesterday before approximately 100 people at Brockway High School. Read the rest of this entry »
March 5, 2013
It is with great enthusiasm that I share with you the debut of a new endeavor – The 2012 President’s Timeline.
This replaces the printed President’s Annual Reports and chronicles BC3′s achievements and successes of the past year.
Many students, faculty and staff are represented here, along with programs, awards and news stories. I am sure you will enjoy this new interactive format, which includes links to photos, videos and news articles. Read the rest of this entry »
January 31, 2013
Super Bowl XVII is just four days away… and I could care less!
Here is a list of the Top 10 reasons why I won’t be watching Sunday’s game:
10. It’s a great time to catch up on sleep. Even though we are just three weeks in, it has already been a busy semester.
9. The Puppy Bowl. I’ll take the Yellow Lab scoring a game-winning touchdown as the clock strikes zero.
8. The Bus (Jerome Bettis) is finally getting his Hall call! The real drama will be Saturday night when the NFL announces the 2013 Hall of Fame class. Read the rest of this entry »
December 11, 2012
Another semester is in the books. Can you believe it?
While students and faculty concluded finals last week, the College is busy heading into the holiday break. Grades are being processed and students are registering for spring semester classes. If you haven’t registered already, please do so!
While I have the opportunity to share this, please enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Take the time to let those loved ones know just how important they are to you.
Rest up – if at all possible. See you for the spring 2013 semester. (Can it really be 2013!?)
October 29, 2012
Earlier today, I received information from the Lieutenant Governor’s office regarding the Commonwealth’s safety and security over the next several days. He stated that Hurricane Sandy and its impact on all of Pennsylvania – including Western PA – is not “overhyped.” Residents should expect massive power outages due to wind, falling trees and branches. Residents should expect restoration of power and services AFTER the storm has passed.
With this in mind, BC3 and all of its campus sites will cancel classes and activities for this evening – Monday, October 29.
For Tuesday, October 30, BC3 and all of its campus sites will open at 9:30 a.m.
Stay tuned tomorrow morning for further information regarding College operations.
October 29, 2012
As you know, the eastern United States is preparing for Hurricane Sandy. We at BC3 are also preparing for and monitoring the situation.
In the event that the College needs to delay or cancel operations, we will use our traditional means of conveying the information as early as possible. This includes bc3.edu, emails, media announcements and text messaging.
If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for BC3 Alerts – our emergency text messaging system.
October 18, 2012
Often, I am proud of Butler County Community College. Earlier this week was yet another time.
Our Communications and Marketing staff shined at the annual National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) conference held in Pittsburgh.
Staff members Susan Changnon, Jessica Matonak and Dennis Birkes – who teamed up with me – all made presentations to the audience of over 70. Those in attendance represented community colleges from the northeast. Read the rest of this entry »