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 »
September 14, 2012
The 2012-2013 academic year is off to a GREAT start. It is so wonderful to see all of our BC3 students at the College’s various campus locations.
Although we see lots of new faces, as a College we continue to embrace our history – community service.
Tomorrow, BC3 @ Cranberry representatives will participate in a Cranberry Township Heart Walk. A few weeks later on October 13, our main campus will host another Heart Walk in Butler… and there is still time to donate and be part of this event! Both events benefit the American Heart Association. Read the rest of this entry »
August 10, 2012
The calendar says August. How can that be?
Our fall semester starts soon. I can’t wait to see everyone back on our four BC3 campus locations. Generally, when the new academic year starts rolling around, sports enthusiasts in the area already have their sights set on another successful Steeler season. But this year… this year… the Battlin’ Buccos are in the pennant race! It is fun to watch the Pirates do so well.
I enjoy seeing all of the Pirate hats and jerseys donned by people of all ages. I even noticed many BC3 summer students wearing black and gold.
So gear up for another successful start to a new academic year… and the Pirates making a run for a sixth world championship!
See you soon.
May 10, 2012
As a sports fanatic, I often overdue it on sports analogies.
Please stick with me on this one: March and April is BC3′s playoff run… and Commencement is our Super Bowl!
Since late March, the College has honored our stellar students and employees with various events. On March 16, our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed new inductees. On March 20, we held our Student Awards Day. Several students lobbied on behalf of the College in Harrisburg on April 3. Two days later, on April 5, the first Academic Success Forum was held.
On the personnel side, the College hosted our Annual Recognition Dinner on April 26. This year’s edition featured video interviews of honorees. It was a huge success! Read the rest of this entry »
April 5, 2012
BC3 students with President Neupauer, Sherri Osborne and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati at the PA State Capitol.
On Tuesday, April 3, I joined several of BC3′s finest students in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania Commission for Community College’s Annual Lobby Day. The purpose of the event is to meet with legislators to lobby on behalf of the Commonweath’s 14 community colleges.
Sophmores Zachary Cavaliero, John Spigelmyer, Corey Miller, Katy Albert and Chelsea Pfeifer accompanied Sherri Osborne, Assistant Director of Student Activities at BC3, to proudly promote the community college mission and the importance of BC3. Read the rest of this entry »