Gearing Up for Fall

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.


PR Class Survey

March 6, 2012

Happy Spring Break to the faculty and students of BC3! It is hard to believe the semester is going by so quickly.

As you may know, I am honored to teach at the College. I do so every Wednesday when I meet from 3:35 to 6:40 p.m. with 12 very special students in my Introduction to Public Relations class.

You may be interested to know the results of an informal survey I took in class last week. Read the rest of this entry »


First Day of Class – Spring 2012

January 17, 2012

The start of another semester. Are you ready? Do you have butterflies?

I can remember being excited, but a bit anxious at the start of each semester. What would my professors be like? How about my workload? Will I meet any new friends?

An advantage you have as a student at BC3 is our low student-to-faculty ratio. Instead of taking classes with hundreds of students, on average you will take courses with 17 others. Better yet, you will be taught by full and part time faculty members who are experts in their respective fields – not graduate teaching assistants. Read the rest of this entry »


Privileged to teach

May 6, 2011

Another end to a great semester.

I am blessed to still teach here at the College. On Wednesday’s from 3:35 to 6:40 p.m., I am privileged to teach 14 BC3 students in an Introduction to Public Relations course (COMM 230). On Wednesday, May 4, the spring of 2011 semester culminated with a final examination.

Our in-class discussions over the last few months have been lively. We discussed current events, new technology and its impact on PR as well as various PR and communication definitions, processes and models. We also spent a great deal of time on interviewing skills and crisis management. Read the rest of this entry »


BC3 @ Upper Allegheny

October 12, 2010
Last week, Butler County Community College took another step forward as a regional institution of higher learning.

On Friday, October 8, the College announced an expansion into the Upper Allegheny region of PA. BC3 will offer distance education as well as face-to-face classes to students in Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties. We will do so by using the Jefferson County Career Center, Potter County Community Education Council (CEC), Port Allegany CEC, St. Mary’s Warren-Forest Higher Education Council and the Clarion County Career Center. Read the rest of this entry »


Summer Break

July 6, 2010

Did you have a good Fourth of July?

The Fourth is one of my favorite holidays. In higher education circles, July Fourth also serves as an indicator that the summer break is halfway over.

BC3 really has little down time. While graduation was held May 18, our three-week classes started immediately afterwards. Now, we are well into our six and eight week summer offerings. Read the rest of this entry »


Press Conference Follow-Up

April 9, 2010

The purpose of this post is to provide a follow-up from our press conference/college-wide gathering held on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

I appreciate all of the comments that endorsed the Butler County Board of Commissioners’ support of BC3. Futhermore, heartfelt appreciation to our students and facutly who made comments supporting the Board of Commissioners and the College.

The reality of the situation is sincere; however, it is our expectation that this funding issue will be resolved through the legal process. Read the rest of this entry »


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