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 »


Pioneer Pride

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 »


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.


Holiday Break

December 20, 2011

Halftime of the Steeler game. Still have faith despite being down 6-0. The thing I dislike about Monday Night games is how long they last. And this one was delayed two times with the lights going out in San Francisco. The morning will come way too soon.

Although the Fall semester ended a couple of weeks ago, administrators and staff are still hard at work. All in all, it was a good semester. But a break is much needed.

If we can head into our holiday break with a Steeler win, it would be just dandy!

To the dedicated BC3 faculty, staff, and of course, students – Happy Holidays!


Oak Hills Legacy Dinner

October 22, 2010

BC3 scholarships memorialize three Seneca Valley Seniors. Click photo to read more. (L to R): Spencer Mathew and Drew Mathew from the Zelienople Volunteer Fire Department, Dr. Nick Neupauer, BC3 President and Ray Steffler, Chairman of the BC3 Board of Trustees at the Oak Hills Legacy Dinner.

The Oak Hills Legacy Dinner was held this past Saturday. The event is the equivalent of a homecoming at a university.

The dinner was memorable for me in so many ways.

First, my wife, Tammy, and I were able to bring our youngest daughter to her first College dinner. Second, this marked the first time that scholarship recipients were invited to the event (they were even seated with those who funded their respective scholarships). Third, the 30th anniversary of BC3’s Metrology program was celebrated. And, fourth, the Distinguished Alumni winners speeches were spectacular! Read the rest of this entry »


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