July 5, 2011
Happy Independence Day to the BC3 family!
I was happy to have some rest and relaxation with family. It has already been a busy summer with little downtime.
Last week, I joined our executive team on a road trip to Harrisburg Area Community College and Northampton County Community College.
At HACC, we met with the executive team to fund out more about its success in delivering quality education in several different counties. The visit was successful; one that will help us as we forge ahead as a regional institution of higher education. Read the rest of this entry »
June 7, 2011
I have often said, “BC3 is proud to be Butler County’s community college.” I certainly do no waiver from such a statement; however, with our new regional vision, we certainly understand the College’s role as an institution of higher education in all of northwestern Pennsylvania.
Last week, the College was recognized for our successful efforts in Mercer County. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
April 8, 2011
BC3 student representatives stand with President Neupauer and Senator Joe Scarnati at the PA State Capitol.
I have attended four Lobby Days in Harrisburg on behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. Each year, we talked to local elected officials about the benefit of the Commonwealth’s community colleges as a whole and BC3, of course, specifically.
This year’s event was quite different. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »