Commencement: Our Super Bowl

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 »


Lobby Day 2012

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 »


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 »


Road Trip

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 »


BC3 @ LindenPointe: Phoenix Award

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 »


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 »


2011 Lobby Day

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 »


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