BC3 PSU Articulation Signing

October 10, 2015

PSU Articulation SigningThere have been lots of special moments for me since becoming President of the College in 2007 — new buildings, new campuses, major gifts, new programs, etc.

Articulation signings are important in our “student-centered” environment, but describing them as special on a personal-level might be stretching it a bit.

That is until yesterday.

On October 8 in Steffler Board Room on our Main Campus, several BC3 representative in addition to several representatives from the Penn State University Commonwealth Campuses were present for the signing of a multi-program articulation agreement.

Students at BC3 who earn an associate degree can transfer all of their credits toward a similar bachelor’s degree program offered at the Penn State’s six western Pennsylvania campuses — Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Shenango. In addition, BC3 graduates can easily transition to four-year programs at the eight other Commonwealth campuses — Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, or York.

As a marginal graduating senior from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City (Lawrence County) back in 1985, I felt stuck. The economy was struggling and my friends were heading off to college. Although a prime candidate for a community college, BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing didn’t yet exist. And the universities in which I applied were not accepting me. Read the rest of this entry »