Congratulations Coach Mihalik

December 11, 2015

MihalikMany years ago, I earned a living as a sports reporter. I covered Little League to the Major Leagues. Traveled with the Pittsburgh Steelers and reported on a Stanley Cup run for the Pens.

Wanting to further my education, I headed off to Clarion University in 1991 to earn a master’s degree. An assistantship in the sports information department paid for my graduate schooling.

In both jobs, I spent a great deal of time around professional, college and high school coaches. Just like any line of work, only a handful excelled. And of those who prospered on the field, some of their antics off the field left a lot to be desired.

On December 9, a true role model both on and off the field, called it a career. And Butler County, the Commonwealth and even the nation will forever feel the void.
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BC3 named #1 community college in PA

December 4, 2015

Schools.com GraphicAs the fall 2015 semester winds down, I have some GREAT news to share. I was just made aware that Butler County Community College has been recognized as Pennsylvania’s best community college by Schools.com! The ranking evaluates the 14 community colleges in the Commonwealth.

According to the list, BC3 was highlighted for affordable tuition and our outstanding transfer rates to senior institutions. An average class size of 18 allows our faculty to give students individual and small group attention. This also correlates to higher retention and graduation rates for our students.

Just another reason to be Pioneer Proud! Happy holidays!