Convocation 2018

August 24, 2018

It’s here… the start of a new academic year!

We kicked off the fall 2018 semester with our annual Convocation on August 23. As has become customary, I provided a “State of the College” address. Unlike most years, I called on some great colleagues to help with the presentation. This included members of the President’s Cabinet, three deans and a director.

The very best part of the day was recognizing our recently tenured and promoted faculty members.

Tenured faculty members include, in the Business Division, Laura A. Wiest; in the Humanities and Social Science Division, Lindsay B. Herr, Travis P. Timmons and Deborah Kruger; and in the Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health, Julia C. Carney.

Promoted faculty include Dr. Amy Xin, Associate Professor, STEM Division; and Dr. Karen Stubenbort, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Science Division.

We are proud to be a teaching institution. These individuals represent the very best of our No. 1-ranked college — experts in the field who dedicate their lives to enriching our students.

Congratulations honorees!

Celebrating Student Success

August 8, 2018

With all of our success as the commonwealth’s No. 1-ranked community college in back-to-back surveys by, it is our terrific students who make Butler County Community College so special.

This summer, I had the opportunity to work with one of those terrific students.

Her name is Robin Peters. She is entering her final semester at BC3 before transferring to one of my alma maters – Clarion University of Pennsylvania – to study public relations/advertising. This summer, I taught her in an introduction to public relations course-by-appointment offering.

Robin, 20, is a tireless worker. Like most of our students, she juggles college life with work life. Her employment as a fourth-generation member of her family’s farm in Connoquenessing represents her passion. Read the rest of this entry »