Repeating as champions.
The Steelers did it twice. In 1976, after winning the Super Bowl in ’75; and again in 1980, after claiming the Lombardi Trophy in ’79.
BC3 repeated as the No. 1 community college in Pennsylvania in 2017 after also being ranked No. 1 by Schools.com in 2015.
And on Monday, a terrific cohort from our college claimed a second consecutive President’s Cup.
The President’s Cup is the crown jewel of a unique professional development collaboration among BC3, the Community College of Beaver County and Westmoreland County Community College called the Western Pennsylvania Community College Leadership Institute. The institute is a nine-month program that embeds leadership competencies originated by the American Association of Community Colleges, which has prioritized the need to develop tomorrow’s community college leaders. The distinctive program among these three western Pennsylvania community colleges reflects this long-term goal.
Throughout the program, and in concert with the respective colleges’ presidents, cohorts from BC3, CCBC and Westmoreland work on an applied project that can be incorporated at their institutions. In 2016, Team BC3 developed a plan for a health clinic on our main campus. That suggestion has worked its way into the master planning for the new Victor K. Phillips Nursing and Allied Health Building, which is proposed for two to three years from now. The clinic will serve not only our college and Butler’s communities but also allow our students from various majors (not just registered nursing) the opportunity for hands-on experience.
On Monday, members of the 2018 BC3 cohort presented a plan for our college to address food insecurity. The model included a food pantry, a community garden on our main campus, partnering with local farmers and related curriculum offerings.
Members of the championship 2018 BC3 team are Rich Benko, Ivory Dunlap, Bill Foley, Annie Lindsay, Jennifer Loue, Mikayla Moretti, Scott Richardson and Dr. Nichol Zaginaylo.
Members of the championship 2016 BC3 team were Sean Carroll, Jessica Matonak, Karen Jack, Michelle Jamieson, Renee Piovesan, Erika Nail, Matt Miller and Stephanie Long.
Photo Details: Members of BC3’s President’s Cabinet and of the college’s back-to-back President’s Cup-winning cohorts are shown Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Gibsonia. Front row, kneeling, Michelle Jamieson, a member of BC3’s 2016 cohort. Second row, from left, Karen Jack (2016); Jennifer Loue, Dr. Nichol Zaginaylo, Annie Lindsay, Scott Richardson and Ivory Dunlap (2018); Jessica Matonak (2016) and a President’s Cabinet member; and Tina Fleeger, a President’s Cabinet member. Back row, from left, Stephanie Long, Erika Nail and Renee Piovesan (2016); Dr. Nick Neupauer, BC3 president; Mikayla Moretti and Rich Benko (2018); Dr. Belinda Richardson and James Hrabosky, President’s Cabinet members; Sean Carroll (2016); Dr. Case Willoughby, a President’s Cabinet member; and Bill Foley (2018). President’s Cabinet members also include Brian Opitz, Ruth Purcell and Julie Sheptak. BC3’s 2016 Cup-winning cohort also included Matt Miller.