Sharing Good News

September 24, 2014

Pioneer Proud_VFall is here, the Pirates are back in the playoffs, and the semester is off to a great start!

As I head to join my presidential colleagues at a statewide meeting in Harrisburg, I am excited to share lots of good news about BC3.

Our Pioneer Proud campaign is doing incredibly well with an amazing 73 percent of College faculty and staff contributing – and still counting!

The renovation for the new Heaton Family Learning Commons (a 21st century library) is picking up momentum as staff continues to work with architects. A late spring/early summer 2015 target date for completion of the project is projected. Read the rest of this entry »

Recognizing students & alumni

October 23, 2013

Is there a more beautiful time than autumn on our Main Campus? The leaves, chill in the air and even the smell indicates that fall is here. I just love seeing our students wearing their BC3 gear as they joyfully make their way across campus.

Over 100 student came from all of our BC3 locations to be recognized Saturday at our Annual Legacy Dinner with various scholarships from the BC3 Education Foundation, Inc. This semester, 88 scholarships were awarded to 133 students totaling $140,000. Out of those students, 34 received the President’s Scholarship.

The 2013 BC3 Distinguished Alumni were also honored at the Legacy Dinner. They are: Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful Weather @ BC3

November 8, 2011

I love the fall. A new academic year, football (although this past Sunday was not good for the Steelers), and the autumn landscape are just some of the reasons.

Today’s weather is absolutely wonderful – especially on our main campus in Butler.

But this week’s forecast is predicting change. By week’s end, western Pennsylvania will be hit with colder temps, wind and precipitation (perhaps, even snow).  Two weeks ago, the central part of Pennsylvania got whacked with up to several inches of snow. Read the rest of this entry »

Words of advice

December 2, 2009

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I sure did.

Plenty of rest, relaxation, turkey, football and – most importantly – time with my family.

Our record-breaking fall semester is winding down. So, to our 4,352 students, please consider the following “end-of-the-semester” words of advice: Read the rest of this entry »

Autumn Leaves

October 27, 2009
Colorful leaves on main campus

Colorful leaves on BC3 main campus.

My favorite time of year – fall!

The semester is well under way, the Steelers are in first place and the weather is just perfect.

There is no better place than Western Pennsylvania during autumn.  Our main campus looks beautiful.  Early this morning, I noticed a buck running across the roadway into the Public Safety Parking lot.  During daylight hours, squirrels nibbling on acorns with brown and yellow leaves falling makes for a picturesque post card. Read the rest of this entry »