A Message from the President

March 20, 2020
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Good evening.

Butler County Community College is releasing the below statement tonight.

As you know, the current COVID-19 situation is changing daily — sometimes hourly. The safety and well-being of our college community is constantly in the forefront.

I cannot stress enough how proud I am of each of you. Like true Pioneers, we are navigating this crisis and keeping our students at the center of our decisions.

Best wishes to each of you and your families.

President Neupauer

BC3 to close access tonight, begins remote instruction Monday

March 19, 2020

(Butler, PA) Access to all buildings and facilities on Butler County Community College’s main campus and at its additional locations is immediately closed to students, faculty, nonessential staff and the public until further notice in compliance with a statewide directive by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Wolf on Thursday ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to temporarily close their physical locations by 8 this evening as a precautionary measure with regard to COVID-19.

All BC3 employees will conduct college business remotely until further notice. Employees who are deemed essential will be granted administrative approval to access to BC3’s main campus and additional locations.

BC3 will move to remote instruction Monday, March 23, a format that will continue through the end of the spring 2020 semester.

All face-to-face noncredit workforce development, public safety, lifelong learning and adult literacy courses and trainings will move to remote instruction or have been canceled.

BC3’s closure of its main campus and additional locations does not impact remote instruction.  

BC3 had previously canceled all college and public events scheduled to be held on its main campus and at its additional locations until further notice.

The college’s precautionary measures in advance of Wolf’s order were intended to protect the safety, health and well-being of BC3 students, faculty, staff and the community with regard to COVID-19.

Updates will be posted on BC3’s website at https://bc3.edu/services/coronavirus-2019.html.


Weather Issues & Safety

February 6, 2014

IMG_0885What a semester! I can’t recall a time during my 20 years in higher education that weather has been such an issue. I’d like to provide you with a “snapshot” of what Brian Opitz, Executive Director of Operations, and I analyze when weather comes into play.

Yesterday’s storm was unique with ice, snow, and then more ice. Conditions of roads to and from our five campus locations are something we consider. Yesterday, the satisfactory clearing of parking lots at our BC3 location and, of course, sidewalks, was the biggest issue. Plus, students, faculty and staff had problems with their own driveways.

Of course, no two storms are alike. Other variables we take into consideration are: Read the rest of this entry »


Weather Alert/Update

October 29, 2012

Earlier today, I received information from the Lieutenant Governor’s office regarding the Commonwealth’s safety and security over the next several days. He stated that Hurricane Sandy and its impact on all of Pennsylvania – including Western PA – is not “overhyped.” Residents should expect massive power outages due to wind, falling trees and branches. Residents should expect restoration of power and services AFTER the storm has passed.

With this in mind, BC3 and all of its campus sites will cancel classes and activities for this evening – Monday, October 29.

For Tuesday, October 30, BC3 and all of its campus sites will open at 9:30 a.m.

Stay tuned tomorrow morning for further information regarding College operations.

Be safe.


Weather Preparation

October 29, 2012

As you know, the eastern United States is preparing for Hurricane Sandy. We at BC3 are also preparing for and monitoring the situation.

In the event that the College needs to delay or cancel operations, we will use our traditional means of conveying the information as early as possible. This includes bc3.edu, emails, media announcements and text messaging.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for BC3 Alerts – our emergency text messaging system.

Stay tuned!


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 »