BC3 @ LindenPointe: Phoenix Award

June 7, 2011

I have often said, “BC3 is proud to be Butler County’s community college.” I certainly do no waiver from such a statement; however, with our new regional vision, we certainly understand the College’s role as an institution of higher education in all of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Last week, the College was recognized for our successful efforts in Mercer County. Read the rest of this entry »


2011 Lobby Day

April 8, 2011

BC3 student representatives stand with President Neupauer and Senator Joe Scarnati at the PA State Capitol.

I have attended four Lobby Days in Harrisburg on behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. Each year, we talked to local elected officials about the benefit of the Commonwealth’s community colleges as a whole and BC3, of course, specifically.

This year’s event was quite different. Read the rest of this entry »


Mourning the loss of a dear friend of BC3

February 17, 2011

Doris Lyon Rose

I write from Washington, D.C. I have spent the last three days with Ray Steffler, Chair of the BC3 Board of Trustees, attending the Community College National Legislative Summit. We are here with representatives from the country’s 1, 180 community colleges. Our purpose is to meet with federal elected officials and advocate for support.

Today, February 15th, we met with Pennsylvania Congressman Altmire and Senator Casey. In these meetings, we focused on our discussion on maintaining the current level of Pell Grants for our students, The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act among other issues. Read the rest of this entry »


Happy Holidays

December 13, 2010

I can hardly believe I’m saying this, but… another semester is in the books! I certainly have a great deal to be thankful for as we head into the holiday break. Please, allow me to share.

For starters, I am so appreciative of my family. They are my support system; the inspiration and motivation behind all I do.

Where would we be without our faculty and staff? I give thanks to their dedication in making BC3 a regional leader in higher education. Read the rest of this entry »


Business as usual

April 22, 2010

Butler County Community College held its regularly scheduled Board of Trustee meeting yesterday at BC3 @ Cranberry.  At the meeting, the Board unanimously voted that the College supports the Butler County Board of Commissioners’  lawsuit against the County Controller by becoming a voluntary plaintiff. 

To reiterate, the Board and I have confidence in the legal suit that has been filed. As I stated last week, we should be going about all aspects of the College with a “business as usual” approach. Read the rest of this entry »