Introducing BC3 @ Brockway

March 26, 2013

BCC Rear Plaza View 2I have often said that “we are proud to be Butler County’s community college.” However, we also understand our role as one of the Commonwealth’s 14 community colleges.

As Pennsylvania’s northwestern most community college, our board and institution as a whole has adopted a regional philosophy. Our success in Cranberry Township, Lawrence and Mercer counties and of course Main Campus, speaks volumes of this approach.

Yesterday, the College expanded our off-campus locations by one. BC3 @ Brockway, which will service Clarion, Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties, joins BC3 @ Cranberry, BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing, BC3 @ LindenPointe and BC3 Main Campus. An announcement was made yesterday before approximately 100 people at Brockway High School. Read the rest of this entry »


Commencement: Our Super Bowl

May 10, 2012

As a sports fanatic, I often overdue it on sports analogies.

Please stick with me on this one: March and April is BC3’s playoff run… and Commencement is our Super Bowl!

Since late March, the College has honored our stellar students and employees with various events. On March 16, our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed new inductees. On March 20, we held our Student Awards Day. Several students lobbied on behalf of the College in Harrisburg on April 3. Two days later, on April 5, the first Academic Success Forum was held.

On the personnel side, the College hosted our Annual Recognition Dinner on April 26. This year’s edition featured video interviews of honorees. It was a huge success! Read the rest of this entry »


BC3 purchases 6.15 acre property

January 31, 2012

Two weeks ago, the College Board of Trustees approved a purchase of a 6.15 acre property that is adjacent to the College. The property has long been identified in our Master Planning Process as a key acquisition for the College.

Careful planning and smart business practices make such a purchase a reality.

There are lots of possibilities for the property, including: storage in a three-stall garage and barn, expansion of our current Children’s Creative Learning Center, and new ingress and egress into campus, office space, and community usage.

The closing for the property is still a month away. Click here to read more about this acquisition and stay tuned for more news on the transformation!


BC3 Middle States Accreditation

December 2, 2011

BC3 Students,

Please see the following link to the news release regarding BC3’s Middle States accreditation. Although you may not understand all of the lingo associated with accreditation, this is good news!

Our success ensures you are receiving a quality education. It also allows you to receieve financial aid and have your credits transfer.

Have a good final exam week!

News Release: BC3’s accreditation reaffirmed by Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Road Trip

July 5, 2011

Happy Independence Day to the BC3 family!

I was happy to have some rest and relaxation with family. It has already been a busy summer with little downtime.

Last week, I joined our executive team on a road trip to Harrisburg Area Community College and Northampton County Community College.

At HACC, we met with the executive team to fund out more about its success in delivering quality education in several different counties. The visit was successful; one that will help us as we forge ahead as a regional institution of higher education. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »