BC3’s 47th Annual Commencement

May 19, 2015

Can you smell it? No, not the flowers or the freshly-cut grass: Graduation is in the air!

May 20 is BC3’s 47th Annual Commencement Ceremony during our 50th Golden Anniversary year. The day promises to be an exciting one.

The College’s second President from 1970-1984, Dr. Thomas Ten Hoeve, will return as the keynote speaker for this special celebration. Earlier in the day, we will hold a reception for Dr. and Mrs. Ten Hoeve from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Steffler Board Room in the Science and Technology Building. Commencement will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Field House. Over 230 of 548 graduating students will march in the ceremony. Seventeen students will graduate with two degrees, while two will earn three degrees.

Following the ceremony, students will have an opportunity to take photos in front of the College’s Conestoga Wagon, which was part of our 50th anniversary. A brief ceremony will take place in which student leaders will bury a time capsule marking the 50th year in the Oak Grove by the Student Success Center.

I am certain to see you around during this special time of year. Congratulations BC3 graduates!


2013 President’s Timeline

February 26, 2014

Pres Time BlogIt is with great enthusiasm that I share with you the 2013 President’s Timeline.

This is the second edition of the new, online format and replaces the printed President’s Annual Reports. The timeline chronicles BC3’s achievements and successes of the past year. So many of you are represented here, along with your programs, awards and news stories. I am sure you will enjoy the live links to photos, videos and news articles.

You can share this with your friends, family and business colleagues.

Finally, please feel free to let me know what you think by using the Feedback tab on the timeline. Please email me directly should you have other questions, comments or concerns.

Click the image above to view the 2013 President’s Timeline. Enjoy!


Commencement 2013

May 15, 2013

BCCC_Graduation_5-15-12-18Commencement night is finally here! Simply put, this is BC3’s Super Bowl – a night to show off our beautiful campus, tremendous faculty and staff and celebrate our students.

I truly hope that our graduating students comprehend the significance of their accomplishment. Whether it be entering the workforce or transferring to a senior institution, this evening is a night to celebrate. 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 »


Press Conference Follow-Up

April 9, 2010

The purpose of this post is to provide a follow-up from our press conference/college-wide gathering held on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

I appreciate all of the comments that endorsed the Butler County Board of Commissioners’ support of BC3. Futhermore, heartfelt appreciation to our students and facutly who made comments supporting the Board of Commissioners and the College.

The reality of the situation is sincere; however, it is our expectation that this funding issue will be resolved through the legal process. Read the rest of this entry »


Spring is finally here!

March 26, 2010

Baseball is around the corner – and a winning season for the Pirates? The Pens will defend Lord Stanley’s Cup when the NHL playoffs start. And the Steelers will certainly get back on track toward a seventh world title with the NFL Draft in April.

The spring semester also brings a number of wonderful events at BC3. This past week, we honored Dean’s List, President’s List, and Who’s Who students in our annual Awards Ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa will induct new members on March 26. Nurses Pinning and Commencement in mid-May will cap the 2009-10 academic year. Read the rest of this entry »


09 Commencement

May 20, 2009
09 Commencement

Procession from Founders Hall to the Field House

Last evening, the College held its 41st Annual Commencement.  Approximately 170 graduating students participated in the event.

Guest speakers included: Brian Morgan, Student Address; Dr. Marlene P. Hassenfratz, Distinguished Alumni Address; Dr. Kathleen M. Howley, Keynote Address; and Regina Spafford, Student Alumni Address.  Read the rest of this entry »