Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

November 13, 2013
(L to R): Adam Smith, SVA President; Ian Schuelke, SVA Officer, Commander Richard Riley, American Legion Post 778; Jason Brannon, SVA Officer; Nick Neupauer, BC3 President; Case Willoughby, Vice President for Student Services; and Kyle Bodkin, SVA Officer.

(L to R): Adam Smith, SVA President; Ian Schuelke, SVA Officer, Commander Richard Riley, American Legion Post 778; Jason Brannon, SVA Officer; Nick Neupauer, BC3 President; Case Willoughby, Vice President for Student Services; and Kyle Bodkin, SVA Officer in front of the Memorial Banner at the Veterans Lounge Grand Opening.

As the history of Butler County Community College is eventually told, the fall of 2013 will forever be known as our semester of “ribbon cuttings” and “grand openings.”

On September 17, the College announced a partnership with Butler Armco Credit Union when it opened a fully-functional branch in our Student Success Center on main campus. The Armco Credit Union branch employs students from our Business Division and is open to staff, students and community members. The space is state-of-the-art with technology, private meeting space and serves as a natural compliment to our “one-stop-shop” approach. Read the rest of this entry »


A buzz in the air

September 13, 2013
President Neupauer and his wife Tammy with the 2013 Chamber Champion Award at the Celebrate Business Dinner on Wednesday, September 11.

President Neupauer and his wife Tammy with the 2013 Chamber Champion Award at the Celebrate Business Dinner on Wednesday, September 11.

What a GREAT start to the Fall 2013 semester!

Many people have told me there seems to be a certain “buzz” in the air on all of our campus locations.

Enrollment is up – BC3 is one of the few public institutions to have an increase. All of our campus locations look beautiful, including our newest, BC3 @ Brockway in Jefferson County.

Last week, our Main Campus community, led by many of Professor Chris Calhoun’s students, pitched in for a clean-up day. The primary focus was sprucing up the Imhoff Trail, a wooded, 1.5 mile pathway that starts behind the old observatory. The end result: an even more beautiful Main Campus! Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


Summer Break

July 6, 2010

Did you have a good Fourth of July?

The Fourth is one of my favorite holidays. In higher education circles, July Fourth also serves as an indicator that the summer break is halfway over.

BC3 really has little down time. While graduation was held May 18, our three-week classes started immediately afterwards. Now, we are well into our six and eight week summer offerings. 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 »


Spring 2010

January 20, 2010

Are you ready for the Spring of 2010 semester?  I sure am.

I’m excited to see everyone back at the College this coming week.  I can hardly wait to teach another semester of Introduction to Public Relations (Comm 230) to a class of eager students.

I’m writing this from Harrisburg where I’m meeting with other statewide community college presidents. BC3 seems to be on the forefront of a lot of exciting and unique initiatives such as our RideShare program, an internal environmental audit and curriculum like Robotics and Guitar Making. 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 »