Ninth Annual BCCC Women’s Scholarship Tea: A ‘Salute to Mothers’

by June Portnoy

The Ninth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, held Thursday, October 6th at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) historic Tyler Hall, recognized this year’s 16 “Salute to Mothers” scholarship recipients. This scholarship, administered by BCCC’s Foundation, enables female students who support at least one child to further their education.

In order for these women to qualify, they must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A., take at least six credits each semester and use the scholarship at BCCC. To apply, students must also answer an essay question.

“We encourage applicants to share their challenges of returning to school while caring for their children,” said Christina McGinley, Coordinator, Development Projects and Stewardship of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Most of these moms also have to work, so receiving this scholarship assistance gives some of them the ability to work a few less hours while taking an extra class that they otherwise couldn’t afford to do.

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BCAEYC honors seven teachers

The Bucks County Association for the Education of Young Children honored seven teachers of young children with the Outstanding Educator Award at its annual conference on Saturday, October 8th at Bucks County Community College.

Honored were (from left) Nancy Ackerman from Nana’s Family Day Care, Lisa Myers from God’s Window Preschool, Sue Ahern from Joy Bell Preschool, Lizanne Biemuller from St. Paul’s Preschool, and Betty McCorriston from Crossing Cooperative Nursery School. Not pictured are Lori Hyjurick from Emilie Christian Day School and Christine Lopez from Children’s Village.

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Ninth Annual BCCC Women’s Scholarship Tea: A ‘Salute to Mothers’

by June Portnoy

The Ninth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, held Thursday, October 6th at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) historic Tyler Hall, recognized this year’s 16 “Salute to Mothers” scholarship recipients. This scholarship, administered by BCCC’s Foundation, enables female students who support at least one child to further their education.

In order for these women to qualify, they must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A., take at least six credits each semester and use the scholarship at BCCC. To apply, students must also answer an essay question.

“We encourage applicants to share their challenges of returning to school while caring for their children,” said Christina McGinley, Coordinator, Development Projects and Stewardship of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Most of these moms also have to work, so receiving this scholarship assistance gives some of them the ability to work a few less hours while taking an extra class that they otherwise couldn’t afford to do.

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Ninth Annual BCCC Women’s Scholarship Tea: A ‘Salute to Mothers’

by June Portnoy

The Ninth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, held Thursday, October 6th at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) historic Tyler Hall, recognized this year’s 16 “Salute to Mothers” scholarship recipients. This scholarship, administered by BCCC’s Foundation, enables female students who support at least one child to further their education.

In order for these women to qualify, they must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A., take at least six credits each semester and use the scholarship at BCCC. To apply, students must also answer an essay question.

“We encourage applicants to share their challenges of returning to school while caring for their children,” said Christina McGinley, Coordinator, Development Projects and Stewardship of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Most of these moms also have to work, so receiving this scholarship assistance gives some of them the ability to work a few less hours while taking an extra class that they otherwise couldn’t afford to do.

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Ninth Annual BCCC Women’s Scholarship Tea: A ‘Salute to Mothers’

by June Portnoy

The Ninth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, held Thursday, October 6th at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) historic Tyler Hall, recognized this year’s 16 “Salute to Mothers” scholarship recipients. This scholarship, administered by BCCC’s Foundation, enables female students who support at least one child to further their education.

In order for these women to qualify, they must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A., take at least six credits each semester and use the scholarship at BCCC.  To apply, students must also answer an essay question.

“We encourage applicants to share their challenges of returning to school while caring for their children,” said Christina McGinley, Coordinator, Development Projects and Stewardship of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Most of these moms also have to work, so receiving this scholarship assistance gives some of them the ability to work a few less hours while taking an extra class that they otherwise couldn’t afford to do.

“This scholarship also offers the emotional support of realizing that someone believes in them. Knowing that someone is out there supporting them really drives them to want to do better.”

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Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County names BCCC its ‘Member of the Year’

The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet, has selected Bucks County Community College as its Member of the Year.

The award, which was presented at the council’s annual members reception this month, recognizes the college’s work in the education, promotion and support of the arts in Bucks County.

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Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is a public, two-year college with nearly 80 programs of study.

Tuition is $140 a credit for Bucks County residents, or about $4,300 a year including fees for a full-time student. Most credits can be transferred to a four-year university or college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The free online application is at www.bucks.edu. There, you’ll find more information about academic majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or a shorter-term certificate.

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Newtown Creek being tested for water quality

by June Portnoy

Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Department formed a cooperative partnership with the Newtown Creek Coalition (NCC) this past year to conduct a long-term water quality monitoring program on Newtown Creek. The results of the testing will be used to assess any effects that Newtown Borough and Township activities might have on the ecological health of the creek.

The NCC was established in 2006 by a group of interested citizens living in the vicinity of Newtown Creek, along with representatives from the governing bodies of Newtown Borough and Newtown Township. Its mission is “To improve, protect and preserve Newtown Creek and to encourage appropriate use of this natural and historic resource by the community.”

“This new partnership with Bucks is ideal because it’s great to have an academic institution with the expertise, scientific know-how and testing equipment to help us address any concerns we have about the creek,” said Mike Sellers, NCC Founder. “These findings will help us better understand any key issues affecting the creek’s water, so we can work with the local government on improving them, if necessary.”

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Tyler Tasting Party has new vibe

The Tyler Tasting Party returns to Bucks County Community College Friday, June 10th, when the 28th annual food and spirits tasting event unfolds at historic Tyler Mansion and Formal Gardens in Newtown. This year’s festivities will include juried artwork from the first annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival and a dueling pianos show.

The Plein Air Festival will present awards in a special tent in the gardens, where guests will be given an exclusive first viewing with the option to purchase juried artwork by 50 renowned local and national artists.

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BCCC ‘Kids on Campus 2016’ now open at Upper Bucks Campus

Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) “Kids on Campus” will open for the first time this summer at its Upper Bucks Campus, 1 Hillendale Road in Perkasie.

Its summer program for kids and teens will include: Science Survivor Camp (ages 9 – 12), String Dissection Music Camp (ages 10 – 14), Kids in Focus Photography Camp (ages 11 – 15) and Creative Concepts Art Camp (ages 8 – 11).

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