2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate Sandra Becker

Sandra Becker of Doylestown has been named the 2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate, officials at Bucks County Community College recently announced. She’ll read from her winning poems at 2:00pm, Sunday, November 16th, at the college’s Newtown campus.

She’ll be joined by 2013 Poet Laureate Alexa Gutter of Yardley, and runners-up Elizabeth Austin of Newtown, Camille Norvaisas of Feasterville, and Kathryn Ionata of Doylestown.

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Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for single mothers to pursue higher education

by June Portnoy

Being a single mother comes with many challenges, but being a single mother attending college brings additional obstacles, along with financial hardships, that many women just can’t overcome. That’s precisely why Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation established its “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship. It’s awarded to female students who are supporting at least one child while seeking higher education at BCCC.

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Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for single mothers to pursue higher education

by June Portnoy

Being a single mother comes with many challenges, but being a single mother attending college brings additional obstacles, along with financial hardships, that many women just can’t overcome. That’s precisely why Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation established its “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship. It’s awarded to female students who are supporting at least one child while seeking higher education at BCCC.

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Seventh Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for students

The Bucks County Community College Foundation invites the public to its seventh annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Thursday, October 23rd. Donations benefit women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education. The event will be held in Tyler Hall, the 84-year-old historic mansion that’s the cornerstone of the college’s Newtown campus. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and tea will be served.

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First National Bank to host free document shredding event

The First National Bank is once again doubling the shredding capacity at its bi-annual free document shredding event. The event will continue at its new, bigger venue –Bucks County Community College – and will be held on Saturday, September 27th.

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BCCC launches search for next bard of Bucks County

Bucks County Community College Professors Charlie Groth (left) and Christopher Bursk (right), co-directors of the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program, have launched the search for the 2014 bard of the county. The winner will take over from 2013 laureate Alexa Gutter (second from right) of Yardley, shown with 2012 laureate Lara Adams Gaydos (second from left).

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 5th and received by the college’s Language & Literature Department by Tuesday, September 9th. For more information call 215-968-8151.

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Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is accepting applications and registration for the fall 2014 semester, which starts Wednesday, August 27th. Registration at the public, two-year college must be completed by Monday, August 25th.

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Annual Conference on Crimes Against Children draws large attendance

by June Portnoy

More than 300 professionals in the fields of child abuse investigation, treatment and prevention participated in the Third Annual Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children (CAC) on March 18th at Bucks County Community College (BCCC).

Barbara Miller, BCCC Vice President of Continuing Education, Workforce Development & Public Safety, greeted guests during the opening ceremony, stating, “We always want to be a part of whatever serves our community, and all of you here serve our community in such a special way.

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Walking tour describes history of Tyler Hall and Gardens

by June Portnoy

There’s a hidden gem at Bucks County Community College in Newtown. On the campus stands Tyler Hall, a 60-room mansion surrounded by formal gardens.

On Wednesday, April 2nd, the college’s Social Science Club invited the public to a walking tour of this formal baronial estate led by Professor Emeritus Lyle Rosenberger. He began the tour by quoting his friend, a professor at Oxford University, stating, “Buildings and gardens are a reflection of the values of the people who built them.”

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Youth Orchestra of Bucks County new member auditions are May 17th-18th

Attention all young musicians in Bucks County and surrounding areas! You will reach your highest level of musicianship by becoming a member of this amazing and fun musical family. The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) will hold auditions for its 2014-15 season on May 17th and 18th. Applications are welcomed for all instruments and all age levels, from grades three to 12.

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