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CCBC’s Golden Gala Shines Light on 50 Years of Service to Beaver County and the Region

Culminating 50th Anniversary event celebrates the past, looks to the future with first major gifts campaign  Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) brought an end to its yearlong 50th anniversary in grand fashion Saturday evening with the “50 Shining Stars” Golden Gala and Dinner at the College’s historic Golden Dome. Nearly 400 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors, and community members attended the event that was held in a transformed Dome filled with star-studded lighting and other special effects. The event began at 5 p.m. with an outdoor reception and campus transformation dedication as the ribbon was…


TELL ME A TALE: Prison Based Family Literacy Initiative

Family literacy programs can provide opportunities for education success for parents and children.  These programs can serve as models of family involvement, showing how families can become part of an extended classroom and build on the work of the school.  Engagement in family programs does not have to stop because a parent is incarcerated. The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls in partnership with the Beaver County Bar Association and TRAILS Ministries are working on an innovative family literacy initiative.  Tell Me A Tale: Prison Based Family Literacy Initiative developed by Christine Kroger, Children’s Librarian at the Carnegie Free Library…


CCBC Celebrates Student Success at First Annual Night of Excellence

Aliquippa, PA – On a beautiful spring evening, Community College of Beaver County brought together faculty and staff, trustees, donors, and families to recognize and celebrate 120 students who this year have achieved success in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. CCBC’s first annual Night of Excellence – A Celebration of Student Success took place on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. at The Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa. More than 300 students, faculty, staff, family members, and community leaders attended to celebrate the accomplishments of students across a wide spectrum of academic programs and campus organizations….


Two CCBC Students Named to All-Pennsylvania Academic Team and Honored in Harrisburg

Monaca, PA – Each year, Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges together with Phi Theta Kappa, the international two-year college honor society, name community college students from across the Commonwealth to the All-PA Academic Team for their academic achievements in the classroom and volunteerism in their communities. This year, CCBC named Kelsey Hudacsek and Leslie Powell as the 2017 All-PA Academic Team for the College. “The award recognizes exceptional CCBC students who have achieved excellence and demonstrate a commitment to their colleges and communities,” said CCBC President Dr. Chris Reber. In order to be named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, students must…


Ellwood City Area Public Library Activities for Week of April 17, 2017

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Monday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. – Afternoon Book Discussion Group for Adults. The group will discuss the book, “Miller’s Valley,” by Anna Quindlen. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Tuesday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Family Laptime, an interactive program for babies as young as 6 months of age to toddlers and preschoolers. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays, games and more. This is the final Laptime of the spring season. However, Laptime will resume in June for the summer….


Riverside Panthers Varsity Takes Some Time To Pull Away From New Brighton

Riverside Panthers Varsity and New Brighton played a taut affair on Thursday, but Riverside Panthers Varsity eventually prevailed 7-4 after taking the lead for good in the fifth inning. The game was tied at two with Riverside Panthers Varsity batting in the top of the fifth when Cristian Cicchinelli singled off of Debo, driving in one run. Riverside Panthers Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Austin Dambach drove in one when he singled in the first inning. After Riverside Panthers Varsity scored one run in the top of the sixth, New Brighton answered with one of their own….


2017: Predictably Bad Year for Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is spreading wildly across eastern America, with Pennsylvania leading the nation for the most reported cases. Last years numbers were a skyrocketing 12,000+ cases – almost half of the entire reported yearly cases in the USA and three times the amount of the runner up state, New York. Roughly 30,000 Lyme-positive cases were reported in 2016 nationwide, however the CDC warns that those number could be almost ten times the amount but haven’t been reported. This information was pulled directly from the CDC website: The tick population is spiking thanks to the warmer winters and earlier springs we’ve…


CCBC’s High Achieving Students Recognized, Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

MONACA, PA – The Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) is proud to announce that its Beta Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has achieved national recognition as a 2017 REACH (Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and Completion with Honors) Chapter. “This is a significant honor not only for the college, but for our students,” said CCBC Office Technology Professor and Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Advisor Mary Jo Slater. “CCBC’s Phi Theta Kappa members not only achieve academic success inside the classroom, but also demonstrate exceptional levels of leadership, fellowship and civic engagement on campus and in…


Third Annual Beaver County Forensics Meet

The Third Annual Beaver County forensics meet was held at Riverside High School on Tuesday, March 28. Five school district participated in the competition that was offered to both junior high and senior high. Close to fifty students from Riverside, Ambridge, Hopewell, Central Valley, and Ellwood City competed in public speaking events that included Extemporaneous, Dramatic Duo, Storytelling, and Impromptu.   Storytelling Senior High Room 3 First Place            Hopewell             Abigail McCullough Second Place      Ellwood                Keegan Reisinger   Storytelling Junior High Room 3 First Place            Ellwood                 Molly McCommons Second Place      Ambridge            John Barnhart Third Place         …